Last year the Pixel 3 was priced fairly high, right at the pointy end of the smartphone market. This year, inflation happens and with the world economy doing strange things thanks to a certain “trade war” the Pixel 4 is set for another price hike.i
Friend of Ausdroid and leaker extraordinaire, Evan Blass, has overnight Tweeted out pricing for the Pixel 4 in Canada and it is as was expected. Compared with the pricing of last year’s Pixel 3 the Pixel 4 comes in slightly more expensive: The 64GB Pixel 4 is $50CAD more expensive, the 128GB $70CAD more, the Pixel 4 XL 64GB also $70CAD more and the Pixel 4 XL 128GB $100CAD more.
What does this mean for Australians? Last year our Pixel 3 SKUs were $1,199AUD and $1,349AUD while the XL SKUs were $1,349 and $1,499AUD and compared with the original Canadian pricing we were the direct conversion plus $100AUD for all models (although I have made those calculations on todays exchange rate — not what it was last year at this time which was 1:1.09 — so about the same).
So Australians should expect to pay approximately:
- Pixel 4 64GB — $1,250AUD
- Pixel 4 128GB — $1,429AUD
- Pixel 4 XL 64GB — $1,429AUD
- Pixel 4 XL 128GB — $1,600AUD
Before you get angry at the pricing of this compare it to the best iPhone available with similar specs — the iPhone 11 Pro Max 64GB is $1,899!!! Makes the Pixel 4 XL 64GB not look so bad doesn’t it?
What do you think? Would you consider a Pixel 4 at this pricing? Let’s face it, this is what a top end flagship will set you back these days.