As the official launch of the Pixel 8 series approaches on October 4th, anticipation has been building, and leaks have been steadily trickling in regarding Google’s upcoming flagship smartphones Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. The latest information to emerge reveals that European consumers can expect to dig a bit deeper into their pockets compared to the previous Pixel 7 series, as the prices seem to be on the rise.
The leaked details indicate that Google has increased the prices for all storage variants of the Pixel 8 series, a development that may not be welcome news for potential buyers. Here’s a breakdown of the reported prices:
- Base variant (with VAT): €874.25 (~$942)
- Base variant (without VAT): €710.77 (~$765)
- 256GB variant (with VAT): €949.30 (~$1,023)
Pixel 8 Pro:
- 128GB variant (with VAT): €1,235 (~$1,331)
- 256GB variant (with VAT): €1,309 (~$1,411)
- 512GB variant (with VAT): €1,461 (~$1,575)
It’s important to note that all these prices include a 23% VAT. These figures represent a significant increase compared to the Pixel 7 series, which means that potential buyers should prepare to spend more than they did for the previous generation.
The possibility of a price hike had been circulating as a rumor for some time, with suggestions ranging from a $50 to $100 increase. If the European prices are indeed accurate, it’s likely that similar price adjustments will be seen in other regions as well. However, it’s essential to exercise caution, as these prices remain unofficial until confirmed by Google at the official launch event.
In addition to pricing details, the leak also sheds light on the color options for the upcoming Pixel 8 series:
- Pixel 8 will be available in Hazerl, Obsidian, Rose, and Mint.
- Pixel 8 Pro will offer color choices of Bay, Obsidian, Porcelain, and Mint.
As the October 4th launch date approaches, Google is expected to unveil not only the Pixel 8 series but also the Pixel Watch 2 and possibly new color options for the Pixel Buds to complement its latest smartphones. Stay tuned for further updates as we continue to cover everything you need to know about Google’s upcoming flagship devices.