December 2, 2023

Google will unveil the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Professional in a while Wednesday, however the telephones maintain just about no secrets and techniques. It’s not simply that Pixel telephones seem in leaks within the months earlier than Google’s launch occasion. That’s already a longtime custom. However the Pixel 8 rumor season was extra productive than ever earlier than.

We discovered the whole lot concerning the new telephones from Google’s advertising and marketing supplies, which included Pixel 8 promo clips. On high of that, we’ve seen early hands-on previews of the brand new Pixel telephones.

The Pixel 8 and eight Professional costs additionally leaked, with a report a number of days in the past claiming that Google will provide nice perks throughout preorders. As anticipated, the Pixel 8 fashions might be costlier than their predecessors. However they’ll be very aggressive with regards to flagships. We’re costs which can be higher than the iPhone 15 collection.

With that in thoughts, we have now a last-minute Pixel 8 leak that provides further excellent news to these searching for extra built-in storage. The 256GB tier improve appears particularly thrilling.

The 128GB Pixel 8 will price $699, $100 greater than its predecessor. However insider Arsene Lupin additionally listed the worth for the 256GB choice. We’re a $60 charge for double the storage, or $40 cheaper than final yr.

In keeping with the identical leaker, the 128GB Pixel 8 Professional can even price $100 greater than its predecessor. That’s $999 for Google’s least expensive iPhone 15 Professional Max rival. However double the storage to 256GB, and also you’ll pay $1,059. The identical $60 improve charge applies.

Nevertheless, that is the place issues get attention-grabbing. The 512GB Pixel 8 Professional will price $1,179, or $120 greater than the 256GB. The 512GB Pixel 7 Professional was $100 costlier than the 256GB model.

It appears barely costlier to double the storage to 512GB this yr. However the improve from 128GB to 512GB will price you $180 for the Pixel 8 Professional, in comparison with $200 for the Pixel 7 Professional.

The identical leaker additionally lists the costs for the Pixel Watch 2: $349 for Wi-Fi and $399 for LTE. They match final yr’s costs.

With all that in thoughts, sure, it appears such as you’ll must pay extra for the Pixel 8 telephones than you anticipated. To place issues in perspective, the iPhone 15 begins at $799 ($829 with out service offers), whereas the iPhone 15 Professional Max begins at $1,199. These are the direct opponents of the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Professional.

Since I discussed the preorder leak from a number of days in the past, I’ll remind you that Google provides you with a free Pixel Watch 2 with Pixel 8 Professional preorders.

As for the bottom Pixel 8, a leak from Europe revealed that the Pixel 8 will include free Pixel Buds Professional (value $199) throughout preorders.

Whatever the Pixel 8 model you select throughout preorders, that’s large worth. The free perks will greater than offset that worth hike. Additionally, contemplating the cheaper storage improve, ordering a 256GB Pixel 8 or Pixel 8 Professional looks like a no brainer, due to these preorder offers.

Google will in all probability verify the whole lot in a while Wednesday throughout its Pixel launch occasion.