Which Google Pixel models feature Magic Eraser?

Magic Eraser camera feature on a Google Pixel 6
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Which Google Pixel models feature Magic Eraser?

Best answer: The Google Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, and Pixel 7 Pro all have the Magic Eraser feature built-in. Any Android or iOS user, including all old Pixels, can access the feature on Google Photos following the March 2023 update.

Magic Eraser: A tale of two Pixel series

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Back when Magic Eraser was first launched, the list of Google Pixel models that came with the Magic Eraser was pretty short. However, the numbers have grown with the release of newer Pixel phones. The Pixel 6 series, Pixel 7 series, and the Pixel 6a all have Magic Eraser baked into their Google Photos app. 

Thanks to Google's own silicone, both the Pixel 6 and 7 series use AI magic to improve images taken with your Pixel. At I/O 2022, we even got a tantalizing demo of the Pixel 6a's Magic Eraser feature, putting many fears to rest as people wondered whether the budget Pixel would be left out. This was later confirmed when the Pixel 6a made its debut.

As you'd expect, the top-of-the-line Google Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel 7 both have the object-erasing tool out of the box. The duo is powered by the Tensor G2 chipset, which follows in the footsteps of the preceding Tensor chip and focuses on AI heavily.

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and Z Flip 4 alongside the Google Pixel 6a and 7 Pro on a tea tray

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If you want to go the non-Pixel route, Samsung has a similar feature called Object Eraser that competes with Magic Eraser. The execution and results vary across both tools, but they both get the job done in a similarly satisfactory fashion. 

Thanks to Google's generosity, those who are bent on using the Magic Eraser on their older Pixels and non-Pixel phone are now able to do so. The March 2023 update of Google Photos brought the erasing tool to all Android phones. Even iOS devices can use it as long as they have the latest version of the Google Photos app installed.

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