The much-awaited Google Pixel 2 is just around the corner. The device will be officially unveiled on October 4th in San Francisco. In the last few weeks, the rumor mill and tech insiders have done an incredible job revealing the features and specs of the next-gen Pixel phones. A fresh leak hints at an exciting Google Pixel 2 deal that could save you a lot of money in the long run.

Google Pixel 2 Deal
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This Google Pixel 2 deal seems too good to be true

In one of the biggest leaks, Android Authority spilled the beans on the Pixel 2 and its bigger sibling Pixel 2 XL. Much of what they revealed has already been confirmed by previous leaks. However, Android Authority says near the end of the post that the upcoming phones would offer buyers unlimited Google Cloud storage until 2023. If true, it means customers will be able to store anything in the Google Cloud, not just photos.

It’s possible that Google would go a step further to lure buyers away from the iPhones and Samsung Galaxy handsets in the fiercely competitive smartphone market. The search engine giant had offered a similar unlimited storage space to the original Pixel buyers, but it was limited only to photos and videos.

With last year’s Pixel phones, you could upload any number of photos and videos to the Google Cloud, but it wouldn’t count against your storage quota. Even if you switch to another device later, the content uploaded from your Pixel phone would remain unaltered. You would still be able to access them without having to upgrade your plan. For example, if you have a 32GB Google Pixel and you are on the free 15GB plan, you could upload hundreds of gigabytes of photos and videos to Google Cloud, and still be able to access them after moving to another device.

If the leaked Google Pixel 2 deal turns out to be true, people who use tons of cloud storage will enjoy a lot of savings through 2023. Currently, Google gives free 15GB of cloud storage to each account. After that, it charges $1.99 per month for 100GB, $9.99 for 1TB, and $99.99 for 10TB per month. Even Apple won’t be able to match Google’s offer. Apple charges $0.99 per month for 50GB, $2.99 per month for 200GB, and $9.99 for 2TB cloud storage per month.

Google’s trade-in program makes it easier to buy Pixel 2

As if the unlimited storage offer wasn’t enough, the search engine giant could add one more incentive to the Google Pixel 2 deal. However, you’ll be able to enjoy it only if you are an existing Pixel customer. According to Droid-Life, Google has launched a trade-in program to make the Pixel 2 more affordable to the existing Pixel customers. You can turn in your year-old Pixel to slash the price of Pixel 2 by nearly half.

According to Droid-Life, the search engine giant is offering $350 for the 32GB Pixel and $360 for the 128GB Pixel phone. If you own the larger Pixel XL, you can expect $400 for the 32GB model and $410 for the 128GB version. The Google Pixel 2 will be priced at $649 for the 64GB model and $749 for the 128GB variant. The Pixel 2 XL would cost $849 for the 64GB version and $949 for the 128GB model.

Regular Pixel 2 to look like its predecessor

Sources told Android Authority that the Pixel 2 would have a Full HD screen, and it would retain the design elements of the last year’s Pixel phone. However, it would ditch the 3.5mm audio jack. Google will add dual stereo speakers to both the Pixel phones coming next week. It will pack a 2700mAh battery. By comparison, the Pixel 2 XL is said to have a 3520mAh battery.

Both the handsets will have a single camera lens on the back. They will still offer Portrait Mode similar to the iPhone 8 Plus, XDA Developers reported earlier this week. Google will use the software algorithm to create the blur effect. The upcoming phones will also have an Active Edge feature that will allow you to summon the Google Assistant by squeezing the frame of the device.

Both the handsets would feature an E-SIM card slot, which would allow users to connect to a different network without having to replace the SIM. Both of them will run the Snapdragon 835 processor and feature 4GB RAM. Also, they will come with an IP67-rating for water-resistance. Android Authority added that the larger Pixel 2 XL will have a Quad HD display with 1440p resolution. It will also feature a Wide Color Gamut.

The publication added that the Pixel 2 XL would sport a curved screen that could be similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8. It would have a screen-to-body ratio between 80% and 85%. However, previous reports have suggested that the phone’s display would be similar to the LG G6 and LG V30, both of which have slim bezels but the screen is not curved on the sides.