When Google announces the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL on October 4, you’re going to want to get rid of your old device. You can use a trade in site like Swappa, or you could go directly through Google, which recently launched a trade in program that will give you a credit toward a new Pixel smartphone purchase.
Google is accepting devices from Apple, Samsung, LG, and more; it’s also taking old Nexus handsets, including the Nexus 6. But where users will want to really take note is in the prices being offered for the Pixel and Pixel XL; a 128GB Pixel XL could fetch you up to $410.
That’s an impressive amount and will cover just about half the cost of a new Pixel. The Pixel 2 is rumored to cost around $649, while the Pixel 2 XL is expected to be $849, so existing owners will get a pretty good deal if they trade their device in to Google.
Even a 32GB Pixel will get around $350, which is still quite a bit. Of course, in order to get the full estimated value, your device has to turn on and be free of any significant damage, such as a cracked display. If your old Pixel or Pixel XL is in immaculate condition, chances are you’ll get the full amount (or close to it).
The estimated trade in value listed by Google bests what the search giant offers for competing handsets. If you decide to trade in an iPhone 7 Plus, for example, you can get up to $296. Meanwhile, Google estimates the value of a Galaxy S8 Plus with 128GB at $290.
Of course, the only reason you’d take advantage of Google’s new trade in program is because you want the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, which we’re expecting Google to announce on October 4. You can read more about what to expect from those devices down below.
The iPhone X and Galaxy Note 8 won’t be the only premiumly-priced smartphones this holiday season. When Google unleashes the Pixel 2 XL, the device will reportedly retail for $849 with 64GB of storage, while the 128GB model will be a whopping $949. And it won’t feature a 3.5mm headphone jack.
This confirms it: phones are getting mighty expensive.
Droid-Life provided pricing information and new images of the device, which will allegedly feature an edge-to-edge display, a squeezable frame, and an enhanced camera experience. Other big details, such as when the Pixel 2 XL will be available, weren’t unveiled in the report.
You’ll notice that the white and black model features what looks to be an orange power button. That’s an unusual and surprising design decision from Google, but not an unwelcome one. Out of the two colors shared by Droid-Life, the white model really stands out.
The upcoming device is expected to feature a 6-inch display and similar technology that showed up in the HTC U11, such as the squeezable frame. While we don’t get to see the front of the Pixel 2 XL in the new images, the screen is expected to feature minimal bezels and display corners that are rounded.
Google is holding an event on October 4, when the company is expected to announce its new Pixel models, a smaller version of the Google Home, and more.
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