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Google Pixel 6 and Pro smartphone series officially coming to Australia, pricing and release date


Google has finally taken the wraps off its latest Pixel smartphone range.

Two versions will be released including the base model and a more premium ‘Pro’ device.

The Pixel 6 series marks an important one for Google with the inclusion of the in-house built ‘Tensor’ system on a chip (SoC), much like what Apple does with its Bionic processor in iPhone, iPad and Macbook devices. While it may sound rather technical, there are some benefits to the Tensor chip within the phones.

Google has added a stack of AI and computational learnings to photos and video, as well as some smart features into the devices such as instant speech-to-text and live translations.

We’ll be taking both the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro for a spin and will have our thoughts on the new devices next week.

Pricing and availability

Pixel 6 Pro in Cloudy White.
Pixel 6 Pro in Cloudy White. Credit: Google

Pixel 6 Pro is available in three colours; Stormy Black, Sorta Sunny and Cloudy White. Pricing on this more premium model starts from $1,299 in Australia.

Meanwhile, if the base model Pixel 6 is more your style – you also have three colours to choose from. These are Kinda Coral, Stormy Black and Sorta Seafoam. The starting price is $999.

Google also promises five years of security updates (up from three previously) and at least three Android version updates. This should see you through to at least Android 15, which will be released in 2024.

You can pre-order the one you want from the Google store, Harvey Norman, Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and other retail partners across the country from Wednesday.

If you buy directly from the Google store you’ll also score three months of access to Kayo Sport and BINGE. Outside of that, with any Pixel 6 purchase, there’s three months of YouTube Premium and 100GB of Google One storage for new users.



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