Google launching new Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro smartphones on Oct. 19

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Google will hold a fall launch event on Oct. 19 to announce its upcoming Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones, along with the company's new custom-designed Tensor chip.

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On Tuesday, the Mountain View-based company announced that the Pixel Fall Launch event would kick off at 10 a.m. Pacific Time (1 p.m. Eastern Time) on Tuesday, Oct. 19. The event itself is described as a pre-recorded livestream that will be hosted on YouTube.

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It's likely that the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro -- as well as the chip powering them -- will headline the event. Google will also undoubtedly highlight some of the artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities afforded by its new custom silicon.

The Pixel 6 lineup will mark the first time that Google has used custom silicon in its smartphone lineup. Back in August, Google teased some of the capabilities of the Tensor chip, claiming that it would be able to handle the company's most "powerful AI and ML models" directly on-device.

According to the latest rumors, the Pixel 6 lineup is expected to sport a 6.4-inch AMOLED display and a new "camera bar" design on the rear with two lenses. The higher-end 6.7-inch Pixel 6 Pro could also feature three camera lenses, which will include a 4x optical zoom that the base model Pixel 6 will lack.

Google's Pixel 6 is expected to start at around $750, while the more premium Pixel 6 Pro could retail for $1,050 and up.


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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 6
    Who cares? That too in AI, of all places. Even in Android sites, there is not much excitement about launch of Pixel phones, all due to Google's approach towards hardware. They started off fairly decently with Pixel first generation and it went downhill from there instead of building on it. Pixel lineup has almost become irrelevant now.
    edited October 2021 watto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 6
    omasouomasou Posts: 275member
    Yawning Face on Apple iOS 146

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    StrangeDaysJaphey
  • Reply 3 of 6
    StrangeDaysStrangeDays Posts: 11,862member
    I thought they had announced they were done making Pixels. Can't keep up with their launches and closed projects
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 4 of 6
    canukstormcanukstorm Posts: 2,560member
    I thought they had announced they were done making Pixels. Can't keep up with their launches and closed projects
    They never said that. That was speculation by tech blogs.
    gatorguy
  • Reply 5 of 6
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 23,322member
    I thought they had announced they were done making Pixels. Can't keep up with their launches and closed projects
    You likely confused discontinuance of some particular model with killing the entire line-up. IMO they're just now getting totally serious about it with investments in their own silicon and chipsets for the 6 series, and a unique and attention-getting design, love it or not.
  • Reply 6 of 6
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 23,322member
    Well this news today, less than two weeks away from reveal, is quite the surprise if true: The Pixel 6 will reportedly include both under-screen fingerprint AND Face Unlock. 
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