The next version of the premium Android phone looks set to arrive in a matter of days
Gadget fans are ticking off the days until October 4th, when Google is set to reveal the next version of its premium Pixel smartphones. Just like the Apple iPhone X , the so-called Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have been the subject of many internet leaks and rumors.
Now, it appears that the prices of the new phones have been revealed. According to an article on Droid Life, the tech giant is planning to sell the larger phone for $849 (£627) for the entry-level 64GB model. Last year’s Pixel XL started at £719 – and it only came with 32GB of storage.
As with last year, Google will also produce a regular version of the phone that Droid Life says will cost $649 (£479) for 64GB and $749 (£553) for 128GB. Last year’s model started at £599 for 32GB.
These prices haven’t been confirmed yet and it seems like a good idea to take them with a pinch of salt. After all, it’s hard to believe Google will bring out a new phone with more storage and then charge less for it.
When Apple unveiled its new iPhones last week, it announced they would cost the same in pounds as in dollars – so there’s a good chance the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will start at £649 and £849 respectively.
Moreover, the article also suggests we’ll see a new “Black & White” color option that keeps the metal/glass design of the first phone.
All in all, there will be plenty of interesting things to discuss when October 4th arrives.