Google’s Pixel 7 upgrades won’t include a price hike

However, Target customers can receive a really great pre-order incentive

Even though the next Made by Google presentation isn’t for another two weeks, it already seems like we know almost everything there is to know about Google’s upcoming smartphone line. At I/O in May, the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro were formally unveiled, but the firm has been keeping some of its cards close to its breast. Sadly, it appears that one of the last pieces of the puzzle—the one we weren’t aware of—has now come out. You don’t need to wonder anymore about how much the Pixels this year will cost you.

The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are scheduled to be on sale at the exact prices shown in leaked pictures from Target’s internal systems that AP founder Artem Russakovskii tweeted. Google has maintained the same starting costs for the phones they’re replacing, which may come as no surprise: $600 for the basic Pixel 7 and $900 for the bigger, Pro-branded variant. As if we didn’t already know, this leak also verifies the official colorways for each model: Snow, Obsidian, and Lemongrass for the smaller device, and Snow, Obsidian, and Hazel for the larger one.

From a source I trust 💯, here comes Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro US pricing, according to current data in Target’s systems.

First up, Pixel 7, codenamed Panther, $599, available in Snow, Obsidian, and Lemongrass colors.

— Artem Russakovskii 🇺🇦 (@ArtemR) September 22, 2022

Target’s pre-order bonuses for the phone are also included in Artem’s report, and they are quite alluring. With the smaller Pixel 7 or the larger Pixel 7 Pro, buyers can receive a $100 or $200 gift card. Those are pretty significant discounts, and the offer is alluring if each gift card is bundled with each transaction. The only brand-new information in this article is the release date of October 13. This goes against a recent story that claimed the phone would be on sale on October 18th, although it is consistent with some of the first reports regarding it. It’s uncertain if the most current disclosures are accurate or if this listing is out-of-date.

It appears that Google may have run out of surprises for its upcoming presentation given the pricing leaks for both the Pixel 7 series and the Pixel Watch that are currently accessible from retail channels. Hopefully there are one or two more secrets that are waiting to be discovered. In any case, Google’s most recent hardware will be officially unveiled on October 6 in New York City. Regardless of leaks, it will be interesting to observe. 

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