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Google Pixel 6 Pro announced with massive upgrades from previous Google Pixel flagship smartphones

The Pixel 6 Pro is finally here and for US$899. (Image source: Google)
The Pixel 6 Pro is finally here and for US$899. (Image source: Google)
Google has unveiled the Pixel 6 Pro, the company's most advanced smartphone to date. The handset has a 120 Hz display, a 5,003 mAh battery, Google Tensor and up to 12 GB of RAM. The Pixel 6 Pro has received notable camera upgrades compared to previous Pixel smartphones.
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Google has launched the Pixel 6 Pro, its latest and greatest flagship smartphone. As expected, the handset represents a big step up from last year's Pixel 5 and the Pixel 4 XL, arguably Google's last flagship smartphone. Those pair have 90 Hz displays, but the Pixel 6 Pro relies on a 120 Hz panel, keeping it in line with the iPhone 13 Pro and Galaxy S21 series.

The high refresh rate display also measures 6.7-inches across and relies on LTPO OLED technology with a native QHD+ resolution. Google protects the large display with Gorilla Glass Victus, which extends to the back panel. The 6.7-inch display sits within a metal alloy frame, for reference, which is IP68 certified.

Google has integrated an in-display fingerprint scanner too, although the rumoured facial recognition is not available at launch. Seemingly, the Pixel 6 Pro will eventually use its 11.1 MP front-facing camera to recognise your face, a camera that has an f/2.2 aperture and a 94° field of view (FoV).

Separately, the Pixel 6 Pro has three rear-facing cameras, including a 50 MP main camera with an f/1.8 aperture. Additionally, Google equips the Pixel 6 Pro with 12 MP ultra-wide and 48 MP telephoto cameras that have f/2.2 and f/3.5 apertures, respectively. The former also has a 144° FoV, while the latter offers up to 4x optical zoom and 20x digital zoom.

Incidentally, the Pixel 6 Pro supports OIS, EIS and 4K video across its front and rear cameras. Google restricts the front-facing camera to 30 FPS though, with the 50 MP camera able to shoot in 60 FPS.

The Pixel 6 Pro is available with up to 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. All memory configurations feature the same Google Tensor SoC, 5,003 mAh battery and stereo speakers. The Pixel 6 Pro will receive five years of updates and launches in multiple colours at US$899.

(Image source: Google)
(Image source: Google)
(Image source: Google)

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Alex Alderson, 2021-10-19 (Update: 2021-10-19)