The Google Pixel 6 is expected to be a low-cost Android flagship, with a starting price of $ 599

The Google Pixel 6 is expected to be a low-cost Android flagship, with a starting price of $ 599

Google Pixel 6 release date, price, Tensor chip, specs and news. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra renders show new ‘waterdrop’ design and colors. Plus: Using the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 makes me wish for a folding iPad mini. These surprisingly low prices were spotted by Evan Lei, who found price tags on empty shelves awaiting the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro during a trip to Target. M. Brandon Lee of This Is Tech Today was later able to corroborate the prices using Target’s inventory system checker.

The Google Pixel 6 is less expensive than the iPhone 13 and may be less expensive than the predicted Samsung Galaxy S22. We’re only a day away from the official announcement of the Google Pixel 6, and while much about the basic and Pro next-generation Pixel phones has been leaked or hinted, price is a bit more difficult to determine. Until now, that is. According to a pair of alleged leaks, the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro may cost $599 and $898, respectively. Both of these prices are far lower than we expected for a pair of phones believed to be true Android flagship devices.


  • But now that the price tag looks set to be a good bit cheaper, the Pixel 6 now looks a lot more appealing. A pure Android phone with potentially killer camera performance and a custom chip for less than other flagship phones is certainly worthy of attention. There’s also been a different price leak, but from the other side of the world. An Australian advertisement promoting the new Google phone, seemingly sent live by accident before the phone’s official reveal, shows off the full package promised by Google (thanks to _genericusername_ on Reddit’s r/GooglePixel capturing it), but also how much Australian customers may have to pay for it.

  • At $599, the Pixel 6 would undercut the equivalent iPhone 13 and Samsung Galaxy S21 by a hefty $200. The Pixel 6 Pro would a good deal at $900 compared to the $1,000 iPhone 13 Pro or Galaxy S21 Plus also. Were expecting the Samsung Galaxy S22 to have similar pricing to its predecessor, so we’d not be surprised if the Pixel 6 beats it on price too. Based on previous price leaks, I had believed that the Pixel 6 Pro would be the better pick since it offered far superior value given the minor $150 price difference between it and the basic Pixel 6. Even looking at the Pixel 6 alone, the previously tipped $850 price tag looked like far too much for the hardware the phone is believed to be offering.

The TV spot also shows off many of the features we’ve already seen rumored, leaked and announced many times before. These include the first Google-designed “Tensor” chipset, the phones’ larger batteries and faster charging, the Magic Eraser photo editing tool and the new under-display fingerprint sensor. With this new leak claiming a price of $600 or $700 and a $200/300 price gap between it and its big sibling, the standard Pixel 6 now not only looks like a great smartphone bargain in general but also the best Pixel 6 for most users. It could be a great choice for users looking for the best Android phones on a limited budget. But it may also make for a more efficient way of getting Google’s signature software and personalization features without spending extra on the larger display and battery or added telephoto camera expected to be found on the Pro model.

We get no mention of the Pro model, but the advert says the base Pixel 6 will start at AU$999. That’s the same price the Google Pixel 5 started at in Australia, which went for $699 and £599 in the U.S. and U.K. respectively. We could convert the Australian dollar price but that would give an inaccurate impression of the price since Australian prices always include the sales tax. A screenshot from an Australian advert for the Google Pixel 6, broadcast before the phone’s official launch. It shows the phone on a green background along with its name and a price of 999 Australian dollars.

It’s just over 24 hours until Google finally gives us the full reveal of the Pixel 6, and we couldn’t be more excited. While what feels like all the phone’s secrets have been thoroughly spilled and dissected already, the big changes in store for the phone’s hardware could make it Google’s best chance ever at grabbing sales from Apple or Samsung. More: Samsung Galaxy S22 rumor tips design and dimensions for all three models