The current Pixel also had mediocre hardware specs compared to the S7, V20, iPhone 7, etc, etc. - an ugly dated looking chasis with huge bezels, no waterproofing, no wireless charge, no SD card slot (and a large premium to get more built in storage), etc. However, it had an MSRP at or above those other devices (and the price never really dropped until recently unlike the S7/V20). Google feels they can charge the premium for buying directly from them and the stock android design/early update access. They were selling it last year to the point they couldn't meet the demand, so there's no reason to think they will do anything different with the Pixel 2.hdom wrote: ↑Sep 1st, 2017 2:24 pmDidn't mean it will come out with early Nexus model like prices since that ship has sailed however the rumor is the Pixel 2 would have less features than the V30 (RAM/Dual Cam). So, by all indication, it will be a solid premium but mid-range spec phone, so the MSPR should reflect that.
In general, the Pixel was a poor value last year in terms of price to feature set, and will probably be a poor value this year as well.