Verizon brings Google’s next gen smartphones to its next gen network

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Preorder Pixel, Phone by Google with Verizon LTE Advanced today

SAN FRANCISCO and NEW YORK – Verizon today announced it is the exclusive U.S. wireless provider of Pixel and Pixel XL, a pair of innovative new smartphones made by Google that take full advantage of Verizon’s 4G LTE network, available to more than 314 million people across 2.31 million square miles. And now, with LTE Advanced, Verizon customers with capable devices can experience 50 percent faster peak wireless data speeds in more than 450 cities from coast to coast.

Your phone, never full

With Pixel and Pixel XL, storage anxiety is a thing of the past. Both phones come with unlimited storage for photos and videos at full resolution so you will never run out of space or miss out on a candid moment. Even better, a smart storage feature lets your Pixel free up space automatically when you need it, which means you’ll always have memory available. Just set it up once and say goodbye to those annoying "storage is full" warnings.

Your assistant, always by your side

The Google Assistant on Pixel and Pixel XL is a new way to help you get things done throughout your day. Just say, "OK, Google," or touch and hold the Home button and ask a question or make a request. The Google Assistant can easily help you do things like make a dinner reservation, add items to your shopping list, create calendar entries or search the Internet for the latest baseball scores — all without having to open multiple apps.

Your memories, never missed

With 12.3 megapixel rear and 8 megapixel front cameras, it’s easier than ever to capture that perfect shot. Take crisp photos in bright light, low light or any light, and catch action shots as they happen with Smartburst. Once you've captured the moment, full-resolution photos and videos are instantly backed up to Google Photos over the Verizon network for safekeeping, sorting and sharing on your favorite social network.

Your battery, charged fast

Pixel and Pixel XL won’t leave you in a lurch when your battery is running low. When you need a quick charge, the USB Type-C charger gets you seven hours of battery life in just 15 minutes. To conserve battery when you aren't using your phone, the Android-exclusive Doze function automatically puts it into a deep sleep state to extend your battery life.

Your specs, more of them

  • Colors: Quite Black, Very Silver, Really Blue
  • Display: 5.0” FHD 441ppi (Pixel), 5.5" WQHD 534ppi (Pixel XL)
  • Free 3 month subscription to Google Play Music
  • Android Nougat 7.1 OS
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 821 processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • Battery: 2770 mAh (Pixel) 3450 mAh (Pixel XL)
  • 18W charger with USB C
  • Memory: 32GB or 128GB (Quite Black and Very Silver only)

Your accessories, by Google

The new smartphones aren’t the only cool new products coming from Google. Alongside Pixel come two Live Cases — smart, slim cases that offer companion live wallpaper and a programmable shortcut button. The Google Trends Live Case brings top trending Google Searches to your home screen and one-touch access to learn more about those topics. The Google Earth Live Case showcases beautiful imagery from Google Earth; pressing the shortcut button opens that location in Google Maps. In both cases, the shortcut button can be customized to open your favorite app.

Daydream View, a virtual reality headset and controller for experiencing high-quality, immersive media, apps and games, will also be available. Just pop your Pixel (or other Daydream-ready phone) into the headset to explore new worlds, kick back in your personal cinema and play games like never before. Google will also bring services like YouTube, Street View, Google Play Movies and Google Photos into VR. And on the Verizon 4G LTE network with LTE Advanced, you can be assured that your VR experience will be almost lifelike.

Your Pixel, from Verizon

Pixel and Pixel XL are available for preorder on Verizon today and available in stores and online on October 20. With Verizon device payment, the 32 GB Pixel is $27.08 per month for 24 months ($649.99 retail price; 0% APR) and the 128 GB version is $31.24 per month for 24 months ($749.99 retail price; 0% APR), while the 32 GB Pixel XL is $32.08 per month for 24 months ($769.99 retail price; 0% APR) and the 128 GB Pixel XL is $36.24 per month for 24 months ($869.99 retail price; 0% APR).  Starting today, you can trade in select smartphones and get $200 guaranteed trade-in value when you purchase the Pixel or Pixel XL on device payment.*

When you pre-order Pixel between October 4 and 19, you’ll receive a redemption code for a Daydream view on us.** Details will be available beginning tomorrow at www.verizonwireless.com/daydreamview. Redemption codes can be redeemed beginning October 19 at vzw.com/digitalrebatecenter. Live Cases are also coming soon to Verizon.

*Device payment purchase required. Trade in must be in good working & cosmetic conditions and have market value of $1 or greater.

**Limited time offer. Available to consumer customers who preorder a Google Pixel or Google Pixel XL during the dates of 10/4/16 through 10/19/16 and activate on a device payment plan from a Verizon Wireless retail store, online, telesales, Participating National Retailers, or from a Verizon Wireless Authorized Agent. Must submit proof of purchase online within 30 days of activation. Google Daydream VR will be sent to you by Verizon Wireless within approx. 3-6 weeks after receipt of claim. Limit one VR per qualifying device purchase. An $80 Visa Prepaid card will be provided to customer in the event the VR devices run out of stock. If you terminate service within 6 months of activation, we will charge your account $80 for the value received for the promotional VR device. Void in PR and where prohibited or restricted by law. Address must be within the fifty (50) United States or District of Columbia (DC). In the event a VR arrives damaged, call the Verizon Rebate Center at 844-408-8471 for assistance. Submit multiple claims separately.