If you’re looking for reasons to buy the Google Pixel 7 or Google Pixel 7 Pro when they launch next week, consider this: you might get a free Google Pixel Watch or some Google Pixel Buds Pro earbuds with them your pre-order.
That’s according to the tipster Roland Quandt (opens in new tab), who is usually reliable with the information he provides. The Pixel Watch will appear to be included in Pixel 7 Pro pre-orders, with the Pixel Buds Pro being offered for Pixel 7 buyers. There’s a catch, though – Quandt states these deals will only be available in the UK.
It remains to be seen whether they will end up appearing as deals in other international markets or whether Google will put together various pre-order packages. The new phones would certainly be a more enticing offer with a free gift.
Pixel 7 Pro pre-order gifts in some countries include the Pixel Watch. Pixel 7 pre-order gifts in some countries include Pixel Buds Pro. (read: UK)October 1, 2022
What we do know is that the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will be unveiled on Thursday October 6th. As for the actual shipping and sale dates, Tuesday 18th October has been mentioned as a possibility by those in the know.
The Pixel Watch is expected to debut on October 6th alongside the Pixel 7 phones. Considering the wearable is expected to cost around $350 in the US and around £340 in the UK, that’s quite a giveaway.
The Pixel Buds Pro are already out there and are priced at $199/£179 – not as expensive as the Pixel Watch probably, but then again they’ll be paired with the cheaper Pixel 7. All will be revealed next week.
Analysis: Google sweetens the deal
Google has a form for offering some pretty decent pre-order deals: you might recall that Google Pixel 6 pre-orders in the UK came with a free pair of Bose 700 wireless headphones worth £300 (half the price of the phone itself). .
Pre-order freebies definitely sweeten the deal for potential buyers, and they’re likely to get a lot more people considering a Pixel 7 smartphone — especially when it comes to the Pixel 7 Pro, when in fact a Pixel Watch is bundled with it .
Of course, it’s going to be a financial hit for Google, but getting as many people as possible to wear its new smartwatch might not be a bad idea. More users means more developer interest, which in turn means more investment in Wear OS.
As always, pricing will be key – if the phones themselves are too expensive, the pre-order deals might not matter. Of course, we’ll bring you all the news and announcements live on October 6th as they happen.
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