Google is sending out e-mails to selected users, and within the e-mail is a promo code which users may then use to purchase the Pixel XL for a $75 discount. A Reddit user received such an e-mail and according to it, the offer is valid until June 3, which is about a week from now. The offer is only valid in the US and users must activate a Google Payments account to redeem the promotional code. In order to redeem the code, simply head to the Google Store, add a Pixel XL to your cart and the discount can be applied at checkout. On top of that, free shipping of the smartphone is included.
The Pixel XL currently retails for $769 for the 32GB version while the 128GB variant is priced at $869. However, with the $75 discount, the 32GB smartphone will be available for $694 while the 128GB version can be had for $794. At the moment, the Pixel XL is only available in two colors, namely Very Silver and Quite Black. The extremely popular Really Blue is still out of stock, and it is unknown when Google will have it in stock. While this is a pretty good deal, it should be noted that the promotion is only valid for customers selected by Google, and it is unknown whether the Mountain View company will extend the deal to all its users. If you would like a recap of the specs of the Pixel XL, do read on.
The Pixel XL is essentially a larger version of the regular Pixel, due to the larger display. The device comes with a 5.5-inch 2560 x 1440 AMOLED panel. Under the hood, it is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 System-on-Chip while graphics are handled by an Adreno 530 GPU. Memory wise, the Pixel XL comes with 4GB of RAM and either 32GB or 128GB of internal storage. For optics, it is equipped with a 12-megapixel main camera coupled with an 8-megapixel front-facing sensor to handle selfies. Keeping the lights on is a 3,450mAh battery which is non-removable. Software wise, the Pixel XL runs on Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box, along with Google Assistant.