The Really Blue Google Pixel and Pixel XL are finally ready to make their debut in the UK, available now for preorder at EE and Carphone Warehouse.
Upon unveiling the new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, Google announced three color options for the handsets - Very Silver, Quite Black, and Really Blue. However, the UK and other markets outside of the United States so far got only the first two avatars, with the Really Blue option nowhere to be found.
The time has now come for the Really Blue Google Pixel and Pixel XL to expand their availability beyond the United States and reach other territories. Just earlier this week Rogers announced that it was launching the Really Blue Google Pixels in Canada, and now it's the UK's turn to get the bold avatar.
Really Blue Google Pixel And Pixel XL UK Preorders
Wireless UK carrier EE and retailer Carphone Warehouse are now taking preorders for the Really Blue Google Pixel and Pixel XL, while supplies last. The elusive avatar is touted as a "limited edition," so there's a good chance that stock will vanish pretty quickly. Google is already having trouble keeping the smartphone in stock.
EE Options And Prices
EE lists the Really Blue Google Pixel as ready to ship within seven days, but the larger variant will take longer to ship. The carrier lists the Really Blue Pixel XL as expected to dispatch within 21 days. EE is only offering the 32 GB versions of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL in the Really Blue color option. The 128 GB versions of the handsets, meanwhile, are available only in Quite Black and Very Silver avatars.
The Really Blue Google Pixel and Pixel XL are available on EE's 4GEE plan that starts at £40.99 (about $50.99) per month for the Pixel and £45.99 (roughly $56.99) per month for the Pixel XL.
Carphone Warehouse Options And Prices
Carphone Warehouse offers both the Google Pixel and Pixel XL in Really Blue with new plans, upgrades, or SIM-free.
With a new plan, the Really Blue Pixel starts at £40.99 ($50.91) with 0 down. As an upgrade, it depends on carrier: the Really Blue Google Pixel starts at £40.99 ($50.91) on EE, £45 ($55.89) on O2, and £47 ($58.37) on Vodafone. For those who prefer no carrier ties, the handset costs £719.99 ($894.16) outright. The smartphone should ship by Feb. 24.
The Google Pixel XL, meanwhile, starts at £55.99 ($69.53) with a £29.99 ($37.24) upfront payment with a new plan. As an upgrade, the handset starts at £55.99 ($69.53) on EE, £60 ($74.51) on O2, and £57 ($70.79) on Vodafone, all with no upfront payment. Outright, the Really Blue Pixel XL costs £719.99 ($894.16) at Carphone Warehouse. The smartphone should ship by March 7. The retailer is also offering only the 32 GB variants in Really Blue.
The Google Pixel and Pixel XL are currently available in five markets worldwide and with the Really Blue avatar now available in three of those countries, there's a chance that Australia and Germany could get the color option soon enough as well. With limited availability, however, interested customers might want to seize the opportunity while they still can, as the Really Blue Google Pixel and Pixel XL will likely run out of stock in no time.