Google’s long-awaited Pixel 6 is almost upon us, with these affordable new flagships proving to be the search giant’s most ambitious Android smartphones to date.
While the Pixel 6 is already amazing value for money (starting at just AU$999), if you order the new device from the Google Store before 11:59pm on November 7, you’ll score yourself AU$100 of Google Store credit which can be spent towards a wide variety of excellent Google products – more details including terms and conditions on this offer below.
Cloud AI smarts, right in your phone
Pixel 6 is powered by the new Google Tensor processor, which is the first ever custom-built chip in a Pixel device. In terms of performance, the Tensor chip allows the Pixel 6 to perform tasks up to 80% faster than the Pixel 5, but that’s really only the beginning of what the new chipset brings to the table.
Thanks to Tensor, the Pixel 6 is capable of advanced on-device AI – no internet connection necessary. Features like Live Translate allow you to translate live video captions, signs and private chats in up to 55 languages right on the device, along with 104 additional languages while online.¹
Tensor makes photos even better...
Tensor also provides the Pixel 6 with best-in-class-computational photography. New features like Magic Eraser let you seamlessly remove distractions from the background of your snapshots via Google Photos, meaning you can wave goodbye to unwanted photobombers quickly and easily.²
You can also harness the power of AI to create dynamic pictures in Motion Mode. Action Pan lets you focus on fast moving objects and add a blur effect to the background, while Long Exposure gives you the ability to capture fast-moving elements within a perfectly still frame – an ideal feature for creating night time light trails.
Tensor’s AI smarts also let you salvage blurred portrait shots using the new Face Unblur feature, saving you from taking additional photos and the need for your subject to stay completely still. Best of all, Face Unblur works automatically – no need to apply it manually.³
Also baked into the Pixel 6 this year is the inclusion of Real Tone, a feature which authentically and beautifully represents all people and the nuances of all skin tones.
...and shoots video that’s out of this world
Tensor’s advanced machine learning capabilities even extend to video capture, taking full advantage of Google’s HDRnet technology – an image enhancement data pipeline of sorts that uses AI to process HDR images faster and more accurately. This means the Pixel 6 can process incredible 4K HDR video on the fly, resulting in richer colours, enhanced tone mapping and improved Night Sight video.
Of course, that’s just the tip of the iceberg of what Google’s Pixel 6 has to offer. As mentioned earlier, ordering the Pixel 6 before November 7 will net you AU$100 of Google Store credit, which you can put towards anything on the Google Store. Here are just a few of our favourite Google products that you can put your bonus store credit towards:
Google’s Pixel Buds A-Series offer rich, premium audio for music, videos and phone calls, with up to 5 hours of listening time on a single charge, and up to 24 hours with their included charging case. ⁴Get hands-free access to Google Assistant, along with one-tap touch controls for playback and answering calls. ⁵They’re also perfect for workouts, offering a secure fit and an IPX4 water resistance rating against rain and sweat.⁶
Bring out your television’s potential thanks to Chromecast with Google TV, an all-in-one streaming device that gives your TV access to the all-new Google TV platform. Stream your favourite shows and movies from all the major Australia streaming and catch-up services in up to 4K HDR quality⁷, plus get 6 months of Netflix thrown in for good measure. ⁸Use the included Voice Remote to let the device’s built-in Google Assistant find content for you.⁹
Know more at home with Nest Cam, which offers a 24/7 live view and up to 3 hours of event video history. ¹⁰Get intelligent alerts about movement on your property delivered right to your phone – Nest Cam can even tell the difference between people, pets and vehicles, so you can tailor your notifications to only alert you on select occasions.
Ts & C’s: Get AUD 100 Google Store credit when you purchase Pixel 6 from Google Store Australia. Customers will receive an email notifying them Google Store credit is added to their account approximately 3 weeks from the order delivery date. Offer valid starting on October 20, 2021 through November 7, 2021 at 11:59pm AEDT. Available only to Australia residents with shipping addresses in Australia. Must be age 18 or older to be eligible. Recipients must have Google Pay profiles registered to the country where purchase was made in order for the Google Store credit to be issued and once issued will be in the currency of the country where purchase was made. Customers who checkout as guests are ineligible to receive the Google Store credit. The Google Store credit can only be used in the country of purchase. Limit 2 per customer. Offer isn’t valid if the device (or any part of the order) is returned. It’s non-transferable, and not valid for cash or a cash equivalent. Available only while supplies last. Shipping charges may apply at checkout. Void where prohibited. Google Store credit expires on October 20, 2022 at 11:59pm AEDT. Terms of sale and additional Google Store credit terms apply: https://store.google.com/intl/au_en/about/device-terms/
What is Google Store credit? See here for details: https://support.google.com/store/answer/7549796\\
¹Internet connection required during setup only.
²Magic Eraser may not work on all image elements.
³Deblurring may not work on all photos or videos with faces.
⁴All listening times are approximate and were measured using music playback on pre-production hardware and software, with fully charged Pixel Buds A-Series and case, and other features disabled. Case is used to recharge Pixel Buds A-Series when their batteries are depleted. Use of other features will decrease battery life. Battery life depends on device, features enabled, usage, environment and many other factors. Actual battery life may be lower.
⁵Google Assistant requires a Google Assistant-enabled Android 6.0 or newer phone, Google Account and an Internet connection. Data rates may apply. For available languages and minimum requirements, go to g.co/pixelbuds/help.
⁶Pixel Buds A-Series (earbuds only) have a water protection rating of IPx4 under IEC standard 60529. Water resistance is not a permanent condition and may be compromised by normal wear and tear, repair, disassembly or damage.
⁷Chromecast with Google TV requires a TV with an HDMI port, a Wi-Fi network, a Google Account, a nearby electrical socket or USB port, and a compatible mobile device. Minimum OS requirements are available at g.co/cast/req. To view content in 4K, a 4K-capable TV and reliable broadband Internet connection are also required. Subscription services may be required.
⁸Eligible Chromecast with Google TV purchases on the Google Store between 1 October 2020 4:15am AEST and 31 December 2021 11:59pm AEST include six months of the Netflix standard two-screen streaming plan (total current value $95.94). Offer applies only to the following SKUs while supplies last and subject to availability: GA02764-AU, GA02765-AU, GA02766-AU. Limit of three per customer/Google Account. If you return the device within the allowable return period and have already redeemed the Netflix offer, you will be refunded $99.00 (cost of the Chromecast device). If you return the device within the allowable return period and have not redeemed the Netflix offer, you will be refunded the entire amount charged. To redeem the Netflix offer, customers must set up an eligible Chromecast with Google TV device and follow the instructions to apply the offer value to a Netflix account by 1 March 2022. Available to new and existing Netflix subscribers, except for those who receive Netflix access via bundled services offered by a third-party partner (e.g. T-Mobile). The offer must be redeemed in the same country in which a user’s Netflix account is established. Not redeemable or refundable for cash, and cannot be exchanged. Offer value may be applied to a different Netflix streaming plan under the same account; exchanges in this manner may alter the duration of the offer. Netflix price plans are subject to change, and the duration of the offer value may be prorated accordingly. A Netflix-compatible device (manufactured and sold separately) and broadband Internet connection are required to watch instantly. See www.netflix.com/termsofuse. Visit g.co/cast/netflixhelp for more information on redeeming your Netflix offer. Offer subject to applicable law and void where prohibited.
⁹Requires Google Assistant registration.
¹⁰Up to 3 hours recording. Learn more at g.co/nest/3hours.
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