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Google has announced that the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are available from today in Spain and Italy, in a limited quantity and only in the Google Store.

The devices are equipped with Google Tensor, Google's first processor, and Android 12. They have a very original design and have the most advanced cameras that Google has ever made.

You can buy the Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro for €649 and €899, respectively. Both are available on the Google Store, in Stormy Black color and 128GB versions, while supplies last. In May there will be new stock.

How are the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro?

The Pixel 6 has a 6.4-inch Full HD+ Smooth Display with a 90Hz refresh rate, while the Pixel 6 Pro features a larger 6.7-inch QHD+ LTPO screen with a 120Hz refresh rate.

Both phones feature Gorilla Glass Victus on the front for scratch protection while the Pixel 6 swaps Gorilla Glass Victus for Gorilla Glass 6 for the glass back.

The Tensor processor is Google's first smartphone chip. The SoC has 2 high-performance cores, 2 mid-performance cores, and 4 high-efficiency cores. It also has a 20-core GPU.

The chip is paired with 12GB of RAM and 128, 256, or 512GB of storage on the Pixel 6 Pro, while the Pixel 6 has 8GB of RAM and 128 or 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. There is no possibility of expansion for storage.

The Pixel 6s have an in-display fingerprint scanner and a Titan M2 security chip. The Tensor chip also has a built-in security core that works with the Titan M2 to protect phones from attacks.

They have dual SIM support (one nano-SIM and one eSIM), WiFi 6E, stereo speakers, IP68 water and dust resistance, and a fingerprint-resistant coating.

There is a 5,003 mAh battery inside the Pixel 6 Pro and a 4,614 mAh battery inside the Pixel 6. Both devices support 30W fast wired charging, fast wireless charging (21W on the Pixel 6 and 23W on the Pixel 6). Pro using the Pixel Stand) and reverse wireless charging.

They do not ship with a charger. You can also charge wirelessly with a Qi-certified EPP charger, but the charging speed will be limited to 12W.

The Pixel 6 series will run Android 12 out of the box and will receive 5 years of security updates.

Both phones feature a 50MP main camera with an 82° field of view, f/1.85 aperture, and 1/1.31″ sensor size. We also find a 12MP f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle camera with a 114° field of view.

Google says that the phones capture 2.5 times more light than the Pixel 5. The Pixel 6 Pro has a third rear camera: a sensor of […]

Microsoft and Sony have gone shopping. A few days ago, Microsoft bought Activision Blizzard for $67.8 billion, and Sony responded by buying Bungie, creators of Halo and Destiny.

Could either company try to buy Nintendo? Microsoft tried a long time ago, but Nintendo had no interest in being bought.

According to Bloomberg, Microsoft tried to acquire Nintendo 20 years ago, but the company laughed at Microsoft as it did not entertain the idea of being bought.

“Steve had us meet with Nintendo to see if they would consider being acquired. They laughed out loud. Imagine an hour of someone laughing at you. That's how the meeting went," says Kevin Bachus of Microsoft.

Is Nintendo now too big to be bought?

Nintendo has a market capitalization of $57.93 billion. That means Nintendo is actually smaller than Activision Blizzard, which has a market cap of $61.56 billion.

Even if Nintendo were to sell for more than its market capitalization (as Activision Blizzard did), the company would still be sold for around $60 billion, something Microsoft has shown is not out of reach.