Google’s Pixel 8 could see a price hike


Earlier this year when the Pixel 7a was launched, it was discovered that the phone’s price had increased from its predecessor. If you were hoping that won’t be the case with the Pixel 8, you could be in for a disappointment.

This is according to a recent tweet by tipster Yogesh Brar, who claims that the Pixel 8 could be priced starting at $650 and could go up to $700 depending on the storage configuration that you’ve chosen.

For context, the Pixel 7 was priced at $50 less than the rumored price of the Pixel 8, which means that Google will be maintaining the $150 price gap between its Pixel A series of phones and its flagship Pixel handsets. This is kind of disappointing, but at the same time we suppose it shouldn’t be too surprising.

Prices of phones have been steadily increasing over the years, where some higher-end flagship models are now priced beyond the $1,000 mark. While Google’s Pixel phones have always been slightly cheaper compared to the competition, the rising cost of components means that Google probably has no choice but to hike up its prices.

Google hasn’t confirmed anything yet so there is a chance this rumor could be wrong, but at the same time don’t be too surprised if it ends up being right.

Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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