Tech giant hope offers will boost sales.
A brand new leak from within Google – one of many lately – has indicated that the tech giant will be promoting the upcoming release of the Pixel 8 smartphone via a range of bundle packages. This is a continuation of Google’s longstanding tradition of pushing sales out of the gate through pre-order bundles and trade-in offers.
According to the leak, Google’s offer will see anyone who orders the Pixel 8 in advance of its official release get a set of Google Buds Pro earbuds for free. And if you opt for the more expensive Pixel 8 Pro model, you’ll get a Pixel Watch 2 at zero cost thrown into the package.
Some have speculated that these seemingly generous offers are an effective way to justify the Pixel 8’s rumored $1,000 price tag, considering the fact that the Pixel Watch alone retails at a cool $350. The watch is said to be a major upgrade that betters the rival Android in most ways, so if you were planning on getting a smart watch, the rumored Google offer sounds like a win-win scenario for you.
Additionally, with the Pixel 8 costing a full $100 more than its predecessor, throwing in a free set of earbuds can only sweeten the deal.
Previous recent leaks, apparently from within Google, have seemed to imply that the tech company is offering up to 6 months of 2TB Google One subscription, 3 months of Youtube Premium, and 6 months of Fitbit Premium as a potential pre-order bonus. That amounts to around $200 of free goodies.
As good as these offers are, they likely will be available only for orders on the official Google Store. Other retailers may introduce their own offers for the Pixel 8 release but as yet, nothing has been confirmed.
Google will officially unveil the Pixel 8 on October 4, following which, you’ll be able to pre-order the smartphone.