Google just (formally) took the wraps off its new Pixel 3 and 3 XL smartphones. While they’re both great smartphones any buyer would enjoy, what it really comes down to is price since a lot of smartphones nowadays are starting at around $1,000. Luckily, Google isn’t taking that exact route with the Pixel 3.
For the smaller 5.5-inch Pixel 3, Google’s charging $799. That gets up 64GB of internal storage. For 128GB of storage, the price goes up $100 to $899. Meanwhile, the 64GB variant of the Pixel 3 XL starts at the same $899 price point. And for a fully-specced-out 3 XL with 128GB of storage, it’ll cost you $999. That’s just a dollar shy of the $1,000 mark, but at least the phone isn’t starting there.
The Pixel 3 and 3 XL will be sold through Google’s store unlocked, with a Verizon SIM, or with a Project Fi SIM. The devices will also be sold through Verizon who remains Google’s exclusive carrier partner. They both launch on October 18th.