The Google Pixel 4 might start at $799 like the Pixel 3 after all

The Google Pixel 4 might start at $799 like the Pixel 3 after all
The Pixel 4 hasn’t stopped leaking all summer yet the pricing Google has planned for its next-generation flagships still remains quite the mystery. But with less than 24 hours to go until the big reveal, a new report published seems to be the most credible pricing leak yet. 

The Pixel 4 will cost the same as the Pixel 3 series

Citing a reliable carrier source, Droid Life claims the 64GB versions of the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will retail at $799 and $899 respectively in the US. These price points are identical to those of last year’s Pixel 3 series and match up perfectly with earlier rumors about Google’s commercial plans.

Today’s news will likely be met with open arms by fans of the Pixel lineup. Over the weekend, a Best Buy employee revealed Google may have been planning a hefty $999 price tag for the 64GB Pixel 4 XL model while separate reports over the past few weeks have also mentioned a starting price of around $849.

The publication in question, unfortunately, wasn’t able to obtain pricing for the 128GB versions of Google’s flagship devices but in the past, it has charged $100 extra. This would suggest the 128GB Pixel 4 will set consumers back $899 while the Pixel 4 XL alternative will retail at $999.

For comparison, the smaller iPhone 11 Pro complete with 64GB of storage costs $999 in the US while the entry-level Galaxy Note 10+ complete with 256GB of expandable internal storage retails at $1,099. Other competing devices include the standard Galaxy Note 10, which costs $949, and the OnePlus 7 Pro, which starts at $669.

What the Pixel 4 has to offer: Snapdragon 855, 90Hz display, more

Google's next-generation flagship, like most other 2019 offerings, will be powered by one of Qualcomm's most powerful chipsets, although in this case, it's not the newest. That's because Google has skipped the overclocked Snapdragon 855+ used by OnePlus in favor of the more popular Snapdragon 855 which is paired with 6GB of RAM. 

Externally, the Silicon Valley-based company has gone back to the drawing board and started from scratch. Up front, the smartphones ditch the Pixel 3 XL's ugly notch and the Pixel 3's huge bezels in favor of a 90Hz Smooth Display surrounded by a reduced chin and a thicker forehead which is justified by the sheer amount of technology Google has crammed inside. Specifically, the upper bezel houses a selfie camera, an in-ear speaker, a new 3D facial recognition system designed to compete with Apple's Face ID and Huawei's 3D Face Unlock, and a Project Soli radar chip which enables a range of Motion Sense gestures that'll be central to the Pixel 4's experience.

Moving over to the rear, the Pixel's trademark two-tone construction has been ditched in favor of a single-tone slab of glass that now incorporates a square camera module. The latter houses a 12-megapixel main camera, a 16-megapixel telephoto shooter, and an LED flash. Other features will include stock Android 10 paired with the next-generation Google Assistant straight out of the box, 4G LTE network support, and stereo speakers although the front-facing setup has been scrapped.

Google Pixel 4 release date and availability

The Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are apparently going to be available for pre-order starting tomorrow, immediately after the announcement event in New York has ended. This is expected to precede shipments on Friday, October 25, in global markets like the US, UK, Europe, and Japan.

In terms of carrier availability for the United States, T-Mobile CEO John Legere seemingly confirmed Google's next flagships would be available for Magenta customers. Verizon and Sprint are expected to join this list in addition to AT&T, the latter of which was revealed as the latest Pixel partner earlier this month by PhoneArena

Related phones

Pixel 4
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2800 mAh
Pixel 4 XL
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3700 mAh



1. rsiders

Posts: 1996; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Let's write an article on how it might be more expensive than last year's models. Let's write an article on how it might be priced the same as last year.

2. joshuaswingle

Posts: 645; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

It's our job to cover the latest info and keep everyone informed. Evan Blass (evleaks) was the first reliable source to report on pricing by revealing the Canadian Pixel 4 prices, which are noticeably higher than the Pixel 3's. This weekend 9To5Google heard from a seemingly reliable source that they'd cost even more than expected ($899). But now Droid Life is reporting $799 as the price tag. There have been more price leaks but we've limited our coverage to the historically reliable sources.

3. seantn4

Posts: 56; Member since: Dec 11, 2018

Can confirm Sprint will have.

13. Venom

Posts: 3802; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Pixel phones generally are unlocked for ALL carriers.

20. seantn4

Posts: 56; Member since: Dec 11, 2018

I am aware of this. I was responding to the article naming carriers who will have it. Sprint will be selling the phone through them along with the other carriers and google themselves.

4. OneLove123

Posts: 1250; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

I heard it’s going to be $850 for the regular one. Stay tune n Come back tomorrow for more of your daily news if anything changes.

5. Vancetastic

Posts: 1710; Member since: May 17, 2017

Well, that's a little better.

6. Joosty

Posts: 487; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

They listened to the public.

7. Derekjeter

Posts: 1552; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

What public? Who was asking for this price? If they really listened to the public, price would start $499 or $599. There’s nothing on this phone to justify $799 starting price.

9. Alcyone

Posts: 542; Member since: May 10, 2018

Agreed. And I could say the same for 2 certain other oems. Reason why I'm holding onto my 2016 tech.

14. Joosty

Posts: 487; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

There's numerous videos out there stating that if the price increased it would not be justified. Having the same price as the P3 was not their original intent...

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 22423; Member since: May 28, 2014

Agreed. Google thinks it can charge close to Samsung, Huawei and Apple prices when they can’t compete with their hardware. Google needs to just stick with the midrange Pixels and leave the flagships to other Android OEM’s like Huawei, Samsung, OnePlus and others, as they certainly do not stand a chance competing with them in the flagship space.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 22423; Member since: May 28, 2014

Still think these prices are too expensive expensive for what these Pixels bring to the table. It’s biggest selling point is it’s camera, while the hardware is just meh. Google cannot compete with the likes of Huawei, Samsung or Apple on the hardware front, let alone try and price these Pixels close to what their respective flagships costs. If Google really wants to sell some of these, they’d start off at $599.

10. D34ever

Posts: 236; Member since: Jul 14, 2018

Pass. Bring on the 4a XL !!

12. Venom

Posts: 3802; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I agree. Bring me the 4A. I hope Google is working on a successor.

11. phonedroid

Posts: 32; Member since: Dec 15, 2017

So black Friday might be 699 for a 128gb xl. The note 10+ is already down to 799 so maybe they are all catching on.

18. TypicalGeek

Posts: 218; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

128GB for the best flagship Google has to offer? I thought 256GB is a no brainer.

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