Online marketplace Snapdeal on Monday partnered with Google Pixel, the first Google smartphone, as its online retail partner, offering cashback and mobile protection plans.
Snapdeal is offering Rs. 10,000 instant cashback from Yes Bank, Rs. 10,000 e-cash from Yatra, and a free mobile protection plan from Allianz worth Rs. 5,999 on the Google Pixel and Pixel XL.
“Pixel has already established a new benchmark in quality and we are confident that coupled with our offers, this phone is going to be a hot seller for us,” Vishal Chadha, Vice President (Market Development) Snapdeal, said in a statement.
At launch in India, the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL smartphones were exclusively available online via Flipkart. Flipkart has since the launch of the two smartphones in October offered several exchange offers, cashbacks, and discounts. Currently, it is offering up to Rs. 23,000 off on discount (with additional Rs. 3,000 off), flat Rs. 8,000 cashback on EMI on ICICI Bank Credit Cards, and 5 percent discount on Axis Bank Buzz Credit Cards.
The Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones sport an aluminium unibody and also feature polished glass combination at the back. In India, they are only available in Quite Black and Very Silver colour variants.
Both phones are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, with two cores clocked at 1.6GHz, and two cores clocked at 2.15GHz. The Pixel and Pixel XL pack 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and sport Pixel Imprint fingerprint sensor. The smartphones sport 12.3-megapixel rear camera with a Sony IMX378 sensor, PDAF, a large f/2.0 aperture and 1.55-micron pixels. Both sport an 8-megapixel front camera with a Sony IMX179 sensor, an f/2.4 aperture and 1.4-micron pixels.
The Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones only come in 32GB and 128GB storage models. Google has specified however that both smartphones have access to unlimited storage for full-resolution photos and videos via Google Photos. The Android 7.1 Nougat-based Pixel smartphones will come with a USB Type-C port and will include the 3.5mm audio jack. The smartphones are also IP53 rated for dust and water resistance. The Google Pixel smartphone will come with 24×7 customer care feature which can help resolve issues on the device real-time. Pixel users will have access to a toll free phone support number along with 54 walk in service centres across over 30 cities in India.