Google s new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones bring the best of hardware and software combination, but the premium pricing may steer away some people from buying them. If you have been waiting to get one of the new Pixels, this might be a good time. Flipkart has introduced some exchange discounts and cashback offers, making the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones even more enticing than before. The offer is valid till November 30. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go powered by Intel Jasper Lake Celeron processor revealedAlso Read - Flipkart Mobiles Bonanza sale top deals: iPhone SE, Poco X3 Pro and more on discount
You can now exchange your old smartphone for a new Pixel and get up to Rs 26,000 off, bringing the price down to Rs 31,000 from Rs 57,000 for the 32GB storage variant. However, the maximum discount is applicable on Apple iPhone 6s Plus, and the exchange value for other smartphones differ based on the model and brand. The age and condition of your existing smartphone will also be an important factor that will determine its exchange value. Besides the exchange, users can also get a flat Rs 7,000 instant discount if they use an HDFC credit card, bringing the effective cost down to Rs 24,000. Also Read - Free COVID-19 vaccine: Today’s Google Doodle urges all to get vaccinated, wear mask
Going by the exchange and HDFC discount of Rs 33,000, the Pixel (128GB) will set you back by Rs 33,000 instead of the regular price of Rs 66,000. Similarly, the Pixel XL (32GB) will cost you Rs 34,000 and the Pixel XL (128GB) will cost you Rs 43,000. For those who don t have an HDFC Bank credit but have Axis Bank Buzz credit card can avail Rs 200 off on the Pixel smartphones. What s more, Flipkart is also offering no cost EMI option for Axis Bank, Bajaj Finance, Citibank, HSBC, ICICI, SBI and Standard Chartered bank credit cards with EMI s as low as Rs 3,167 per month for up to 18 months tenure. ALSO READ: How to root Google Pixel and Pixel XL in 5 steps
Google Pixel, Pixel XL specifications
The Google Pixel flaunts a 5-inch 1080p display, whereas the Google Pixel XL flaunts a slightly larger 5.5-inch QHD display. Both AMOLED displays have a 2.5D curved glass on top, and are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Apart from size, the smartphones are differentiated on the basis of their battery the Pixel sports a 2,770mAh battery, and the Pixel XL sports a 3,450mAh battery. The rest of the specifications and features remain the same.
Both smartphones are powered by a Snapdragon 821 quad-core SoC paired with 4GB of RAM. They are equipped with a 12.3-megapixel rear snapper with PDAF, electronic image stabilization (EIS) laser auto-focus, and 4K video recording support. Up front, there is an 8-megapixel fixed-focus selfie camera. The smartphones also feature a fingerprint scanner placed at the back, and IP53 certification that makes them resistant to water and dust. Connectivity options include 4G LTE support, USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and NFC. ALSO READ: Ok Google, your Pixel smartphones are impressive
On the software front, both smartphones run on Android Nougat 7.1 out-of-the-box wrapped under the Pixel UI. One of the key highlights of both smartphones is the built-in Google Assistant, which is more capable than Google Now, as well as contextually aware about what s happening on your smartphone. You can have conversations with the AI and ask questions such as weather updates, distance from one place to the other along with traffic updates, and more.