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Google Slashes $200 Off The Pixel 3 And Its Larger Brother

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The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones are now available at incredibly discounted prices. Both models received a $200 price cut at Google's own store.

To be more specific, the current flagship models in Google's Pixel-branded lineup of phones have been discounted on the online Google Store until May 6. The reason for this is likely to push more sales of these outgoing models before the newer ones come out.

Major Pixel 3 And Pixel 3 XL Discounts

As of this writing, the normal-sized Google Pixel 3 can be purchased for just $599 apiece, down from the original price of $799. Meanwhile, its bigger brother, the Google Pixel 3 XL, can now be bought for as low as $699 instead of the original price of $899.

What makes this even better is the fact that those who buy from the online Google Store can also trade in an older smartphone to get some cash value and get the Pixel 3 models for even less. As an example, the iPhone XS Max will net $610 in this trade-in promo, and that's just an insane discount.

In terms of both hardware and software features, the Google Pixel 3 models are known to be superb. They are often cited as among the best smartphones when it comes to mobile photography, so that's one area where they hold an advantage over other smartphones.

Both of them are using Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 processor paired with 4 GB of RAM, which works well for Google's own Android Pie OS. The biggest difference between the two models, of course, is screen size.

The Pixel 3 only comes with an average-sized 5.5-inch display without a pesky notch at the top. In contrast, the Pixel 3 XL has a full-sized 6.3-inch display that has a notch. The Pixel 3 XL also has a slightly large battery.

What's Next For Google And Pixel

The online sale event is said to be timed perfectly with the start of this year's Google I/O event. This is reportedly where Google plans to address or share some details about upcoming products, mainly those that are expected to replace the Pixel 3 models in the future.

The new phones are rumored to be called simply Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. There could also be an entirely separate model or two that will serve as the immediate successors in the Pixel 3 line, namely the Pixel 3A and Pixel 3 Lite.

In any case, Google's move to offer their existing flagships with huge discounts will now enable more people to get into the Android ecosystem. At the very least, it will give users an option to enjoy Android in a mostly pure form.

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