Google to Bring Pixel 7’s Clear Calling, Guided Frame, and More to Pixel 6 Series Devices

Face unlock feature will remain exclusive to Pixel 7 series.


Google recently unveiled the Google Pixel 7 series smartphones and the Pixel Watch. Alongside, the Pixel 7 series smartphone, the Mountain View tech giant also unveiled some Pixel-exclusive features including clear calling, guided frames, and spatial audio. These features will also be available on Pixel 6 series devices with the upcoming Feature Drop update, as confirmed by the company. A report by PhoneArena reveals that Google plans to bring these features to Tensor-powered Pixel devices, these include the Pixel 6a, Pixel 6, and Pixel 6 Pro.

Google has confirmed to PhoneArena that the Face Unlock feature will not be making it to Pixel 6 series devices and will remain exclusive to the Pixel 7 series. Let us take a look at the features that will soon be available on Pixel 6 series devices.

Clear Calling

Google recently announced an all-new clear calling feature which, as the name suggests, tries to provide a clear calling experience by cleaning up ambient noise which eventually improves the quality of the calls. We have seen this feature in action on several video calling services including Google Meet. The clear calling feature will soon be available on Pixel 6a, Pixel 6, and Pixel 6 Pro.

Silence Quick Phrase

Google, back in 2021, introduced Stop and Snooze Quick Phrases which allow users to stop and snooze alarms simply by using voice commands without using the Hey Google hot word. The brand recently added the Silence keyphrase which allows users to silence incoming calls with voice command. Pixel 6 series users will soon be able to silence incoming calls with the silence quick phrase.

Spatial Audio

The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will soon support Spatial Audio. However, users need to pair their smartphone with the Google Buds Pro to experience Spatial Audio. Spatial Audio feature will not be available on Pixel 6a.

Guided Frame

Guided Frame is a feature that is aimed at users with disability (blindness) and it helps users take selfies with the help of AI focus.

Improved Real Tone

Google is also bringing the improved Real Tone feature to the Pixel 6 series. The real tone feature boosts the accuracy of pictures with people of color.

Do you use a Pixel 6 series device? Which feature are you most excited about? Do let us know in the comments section below.