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Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL prices and specs leak out in Canada

Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL prices and specs leak out in Canada
There are still three days left until Google will announce its Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones, and yet there seem to be few (if any) mysteries left to solve about the handsets. That's because, following an impressive number of leaks, we've seen the Pixel 3 and 3 XL multiple times, while also hearing a ton of details about their features. Nevertheless, there's a new leak that certainly deserves our attention, this time coming from Canadian carrier Freedom Mobile.

For only several hours, yesterday, Freedom Mobile inadvertently listed both upcoming Google phones on its official website, sharing their prices, color variants, and specs. Here's how much the handsets will seemingly cost up north (prices are obviously in Canadian dollars):

  • Pixel 3 64 GB: 999 CAD
  • Pixel 3 128 GB: 1,129 CAD
  • Pixel 3XL 64 GB: 1,129 CAD
  • Pixel 3XL 128 GB: 1,259 CAD

Now, 999 CAD is about 771 US dollars. But we're not expecting the Pixel 3 to start at this exact price Stateside, because most phones are a bit more expensive in Canada than in the US. For example, Freedom Mobile currently asks 900 CAD for a Pixel 2 64 GB - this means 695 US dollars, and yet the Pixel 2 64 GB costs just $649 in the US.

It's likely that prices for the Pixel 3 will start at $700 Stateside, reaching nearly $1,000 in the case of Pixel 3 XL 128 GB. Both new smartphones seem to have three color variants (black, white, and pink), although the Pixel 3 XL 128 GB was listed at Freedom Mobile in black and white only.

The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will have many common features and specs, including: Android 9 Pie, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 4 GB of RAM, dust- and water-resistance (IP68), dual 8 MP front-facing camera, and single 12 MP rear camera. But the phones differ in size, weight, screen diagonal and resolution, and battery capacity. While the Pixel 3 sports a 5.5-inch display with 1080 x 2160 pixels and packs a 2915 mAh battery, the Pixel 3 XL offers a 6.3-inch notched display with 1440 x 2880 pixels and a 3430 mAh battery.

Google's new Pixel phones could be available for pre-order immediately after their announcement. Thus, if you think you'll want to buy any of the two, you may want to get your credit card ready for next week, as October 9 is the day when the next-gen Google smartphones will be fully unveiled.


source: sinatb12 (Reddit)

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Pixel 3
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2915 mAh
Pixel 3 XL
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3430 mAh

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21 Comments

Subie

Posts: 2212; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

If these prices are true then that means the starting price for the Pixel 3 is increasing by $100 CAD from last years pixel 2. At least at this carrier...

IT-Engineer

Posts: 402; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

If these prices are true for such hideous looking phones, then it will be the OnePlus 6T for me or Nokia 9

Subie

Posts: 2212; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

The entry price for the Pixels have been at $900 since the original. Were you expecting the price to stay the same for a third year?

IT-Engineer

Posts: 402; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

No that I knew, but I expected something better than last years phones, not uglier design, still 4 gigs of ram and above all that a higher price tag

Subie

Posts: 2212; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

4gb ram, and 64gb of non expandable storage for $1,000 CAD is a bit much IMO as well

rsiders

Posts: 1727; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Quick somebody leak the camera specs before the announcement next. Why not?lol

gamehead unregistered

If these phones start off at $700 then I might have to reconsider the Razer phone 2.

gamehead unregistered

If these phones start off at $700 then I might have to reconsider the Razer phone 2.

TypicalGeek

Posts: 201; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

To think my Nexus 5 was $400 undercut every flagship at time.

cmdacos

Posts: 3626; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Over $1000 for the worst aesthetically designed phone ever. Lmao. This is trash.

BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 896; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Its a joke Google think they can charge the same price as Apple.

Subie

Posts: 2212; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

The starting price for the 64gb iPhone XS is $1,379 CAD. That's almost a $400 dollar difference. So no, Google's not trying to charge the same price as Apple.

Bondurant

Posts: 743; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

But you still have the likes of MKBHD recommending the phone and a lot of so called android purists ultimately buy it to be seen as an android purist and on another level geek.

japkoslav

Posts: 1190; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

I am curious how this device handles audio recording. Pixel 2 and XL were disaster on launch day with piss poor quality and artefacts. They made it better with a fix, but Pixel 2 still sounds like a iPhone X - mono, low bitrate, poor sound quality.

ShadowWarrior

Posts: 133; Member since: Aug 08, 2017

Google sheeps will still buy it

Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Pretty sure this phone can't sell much! Over price with the most ugly phone ever made. What wrong with Google thinking?! Such designer shall immediate sack! as well the approval. The most ugly notch and chin in mobile phone design history.

chris2k5

Posts: 144; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

Notch, 128GB only, uninspired design, bezels galore, more expensive...lol google sheeps

hellhr

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 25, 2016

DOA. Why would anyone, for Christ sake, want or buy this?

Subie

Posts: 2212; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Great camera, front firing speakers, consistent and timely updates for three years for starters... There are always reasons why someone may want a particular device. So while I personally dislike some of what has been leaked regarding these new Pixels, I'll hold my own judgement until after they've been released, reviewed, and try them in person. Who knows, maybe Google has a solid product this year...

skips

Posts: 423; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

not for 1000 bucks and up though... holy s**t have the prices gone up over years.

Gavii2000

Posts: 17; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

Why they don’t understand these companies WE DON’T want the NOTCH. Why they force it so much? Ugly as hell. I had an iphone X for one day. No thanks. I stick with my iphone 7 plus. But im excited about the Pixel 3 but not the XL. If the pixel 3 is gonna be good i might switch from Apple to Android.

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