Google to Launch Pixel 6 on October 19

Posted on October 5, 2021 by Paul Thurrott in Android with 16 Comments

Well, it’s official: Google will announce the much-anticipated Pixel 6 family of handsets during a virtual event on October 19.

Google has posted a new page to its website detailing the event, which will happen in two weeks, on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 10 am PT/1 pm ET.

“On October 19, we’re officially introducing you to Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, the completely reimagined Google phones,” a related FAQ explains. “Powered by Tensor, Google’s first custom mobile chip, they’re fast, smart, and secure. And they adapt to you.”

Anyone can watch the event live—it’s not just for journalists and bloggers—and it’s not live, but is rather a prerecorded livestream. If you can’t view the event at that time, you can replay it again at the same site (and, presumably, on YouTube).

I can’t wait: I’ll be purchasing a Pixel 6 Pro and hope to make it my new smartphone assuming there are no issues.

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Comments (16)

16 responses to “Google to Launch Pixel 6 on October 19”

  1. nicholas_kathrein

    Should be good. Maybe a watch as a one more thing.

    • owenm

      A new Fitbit Smartwatch running Android all the stuff made possible from Google's acquisition would be great, but I feel like it's still too early for that

  2. jaredthegeek

    Android 12 is a big improvement to 11. I just wish that something like my Samsung Galaxytab S6 would get it. The support for OS updates on Android is absolutely atrocious unless its Pixel.

  3. Brett Allen

    "...Assuming there are no issues". Ever the optimist :)

  4. crunchyfrog

    Pixel has always been a mixed bag from model year to model year. I really hope this year marks the beginning of a more stable product line with consistent feature sets and quality.

  5. clive rennie

    Hmmm should i trade in my new 5a for either one wait and see

  6. rob_segal

    I'm in the market for a new smartphone and I'll be choosing between the Pixel 6 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, and iPhone 13 Pro. Hopefully, supply chains improve soon.


    The quality of previous Pixel phones concerns me. However, the combination of an updated camera lens system alongside Google's photo processing capabilities could be really, really good.

  7. eric_rasmussen

    I'm with you - I plan on ordering one as soon as I can! It will be great to see what Google can do with an awesome image sensor. Given what they've been able to do with the pretty good sensor in prior Pixel devices, I'm excited!

  8. danmac

    I am hoping they at least have a passing mention to the foldable if it's coming this year.


    I have a 4XL that I bought refurbished when my last one died, because I didn't want to switch to Samsung when the 5 had no XL model. I am now ready to upgrade but don't know if I just want to "settle" for a normal form factor when the Fold looks so enticing.

  9. brettscoast

    Looking forward to this release have been holding out on getting one until now, the pixel 6 pro looks the goods.

  10. scovious

    When I buy a new phone, I make sure it does something useful the previous one didn't do. It isn't enough to have a fresh battery and slightly faster processor, for me. What does this do that's new?

  11. mikefarinha

    Wife and I went from Pixel 3 to Galaxy s20. Pixel was a much better experience. Will look to move back at some point.

  12. lightbody

    Considering a Pixel 6 to replace my Oneplus 7T, which I like apart from the battery life.

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