Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are up for pre-orders in India starting today. The second-generation Pixel will be available for pre-booking exclusively on e-retail site Flipkart. During the Pixel 2 series global launch in San Francisco, Google said that the smartphones will be available for pre-order in the India via Flipkart and over 1000 retail stores.
The pre-order for the new Pixel handsets have begun from 12 am on Thursday. The e-commerce site has listed a few exciting pre-order offers on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The offers include- free Sennheiser Bluetooth headset worth Rs. 11,990; cash back offer of Rs. 8000 on EMI transactions made via HDFC Bank credit cards; 50 percent guaranteed buyback value in case you want to upgrade the Pixel. There’s a Rs. 5000 off as well that can be availed on exchange of select models. Flipkart is also providing an exchange offer of up to Rs. 25,000 on exchange of old smartphones. No cost EMI will start at Rs. 3,389 per month.
Additionally, Google has also packed in a few offline offers that will be available through offline stores including Reliance Digital, Croma etc. Consumers who order the smartphones before October 31 will be able to grab a free Sennheiser Bluetooth headset worth Rs. 11,990; cash back offer of Rs. 8000 on EMI transactions made via HDFC Bank credit cards, no cost EMI starting at Rs. 3,389 a month. Airtel subscribers can get 120GB of additional data for six months, meanwhile, Jio users will get overall benefits worth Rs. 14,999. The Jio benefits include- 1 year of unlimited voice, 750GB data, Jio applications worth Rs. 9,999 at no cost and Rs. 5,000 additional exchange bonus at Reliance Digital stores.
The deliveries for the Pixel 2 will start from November 1 meanwhile the bigger variant, the Pixel 2 XL shipping will begin from November 15. The Pixel 2 has been priced in India starting at Rs. 61,000 for the 64GB variant. The phone features a 5-inch 1080p display and packs 4GB of RAM. The Pixel 2 XL, on the other hand, carries a price tag of Rs. 73,000 for the 64GB model. It sports a 6-inch QHD+ P-OLED display. Both the handsets are fueled by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC and have IP67 rating for water and dust resistance.