Google has on many occasions managed to keep the prices of its Nexus phones at the lowest prices possible.
Last year’s Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X came in at reasonable prices when compared to competitors and even though 2014’s Nexus 6 was priced a little higher, the then cutting-edge quality it packed was enough to justify its price tag.
With the release of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones, things are about to get tougher for any potential buyers out there. According to a new report coming from a trusted source, the next Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones will come at a higher cost as compared to last year’s models.
Last year’s Nexus 6P made its debut with a price tag of $499 for the base model of 32GB, however, the same base model with the same storage capacity for the Pixel will reportedly cost $649. This is the price tag that gets common when looking at the likes of Samsung Galaxy S7, LG G5, iPhone 7 as well as HTC 10, among other flagship handsets. While there is no confirmation of whether the noted price will actually be for the base model, but the fact that the phones’ price could start at $649 is such a huge gamble for the search engine giant.
According to the reports, the smaller Google Pixel is the one to cost this much, meaning that the larger Pixel XL could be priced at a much higher price than last year’s 6P. This is not the best news for those looking forward to getting a new Google Pixel phone, but there is nothing to worry about since nothing has been confirmed by the search engine giant just yet.
There are reports that this huge price tag comes in due to the financing options that Google will also be offering. However, it is only Verizon that has confirmed of selling the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones when they are finally released. This, however, doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to get the same phones via the official Google Store.
If this indeed materializes, it will be hard to tell why Google is making the shift in its pricing policy. Still, the change from Nexus to Pixel could also be at the center of every other change Google is making on its smartphone lineup. Let’s wait and see what turns out at the upcoming October 4th event.
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