Looking first at the Pixel 7a, Google’s budget phone continues a legacy of affordable devices that, especially in the Tensor era, fit into a very specific price point. The Pixel 6a was a great option for $449, and even more so during the various discounts over the past few months.
With the existence of the Pixel 7 at $599, Google doesn’t have much room for the Pixel 7a’s price, which is why a rumor from Yogesh Brar, a fairly reliable tipster, makes perfect sense. According to Brar, the Pixel 7a will cost between $450 and $500.
Further, Brar’s tweet mentions that the Pixel Fold will hit a price point somewhere between $1,300 and $1,500. That’s down from the $1,799 price we heard back in November of last year, but right in line with a price point we reported Google was aiming for with previous versions of the device. It might make sense for Google to split the price difference, but it’s hard to know for sure. In any case, this $200 range is within reason and significantly more affordable than Samsung’s Galaxy Fold lineup.
Interestingly, Brar somewhat disputes the timelines we heard yesterday. A retail leak suggested the Pixel 7a and Pixel Fold would be available in mid-June this year, but Brar claims the 7a won’t hit the global market until at least July (Q3). This could point to Google launching the device in the US first and choosing other markets before expanding later. The same has previously been mentioned about the Pixel Fold, and Brar backs that it will launch in “select regions.”
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