Now that Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and iPhone X official reveal has happened all our attention turns to Google Pixel. And the attention is no longer on just Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs iPhone 8 fight. As the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL official unveil date is starting to approach us we get more and more new information leaks about this smartphone.Now we know that previous rumors about Google Pixel 2 and Snapdragon 836 are not true. And we have Google Pixel 2 renders, names, design, some tech specs and yes of course the price.
Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL release date
The spectacular event of Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL unveil will happen in October 4 in San Francisco.
Google Pixel 2 Storage and price
Some information leaks provided by Drod-Life Pixel 2 XL will have 64 GB and 128 GB storage capacities. Quite a level-up from last year’s first-generation Google Pixel with 32 GB storage. This confirms our previous predictions about new Pixels storage upgrades. The prices for Google Pixel 2 XL will start at $849 and $949. As for the smaller model Pixel 2 prices will start at $649 and $749. Not the cheapest phone, but quite cheaper than other leading, high-end smartphones that have been released recently. Like iPhone X ($999), iPhone 8 price ($699), iPhone 8 Plus ($799) and Samsung Galaxy S8 ($724.99), Samsung Galaxy Note 8 ($929.99).
Last year Google Pixel price started at $769 and $869 and as you can see this year the price is up by $80 which is understandable with all the new great updates. And as you can see 128GB Google Pixel 2 XL is $50 cheaper than Apples iPhone X with only 64 GB.
What is interesting is that it appears that Google will offer financing for those who are totally determined on having one of the new Pixel models at any cost. Newest rumors suggest that spread over 24 months the Pixel 2 will cost $27.04 per month (64GB) or $31.21pm (128GB). And the Pixel 2 XL will cost $35.38pm (64GB) or $39.54pm (128GB). If you calculated it yourself we can confirm you once again that this would represent interest free payments. And it sounds that this could be highly appealing to many.
It officially confirmed that the names of the new smartphones will indeed be “Pixel 2” and” Pixel 2 XL”.
Google Pixel 2 XL Design
This years models will feature “Just Black” that has totally dark blackish glass shade, black buttons and as you can see Google Pixel 2 will have fingerprint scanner.
Here is something new – “Black & White” model. As you can see the model has the dark black shade at the top, around the camera. But the rest of the phone and fingerprint sensor is snow white. This Google Pixel 2 render shows us one other interesting thing about this black & white design. Look at the power button, it is orange while the volume rocker remains white.
Google Pixel 2 Design
As for Google Pixel 2 design – newest renders suggest changes in Pixel 2 design as well. Well not as much in design as in the color of the models. Google Pixel 2 XL will come in Just Black, Black & White and Google Pixel 2 will come in Just Black, Clearly White and Kinda Blue which is something new.