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The Pixel 6 Pro will be Pricey, and the Pixel 6 will be in the Premium Segment

Pixel 6 Pro will be Pricey: The Pixel 6 Pro will include a telephoto lens with a 4x optical zoom.

According to statements made by the company’s devices leader, the Google Pixel 6 series, the tech giant’s forthcoming flagship range, would be positioned in the premium sector. The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are likely to be part of the next-generation lineup, which will compete with the Samsung Galaxy S21 and Apple’s top iPhone lineup. Rick Osterloh, Google’s SVP of Devices and Services, has hinted that the Pixel 6 Pro would be pricey. This follows his confirmation that the Pixel 6 phones will be powered by Tensor, Google’s own proprietary SoC.

(also see: Tensor is Google’s first custom chip, and it will power the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro)

Osterloh told Der Spiegel, a German-language publication, that the Pixel 6 Pro will be costly. Even the Pixel 6 will be placed in the ‘higher category,’ according to him. According to PhoneArena, the Pixel 6 will cost between $899 and $999 (approximately Rs. 66,600 and Rs. 74,000), while the Pixel 6 Pro will cost between $1,099 and $1,199. (roughly Rs. 81,400 to Rs. 88,900). If this is correct, the Pixel 6 Pro will be the first Google phone to cost more than $1,000. (roughly Rs. 74,100). It will compete with the Galaxy S21 Ultra, which starts at $1,199 in the United States, and even the next-generation iPhone 13 Pro Max, which is expected to cost more than $1,000.

“We weren’t represented in the smartphone flagship segment in the past two years – and not really before that either. But the Pixel 6 Pro, which will be expensive, was designed specifically for users who want the latest technology. This is an important new approach for us and we believe it will help us be attractive in new market segments. But the Pixel 6 also belongs in the upper segment and can keep up with competing products. I would call it a ‘mainstream premium product’,” Osterloh said to Der Spiegel.

Osterloh also stated that the Pixel 6 Pro will have a telephoto lens and enable 4x optical zoom in his interview. Both the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will be released in the fall and will run on Android 12. The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have the same basic design, except the screen size, camera lenses, and a few functions. In comparison to earlier generations, the camera module is a projecting strip that spans the length of the phone and holds larger sensors.

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