Google is said to unveil their new smartphones i.e. the Pixel & the Pixel XL at an event, which is scheduled for October 4th. We have been hearing a lot of rumours about these devices for a very long time now. If the rumours are to be believed, then more or less almost all the specs and features are known at this point. The most recent info which we got about the device was about the name change, where the company changed the names of these devices from Nexus to Pixel.
Talking about other details of the device, we now have some new reports, which claim that these devices might be priced much higher than the current nexus smartphones. According to the source, the Google Pixel XL, which is expected to be the larger variant is expected to be priced at around $649. Well, that’s way higher than the price of the Nexus 6P last year. However, at this point, it is not clear if this is the price of the 32GB variant or the 128GB variant.
This one is more hearsay: price point being thrown around for Pixel XL is $649. Not clear if that's 32GB or 128GB.
— David Ruddock (@RDR0b11) September 11, 2016
Last years’ Nexus 6P was priced at $499 for the 32GB variant, $549 for the 64GB variant and $649 for the 128GB variant. So, if the quoted price is for the 128GB variant, then it would be surprising. However, if they want to go competitive approach, then they can have that pricing and give a tough competition to the newly launched iPhones. If you didn’t know, the iPhone 7 is priced at $649 for the 32GB variant, which is the base model.
As far as the specs are concerned, this device is expected to sport a 5.5-inch display on the front. It is expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 821 processor and 4GB of RAM. For the camera, we are looking at a 12-megapixel rear facing shooter. It is indeed going to be a great device in terms of specs. With that being said, it would be quite interesting to see what the company is going to do here with the pricing.