Connect with us

Mobile

Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro: How to pre-order, pricing, UK availability – Radio Times

Published

on

Google’s new flagship devices have finally been revealed. Here’s when and where you can buy them.
This competition is now closed
By
Published:
Google’s next flagship smartphone series, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, has now been unveiled – and UK pre-orders for the new devices are open.
Both handsets come with a bold new design that places the camera inside a black strip that runs along the entire width of the frame, separating the rear into a two-tone colour design. They each house Google’s new chipset, which is called “Tensor” and claims to enhance the phones’ AI capabilities and provide faster performance.
The phones ship with Android 12, Google’s latest software, and come with upgraded camera systems, better speech recognition and a 24 hour-plus battery life.
Google officially showcased the devices at an event on 19th October, after months of speculation about the phones – confirming pricing, availability and more.
While the standard Pixel 6 will retail at the exact same price point as its predecessor, the Google Pixel 6 Pro is being pitched as a higher-end device with another camera lens, higher refresh rate, slightly bigger battery capacity and a better high-res display.
We’ve been impressed with the more expensive model during our hands-on time so far, so be sure to read our full impressions ahead of the final review, which is now in progress. Our experts have had hands-on time with many Google products, so be sure to read our Pixel 5 review, Pixel 4a 5G review and Pixel Buds review.
Here is everything that we know so far about the Google Pixel 6 series release date, pricing, UK availability and specs. Thinking of upgrading your phone? Don’t miss our guides to the best Android phone and best budget smartphone of 2021 so far.
Thinking of upgrading your smartphone? Don’t miss our guides to the best Android phone and best budget smartphone of 2021 so far. For more on Google devices, read our Google Nest Audio review and Google Nest Hub Max review
The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are available to pre-order now via Google. They both went live to order on 19th October following the official launch event.
The new handsets are also available via a variety of UK retailers:
The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will be released on 28th October in the UK via a wide range of select stockists, including EE, Vodafone, O2, Three, Currys, Argos and Amazon. It will also be available to purchase via the Google Store website.
The standard Pixel 6 is priced from £599 and will be available in three colours: Sorta Seafoam, Kinda Coral and Stormy Black. The Pixel 6 Pro is priced from £849 and will be available in the colours Sorta Sunny, Cloudy White and Stormy Black.
The two Pixel phones may look similar at a glance (aside from the Pro being slightly bigger in size) but there are a couple of big differences when it comes to the specs. In general, the 6 Pro bumps up the power – especially for the camera set-up.
The standard Pixel has a 6.4-inch display at 1080 x 2400 resolution, while the Pixel 6 Pro ups that to a 6.7-inch panel at 1440 x 3120 resolution. However, both are OLEDs so it’s unlikely there will be complaints when it comes to the screen quality of either.
The Pixel 6 Pro gets a third camera lens – a 48 megapixel (MP) telephoto – and while the standard model has a commendable refresh rate of up to 90Hz, the Pro gets up to 120Hz – which means it will be slightly smoother scrolling through apps.
There are a lot of similarities, though, and it will be up to you whether you want to pay the £200-plus extra for the slightly increased specs on the Pixel 6 Pro model. Both have 5G connectivity and will be fully supported with updates for five years. Here’s a direct comparison of some of the major specifications on both new smartphones:
For the latest news, reviews and deals, check out the RadioTimes.com Technology section. Want a Google device in the prior line-up and not sure which one to buy? Don’t miss our Google Pixel 5 vs 4a 5G vs 4a comparison. For the latest tech deals, take a look at our Black Friday 2021 and Cyber Monday 2021 guides.
Join thousands of happy subscribers and start your Radio Times weekly magazine subscription today for just £1
Promoted by RadioTimes.com:
Garden in comfort and save over £10 on this Garden Kneeler
Try 12 issues for £1 today – never miss an issue
One reader will win a pair of premium tickets and interval drinks (one per person) to see The Comedy of Errors at the Barbican London and an overnight stay for two in a twin or double room at Malmaison London
A commemorative bookazine showing the social history of Britain through RT articles, photos and adverts from World War II
Sign up to receive our newsletter!
Thanks! You’re now subscribed to our newsletter.
Already have an account with us? Sign in to manage your newsletter preferences

By entering your details, you are agreeing to Radio Times privacy policy. You can unsubscribe at any time.

source

Continue Reading
Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Mobile

GeForce Now upgraded to support 120fps gaming on Pixel 6 Pro – The Verge

Published

on

Filed under:
A feature previously limited to Samsung handsets on Android
Pixel 6 Pro owners just got another reason to give Nvidia’s GeForce Now cloud game streaming service a shot. The service can now stream games at 120fps on Google’s latest flagship smartphone, according to a recently updated support page spotted by XDA Developers. It’s unclear when the update rolled out exactly, but it means games should feel smoother and more responsive to play compared to when they were capped at 60fps.
That makes Google’s phone the first non-Samsung smartphone to support 120fps. According to Nvidia’s help page, the feature has previously been available for Samsung’s S21 lineup, as well as its S20 FE and Note 20 phones. You’ll need to pay for GeForce Now’s top-of-the-line RTX 3080 tier to stream games at this higher framerate, which costs $99.99 for six months of service. That’s not exactly cheap, but it’s still more affordable than actually tracking down one of the graphics cards for yourself, and as of last week, there’s no waitlist to sign up.
On Android, GeForce Now is limited to 1080p streaming, which is, unfortunately, lower than the native resolution of the Pixel 6 Pro’s 1440p screen. If you want 1440p streaming at 120fps, then you’ll need to stream to a PC or Mac, while jumping up to 4K 60fps HDR streaming requires an Nvidia Shield TV. 1080p streaming also requires 25mbps of bandwidth, and Nvidia recommends connecting to a 5GHz wireless router.
It’s a neat little upgrade for Nvidia’s game streaming service, which allows you to play some (but not all) of your existing games bought on Steam, the Epic Games Store, and Ubisoft Connect / Uplay. We’ve already been impressed with what it’s capable of, and updates like these hardly hurt. Hopefully, 4K support on non-Nvidia hardware isn’t far behind.
If you have a GeForce Now RTX 3080 subscription and you’re using a Pixel 6 Pro, you can manually enable the higher framerate from the Stream quality menu in the GeForce Now app.
Subscribe to get the best Verge-approved tech deals of the week.
Please confirm your subscription to Verge Deals via the verification email we just sent you.

