With expectations that Google will unveil not one, but two new Pixel-branded smartphones in early October, the rumor mill is starting to work overtime in ruining most of the surprise.
This time around, a report has surfaced that suggests the Pixel, the smaller of the upcoming smartphones, could be priced starting at $649. The report states that this would be for the base model, which could start at 32GB of built-in storage. Unfortunately, there’s no word on how many other variants there might be or how much those would cost.
On top of that, it’s unclear how much the larger Pixel XL will cost. However, it is believed that the Pixel XL will boast a bigger, higher-resolution display, so it’s likely that it will cost at least a little bit more.
Google is said to be moving forward with financing for the Pixel as well. The company is apparently planning on offering the option for customers that won’t be tied to Project Fi, which is good news if true. Which markets the financing will be available in remains unknown. Google will also reportedly offer accidental damage coverage as well as a year’s worth of warranty coverage, with pricing set at $99 for the Pixel and $119 for the Pixel XL.
For those interested in Google’s oft-rumored Daydream VR headset, the report also indicates that device could be priced at $80 when it launches later this year.
And then, to top it all off, a new look at a Pixel may have been revealed in a commercial for Nest products. As noted by Android Police, the model in the commercial is more than likely a dummy unit made to look like the upcoming handset, but there’s certainly a similarity there compared to previous leaks we’ve seen of the Pixel.