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While Amazon's Prime Day blowout is still a few days away and the e-commerce giant has yet to follow eBay's suit with a similarly lengthy list of early deals on popular gadgets, brands like Nokia and Google are wasting no time in generating buzz for discounts set to be made available on July 15.
Both the high-end Pixel 3 and 3 XL, as well as the mid-range Pixel 3a XL, will be on sale exclusively for Prime members for a full 48 hours (or while supplies last) early next week. Although we wouldn't exactly call the upcoming deals earth-shattering, they are definitely better than what you can find right now at other major retailers and e-stores, including Google's own official smartphone distribution channel.
The Pixel 3a XL, for instance, is currently up for grabs at its usual price with no deal sweeteners whatsoever from the search giant, while Amazon Prime subscribers will be able to buy it on Monday and Tuesday alongside a complimentary $100 gift card. That's a repeat of the popular handset's introductory promotion from a couple of months ago, but unfortunately, the smaller Pixel 3a will not join the fun this time around.
As for the older but faster and more premium-built Pixel 3 and 3 XL, Amazon is cooking up a $260 Prime-exclusive discount to be offered across the board on 64 and 128GB storage variants. That beats the $200 savings repeatedly available through the Google Store in recent months, although quite a few lucky Android users got $300 promo codes earlier this week that ultimately seem to work just fine.
All in all, we clearly expect to see better Prime Day deals for many other products, but as far as the Pixel 3 lineup is concerned, it appears this is the best Amazon can do... for now. With the Pixel 4 and 4 XL not that far on the horizon, we wouldn't rule out heftier discounts coming soon after this 48-hour deal marathon.