We know that the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be announced this fall. We also know that the tech giant has plans to add an affordable smartphone, believed to be the Moto X4, to its limited list of devices supported on Google Project Fi.
With the addition of the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL and the Moto X4, Project Fi will have a total of 8 supported devices. This includes the current Pixel phones as well as the three Nexus phones from the past three years. This move will without a doubt help improve the number of people using Fi, especially since many have been claiming that they can’t join due to the limited number of devices, more so, affordable ones.
Speaking of affordability, the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are not expected to come on the cheap. The two will, as expected, be powered by high-end specs and carry premium features, just like it happened last year. There are reports that the Pixel 2 generation might even get a price increment of at least $50, something that those complaining about the price of the current Pixel phones won’t enjoy hearing.
Despite the high possibility of commanding a steeper price tag, it seems many Google Project Fi users will be happy to buy the high-end Google Pixel 2 XL when the phone finally breaks cover. This is according to a poll done by 9to5Google readers, where more than 2800 participants took part.
In the results, those who are ready to get their hands on the Pixel 2 XL at whatever cost stand at about 36%, followed by the Moto X4, which 30% of the voters are ready to buy once it hits the market. The Moto X4, unlike the other Google phones, is rumored to cost about $400, which is what Google Project Fi have been asking for.
As for the smaller Pixel 2, only 459 of the voters said they’ll be buying the phone, which is less than half of the potential buyers of the Google Pixel 2 XL. Note that this is just a sample insight into how the two phones will perform in the market, but the actual performance might be different. But interestingly, the results resemble the performance of the current Pixel phones, where the XL model has a bigger following than the smaller model. It seems people are really falling in love with big screens.