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Telstra Australia accidentally shipped some Google Pixel phones early

Reports have confirmed Google Pixel shipments from Australian carrier Telstra were sent to some pre-order customers by accident a week ahead of schedule.

Published onOctober 13, 2016


If you live in Australia, use Telstra as your wireless carrier and have already pre-ordered your brand new Google Pixel smartphone, you might want to check your mailbox or doorstep. Online reports have confirmed some of those lucky folks got their Android 7.1 Nougat smartphones shipped to them a week earlier than the previously announced date of October 20th.

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One of them was “wooparse” who posted some unboxing images of his brand new Pixel phone on Reddit earlier today. He also uploaded some videos he took with his one-week early Pixel, showing off how the phone handles filming, among other things, in low light and also in 4K resolution with image stabilization. His Reddit post also includes some very early impressions of the Pixel itself, including the earphones that are bundled with the phone.

There’s no telling just how many Google Pixel pre-orders got shipped out early from Telstra, but we imagine we won’t hear those buyers complaining too much about this delivery mixup. Google just announced the Pixel and Pixel XL phones last week at their big hardware media event in San Francisco.

If you happen to be one of those lucky folks from Down Under who bought your Pixel phone from Telstra and got your device a week early, what are your first impressions of Google’s new smartphone?

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