Everything is currently becoming more expensive. This is not only true for the cost of living, but also for technology. Google will soon introduce new top phones with the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. The prices have already been leaked. These models are also expected to be a bit more expensive.
Prices for Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro leaked.
Google will unveil new hardware on October 6, 2022. The Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro and Google Watch are no longer a secret. The company has already shown the devices in advance, only the details about the technical specifications and prices have not been revealed. The latter has now probably been taken over by a retailer in the UK (source: reddit). From this, we can deduce what the new Google hardware is likely to cost in Germany:
Google Pixel 7 Pro:
- 128 GB for 881 pounds sterling (equivalent to about 1,007 euros).
- 256 GB for 984 pounds sterling (converted to about 1,125 euros).
Google Pixel 7:
- 128 GB for 625 pounds sterling (equivalent to about 714 euros)
- 256 GB for 728 pounds sterling (equivalent to about 832 euros)
Google Pixel Watch:
- WiFi version for 282 pounds sterling (equivalent to about 322 euros).
So, we can assume that the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will be around 50 to 100 Euros more expensive depending on the version. The most important reason for this is probably inflation and the weak euro. In the US, the prices will probably hardly change, we will certainly just have to pay more in Europe. That was also the case with Apple’s new iPhone 14 models.
The price of the Pixel Watch is likely to be around 300 to 350 Euros. Since we do not yet know exactly what the watch can do, it is difficult to estimate whether the price is too high. We will just have to wait for the presentation here. However, the competition is very strong with the Galaxy Watch 5 (review).
Is Google risking the success of the Pixel phones?
The Pixel 6 smartphones were so successful because the price-performance ratio was pretty good compared to the competition. With the higher prices, the interest could drop significantly especially in the current situation where everyone has to save money. Especially when the smartphones of the competition are now offered much cheaper. The best example of this is Samsung’s Galaxy S22 smartphones. So it will depend on what the new Pixel 7 phones are capable of. We will find out all the details on October 6, 2022.