Are you eyeing the latest Google Pixel 8 series? Well, here’s some good news for our friends in Japan. au, a prominent carrier in the country, is currently running a special promotion where you can get the Pixel 8 or 8 Pro with a generous discount of up to JPY 16,500 (that’s around $111) by simply exchanging your old smartphone.

This limited time offer not only allows you to upgrade to the cutting-edge Pixel 8 series but also rewards you for being a loyal au customer. However, before you get excited, you should make sure that you are completely eligible for this deal.


Details on Pixel 8 exchange discount offer in Japan

To qualify for this offer, you need to trade in an eligible smartphone that you’ve used for a minimum of 12 months. Additionally, you should subscribe to one of au’s plans. Here’s the list of all the eligible au plans that you need to subscribe.

  • Unlimited Use Max 5G ALL STAR PACK 2
  • Unlimited Max 5G DAZN Pack
  • Unlimited Max 5G Drama & Variety Pack
  • Unlimited Max 5G Netflix Pack (P)
  • Unlimited Max 5G Netflix Pack
  • Unlimited Max 5G with Amazon Prime
  • Unlimited Max 5G
  • au Money Activity Plan 5G ALL STAR Pack 2
  • au Money Activity Plan 5G DAZN Pack
  • au Money Activity Plan 5G Drama & Variety Pack
  • au Manekatsu Plan 5G Netflix Pack (P)
  • au Money Activity Plan 5G Netflix Pack
  • au Money Activity Plan 5G with Amazon Prime
  • au Money Activity Plan 5G

The Google Pixel 8 Pro is currently priced at JPY 1,69,900 ($1,146) in Japan. However, after the exchange discount of JPY 16,500 ($111), you can get it for JPY 1,53,400 ($1,035). Similarly, the Pixel 8 can be purchased at JPY 101,400 ($684) after exchanging an eligible device for JPY 16,500 ($111). So, act fast, as the Pixel 8 discount offer in Japan ends on November 30, 2023.


Other available offers

In addition to the exchange offer, there are various deals on Pixel 8 and other Pixel devices. You can also get a cashback in your au Pay balance by trading in your old phone when buying Pixel 8, Pixel Fold, or Pixel 6a from au.

With the Google Pixel 8, you can receive JPY 9,500 ($64) back in your au Pay balance on top of the exchange discount, resulting in a total discount of JPY 26,000 ($175). Similarly, au is offering an exchange discount of up to JPY 5,500 ($37) on both the Pixel Fold and Pixel 6a. For the Pixel Fold, customers can get back JPY 13,500 ($91), and for the Pixel 6a, JPY 5,000 ($33).

Furthermore, if you purchase a Pixel 8 or a Pixel Fold along with a new contract or switch from another carrier, then au will provide you a discount up to JPY 22,000 ($148) with their online shop deals. Also, you can save up to JPY 39,900 ($269) on these Pixel devices on exchanging a 3G device.

So, hurry up! Get your favorite Pixel device at a discounted price before the offer ends. You can also check out the ongoing Black Friday deals in Japan in one of our coverages.

Aashish Singh
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I developed a keen interest in technology ever since my school days. And writing about it keeps me closer to this fascinating world. When I’m not working you can catch me playing video games.

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