Google confirms Pixel 6 release date, more leaks detail the launch

By Ben Schoon

October 7th 2021

Google has been teasing the arrival of the Pixel 6 series since August, and this week the company finally confirmed the phone's official launch date...

October 19 will see the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro go official.  Google will host a virtual event that will be livestreamed on YouTube. The event starts at 10am PT and should detail the two phones in full as well as revealing some accessories.

While Google has already shown off the design of the Pixel 6 series, it's thanks to leaks that we know some other things coming at the event...

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In terms of physical products, we'll see a new generation of the Pixel Stand wireless charger. The design appears to have been updated and, based on previous reports, it should be able to deliver 23W speeds and use a fan to keep the phone cool.

Meanwhile, it seems like the Pixel's usual fabric cases are going by the wayside. In its place, it seems that the silicone design we saw on the Pixel 5a will be the offering for the Pixel 6 series.

In terms of other software changes, some press renders show off the completed "Live Space" widget and reveal that the phone will somehow support Face Unlock, a feature that was ditched following the Pixel 4 series.

How much will it cost? Pricing leaks around the Pixel 6 series have not confirmed US pricing, but leaks from Europe have pinned down a starting price of €649, a significantly lower price than most people expected.

Of course, these latest leaks are just scratching the surface. We already know a lot about the Pixel 6 series including its camera tech, Tensor processor, and more. It's going to be a serious upgrade over the Pixel 5!

Are you excited for the  Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro?