What grabbed our attention before any of the fancy new specs were the phones' unique colorways. As revealed in a series of tweets, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will come in three color variants that are unique to each model.
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Each option follows the same design principles with a primary color below the camera module covering most of the back panel and a secondary accent color above the camera bar. It's also worth mentioning that the standard Pixel 6 has a "matte aluminum finish" frame whereas the Pixel 6 Pro has a "light polished aluminum."
Now, let's talk colors. The most striking hue (in my opinion at least) on the standard Pixel 6 is pink. The phone has a soft pink primary color below the camera bar and what is best described as a vivid salmon hue above the cameras (what Google will likely call "sorta coral"). The Pixel 6 also comes in a bluish-gray (soft slate blue?) with a pale yellow accent. For a more understated look, there is a black (or dark gray) model with a light-gray top accent color.
The Pixel 6 Pro shares the same gray-on-gray model but the other two options differ from its siblings'. Instead of a soft yellow accent, the white Pixel 6 Pro has a cream or soft beige accent bar. My favorite of any of these colors is the Pixel 6 Pro in pale orange (almost yellow) with a muted pumpkin orange accent above the camera.
The frame, or edge of the phones, and trim also differ depending on which model you buy. Each of the standard Pixel 6 models has a black frame and trim, even the pink version (not sure about this one, Google).
More care appears to have been given to the Pixel 6 Pro colors as they flaunt matching accents. The Pixel 6 Pro has a matching yellow outline and gold trim while the white Pro model has a white frame and silver trim.
We haven't seen phone colors like these before so props to Google for stepping outside of the palette. I do wish the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro shared color options so that the pink was available on the Pro and the orange on the standard model. It wouldn't be unlike Google to offer more colors after launch, so don't lose faith if your favorite color isn't available on the model you're eyeing.
If you haven't already, we recommend reading our full coverage of Google's surprise Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro reveal to learn about the phones' cameras, processor, release date and more.
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Phillip Tracy is the assistant managing editor at Laptop Mag where he reviews laptops, phones and other gadgets while covering the latest industry news. After graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Phillip became a tech reporter at the Daily Dot. There, he wrote reviews for a range of gadgets and covered everything from social media trends to cybersecurity. Prior to that, he wrote for RCR Wireless News covering 5G and IoT. When he's not tinkering with devices, you can find Phillip playing video games, reading, traveling or watching soccer.