According to the VentureBeat article in question (which was written by leaker Evan Blass, so you know it’s on good authority), the Pixel 2 could be released on October 19, a couple of weeks after Google’s launch event. VentureBeat cited a “person familiar with Google’s release plans,” as the source of the information, and added that the Pixel 2 XL would likely see a release later on November 15. VentureBeat also suggested that both of these devices would have a pre-order period running up to their official release, though it didn’t speculate on when they might begin. It’s probable that the standard Pixel 2’s pre-order period would launch immediately following its unveiling tomorrow, though.
As for the Google Pixel 2 prices, Droid Life got the scoop on this several weeks ago and it’s still the most credible information we have to go on currently. Droid Life suggested that the Pixel 2 will be priced at $649 for the 64 GB version and $749 for the 128 GB variant, while the Pixel 2 XL would cost $849 for the 64 GB version and $949 for the 128 GB model. This would mean the standard Pixel’s price would remain the same as last year, while the XL variant would see an increase from its $769 (32 GB) and $869 (128 GB) introductory prices.