Monday, 7 August 2017

Google Pixel gets up to $200 price cut in the U.S

Google finally forayed into the high-end smartphone market with the  Pixel phones in 2016 to compete against Samsung, Apple, HTC, LG and others. It's a no-compromise flagship boasting premium design, best in class camera, stock Android experience and more. However, it also carried a higher starting price tag of $649. 

And now, with the launch of next flagship Pixel 2 nearing, Google has slashed the price of the first gen Pixel phones by up to $200. It is also throwing in a  Daydream View headset as well for free. This offer is only applicable for U.S residents.

The smaller Pixel has received a price cut of $125 and is now available for $524 (32GB) and $624 (128GB). The bigger Pixel XL 2 on the other hand which launched for $769 is getting $200 price cut, and is now available at $569 (32GB) and $669 (128GB). Google is also bundling a Daydream View headset with with the pucrchase of Pixel phones that normally costs $79.

The Pixel and Pixel XL at the discounted price are being sold through Google online store, and the discounts will be applied at checkout.

To recap the specs, the Google Pixel comes with 5-inch Full HD display and 2770mAh battery, while the Pixel XL has 5.5-inch QHD display and 3450mAh battery. Other specs are identical and include Snapdragon 821 processor, 4GB RAM, 12.3MP rear camera, 8MP front camera, 4G LTE, fingerprint scanner and USB Type-C ports. They run Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box.

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