Google Pixel 3 Shows up Unexpectedly on Popular Chinese Retailer JD, Showing a $700+ Price Tag
The Google Pixel 3 has already leaked extensively, leaving nothing to the imagination to the extent that an employee expected to work at the company alleged forgot his Pixel 3 XL in the back of a taxi. As is the case with heavily leaked phones, the Pixel 3 has apparently been listed on the website of a retailer already. Since so much is already known about the phone, we aren’t surprised at the early listing, but it a little puzzling that it has been listed in China.
Google Pixel 3 Pricing on JD.com Mounts to a Whopping $730 USD – Only Marginally Cheaper Than the iPhone XR
Google sells its Pixel smartphones in select countries, which does not include China. However, the Pixel 3 has been listed on the Chinese website JD.com, carrying a price tag of $729 (RMB 4,999). Devices that are listed ahead of time usually carry inflated price tags, so the phone’s actual price may not be that high. Since the listing is in Mandarin, it is hard to make out much of it and Google Translate wasn’t particularly helpful for us either.
In case you didn’t know, devices which originate from China cannot use Google’s wide range of services, which is why the Pixel and Nexus phones are not sold there. If this listing is anything to go by, the company might enter the Far Eastern market this year. China is a massive market when it comes to smartphones and even Apple released a tailored version of its new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max specifically for this market audience so it makes a lot of sense for Google to try to gain a foothold in China as well.
Coming back to the listing, it shows the white and black versions of the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. The Pixel 3, which is rumored to not come with a notch unlike the Pixel 3 XL, is expected to do better this year as the high price of the Pixel 3 XL might be too much for a lot of people to pay. Both smartphones are going to be unveiled on October 9 in New York City, so we’ll have all the updates for you during the upcoming event.
Since the Pixel 3 features more or less the same hardware specifications as the bigger brother, we’re assuming that the smaller model could become the more popular one out of the two.
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