Google’s latest flagship phone which was launched in October this year is getting a major price cut. The Google Pixel 2 which originally cost Rs 61,000 for the base variant will have its price cut to Rs 39,999. Google witnessed a less than satisfactory sales of its flagship devices in India due to the higher prices than the US. Hence the company has decided to partner up with Flipkart to avail this offer for the e-commerce website’s Big Shopping Days sale.
There are few elements and conditions of this discount available on Flipkart. To begin with, Flipkart is offering a straight-up discount of Rs 11,001 if the payment is made through a credit card. The rest Rs 10,000 is a discount if the users pay through a particular bank. And apart from this Flipkart is also giving the buyers an option to trade in their older device for a discount of up to a maximum of Rs 18,000. The full amount is subject to what device you are trading in.
There is also a buyback value promise of Rs 36,500 if the buyer chooses to exchange the Pixel 2 within a year. The offer is valid during the Big Shopping Days sale which is on from December 7 to December 9.
The Google Pixel 2 was launched in India for Rs 61,000 for the 64GB variant and Rs 71,000 for the 128GB variant. The price of the phone in the US was $649 and compared to that the Indian price corresponded to an equivalent of $946. Though great devices, apart from a few technical issues, the ridiculous pricing in the world’s fastest-growing smartphone market in India, Google made a bit of miscalculation. This arguably is their attempt at rectifying that miscalculation.
Talking about their specifications, the Google Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL both sport almost the same set of innards except for the screen size, resolution and the battery capacity.
Both are powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor along with Adreno 540 and 4GB LPDDR4X RAM. Coming in 64GB and 128GB inbuilt storage models, the Pixel 2 and the Pixel2 XL come with front-facing speakers and USB Type-C port at the bottom. They support dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS, GLONASS and NFC.
Google has introduced ‘Active Edge’ on the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL, using which it is possible to squeeze the sides of the handset to fire the Google Assistant.
They both have a 12.2MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture and an 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.4 aperture. The rear camera comes with the ability to record 4K videos at 30fps. The Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL have EIS and OIS for smooth video recording.
The Pixel 2 comes in Just Black, Clearly White and Kinda Blue colours. It has a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) AMOLED display with 2.5D glass and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It is backed by a 2700mAh battery, which is rated to deliver 7 hours of life within 15 minutes of charging.
The Pixel 2 XL will arrive in Just Black and Black and White colours. It has a 6-inch QHD+ (2880×1440 pixels) pOLED display with 18:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It is backed by a 3520mAh battery with same charging capabilities as the Pixel 2.