Having its origins in 2010 the Google’s Nexus line of devices will be soon replaced by a new one. Today’s leak suggests that Google is going to launch two phones: the Pixel and the Pixel XL, which will give foundations to a completely new series of Android-based, Google-branded smartphones. If to believe the rumor, sporting package of some hot specs the phones may be one of the most expensive phones available on the market.
Google is about to launch new line of Pixel smartphones. Expected to be announced on October 4th, Pixel and Pixel XL, will carry premium specs and may be heavy on your wallet.
The feature that will distinguish the Pixel and the Pixel XL from other Google’s phones like the most recent Huawei Nexus 6P or LG Nexus 5X is not only its name but also its pricing. As rumor has it that the upcoming smartphones will be the Google’s most expensive offerings.
Google phones usually debut tagged with bargain prices. Even the high-end Nexus 6P was sold for just $499 at the date of its premiere, which frankly speaking isn’t much as for a such generously specced device. Unlike its predecessors the Pixel line will cost its customers a bomb. According to the leak that just surfaced the net, the Pixel’s pricing will start at $649, whereas its bigger and more advanced sibling the Pixel XL is reported to cost even more. Simply try to imagine its whooping price.
Usually such pricing is reserved for phones like iPhone 7 or Galaxy S7. And these are devices that surely have a more noble market status than Nexus, or just debuting on the market Pixel family. Naturally, the discussed pricing is still subject to change, but it would be naïve to believe that Google might change their mind. What reasons is hiding behind such a price jump? Well, Google mentions that they want to increase prices of their phones because they plan to provide their customers with direct financing option.
As for specs-to-price ratio, we still don’t know much about the line’s tech parameters except that the Pixel will sport a 5-inch Full HD screen, whereas the Pixel XL is said to house a 5.5-inch Quad HD panel. Other than that, even without the company’s official confirmation, we can safely assume that the devices will run Android N and be the first to pack Snapdragon 821 processor that will most probably be coupled with 4GB RAM.
The Pixel and the Pixel XL are expected to hit retailers on October 4th. Time will tell whether Google made a good decision, as many customers claim that it was the line’s relatively low pricing that convinced them to purchase the Nexus phones instead of choosing one of the Galaxy or Apple flagships.
source: Android Policy