Leaked Canadian Pixel 4 pricing suggests we should prepare for a price hike

We’re just over a week away from the launch of the Google Pixel 4, and despite seemingly knowing everything there is to know about Google’s new phones, every day seems to bring a new rumor to explore. The latest whispers about the Google Pixel 4 don’t concern the phone’s new Motion Sense feature, upgraded Google Assistant, or additional camera lens — instead, it’s about the pricing bands. Unfortunately for Pixel fans, we could be in for some price increases.

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The news comes from reliable and noted leakster Evan Blass, who shared the expected prices for each of the Pixel 4 models in Canada. According to Blass’ information, both the Pixel 4 and the Pixel 4 XL are set to see some small price hikes. The 64GB Pixel 4 will be CA$50 more than the 64GB Pixel 3, while the 128GB Pixel 4 will see an even larger CA$70 increase. For the Pixel 4 XL, the 64GB model will rise by CA$70, while the 128GB Pixel 4 XL will see the largest increase — CA$100.

Taken at the current exchange rate, it initially seems as if the U.S. prices for the phones will drop. At current exchange rates, the price for the Canadian Pixel 4 64GB amounts to around $790 — which would be a $10 drop on the price for the Pixel 3. However, it’s not safe to assume exchange rates will apply in this case, as manufacturers will often price countries differently. It makes more sense to assume that similar rises will apply to the U.S. prices for the Pixel 4. Adding the same price increases onto the U.S. prices for the Pixel 3 gives us this potential price list for the Pixel 4.

  • 64GB Google Pixel 4: $850
  • 128GB Google Pixel 4: $970
  • 64GB Google Pixel 4 XL: $970
  • 128GB Google Pixel 4 XL: $1,100

Please note that these numbers are purely speculative, and not based on any information except for the rumored Canadian prices.

While these jumps may seem large, they’re somewhat within the usual scope for price increases where flagship phones are concerned. However, there will always be great deals to be found once the Pixel 4 releases — and we’ll be sure to highlight them as they become available. It’s also worth pointing out that the Pixel 4 is still likely to be cheaper than the iPhone 11 Pro.

The Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are expected to be released at the Made by Google event on October 15. We’ve written a guide on what to expect, as well as how you can watch the reveals live.

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