We're just a day away from Google's big fall hardware event, where the company will formally unveil the Pixel 6 series. While the vanilla Pixel 6 will succeed last year's Pixel 5, the Pixel 6 Pro will be a proper flagship that is likely to give the best Android phones from Samsung, OnePlus, and Xiaomi a run for their money.
As confirmed by Google already, the Pixel 6 series phones will be powered by its custom Tensor chipset, which is expected to offer similar performance to Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888 and Samsung's Exynos 2100 chips.
The Pixel 6 phones will also bring significant upgrades in the camera department. The two phones will use a 50MP main sensor with improved low-light performance. The Pro model is said to include an impressive 48MP periscope lens with 4x optical zoom.
Another area where the upcoming Pixel 6 phones will be a step-up over previous Pixel phones will be charging speed. They are rumored to support 30W wired charging and 23W wireless charging speeds.
According to a recent leak, the Pixel 6 will start at just $599 in the U.S., while the Pro model is going to be available from $898. The phones are expected to go on sale from October 28.
Some rumors suggest Google may even showcase its first foldable phone alongside the new Pixel 6 series. The device, which will likely be called the Pixel Fold, is tipped to have a 7.6-inch main display and the same Tensor chipset as the Pixel 6 duo.
The Pixel Fold isn't the only device that is rumored to be announced at the event. There's a possibility of a new pair of high-end Pixel Buds as well. While it remains to be seen if Google will be announcing new hardware besides the Pixel 6, the company looks set to introduce a new subscription service called Pixel Pass. The service will allow customers in the U.S. to get a Pixel 6 with an extended warranty, Google One Cloud storage, Play Pass, YouTube Premium, and Google Fi service for a single monthly fee.
The Pixel 6 launch event is scheduled for October 19 at 1 p.m. ET. You'll be able to watch the unveiling live on Google's dedicated event page and the official Made by Google YouTube channel.
The pixel launch website lets you "change moods". On every graphic, there's a round watch face. Is this a clue?
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