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5 Inch Google Pixel Rumored With Prodigious $649 Price Tag And Financing Options

Ramish Zafar
Posted Sep 19, 2016
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Google’s Pixel smartphones for this year have started to see a lot of information surface. The biggest surprise so far is the fact that this year’s smartphones will bid goodbye to the Nexus lineup. Mountain View will take a direct approach with its smartphones this year. The devices will carry the Google logo on their back and will also feature software tweaks and features. For pricing, you should expect a much higher price tag this time around. Today, some more information has surfaced on the matter. Take a look below to find out more.

Google’s Pixel Smartphone Could Feature A Starting Price Of $649 Complete With Financing Options

The Pixel and Pixel XL have surfaced regularly on the rumor mill. The devices will feature all the specifications that you’d expect from top tier, flagship devices according to information so far. For the processor, we’ve heard quite a lot about the Snapdragon 821 though nothing’s set in stone for now. Common sense does suggest Qualcomm’s latest processor to make it on board the smartphone. The Snapdragon 821 will be coupled with 4GB of RAM, 12MP rear cameras and 32GB of starting storage for both the devices.

Moving towards pricing details, the Pixel and the Pixel XL will be quite heavy on the pocket. Earlier rumors have suggested a starting price of $499 for the 5 inch Google Pixel. If you thought that was heavy on the pocket, you’re in for a surprise today. Fresh rumors now suggest a much heftier price tag for the device. Sources now suggest that the 32GB Google Pixel will feature a price tag of $649. This will effectively place the device in the flagship bracket.

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Google will also introduce financing options for the Pixel and Pixel XL. The company’s rumored to take a more stronger, brand focused approach on the devices this year after all. In addition to financing options, the Pixel and Pixel XL will also feature accidental insurance coverage. This will stand at $99 for the Pixel and at $119 for the Pixel XL. The company will also sell its own cases for the pair. As for availability, the devices will be sold in Google Store alongside being Verizon exclusives.

Today’s news will come as a disappointment to many users who’re eager to try out Google’s upgraded offerings for this year. Mountain View’s rumored to ditch stock Android in favor of upgrades and Pixel exclusive software features. Looks like the company will finally take a software centered approach for its devices this year. The Pixel and Pixel XL are expected to be launched on the 4th of October. More information should surface in the meanwhile. Stay tuned and let us know what you think in the comments section below. We’ll keep you updated on the latest.

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