Pixel 6 price and timeline accidentally revealed by German retailer

Pixel 6 Newspaper Effect
Pixel 6 Newspaper Effect (Image credit: Android Central)

What you need to know

  • A scanned ad from German retailer Saturn reveals the Pixel 6 costs €649 and will likely launch on October 28.
  • The retailer is allegedly offering a free pair of €269 Bose headphones when customers pre-order between October 19 and October 27.
  • Google will be officially announcing the Pixel 6 at an event held on October 19, 2021.

Of all the places to find the latest Google Pixel 6 leak, a deals website wasn't the most likely candidate. Yet that's exactly what happened when mydealz.de (via Nils Ahrensmeier) posted an ad for German retailer Saturn casually revealing the price, specs, and possible release date of the Google Pixel 6.

According to the scanned ad, the Google Pixel 6 will launch €649, which lines up with previous leaks we've seen about the smaller Pixel 6's price. This €649 Pixel 6 model comes with 128GB of internal storage, 8GB of RAM, a 6.4-inch screen, a 50MP main camera, and a 12MP ultra-wide camera. That puts it in a great position to directly compete with the €679 iPhone 13 Mini with the same amount of storage.

Pixel 6 German Ad Leak

Source: mydealz.de (Image credit: Source: mydealz.de)

If that's not enough to coax you into buying Google's latest flagship phone, this particular retailer is offering a nice bonus for pre-ordering from them. If you pre-order the Pixel 6 from Saturn between October 19 and October 27, the ad says you'll be gifted a pair of Bose Headphones 700 — a pair of headphones that normally sells for €269.

Unsurprisingly, that October 19 date is the same day Google just recently revealed to be the official Pixel 6 announcement day. The ad stops short of saying that October 28 is the release date but, if pre-orders end on October 27, logic follows that it releases the next day.

Conspicuously absent from the ad is the Google Pixel 6 Pro, the larger, more expensive brother of the Pixel 6. We're expecting the Pixel 6 Pro to ship with an additional rear camera with a telephoto lens for superior zoom quality.

Nicholas Sutrich
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  • If they are gonna sell it for $649 in the USA it will certainly give galaxy s phones a run for their money.
  • That's $750 USD for the Pixel in America.
  • Not sure if you can do a direct exchange from Euro to USD. Does that price in Germany include many of the taxes and import fees we don't have here? Time will tell, and many don't care.
  • Nice headphones.... But no, never Pixel... I'm not interested in compromise for my mobile device. I buy big, the best, and hold on for a few years. I'm no environmentalist, but it's disappointing how quickly some users chose to dispose of phones and upgrade... That's a vocal minority here on this site.
  • I'm not going to say YOU SHOULD BUY PIXEL but based on your own criteria, it's definitely premature to completely omit it from consideration. The only area where one might argue there's a compromise in a component that impacts most people is the SOC, using their own custom Tensor vs a Snapdragon, and it's too early to tell whether the tensor is really lesser or actually greater, as it will be able to do some things SD chips cannot do at all. In effect, whether you'd be compromising by going with the Pixel and Tensor, or compromising by NOT doing so, depends on Pixels relative strength of performance via Tensor, unique offerings, and relative weakness, and how they correspond to the value you assign to each. RAM, internal storage, display, battery, water resistance, build materials, charging speed, WiFi/BT/5G connectivity... all of these are well in line with the best other flagships. And, if you like to hold on to your phone a long time, if Google delivers on the anticipated 5 years of OS and security updates, it'll be better suited than any other Android OS phone in accommodating that as well. Again, not saying you should buy it, but given that it may actually check the boxes you listed better than any other android phone available, never say never.
  • That seems like a cracking deal.