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The Pixel 6 is official—and it’s $300 cheaper than a comparable Samsung phone

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The Pixel 6 is finally official, with Google taking the wraps off the phone during a livestreamed event on Tuesday. We have so much to talk about.

SPECS AT A GLANCE
Pixel 6 Pixel 6 Pro
SCREEN 6.4-inch, 90 Hz, 2400×1080 OLED 6.7-inch, 120 Hz, 3120×1440 LTPO OLED
OS Android 12
CPU Google Tensor

Two 2.8 GHz Cortex-X1 cores
Two 2.25 GHz Cortex-A76 cores
Four 1.8 GHz Cortex-A55 Cores
5 nm

GPU ARM Mali G78 MP20
RAM 8GB 12GB
STORAGE 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 128GB/256GB/512GB
UFS 3.1
BATTERY 4600 mAh 5000 mAh
NETWORKING Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC, 5G mmWave (optional) & Sub-6 GHz Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC, 5G mmWave & Sub-6 GHz, UWB
PORTS USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1 with 30W USB-PD 3.0 charging
REAR CAMERA 50 MP Main
12 MP Wide Angle
Laser autofocus, OIS, spectral and flicker sensor
50 MP Main
12 MP Wide Angle
48 MP 4x Telephoto 
Laser autofocus, OIS, spectral and flicker sensor
FRONT CAMERA 8 MP 11 MP
SIZE 158.6×74.8×8.9 mm 163.9×75.9×8.9 mm
WEIGHT 207 g 210 g
STARTING PRICE $599 $899
OTHER PERKS IP68 dust and water resistance, eSIM, wireless charging, in-screen fingerprint reader

First, the basics: There are two phones, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. The big news today is the price, which is lower than we were expecting: $599 for the Pixel 6 and $899 for the Pixel 6 Pro. Both phones are an incredible $300 cheaper than comparable devices from Samsung. The $900 Pixel 6 Pro spec sheet compares well to the $1,200 Galaxy S21 Ultra, while the $600 Pixel 6 lands somewhere between the $800 Galaxy S21 and $1,000 S21+. Right off the bat, it’s pretty hard to go wrong when you’re this much cheaper than your major competition.

As for specs, the Pixel 6 Pro has a 6.7-inch, 120 Hz, 3120×1440 LTPO OLED display; 12GB of RAM; 128GB of UFS 3.1 storage; and a 5000 mAh battery. LTPO means that the Pixel 6 Pro has a dynamic refresh rate display that can drop down to a more power-efficient display mode for specific content. You get 120 Hz for scrolling, a framerate-appropriate refresh for video (think 60, 30, or 24 Hz, depending on the content), and 10 Hz for still images. This is also the only Pixel phone with UWB, or ultra wide-band, a Bluetooth tracker technology. There are three rear cameras—a 50 MP main camera, a 12 MP wide-angle, and a 48 MP 4x telephoto.

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