What you need to know
- We asked AC readers if they were going to wait to get a Pixel 6 or 6 Pro now that the two phones have been announced.
- The overwhelming majority of respondents said that they are very interested in the new premium Pixels.
- Fewer than 10% said that they wanted to see what Samsung was going to announce this week before committing to the Pixels.
This past week was Google's news cycle to own, with all sorts of hot takes on the upcoming Pixel 6 and 6 Pro smartphones. However, since we don't yet have a firm release date or pricing information, and since we know that Samsung and others will be announcing and possibly releasing some of the best Android phones of the year in the coming months, we were curious if our readers would be able, or want to, hold out for the new Google phones.
Nearly 83% of our readers who participated in the weekend poll said that they are suitably intrigued by the Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro; at least enough to hold off on purchasing another smartphone before those devices are widely available. A little over 7% said that for as nice as the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro look, they're more likely to grab a Pixel 5a, while just over 3% (perhaps jokingly?) said that they wanted the rumored Blackberry phone. Most surprisingly, fewer than 7% were holding back based on what Samsung announces as its Unpacked event this week.
There has apparently been a lot of pent-up demand for a premium Pixel phone, at least judging by what readers like pseudoware, Sacrifice Prime, and Alex Hunt told us.
Absolutely waiting for Pixel 6, I am really fond of Google products. Since my Pixel 3 will no longer be supported this October, Pixel 6 is my first choice for sure.Absolutely waiting for Pixel 6, I am really fond of Google products. Since my Pixel 3 will no longer be supported this October, Pixel 6 is my first choice for sure.— Sacrifice Prime (@PrimeSacrifice) August 8, 2021August 8, 2021
Despite the enthusiasm, there were plenty of Pixel party poopers, too, such as reader eddi0 who had this to say:
The poll is now closed, but if you didn't get a chance to participate, let us know in the comments below if you will wait to get a Google Pixel 6 or 6 Pro.
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