For the first time ever, Amazon is directly selling one of Google's Pixel phones – two of them, actually. The leading online retailer has begun offering the Pixel 3A and 3A XL at their respective $ 399 and $ 479 price points. These are "sold by Amazon.com," not a third-party Amazon seller, ie, free shipping for Prime members applies.
It does not seem that Amazon is selling the regular Pixel 3 and 3 XL at this time, however. The end of Verizon's exclusivity deal with Google led to other US carriers selling both the newer 3A handsets and the midcycle Pixel 3 devices. Maybe Amazon decided that it did not make sense to offer flagship at a point when most people who would buy it, well, probably already have.
Amazon adding the Pixel 3A to its unlocked phone lineup is another sign of improving the relationship between itself and Google. Last month, both companies announced a resolution to a stubborn standoff that kept YouTube off of the 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 having ignored the feature before.
Buying the Pixel 3A or 3A XL through Amazon may not be your best bet right now, however. Retailers, including Best Buy and B & H, are still offering $ 1
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