- Pre-orders in India will begin on October 13
- Flipkart and other retail stores will take pre-orders
- US pre-orders will receive a free Daydream VR headset
Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones are already up for pre-orders in the US, UK, Germany, Canada, and Australia. In the US, the Pixel smartphone starts at $649.99 (roughly Rs. 43,300), and, in case users decide to buy their Pixel smartphones from the Google Store in the US or Verizon Wireless – the only US carrier to offer the smartphones – they will get a $79 (roughly Rs. 5,300) Daydream View headset free alongside. While this sounds like a lucrative offer, a Google representative has confirmed to Gadgets 360 that no such deal will be available for Indian users. In India, users will have to purchase the Daydream View separately, the India launch details of which still remain unknown.
In India, the pre-sale of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphone will begin on October 13 on Flipkart online, and many other retail stores like Reliance Digital and Vijay Sales offline. The smartphone is expected to hit the market sometime late October, and the prices are at – Rs. 57,000 for the 32GB Google Pixel, and Rs. 66,000 for the 128GB Google Pixel smartphone. The larger 5.5-inch Google Pixel XL is priced at Rs. 67,000 for the 32GB, and Rs. 76,000 for the 128GB variant.
(Also see: Google Pixel Price in India, Release Date, Specifications, and More)
As mentioned, the free Daydream View VR headset offer is applicable to Google Store buyers in the USas well as Verizon Wireless buyers, and Indian buyers won’t get this deal. The deal is valid till supplies last on the Google Store. In case Verizon runs outs of Daydream View headsets, users will get a $80 Via Prepaid card instead. To get the free headset, users will need a redemption code, scored from the Verizon Daydream View page.
The Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones will be available in Very Silver and Quite Black variants, and theReally Blue limited variant won’t be coming to India. The smartphones come with unlimited cloud storage, inbuilt Google Assistant, a camera that achieves an 89 score from DxOMark, and is running on the latest Android out-of-the-box.
(Also see: Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL: All You Need to Know)
Google also confirmed to Gadgets 360 that the Nexus range is being put to rest, and all the products have been pulled from the Google Store.
Disclosure: Gadgets 360’s travel and hotel for the event in San Francisco were sponsored by Google.
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