+ Wednesday November 20th, 2019

It is Pixel Eve and what would Pixel Eve be without carriers and stores accidentally revealing the upcoming products. In case you weren’t already sick of them here are a few more Pixel leaks along with a Google Home Mini deal that sounds very attractive.

Last year Google gave away a lot of free Daydream View headsets with their Pixel phones. This year it seems the deal will be for a Google Home Mini. According to an advertisement discovered by a Redditor in a Best Buy Canada pamphlet for every Pixel 2 pre-ordered you will receive a free Google Home Mini. There is no mention of the Pixel XL 2 giving weight to the rumour that it will not launch until November. There are photos of the Pixel XL 2 on the advertisement which lends us to believe that the offer will be extended to the Pixel XL 2 when that launches as well.

The ad also reveals the pricing of the Google Home Mini — $80CA which is approximately the same in Aussie dollars. The Redditor also gives a translation of the ad:

  • Discover Google Pixel 2
  • A new way to capture, store and see the world.
  • Preorder the Google Pixel 2 and receive a GOOGLE HOME MINI FREE OF CHARGE when you activate your phone [at a participating carrier].
  • Value of 80 CAD. Web #11615335/6
  • This product is subject to 0.25 CAD eco-charges [Quebec law]
  • Colors may vary by carrier

Along with the images of the Google Home Mini there are some nice renders of the Pixel XL 2 showing it’s minimal bezels and stylish back — although the white backing with black glass isn’t a favourite of mine.

While there is not much new here it makes you wonder if Australian carriers will follow suit as they did last year. I think I might hold off on pre-ordering from Google and Telstra until we see the deals. I’d love a free Google Home Mini and at $80AU-ish I think I may just have to pay for one too.

How about you? Don’t forget to tune in tonight or tomorrow morning for all the gritty details.

Source: Reddit.

Scott Plowman   Editor


Scott is our modding guru - he has his finger on the pulse of all things ‘moddable’, pointing us towards all the cutting edge mods hacks that are available. When he’s not gymming it up, or scanning the heck out of Nexus devices, you'll find him on the Ausdroid Podcast.

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This is more exciting than the iPhone X. It is really a good smartphone.

Jay Tee
Jay Tee

Are Telstra confirmed as the carrier?

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