Today, Google unveiled two new flagship smartphones rocking Android Pie straight out of the box - Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. While they won't actually be hitting store shelves until November 1, you can pre-order either phone right now. Here are the links for Australian eager beavers!
There are a few ways to pre-order the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL in Australia. The direct method is to buy outright from the Google Store. The 5.5-inch Pixel 3 comes in 64GB and 128GB iterations which will set you back $1199 and $1349, respectively. The larger 6.3-inch Pixel 3 XL - which is otherwise identical - costs $1349 and $1499 for the aforementioned capacities. In other words, you're essentially paying a $150 premium for a bigger screen (and a notch.)
Alternatively, you can pick them up outright from select Australian retailers including JB Hi-Fi. This is a good option if you prefer to talk to someone face-to-face in the unlikely event that something goes wrong.
If you're planning to get the Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL on a plan, Optus and Telstra are your two main options.
Telstra's pricing starts at $84 for a 24-month leased plan, which gets you the 65GB Pixel 3 with 3GB of data. All Telstra plans also include a free Google Home Mini. Click here to see all Telstra Pixel 3 plans.
Optus' plans start at $58 per month ($45 My Plan Flex 24-month plan, plus $13 monthly handset repayment.) This deal doesn't come with a free Google Mini but you do get more data for less money: 4GB total per month (2GB + 2GB bonus data). Click here to see all Optus Pixel 3 plans.
Here are those links again:
If you're not too obsessed about owning the latest-and-greatest, you might want to consider grabbing a Pixel 2 instead. This phone still boasts one of the best cameras on the market and comes with all the benefits of Android Pie. With the release of the Pixel 3, its street price is also set to nose dive. (Kogan is currently selling the 128GB Pixel 2 XL model for just $849, for example.)
Google has finally unveiled its Android smartphones for 2018 - the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. There are a host of new hardware additions compared to last year's phones, including a notched display on the XL. If you're planning on grabbing a Pixel 3 or a Pixel 3 XL, here's everything you need to know, including Australian pricing, release date and specifications.