Google's Pixel 4 and 4 XL go up for pre-order in the US with some cool freebies included

Google's Pixel 4 and 4 XL go up for pre-order in the US with some cool freebies included
It seems fitting for the most leaked smartphones in recent memory (and possibly in the entire modern history of the mobile industry) to go up for pre-order a bit prematurely, especially after Best Buy and Carphone Warehouse already jumped the gun with product listings ahead of time in Canada and the UK respectively.

This time around, it's B&H Photo Video in the US that can't wait for the official Pixel 4 and 4 XL announcement event later today, confirming the pricing structure of the two new "pure Google" handsets is really not as bad as some sources suggested. Better yet, the authorized third-party retailer is looking to sweeten the deals right off the bat, throwing in an already customary Mint Mobile 3-month 8GB prepaid SIM card kit and a $100 e-gift card for free.

That's a combined value of 160 bucks, although we're pretty sure some of you will only find the digital coupon useful. The $100 discount can be applied towards any future B&H purchase, so you're basically getting your hot new stock Android-powered device at a Benjamin off its list price provided you intend to shop at this e-tailer again, which you probably do.

Keep in mind that the Pixel 4 duo is scheduled to start shipping next Tuesday, October 22, with the smaller model fetching as little as $799 when capable of accommodating a modest (by late 2019 high-end standards) 64 gigs of data locally. Meanwhile, the 128GB configuration costs $899, which unsurprisingly happens to be the base price of the 6.3-inch Pixel 4 XL. Last but certainly not least, you need to cough up a full thousand bucks if you want the jumbo-sized variant in a 128 gig storage configuration, which... isn't all that bad, now, is it?

In terms of color options, you'll probably be glad to see B&H Photo Video selling limited "Oh So Orange" editions of both the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, although availability for these snazzy paint jobs is limited to 64GB variants. Naturally, the same doesn't go for "Clearly White" and "Just Black" flavors, which you can get in either 64 or 128 gig versions. Or you can wait and see what other retailers and carriers have in the pipeline in terms of pre-order deals and promotions.

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6 Comments

1. Derekjeter

Posts: 1546; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

“As little as $799” hahahahaha PA you guys are a joke.

2. cpike84

Posts: 22; Member since: Jul 08, 2019

Unlike the iPhone 11, the Pixel 4 has the same camera setup as the Pixel 4 XL, so I'd say the starting price of $799 is quite good compared to the direct competition (iPhone 11 Pro/Max and Galaxy Note 10/10+).

6. KParks23

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

So because other companies charge way too much for phones it's ok for Google to do the same? Got it!

7. iphart

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 17, 2018

If people stay away from these $800 phones prices will come down. As for me I’d rather buy a nice couch for my family room for $800, Since my Note 8 still going strong.

3. Cherylnh85

Posts: 5; Member since: May 24, 2019

The pricing is TGH, especially considering the base storage is at 64GB and there is no storage option above 128GB - 256/512. I still might want to pick one up but only once there is a deal for at least $200 - $300 off in several months after release.

4. libra89

Posts: 2310; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

This is something that we know will come too...

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