Curated By: Shaurya Sharma
Last Updated: September 26, 2023, 10:33 IST
Mountain View, California, USA
Leaks and rumors about the Google Pixel 8 series are intensifying as we rapidly approach the launch day next month—October 4. While most of the alleged specifications, prices, and color options have already been leaked, a new leak suggests that the Pixel 8 Pro may come with a free Pixel Watch 2 as a pre-order bonus.
According to tipster Kamila Wojciechowska, in the US, Google will bundle a free Pixel Watch 2 with the Pixel 8 Pro as a pre-order bonus for customers. However, this information is based on a leaked promotional material and should be taken with a grain of salt since it isn’t official yet.
That said, this wouldn’t be the first time Google offered a pre-order bonus with a Pixel smartphone. Earlier this year, Google offered the first-generation Pixel Watch as a freebie with the Pixel Fold. Moreover, it’s also worth noting that both the Pixel 8 Pro and the standard Pixel 8 are expected to come with price increases this time around.
Reports suggest that the Pixel 8 could cost $699, while the Pixel 8 Pro may be priced at $999, marking an alleged $100 price hike for both models. Therefore, offering a free Pixel Watch 2 as a limited-time pre-order bonus could be a way for Google to mitigate the impact of the price increase and, of course, provide more value for the new price.
Google has scheduled its Pixel event for October 4—where it is expected to fully unveil the Pixel 8 series and the Pixel Watch 2. The Pixel 8 series is rumored to be powered by Google’s third-gen Tensor G3 processor and is expected to share a similar design with the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, with some changes to the camera module. However, some reports suggest that the Pixel 8 models could feature a flat 6.7-inch screen instead of the curved panel on the Pixel 7 Pro. But we will have to wait and see what Google brings to the table.
MySmartPrice claims that the Pixel 8 models will be available in three different colors. The Pixel 8 Pro could come in Sky Blue, Porcelain, and Black Obsidian, while the Pixel 8 might be available in Peony Rose, Grey, and Obsidian Black