Flagship phones are expensive – except, of course, when it’s not, which seems to be the case with the Google Pixel 7, as a price leak suggests it will significantly undercut competing handsets.
Corresponding Artem Russakovski (opens in new tab) — the founder of Android Police — the Pixel 7 will start at $599, which is exactly the same as the starting price of the Pixel 6 and significantly lower than the $799 starting price of the iPhone 14.
Given that the dollar price appears to be the same as last year, we can theorize it could be in other currencies as well, which could mean the Pixel 7 starts at £599 in the UK and AU$999 in Australia becomes.
They also claim that the Pixel 7 Pro will have the same starting price of $899 as its predecessor – which could mean a price of £849 / AU$1,299 elsewhere.
From a source I trust 💯, here are the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro US prices as per the current data in Target’s systems. First up is the Pixel 7, codenamed Panther, $599, available in Snow, Obsidian, and Lemongrass colors. pic.twitter.com/OqXt1qnHOLSeptember 22, 2022
These prices appear to be based on current data in Target’s systems and from a source that Russakovskii trusts 100%, so it sounds pretty believable, although of course we’d still take it with a pinch of salt.
The dates also mention a pre-order date for both models on October 6, which is when they will be announced. However, Google had already confirmed that date for the Pixel 7 Pro, so it’s not surprising to hear that pre-orders for the standard model are likely to open then as well.
The shipping date is October 13, although a recent leak indicated October 18 and Russakovskii is unsure if this leak is incorrect or if Target’s data here is outdated.
Finally, if you pick up one of these handsets from Target yourself, you can seemingly get a $100 gift card with the Pixel 7 and a $200 gift card with the Pixel 7 Pro, although it’s unclear if it is additional eligibility requirements. beyond buying one of the phones.
Analysis: Undercut everything
The Google Pixel 7 will not only undercut the iPhone 14 – by a whopping $200 if this leak is correct – but much of its other competition as well.
The Samsung Galaxy S22, for example, also starts at $799 (or £769 / AU$1,249), while even the OnePlus 10T costs a bit more at $649 / £629. That’s not terribly surprising – Google’s phones often undercut the competition, but in a world of rising prices and inflation it’s nice to see.
Hopefully outside of the US the price will remain the same as last year, but there’s no guarantee of that. Apple, for example, charged the same for the iPhone 14 in its home country as it did for the iPhone 13, but increased prices in the UK.
However, if Google keeps prices relatively low, the Pixel 7 could easily be a contender for our best phones list.
https://www.techradar.com/news/google-pixel-7-price-leak-makes-the-phone-sound-like-a-real-bargain Google Pixel 7 price leak makes the phone sound like a real bargain