Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have both surfaced in a new set of leaks revealing more details about them. The much-rumored second-gen Pixel smartphones are expected to go official on October 4. However, ahead of the launch, we have now come across the purported prices of the smartphones. Also Read - Free COVID-19 vaccine: Today’s Google Doodle urges all to get vaccinated, wear mask
According to DroidLife, the Pixel 2 prices could start from $649 (Rs 41,800 approximately), and go up to $949 (Rs 61,100 approximately) – depending on the variants. To break it down, the Pixel 2 smartphone with 64GB of storage will be priced at $649.99. while the 128GB storage variant is expected to be priced at $749 (Rs 48,200 approximately). The larger Pixel 2 XL could cost around $849 (Rs 54,600 approximately) for 64GB storage, while the 128GB variant could cost up to $949. Basically, the top model of Pixel 2 XL and Apple iPhone X are expected to have a very thin price difference. Besides, the $999 iPhone X comes with 64GB onboard storage. Also Read - HP Chromebook 11a review: Great for students, not so for professionals
If these prices are anything to go by, Google Pixel 2 is certainly going to cost a bomb. The company will reportedly bring in a few finance plans. As per the report, when you buy a Pixel 2 series smartphone, then Google will let you pay monthly for it over a period of 24 months. This monthly installment or finance plan starts at $27.04 (Rs 1,741 approximately) per month for Pixel 2 with 64GB storage and $31.21 (Rs 2,000 approximately) per month for Pixel 2 with 128GB storage. The Pixel 2 XL could cost $35.38 (Rs 2,300 approximately) per month for the 64GB version, and $39.54 (Rs 2,600 approximately) per month for 128GB storage. Also Read - Happy Father's Day 2021: Google Doodle wishes dads with cute pop-up greeting card
Alongside the price, the report also hints at the color options that might be seen at the Google’s official unveiling of Pixel 2 smartphones. The Pixel 2 will come in three color options – Clearly White, Just Black and Kinda Blue. While the Pixel 2 XL will come in two color options – Clearly White and Just Black. Going by the new images, Pixel 2 smartphones are expected to continue with the duo-tone rear panel, and metal unibody design. Also, it looks like Google is still not dropping its hat in the dual-camera space. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones are seen sporting single lens setup in new images. However, the images show two different positions of LED flash and rear camera. This makes us doubt if this is how the official Pixel 2 smartphones would look like. Thus, take this information with the proverbial grain of salt.
From previous reports, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are said to come with a 5-inch and 6-inch display respectively. The two will further be powered by Snapdragon 835 SoC. An earlier report of Google’s latest app APK teardown hinted at an Active Squeeze feature on Pixel 2, drawn from HTC U11. Other rumored features include IP68 rating making them waterproof and dust resistant, and Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box.
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