The Pixel 6 Could Be Less Expensive Than We Expected

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Image: Google – With a starting price of $749, the iPhone 13 would be $50 less than the regular model. Google revealed some facts about the Pixel 6 in August, but has been tight-lipped regarding its price. According to new speculations, the Pixel 6 will not be as costly as some had predicted.

The Pixel 6 has a redesigned design, a Google-built CPU, and enhanced camera capabilities, among other things. In an interview with Gizmodo, Google hardware and services executive Rick Osterloh stated unequivocally that the Pixel 6 represented the company’s comeback to the premium smartphone market. Osterloh also defined the Pixel 6 as a “mainstream luxury product” in an interview with German publication Der Spiegel, noting that it will be “expensive.”

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Osterloh didn’t specify a price range, so there’s some leeway in terms of what individuals believe to be pricey. Over the last several years, the costs of current flagship phones from Samsung, Apple, and others have decreased slightly, with new iPhones and Galaxy phones starting at approximately $800.

However, if a tweet from well-known leaker @heyitsyogesh is accurate, the basic Pixel 6 may not be as costly as some had anticipated. According to Yogesh, a source told him that the basic Pixel 6 will cost $749, which is consistent with earlier reports indicating the Pixel 6 may cost as little as 649 euros (about $749) in other countries.

If true, it would put the Pixel 6 between the bottom of what’s typically called flagship price and the top of the mid-range sector, costing $50 less than the basic iPhone 13. It won’t be cheap, but it won’t be as costly as the $1,000 Galaxy Z Flip 3 or $1,800 Galaxy Z Fold 3.

However, it appears that anyone contemplating the Pixel 6 Pro will have to pay a considerable premium. The Pro model, according to Yogesh, will start at $1,049. In comparison to previous Pixel phones, this would mark a significantly larger price leap from the regular Pixel to its Pro or XL brother, and would be more costly than Apple’s $999 iPhone 13 Pro. The Pixel 6 Pro is anticipated to come with a second telephoto camera, a larger battery, improved 5G connection, and other added features like UWB support, so it appears that Google is putting a lot of effort into making the Pixel 6 Pro live up to its “Pro” designation.

While Google has yet to announce an official launch date for the Pixel 6, a number of leaks and speculations suggest the company is preparing a hardware showcase in October—October 19 appears to be the most accurate date we’ve seen thus far. With these newest pricing speculations, it appears like Google is planning to compete head-on with Apple and Samsung, which would be great news for anybody seeking to upgrade their phone this autumn.