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Google’s Pixel 6/6 Pro cost $799 and $1,179 in Canada

The Pixel 6 Pro comes in 'Sorta Sunny,' 'Stormy Black' and 'Cloudy White'

Google has finally unveiled the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, the tech giant’s latest, often-leaked flagship handsets.

The Pixel 6 starts at $799 and the 6 Pro starts at $1,179, with both smartphones releasing in Canada on October 28th. The Pixel 6 comes in ‘Kinda Coral,’ ‘Sorta Seafoam’ and ‘Stormy Black,’ while the Pixel 6 Pro is available in ‘Cloudy White,’ ‘Stormy Black’ and the very pretty ‘Sorta Sunny’ colour variants.

The Pixel 6 features a 50-megapixel primary shooter, a 12-megapixel ultrawide shooter and an 8-megapixel selfie camera. On the other hand, the Pixel 6 Pro sports a 50-megapixel primary shooter, a 12-megapixel ultrawide camera, a 48-megapixel telephoto camera with 4x zoom and a 20x hybrid zoom and an 11.1-megapixel selfie shooter with 4K wide and ultrawide selfies.

Additionally, the Pixel 6 offers 8GB of RAM with 128GB/256GB storage options, and the Pro sports 12GB of RAM and starts with 128GB/256GB storage options. The smaller Pixel 6 is also packed with a 4,600mAh battery and the larger model sports a 5,000mAh power source. And the standout hardware that makes the Pixel 6 series different from other Android devices is its Google-made Tensor processor.

Pixel 6 Pro

Pixel 6

Display

6.71-inch, (1440 x 3120) LTPO AMOLED display, 512ppi, 120Hz refresh rate

6.4-inch FHD+ (1080 x 2340) OLED display, 403ppi, 90Hz refresh rate

Processor

Tensor

Tensor

RAM

12GB of RAM

8GB of RAM

Storage

128GB, 256GB

128GB, 256GB

Dimensions (in.)

163.9 x 75.8 x 8.9mm

160.4 x 75.1 x 8.2mm

Weight

Rear Facing Camera

50-megapixel (primary) + 48-megapixel (telelphoto, x4 zoom) + 12-megapixel (ultrawide)

50-megapixel (primary) + 12-megapixel (ultrawide)

Front Facing Camera

11.1-megapixel

8-megapixel

OS

Android 12

Android 12

Battery

5,000mAh

4,600mAh

Network Connectivity

LTE/ 5G

LTE/ 5G

Sensors

Fingerprint (in-display), accelerometor, gyro, proximity, compass

Fingerprint (in-display), accelerometor, gyro, proximity, compass

SIM Type

Nano SIM, eSIM

Nano SIM, eSIM

Launch Date

October 28, 2021

October 28, 2021

Misc

Colours: Cloudy White, Sorta Sunny, Stormy Black | IP68 water and dust resistance

Colours: Kinda Coral, Sorta Seafoam, Stormy Black | IP68 water and dust resistance

Display

Pixel 6 Pro

6.71-inch, (1440 x 3120) LTPO AMOLED display, 512ppi, 120Hz refresh rate

Pixel 6

6.4-inch FHD+ (1080 x 2340) OLED display, 403ppi, 90Hz refresh rate

Processor

Pixel 6 Pro

Tensor

Pixel 6

Tensor

RAM

Pixel 6 Pro

12GB of RAM

Pixel 6

8GB of RAM

Storage

Pixel 6 Pro

128GB, 256GB

Pixel 6

128GB, 256GB

Dimensions (in.)

Pixel 6 Pro

163.9 x 75.8 x 8.9mm

Pixel 6

160.4 x 75.1 x 8.2mm

Weight

Pixel 6 Pro

Pixel 6

Rear Facing Camera

Pixel 6 Pro

50-megapixel (primary) + 48-megapixel (telelphoto, x4 zoom) + 12-megapixel (ultrawide)

Pixel 6

50-megapixel (primary) + 12-megapixel (ultrawide)

Front Facing Camera

Pixel 6 Pro

11.1-megapixel

Pixel 6

8-megapixel

OS

Pixel 6 Pro

Android 12

Pixel 6

Android 12

Battery

Pixel 6 Pro

5,000mAh

Pixel 6

4,600mAh

Network Connectivity

Pixel 6 Pro

LTE/ 5G

Pixel 6

LTE/ 5G

Sensors

Pixel 6 Pro

Fingerprint (in-display), accelerometor, gyro, proximity, compass

Pixel 6

Fingerprint (in-display), accelerometor, gyro, proximity, compass

SIM Type

Pixel 6 Pro

Nano SIM, eSIM

Pixel 6

Nano SIM, eSIM

Launch Date

Pixel 6 Pro

October 28, 2021

Pixel 6

October 28, 2021

Misc

Pixel 6 Pro

Colours: Cloudy White, Sorta Sunny, Stormy Black | IP68 water and dust resistance

Pixel 6

Colours: Kinda Coral, Sorta Seafoam, Stormy Black | IP68 water and dust resistance

Screen-wise, the Pixel 6 features a 6.4-inch display with a 90Hz refresh rate constructed of 2.5D Gorilla Glass. The Pixel 6 Pro’s display is a bit more eloquent, with Google stating that its design was inspired by jewelry and watches. It’s built with a polished metal unibody that transitions fluidly into 3D glass on both the front and the back of the devices. The Pro offers a 6.7-inch dynamic display with a 120Hz refresh rate.

Thanks to Google’s Tensor processor, the Pixel 6 series includes features like ‘Live Translate for messages,’ which lets users speak to their device in one language and then the phone types out the words in another language. This feature works on Google’s Messages app, Hangouts, Instagram, WhatsApp and Snapchat.

Pixel 6 camera bump

Google also added innovative new features to its camera. With skin tone and face detection models, Google says that the Pixel 6 series offers the most equitable shooter on the market when it comes to snapping great pictures of people of colour.

The camera also offers a ‘Magic Erasure’ feature that is capable of removing different subjects from a picture.

Thanks to the addition of the Tensor chip, the Pixel 6 series also sports new security features. For example, the smartphones’ security core also sports a Titan M2 security chip, with five years of security updates, a new ‘Security Hub’ and a ‘Privacy Dashboard.’

Pixel 6

The Pixel 6 starts at $799 and the 6 Pro starts at $1,179. Both smartphones release in Canada on October 28th.

For all of our coverage from Google’s Pixel 6 series event, follow this link.

Update 09/19/2021 4:21pm ET: The Pixel 6 Pro is not available in a 512GB variant.

Image credit: Google

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