Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL pre-orders go live in India

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL got launched a few weeks ago and the pair has now gone up for pre-orders in India. The former is set to hit availability on November 1 and the latter on November 15.

The Pixel 2’s 64GB option is priced at Rs 61000 and 128GB model at Rs 70000. The larger Pixel 2 XL favors a Rs 73000 cost for its 64GB variant and Rs 82000 one for its 128GB version. The two are quite expensive, challenging rivals like the iPhone 8 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 head-on.

Flipkart’s looking to make things a bit more affordable by bundling in a couple of pre-order offers with the duo. Anyone who buys the handsets with an HDFC Bank Credit Card on an EMI basis will get Rs 8000 as cashback. The e-commerce site’s also added Rs 5000 to the standard exchange value, so customers will get up to Rs 25000 for their older phone.

Google Pixel 2 XL

There’s also a long-standing Axis Bank Buzz Credit Card offer which slashes 5% from the cost of the Google smartphones. The brand’s looking to attract audiophiles by giving away a Sennheiser Headset worth Rs 11990 at just Re 1. No Cost EMIs start from Rs 3389 per month, while other EMIs start from Rs 2085 per month.

Key specifications of the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL:

– OS: Android 8.0 Oreo
– Display: 5-inch 1080 x 1920p/6-inch 2880 x 1440p
– CPU: Snapdragon 835
– Storage: 64GB/128GB
– RAM: 4GB
– Camera: 12.2MP rear, 8MP front
– Battery: 2700mAh/3520mAh
– Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fiac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB-C, NFC, GLONASS, eSIM

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You can snap up the Google Pixel 2 here and Pixel 2 XL here.