Black Friday is just around the corner and retailers in the US and other countries are preparing to kick off the holiday shopping season and attract new customers with various deals and discounts. UK’s Carphone Warehouse is no stranger to Black Friday discounts, and this year the retailer has prepared a couple of deals for Google enthusiasts by shaving £70 off the full retail prices of both the Google Pixel and Pixel XL.
Carphone Warehouse’s latest promo dubbed “Black Tag Event” sees both the unlocked Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL available at a reduced price for a limited period of time. However, it should be noted that the £70 price cut applies only to the Pixel models carrying 32GB of on-board storage, meaning that the variants equipped with 128GB of storage will retain their price. But as far as the models sporting 32GB are concerned, both the Pixel and Pixel XL are now available next to price tags of £529.99 and £649.99 respectively, down from the usual price tag of £599 and £719. Customers can choose between two color options for both models, namely Very Silver and Quite Black, but sadly the Really Blue flavor remains exclusive to the US market, at least for the time being.
Those who may be looking forward to buying a new Android flagship at a discount and are unfamiliar with Google’s latest smartphones should know that the Pixels are not part of Google’s previous Nexus lineup. Instead and unlike Nexus handsets, the Pixel smartphones have been designed inside and out by Google, and are considered the company’s first attempt to deliver Android OS on a smartphone designed in-house. Spec-wise, both smartphones are powered by a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821 System-on-Chip sporting four Kryo cores and an Adreno 530 GPU, 4GB of RAM, a 12.3-megapixel camera held in high regards by DxOMark, and an 8-megapixel front-facing shooter. However, despite their similarities, the Google Pixel features a 5-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920×1080, whereas the Google Pixel XL takes advantage of a larger 5.5-inch AMOLED panel with a resolution of 2560×1440. Additionally, the former model draws energy from a 2,770mAh battery, while the latter is powered by a 3,450mAh unit – both non-removable.