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How to pre-order Pixel 6 and 6 Pro

How to pre-order Pixel 6 and 6 Pro

Google's new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have been newly announced, and they're already up for preorder. These Pixels promise new designs, new cameras, uniquely designed Google Tensor CPUs, and more.

This year's Pixel phones come in two sizes: the standard Pixel 6 and the larger, triple-camera equipped Pixel 6 Pro. The base Pixel 6, with 128GB of storage, starts at $599, while the Pixel 6 Pro runs $899 and up if you prefer to go above the base 128GB.

What's new:
The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro look nothing like the oldest iterations of the first, with a metal-and-glass design highlighted by a rear camera bar that's reminiscent of the classic Nexus 6P. These are great phones. The tiny Pixel 6, which really can't be considered small by any stretch of the imagination, features a 6.4-inch 2400x1080 OLED 90Hz display. The bigger Pixel 6 Pro stretches its legs with a 6.7-inch 3120x1440 LTPO OLED 120Hz screen.

On the inside, Google's brand new Tensor processor powers both, while the Pixel 6 has 8GB of RAM and the 6 Pro has 12GB. The new chips have a lot to prove to Google, as do the new camera systems - the Pixel 6 has a dual-camera setup and the 6 Pro adds a third camera and lens to its rear bar. The phones match each other with 50-megapixel main cameras and 12-megapixel ultrawide, but only the Pro counterpart gets a 48-megapixel sensor with telephoto 4x optical zoom.

Time will tell if all this hardware and new camera software puts the Pixel at the top of the pack, but in the meantime, let's take a look at how the Pixel 6 phones are configured and available for preorder.


Google Pixel 6128GBstormy black, kinda coral, sorta seafoam$599GoogleBest BuyTargetB&H
Google Pixel 6256GBstormy black, kinda coral, sorta seafoam$699GoogleBest BuyB&H
Google Pixel 6 Pro128GBstormy black, cloudy white, sorta sunny$899GoogleBest BuyTargetB&H
Google Pixel 6 Pro256GBstormy black, cloudy white, sorta sunny$999GoogleBest BuyB&H
Google Pixel 6 Pro512GBstormy black, cloudy white, sorta sunny$1,099Google

Where to pre-order PIXEL 6 and PIXEL 6 PRO:
As soon as the phone becomes official, Google has started its pre-orders on its store. The phone's release date is Thursday, October 28. However, like most phone launches these days, delays are to be expected.

We'll update this post when more options become available, but we can immediately see how some models aren't available everywhere - if the 512GB Pixel 6 Pro is your jam, your only option at the moment is Google. As of now, Best Buy, Target and B&H are all taking pre-orders for both Pixels with at least 128GB of storage.

It's hard to find deals on a new phone, but the best pre-order deal for an unlocked Pixel 6 or 6 Pro is a free pair of Pixel Buds A wireless earbuds that's included with your purchase. The Pixel Buds A are budget-friendly earbuds from Google, but they're a solid set that's more worthwhile — and free — than the more expensive Pixel Buds. You can currently get this promo with all those pre-orders from Google, Best Buy, B&H, and Target. Just note that some retailers like Target may require you to manually add the Pixel Buds A to your cart, and they may be out of stock.

Carrier deals
If you're not buying an unlocked phone and prefer to use promos and paid plans from your carrier, AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Google's own Fi service are just a few of the offers. Keep in mind that carriers give discounts in the form of bill credits over time, attempting to enlist you in service for 36 months or more. Pixel 6 phones offered from AT&T and Verizon (including Verizon models bought at Google's stores) have radios for mmWave 5G, $100 depending on where you live and use the phone costs more than , can't give you fast speed based on that.

AT&T is offering up to $700 off on the Pixel 6 Pro with eligible trade-in for new and existing customers, and 50 percent off any Google-branded accessories purchased together. The base Pixel 6 128GB model costs $15 a month, with no trade-in over 36 months, but keep in mind that the mmWave-equipped model AT&T sells for a full $740, not just the $599 Sub-6 5G price tag Depending on the model unlocked using . on the model. The total value of $15 per month over 36 months would be $540, indicating that $200 would be discounted over time via AT&T bill credits.

Verizon's offers are similar promos, with a trade-in discount of up to $700 on the Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro—though this is limited to new customers making the switch. Existing customers can get up to $350 off trading in the phone and upgrading the line. If you're buying more than one Pixel device, you can buy one and get a Pixel 6 or 6 Pro for up to $700 (given to you in billing credits over time; you'll pay in full upfront) Eligible Unlimited plans with . Depending on Verizon's paid plan, the Pixel 6 will run $23.33 per month for 30 months, for a total of $700 and a one-time $35 activation fee.

If you choose to buy the Pixel 6 for Verizon's network directly from Google, you'll receive up to $100 in Google Store credit.

T Mobile
T-Mobile is advertising the base Pixel 6 for free with trade-ins on its Magenta Max plan and up to $900 off the Pixel 6 Pro under the same terms. Once again, these promotions include purchasing a device or service as a Magenta Max customer, paying sales tax, trading in an eligible phone at which T-Mobile will offer a price, and then monthly billing. Involves getting back the allocated funds in the form of credit. more than 24 months.

Note that T-Mobile's offerings of the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro don't have mmWave radio, only sub-6 5G, and thus have the respective $599 and $899 base prices as advertised by Google.

If you transfer your number from another carrier after buying a Pixel 6 or 6 Pro, Google's own Fi service combines its free Pixel Buds A offer with a $200 bill credit.

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