Google’s latest smartphones, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will be available for purchase in India starting November 1. Ahead of the launch, Google has revealed some launch offers on both the phones. Users whoever purchases the Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL in India between November 1 and November 7 will receive a free Google Home Mini smart speaker bundled. However, this offer is available only for Google Phone users, meaning users with a Google Pixel phone or Nexus phone will be able to avail the free Google Home Mini. That said, there’s no requirement for you to exchange the existing Pixel or Nexus smartphone to get the free Home Mini. Alongside that, Google also announced a slew bank offers such as No Cost EMIs and up to 5% cashback.
Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL: Get Free Google Home Mini
Google has announced the offer’s availability silently and it seems like the offer is available only for the offline market to boost the sales. The Pixel 3 devices will be exclusive to Flipkart in the online market and the e-commerce portal did not reveal any such offers, except for the standard bank related cashback offers. As mentioned above, under this offer, the Google Pixel 3 or the Pixel 3 XL buyers will get a free Google Home Mini smart speaker, subjected to the availability of the speaker in the offline market. If a retailer doesn’t have the Google Home Mini in stock, then the customer will be informed when it comes back to stock. This offer is valid between November 1 and November 7.
Moving onto the cashback offers, customers can avail No Cost EMI for 6, 12 and 18 months on HDFC Bank Credit/Debit cards, Citibank Credit Card, RBL Credit Card and BFL super cards. Under the No Cost EMI scheme, the Pixel 3’s 64GB variant will be available for Rs 3,944 per month for 18 months. Furthermore, HDFC Bank Debit, Credit card users will be able to get a cashback of 5% on the purchase date itself. Both the cashback and No Cost EMI offers are valid until November 30, 2018.
Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL: Prices, Specifications and Availability
Both the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL comes in two variants with 64GB and 128GB of internal storage. The 64GB variant of the Pixel 3 is priced at Rs 71,000, followed by the 128GB variant at Rs 80,000. The Google Pixel 3 XL’s 64GB variant will be available for Rs 83,000 and the 128GB option costs Rs 92,000. Google also confirmed the Pixel 3 devices would be available across Croma, Reliance Digital, Bajaj Electronics and other major retail stores across the country.
Specifications wise, the Pixel 3 sports a 5.5-inch Full HD+ display, whereas the Pixel 3 XL has a 6.3-inch panel on the front. They’re powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, clubbed with 4GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of onboard storage. Google has added a single camera on the rear side of the Pixel 3 and 3 XL, while on the front, they come with dual cameras for wide-angle selfies. They both boot Android 9 Pie out of the box.
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