If there was one reason to get a Pixel phone it is that Google will offer its users unlimited Google Photos storage for original-sized photos. This is versus the regular storage options in which users are given free unlimited storage for photos up to a certain size, and photos bigger than that will have a quota and any additional storage will have to be paid for.

This offer has been extended to the newly launched Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL handsets, but unfortunately it seems that this is not a free-for-life offer. According to Google’s fine print on the Pixel 2 page (via Android Central), it seems that this free unlimited storage will only be valid until the end of 2020.

It reads, “Free, unlimited original-quality storage for photos and videos taken with Pixel through the end of 2020, and free, unlimited high-quality storage for photos taken with Pixel afterwards.” Note that this date is for the US because for other markets that the Pixel 2 phones are launching in, the cut-off date is different due to a later release, like in Canada and India where the cut-off has been listed for the 15th of January, 2021.

We suppose free-for-life was too good to be true, but either way it’s something to take into consideration especially if you foresee yourself using Google’s services for many years to come.

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