We are just a few days away from the official Google event where they will unveil the hotly anticipated Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL. That’s the good news. The bad news is that you’ll need to open that wallet extra wide, because Pixel 3 pricing clearly places the device in the upper echelon of Android flagships.

According to a “reliable source” that reached out to MobileSyrup, the upcoming Google flagship smart will start at $1,049 Canadian for the 64GB Pixel 3, jumping up to $1,199 for the 128GB Pixel 3. If you want the larger Pixel 3 XL, that’s pegged at $1,199 and $1,359 for the 64GB and 128GB variants, respectively.

The Google Pixel 3 pricing scheme places the phone right into the same range as other super high-end phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note9 and the iPhone Xs. We have officially entered into the era of $1,000+ smartphones.

This isn’t quite the $1,629 (Canadian) asking price for the highest tier Galaxy Note9, but that’s for the 512GB model and Samsung tossed in a $299.99 Gear IconX for qualifying pre-orders. The 128GB Note9 is $1,299 MSRP, which is actually marginally cheaper than the same capacity Pixel 3 XL.

Of course, this is all outright pricing, and many customers will be going on contracts with carriers to get the phones instead. Even so, that’s a lot of doubloons!

We’ve seen plenty of leaks about this phone, even if some of them may have been staged. We’re expecting the return of Active Edge, and Google is teasing at a Super Selfie Mode and possibly more sizes, like an Ultra Pixel or Mini Pixel.

Keep your eyes peels on October 9th when Google officially unveils the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, likely along with a host of other Made by Google products too. Both phones should get a Snapdragon 845, 4GB of RAM, a 12.2MP rear camera, and dual selfie cameras. The Pixel 3 will likely have a 5.5-inch, 2160 x 1080 display, whereas the Pixel 3 XL gets bumped to 6.3 inches and 2960 x 1440 pixels.

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