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Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL India Pre-Orders Start Today, Flipkart Reveals Offers

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Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be going on pre-orders in India starting Thursday. Online, the new Pixel hardware will be exclusively available via Flipkart in India. The Mountain View company, soon after the global launch, had revealed that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be also going on sale from over 1,000 offline stores in the country.

For interested consumers, the India pre-orders kick-off at 12am on Thursday and deliveries for the Pixel 2 will begin from November 1 and Pixel 2 XL on November 15.

Flipkart in a release has revealed some exclusive pre-order offers on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones which include a free Sennheiser Headset worth Rs. 11,990; Rs. 8,000 cashback on EMI transactions done with HDFC Bank credit cards; 50 percent buyback value when you want to upgrade the Pixel; extra Rs. 5,000 off on exchange of select phone models, and no cost EMI starting at Rs. 3,389 per month. Additionally, Flipkart has also announced it will give away the Google Daydream View 2 headset to five selected winners of the social media contest run on Facebook which ends on Tuesday. The online retailer also says that selected few customers may stand a chance to get the special packaging box designed by Google during the deliveries.

Google in another release detailed offers for offline pre-orders, available at such participating offline retail partners as Reliance Digital and Croma. Here, those who pre-order the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL before October 31 will get a free pair of Sennheiser Bluetooth earphones worth Rs. 11,990; no-cost EMI plans starting at Rs. 3,389 per month; Rs. 8,000 cashback on HDFC Bank credit cards (EMI transactions only), and, up to 120GB additional Airtel data for 6 months.

Finally, Reliance Jio subscribers get overall benefits of Rs. 14,999, Google said in its release. This includes 1 year of unlimited voice, data (750GB), SMS, and Jio applications worth Rs. 9,999 at no cost, Rs. 5,000 additional exchange bonus at Reliance Digital stores.

The Pixel 2 price in India starts at Rs. 61,000 which is slightly below the price of iPhone 8 base variant which comes at Rs. 64,000. The Pixel 2 XL starts at Rs. 73,000 for the 64GB storage option which is equivalent to the price tag of base variant of the iPhone 8 Plus. The 128GB variants of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are priced in India at Rs. 70,000 and Rs. 82,000, respectively.

Google Pixel 2


General

Release date October 2017
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 145.70 x 69.70 x 7.80
Weight (g) 143.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 2700
Removable battery No
Colours Just Black, Clearly White, Kinda Blue
SAR value NA

Display

Screen size (inches) 5.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×1920 pixels

Hardware

Processor 1.9GHz octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
RAM 4GB
Internal storage 32GB
Expandable storage No

Camera

Rear camera 12.2-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 8-megapixel

Software

Operating System Android 8.0.0

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00
NFC Yes
Infrared No
USB OTG No
FM No
Number of SIMs 1
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

Sensors

Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer Yes
Temperature sensor No

Google Pixel 2 XL


General

Release date October 2017
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 157.90 x 76.70 x 7.90
Weight (g) 175.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3520
Removable battery No
Colours Just Black, Black and White
SAR value NA

Display

Screen size (inches) 6.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1440×2880 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 538

Hardware

Processor 1.9GHz octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
RAM 4GB
Internal storage 64GB
Expandable storage No

Camera

Rear camera 12.2-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 8-megapixel

Software

Operating System Android 8.0.0

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00
NFC Yes
Infrared No
USB OTG No
FM No
Number of SIMs 1
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

Sensors

Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer Yes
Temperature sensor No