First previewed by Google in Aug last year and launched two months later in some countries but Singapore, Google’s latest smartphones Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are finally officially here now.
You can get these two smartphones now exclusively on Google Online Store at S$999 for the Pixel 6 and S$1,299 for the Pixel 6 Pro. Here, the Pixel 6 comes in two colours of Stormy Black and Sorta Seaform (light green). And the Pixel 6 Pro also only has two colour options of Stormy Black and Cloud White.
Furthermore, in Singapore, both smartphones are only available with the lowest storage size of 128GB. In the US and some markets, the Pixel 6 Pro is also available in 256GB and 512GB models and the Pixel 6 has another 256GB option.
Apart from the storage size limitation, they are the same smartphones. Both run on the latest Android 12 mobile operating system and are powered by Google’s own Tensor chip. It is a mobile system on a chip designed specifically around Google’s industry-leading artificial intelligence technology.
The tech giant said the Tensor chip enables entirely new capabilities using machine learning in the Pixel 6 smartphones such as better speech recognition, live translation and computational photography.
As you might expect, both smartphones are similar but yet different. The Pixel 6 features a 6.4-inch FHD+ 90Hz flat display with a 8-megapixel (MP) hole-punch camera, while the Pixel 6 Pro sports a 6.7-inch QHD+ 120Hz curved display with a 11.1MP hole-punch front-facing camera. The Pixel 6 Pro has 12GB of RAM, while the Pixel 6 only has 8GB of RAM.
Both smartphones feature the black camera bar at its rear with the Pixel 6 featuring a rear dual-camera system of 50-megapixel (MP) wide-angle camera and a 12MP ultra-wide camera. On the other hand, the Pixel 6 Pro has a rear triple-camera system with an additional 48MP telephoto camera with 4x optical zoom.
Both Pixel 6 models have the same 50MP main wide-angle camera that is said to feature a larger image sensor and thus captures 150 per cent more light for finer details and more accurate Night Sight. Both also sport laser autofocus sensor, image stabilisers and new computational photography features.
At the same time, you can also get the official Google cases for both Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro at S$49. Stay tuned for our full review of the Pixel 6 smartphones, as we put both phones through its paces.