Google’s Pixel 6 Series Launched Another Big Camera Deal
Google’s Pixel 6 smartphones are here just in time to be a serious competitor to both Samsung and Apple’s flagship phone in the race to snare those looking to upgrade to the next generation of smart devices.
Both phones — the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro — look truly beautiful, with a body made of recycled aluminium, and a two-tone design in muted, almost federational-style colours.
Specs-wise, the Pixel 6 sports a 6.4 inch 90Hz OLED screen, a 50 megapixel main camera on the back, along with a 12MP wide-shot camera, and an 8MP selfie camera.
The Pixel 6 Pro has a larger 6.7 inch 120Hz OLED screen (curved, as opposed to the flat screen on the Pixel 6 standard), with a 50 megapixel main camera on the back, a 12MP wide-shot camera, and an 11.1MP “ultra-wide” selfie camera. It also has a 48MP telephoto camera with a 4x optical zoom.
It will also be the first Google product to ship with Android 12. Not a lot is known about the new operating system (other than it was meant to arrive October 4), but it is believed to have a huge design refresh, with bigger buttons, large, rounded corners for all visual aspects, and something called ‘Material You’ that will style your colour-scheme around your wallpaper.
The below video shows more on that.
But back to the Pixel 6. Pricewise, Google are seriously undercutting Apple here – it’s a power play and will no doubt start a price war just before Christmas – which is always good for the customers.
With Samsung’s new Galaxy range also competing, we may have a race to the bottom, price-wise. Again, very good for the customers.
Pixel 6 is available in Stormy Black, Kinda Coral and Sorta Seafoam and starts at $999, while Pixel 6 Pro comes in Stormy Black, Cloudy White and Sorta Sunny and starts at $1,299.
Pre-order demand on the Google Store this morning was so extreme that the website crashed and was experiencing major problems for a five-hour period, no doubt frustrating the hell out of customers.
“The Google Store was temporarily down but is now back up. We apologise for the inconvenience,” a Google spokesperson said in a statement, although they must have known this is the best kind of press to get on launch day.
Pre-order from today from JB Hi-Fi, or grab one in store on October 28.