Pixel 6 release date, price, and features

The Google Pixel 6 series is now a generation old but still packing a punch. This lineup marked a design change for Google and paved the way for the next generation of Pixels. Here you will find all the information about the Pixel 6 series, neatly organized, with everything from specifications to the price and features. Google released two models - the vanilla Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro, read on to find everything about them.

UPDATE: The review of the Pixel 6a is officially up and you can check out Google's latest budget offering in detail. This is the first midrange device with Google's own Tensor Gen1 chipset, and it packs quite a punch. Meanwhile, Google released (after the official teaser in May) the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, so check out everything about the Pixel 7 series, as well. 
And we're getting pretty close to the Pixel 8 series official unveiling, so get ready for some next-gen Pixel goodness soon.

Pixel 6 release date

  • Announced - October 19, 2021, 10 a.m. PT
  • Available - October 28, 2021

The second official announcement event was held on October 19th, with pre-orders starting on the same date. The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro arrived at stores in the US on October 28th.

The following is Google's Pixel series release schedule from 2016 up to now:

Pixel 6 price

  • The Pixel 6 starts from $599
  • The Pixel 6 Pro starts from $899
  • The Pixel 6a starts from $429

Here's a table of all storage options for both models with their respective price:

Here's a table of all Pixel prices at launch (base model):

Pixel 6 specs

Check out the full specifications for each Pixel model:
Pixel 6 reviews

If you want to dig deep and find everything about the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro then our review section is the place to be. Here you will find a brief description of both models, with links to the detailed review.

  • The Google Pixel 6 is the smaller and more affordable Android flagship, offering quite the package for the price. To learn more about it, please check out our Google Pixel 6 review
  • The Google Pixel 6 Pro is the most expensive phone in the Pixel family yet, and there's a good reason for this. To find out mode, please visit our Google Pixel 6 Pro review.

How does the Pixel 6 compare to other flagships

If you wonder how Google's new flagships fare against the competition, as well as against the new Pixel 7 generation, we've done some comparisons to help you out.

Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Google Pixel 6 Pro - the battle of the Pros - which one to choose?

Google Pixel 6 vs Pixel 6 Pro - if you need a more detailed comparison between the Pixel 6 and the Pro version, this one is for you.

Samsung Galaxy S22 vs Google Pixel 6 - One of the most obvious comparisons - the Galaxy S-series has been amazingly popular, rivaled only by their iPhone counterparts. In this comparison we explore how the third player (the dark horse) fares against the industry champion.

Google Pixel 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S21 - There's no reason not to go a generation back, given that the new Tensor chip is not the powerhouse everyone expected.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE vs Google Pixel 6 - When price is the main factor, the Pixel 6 has little competition. The Galaxy S21 FE is one of the few devices that can rival Google's affordable flagship.

Google Pixel 6 vs Apple iPhone 13 - And here we have a comparison that pits the Pixel 6 against the other behemoth in the industry - Apple.

Google Pixel 6 vs Pixel 5 - Finally, if you wonder whether to upgrade or not, this one could help you answer that question.

iPhone 13 Pro Max vs Pixel 6 Pro - The battle of the giants, follow the link to see if the Pixel 6 Pro is a match for the top Apple model.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra vs Google Pixel 6 Pro - the same comparison as the above but with the other big player - Samsung.

OnePlus 10 Pro vs Google Pixel 6 Pro - Here's an interesting comparison if you're not part of the Samsung or Apple camp.

Google Pixel 6 Pro vs iPhone 13 Pro - Finally, let's see how two phones both flying under the "Pro" flag fare against each other.

Google Pixel 6a vs iPhone SE (2022) - Battle of the budget phones - Apple vs Google - fight!

In what colors is the Pixel 6 available?

  • Pixel 6 colors: Stormy Black, Kinda Coral, Sorta Seafoam
  • Pixel 6 Pro colors: Stormy Black, Cloudy White, Sorta Sunny
  • Pixel 6a colors: Charcoal, Chalk, Sage

Google made another bold move with the Pixel 6 color scheme, opting for a three-tone solution. The colors are different between the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro, so check out all the options in the following table.

If you want to see all the colors on screen, please check out our Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro colors: all the official colors article.

The detailed article about the Pixel 6a colors is also up, so you can check out the hues of Google's midranger as well.

What is the Pixel 6 battery capacity?
  • Pixel 6 - 4,614mAh
  • Pixel 6 Pro - 5,003mAh
  • Wireless charging on both
  • Pixel 6a - 4,410mAh

Let's see how the battery size has evolved though Pixel generations.

The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have just visited our battery test bench, and we have detailed results. As it turns out, both phones sport great battery life, on par with other Android flagship devices.

You can also check out our Pixel 6a battery test article and see how this midrange offering stacks against the competition.

What are the Pixel 6 camera specs?

Dual camera
Triple camera
Dual camera
Main camera
50 MP (OIS, Laser autofocus)
50 MP (OIS, Laser and PDAF)
12.2 MP (OIS, PDAF)
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.31"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.31"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Second camera
12 MP (Ultra-wide)
48 MP (Telephoto, OIS)
12 MP (Ultra-wide)
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 18 mm; Pixel size: 1.25 μm
Optical zoom: 4.0x; Aperture size: F3.5; Focal Length: 104 mm; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F2.2
Third camera
12 MP (Ultra-wide)
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 18 mm; Pixel size: 1.25 μm
Video recording
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
8 MP
11.1 MP
8 MP

If you want more information about the Pixel 6 camera, check out our in-depth Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro camera: specs and features piece.

There's also a special piece about Google Pixel 6a camera, so be sure to check that one as well.

What are the best Pixel 6 cases?

You just can't allow yourself the luxury to use your phone without a case nowadays. Glass shatters easily, and all the phones are mainly glass. To find out what are the best Pixel 6 cases, just follow the link.

If you're more interested in the Pixel 6a model, there's an article that will help you find the best Pixel 6a case as well.

What are the best Pixel 6 deals?

Okay, we've convinced you to get one of these magnificent devices, now what? Check out the best Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro deals to save some money on your purchase.

Finally, we've compiled a piece, containing the best Pixel 6a deals, so check that one if you're thinking about getting this phone.

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