Verizon Delays Shipment of 128GB Google Pixel XL To 12/26/16

Google first introduced its latest smartphones, the Google Pixel and the Google Pixel XL at an event held in San Francisco over a month ago. Both models are pretty similar devices with an almost identical design language for the most part though the Pixel XL is the larger of the two and features a 5.5-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) display, while the Pixel, which happens to be the smaller model, comes with a smaller 5.0-inch 1080p display. The Pixel devices were made available for purchase from the Google Store right after the announcement and a few weeks later, both devices were available from Verizon. However, demand for the Pixel line has been high ever since the announcement, and the devices have been constantly selling out. The top of the line Pixel XL model which comes with 128GB of internal storage has been especially popular which has forced Verizon to push back its shipping dates.

The 128GB Pixel XL was already out of stock before it officially went on sale at Verizon back in late October and the carrier said that shipping of the device would be delayed by over a month. Now, it has been over a month and one reader of  PhoneArena decided to check the status of his 128GB Pixel XL order, which was supposed to be shipped to him on November 26. The reader called up Verizon customer service on November 26th regarding his order and was told that he will not be receiving his device till December 26th, a whole month away. The customer service representative went on to say that the original November 26th shipping date sent to him was actually a mistake and December 26th is the actual shipping date. The reader then decided to cancel the order and purchase a Moto Z Force Droid instead.

Google's Pixel devices have been selling like hotcakes ever since its announcement and Google is expected to sell somewhere between 5 to 6 million of the smartphones in 2017. The company is also expected to sell 3 million or so units during the final quarter of 2016. If the sales projected become a reality, the firm will see close to $4 billion in total revenue from its Pixel smartphones alone.

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