For the first time, Amazon is selling one of Google's Pixel phones directly – two of them, actually. The leading online retailer began offering Pixel 3A and 3A XL at their respective prices of $ 399 and $ 479. These are "sold by Amazon.com" in the US, not by a third-party vendor from Amazon. Free shipping for Prime members applies.
However, it does not appear that Amazon is selling the regular Pixel 3 and 3 XL at this time. The end of Verizon's exclusivity agreement with Google has led other US carriers to sell the new 3A handsets and mid-cycle Pixel 3 devices. Perhaps Amazon decided that it did not make much sense to offer the flagship to a point where most people who bought it probably already bought it.
Amazon adding the Pixel 3A to its unlocked phone line is another sign of improving the relationship between Google and Google. Last month, the two companies announced a resolution to a stubborn stumbling block that kept YouTube off Amazon's Fire TV platform for more than a year. YouTube will return to Fire TV later this year and Amazon will add Chromecast support to its Prime Video mobile app after ignoring the feature previously.
Buying Pixel 3A or 3A XL through Amazon may not be your best bet right now, though. Retailers, including Best Buy and B & H, still offer $ 100 gift cards with the purchase of any of the devices. Amazon is not launching that incentive, and for some reason, the company's stock of the new Pixels seems a bit limited at the moment.
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