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Verizon might have just leaked the price of the unannounced Pixel 3

Published Oct 9th, 2018 9:29AM EDT

Just because it’s Google’s Pixel 3 day today, that doesn’t mean the Pixel 3 leaks are done. Earlier this morning, we pointed out some brand new camera features that Google has developed exclusively for the Pixel 3 series, and now we have purported US prices, thanks to a Verizon slip-up.

A few days ago, a leak from Canada revealed that the Pixel 3 might be marginally more expensive than the iPhone XR that Apple will launch later this month. Now, a leak from Verizon suggests the Pixel 3 will cost just as much as this year’s cheapest new iPhone.

Verizon will be the exclusive Pixel carrier for yet another year, but Big Red might have gotten a little too excited, as it already listed the Pixel 3 on its website, and though it was only up briefly, it didn’t take long to get noticed. The Verge posted the following image that lists the $799.99 price for the 64GB model.

Image source: The Verge

This happens to be $150 more expensive than the Pixel 2, which isn’t great news. There’s always a chance the price isn’t right, and this is just a placeholder in preparation of Tuesday’s event — Pixel 3 preorders are supposed to kick off immediately after the 11 AM ET press conference ends.

Also, while the image in the screenshot above features the Pixel 3 XL rather than the Pixel 3, it’s unlikely that the Pixel 3 XL would cost $799.99, which would be $50 cheaper than last year. A second screenshot from the My Verizon app, posted on Reddit, notes the same price for the Pixel 3, $799.99, but also features a Pixel 3 XL image.

Image source: Reddit

This image reveals that if you preorder the Pixel 3 through the My Verizon App, you’ll get a free Google Pixel Stand, the wireless charging accessory we’ve seen in various leaks already. More importantly, Verizon will apparently host a buy-one-get-one (BOGO) deal on the Pixel 3 as soon as preorders start.

Assuming the price is accurate, the Pixel 3 XL might cost as much as $999.99 — last year’s Pixel 2 XL was $200 more expensive than the Pixel 2.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.