source

Continue Reading

Mobile

New Apple Exclusive Reveals Major iPhone 13 Featured Cancelled – Forbes

Published

on

The iPhone 13 launch week has leaked and Apple fans have some very good reasons to upgrade. But now there is a major reason why you might not. 
Renders of Apple’s iPhone 13 range based on multiple leaks
In the latest addition of his Power On newsletter, Bloomberg’s respected Apple insider Mark Gurman has now confirmed his earlier tip-off that Apple has scrapped its plans to reintroduce Touch ID on the iPhone 13 range. But he does also reveal Apple’s exciting long term plans. 
“While Apple had tested in-screen Touch ID for the next flagship iPhones, it won’t make the cut this year,” Gurman explains. This follows rampant speculation for the last year that the tech would return alongside Face ID, given the latter’s problems with masks during the pandemic. 
That said, Apple is unlikely to give up on Touch ID with the first iPhone 14 leaks claiming an in-display Touch ID will make it into next year’s model (along with several other major upgrades). 
Moreover, Gurman also reveals Apple has radical plans for Face ID moving forward: “I believe Apple is all-in on Face ID for its higher-end iPhones and its long-term goal is to implement Face ID in the display itself,” he explains. This is part of Apple’s long term goal to eliminate the notch, which the company has at least managed to shrink in time for this year’s new iPhones. 
Apple iPhone concept showing in-display Touch ID
And this is where things get exciting. The combination of Face ID and, ultimately, in-display Touch ID will give iPhone users dual biometric verification. Used in tandem (look at your iPhone while placing a finger on the display) this can provide military grade levels of security and it fits in with Apple’s plans to make your iPhone your primary form of ID. While iOS 15 will hold your driving licence, the company has revealed patents enabling an iPhone to replace your passport. Dual biometrics would be essential for this level of security and could fundamentally change how we see our smartphones. 
More immediately, however, for those stung by the loss of Touch ID on the iPhone 13 there is still plenty to be excited about. Multiple sources have now revealed Apple’s new iPhones will have massive new cameras, larger batteries, faster charging, smaller notches, next gen WiFi and — on Pro models —  globally upgraded 5G and ProMotion displays. They may also double their storage
And the deal maker in all this could be pricing. Apple is understood to be freezing iPhone 13 prices, something that is tipped to deliver another sales supercycle following the runaway success of the iPhone 12. Just watch out because Apple has already warned that the biggest challenge is likely to be getting your hands on one
___
Follow Gordon on Facebook
More On Forbes
Apple Analyst Teases iPhone 13 Release Date
‘No Service’ iPhone Cellular Problem Reported By iOS 14.7.1 Upgraders

source

Continue Reading

Mobile

Save up 75% on Samsung smartphones, peripherals, appliances and more in the Samsung Week sales starting October 25 – My Everyday Tech

Published

on

Samsung Malaysia will be launching a new sales event starting next week as a celebration of its 52nd anniversary by thanking fans and loyal customer’s continuous support of the brand.
Samsung Week Sales Featured
Samsung Malaysia will be offering a wide variety of items from lifestyle companions of smartphones and monitors down to the household musts such as washing machines, TV, and soundbar. The campaign will start from October 25 and lasts until November 7 exclusively on Samsung Online Store.
Product
Promo Price
Galaxy S21 5G (128GB)
RM2,999
Galaxy S21 5G (256GB)
RM3,199
Galaxy S21+ (128GB)
RM3.499
Galaxy S21 5G (256GB)
RM3,799
Galaxy S21 Ultra (128GB)
RM4,499
Galaxy S21 Ultra (256GB)
RM4,799
Galaxy S21 Ultra (512GB)
RM5,399
Buds Cases
1 for RM40, 2 for RM50
2 x UV Sterilizer with Wireless Charging
RM 199
15W Wireless Battery Pack 10,000mAh
RM 139
27” M5 Smart Monitor
RM1,288
* Free Samsung Smart Keyboard Trio 500
65” QN800A NEO QLED 8K Smart TV (2021)
RM16,099
* RM200 Trade-In Rebate + Free Installation
Front Load Washer with AI EcobubbleTM, 8.5KG
RM1,899
Lifestyle Soundbar (2021)
RM999
 
Additionally, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G promotion is still available where all orders will be honored with an extra RM350 Samsung e-voucher and 1-Year plan of Samsung Care+ while the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G gets the same treatment but with a raised figure of  Samsung e-voucher at RM500.
See author's posts

source

Continue Reading

Trending