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Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL: How to preorder the new phones now

Google on Wednesday revealed the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, with preorders going live after the event. If you’re clamoring to get your hands on Google’s latest wares, the wait won’t be much longer. Let’s take a look.


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Pricing

The Pixel 2 is available in three different colors, with two different storage options. The three colors are Just Black, Clearly White and Kinda Blue. The 64GB model is priced at $649/£629/AU$1,079, while the 128GB model will set you back $749/£729/AU$1,229.

The Pixel 2 XL is limited to Just Black and a Black and White color combo but offers the same storage options. The 64GB model is $849/£899/AU$1,549. For the 128GB model, you can expect to pay $949/£899/AU$1,549.

Preorder

In the US, the Google Store, Best Buy, Project Fi, and Verizon will begin taking preorders on Wednesday, October 4. In the UK, the Google Store, EE and Carphone Warehouse are taking preorders. As for Australia, Telstra, JB Hi-Fi and the Google Store will begin taking preorders on October 20.

 

It’s unlocked

Keep in mind, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are unlocked and will work with most carriers. Even those devices purchased from Verizon Wireless are unlocked. T-Mobile wants to make sure you know the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will work on its network, and is offering up to $325 to offset the cost of the device. Read T-Mobile’s announcement here to comb through the finer details.

Launch day

The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be available in stores and begin arriving at customers’ homes on October 19 in the US. Elsewhere, the Pixel 2 will be available starting October 19, while Pixel 2 XL is currently scheduled for availability on November 15.

Try before you buy

Those in the US can visit a Verizon Wireless retail store to check out the Pixel 2 in person starting October 5.

There’s a freebie involved

If you preorder the Pixel 2, Google will throw in a free Google Home Mini with your phone. The small speaker uses Google Assistant to answer common questions, play music, create reminders… basically everything the original Google Home does, only smaller.

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