Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL price, release date and carrier availability
Google's next generation of Pixel phones is finally here, after weeks of heavy leaking, and the Pixel 3 and 3 XL are up for any task you throw at them, judging by the prices Google is charging for the handsets.
One would think that the 6.3" display means that the 3 XL is the largest Pixel ever, but with a proud notch at the front, it is actually the size of the 2 XL, and even a tad more compact thanks to the narrower side bezels. If you want something more manageable in the hand, though, you'd have to splurge for the smaller, Pixel 3 sibling. How much? Well, here's the scoop.
Big Red will be carrying the new Pixels, of course, just as previous years, when it was their exclusive carrier. The rumor that it will charge $799 for the smaller Pixel 3 actually held water in the end. That's a lot of change for the "small" phone, but if you want one of the best cameras on Android and a pure stock interface with the fastest security updates, this is what you'd have to dole out.
Google's device store will have the new Pixel 3 and 3 XL for prices the same as Verizon's, starting from $799 for the 64GB Pixel 3, and hitting $999 for the 128GB Pixel 3 XL. Google also throws in 3 months of YouTube Premium for free, which is a nice touch.
Pixel 3 and 3 XL country availability
The Pixel 3 and 3 XL will be available in much more countries at launch than their Pixel 2 predecessors were. Expect them officially in the Google Stores of Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, India, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and, of course, United States (except Puerto Rico).