11 October 2021
The launch of the much-anticipated Pixel 6-series may be just around the corner if we go by the history of Google launching its new Pixel series. It happens during this timeframe only and it should be no different this year as well, given that we are already well past this month and October is just a few days away.
A recent report did indicate October 5 event but with no mention of Pixel 6 phones, and this left us all baffled. But the report was immediately pulled off the internet, suggesting there might be more to the story which is untold and hidden.
Well, keeping the launch details of the Pixel 6 series aside, a lot has been popping out of lately. And, now a new leak joins that reveals the price tags of the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro phones. YouTuber M. Brandon Lee of This is Tech Today has managed to obtain the price details of the two phones. Citing the source, the YouTuber tells that one of the models of the Pixel 6 will cost 649 euro, while one particular model of Pixel 6 may sell for 899 euro. Later, 9to5Google was able to confirm these prices with another source in Europe.
For comparison, the Pixel 5 phone started at 629 euros in Europe. This suggests despite some big additions and enhancements, Google is keeping the price of the next Pixel phone on par with the last year’s model. And, Pixel 6 Pro with additions like telephoto sensor, UWB connectivity, 120Hz display is worth an additional 250 euro. While the price tags do look reasonable, it is wise to stay away from any expectation for now and take everything with a pinch of salt until something substantial takes over.
Last month, Rick Osterloh, SVP Devices, however, did say that the Pixel 6 Pro is expensive.
Just so you know the last year’s models cost less than the US models because made available the Pixel 6 is available without mmWave in Europe. It is possible that Google has done the same kind of arrangement this year as well, thus making it hard to convert to the US pricing.
Apart from the price tags, the YouTuber’s source was able to shed some light on the possible color variants of the Pixel 6-series. These are red, green, black, and gold. Two weeks back, the two phones were spotted on display in the NYC store. Both the phones support dual-tone color and on the display, the Pixel 6 was showcased in Orange & White combination and the Pro model was shown in a more subtle Gold & White color option.