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Google Pixel release date is today: how and where to buy the phones (US, UK, Germany prices)


The new Pixel and Pixel XL phones are now on sale through all the available channels that Google announced during their introduction. The Pixels can be had in the US, U.K., Canada, Germany and Australia, starting from $649, while in the all-important Indian market, where the Pixel start from.. wait for it... $855 equivalent, they will launch October 24.

In the US, the Pixel phones have a bigger chance for success than Google's last few Nexus efforts, as they will be available exclusively on Verizon, the largest carrier, and if you want to use them on the big two GSM networks of AT&T and T-Mobile, you can simply buy them unlocked from the Play Store, and a few other places. The blue version is exclusive for US customers, to sweeten the deal in the worlds most visible smartphone market. Here's the scoop where and how you can snatch the Pixels at the prices below.

Google Store

Prices start from $649, or Google is offering you an interest-free loan to pay on monthly installments from $27, how about that? Of course, Pixel is offered unlocked on the Google Store, and it also works with Google's Project Fi network. The Pixel with 128 GB of onboard storage is $749, while the most expensive XL with 128 GB is $869. Google will have a pop-up store in New York on launch day to tout the Pixels. 

Phone32 GB128 GB
Google Pixel$649$749
Google Pixel XL$769$869


Google, now being a consumer electronics company, has a lot of marketing brainiacs working for it who have grasped that if you want to be a successful phone maker in the US, the world's most visible market, you will have to wiggle your gear into a carrier portfolio. What other carrier is more visible than Verizon, though, so that's exactly where the Pixel phones have landed exclusively. Verizon is offering the phones at the same prices as Google, and the same installment plans.

Phone32 GB128 GB
Google Pixel$649 or $27/month$749 or $31/month
Google Pixel XL$769 or $32/month$869 or $36/month


Pre-ordering, receiving, and then activating a Pixel or Pixel XL on Verizon through Best Buy will net you a $100 gift card for the same store, and you will get a free Chromecast to boot. On the downside, the prices are a bit higher than at the Play Store.

Phone32 GB128 GB
Google Pixel$699 or $199 with 2-year contractn/a
Google Pixel XL$799 or $299 with 2-year contractn/a

Global pricing

Your best bet to obtain a Pixel phone abroad is from the Google Store in UK, Germany, Australia, and so on. The prices, however, are not for the faint of heart, due to import duties and currency valuations. A shining example is the UK store, where the Pixel phone starts off from £599 ($763). Here, the phone will be available from Google, Carphone Warehouse, and the EE carrier. 

Germany is even worse at abominal pricing, though, with the 32 GB Pixel jetting off with € 759 ($850), as much as Indians would have to pay come October 24 in the local Google Store.

Phone prices UK32 GB128 GB
Google Pixel£599£719
Google Pixel XL£699£819
Phone prices Germany32 GB128 GB
Google Pixel€ 759€ 899
Google Pixel XL € 869   € 1009

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Google Pixel specs
  • Display 5.0 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 4GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2770 mAh
  • OS Android 10
Google Pixel XL specs
  • Display 5.5 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 4GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3450 mAh
  • OS Android 10

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