I can't say that I'm surprised, but all 3 models are now availalbe. Clearly, the phones were already sourced, so there was no reason not to relase them. In addition to the 3 models mentioned in this announcement, the Galaxy S9 and Pixel 5 are also now available.
.. but the original contest was supposed that the winner will be "added to our catalogue for a limited time, at a special discounted price! " So, is the iPhone selling at a much bargain price then S10 and P40?
They added the Samsung Galaxy S9, S10, Huawei P40, and the Pixel 5. The iPhone XS was on sale for $521, now increased to $579.
IMO, the worst value Android is the LG G7 One, $350 is soooo overpriced, given it stopped receiving software and security updates and it has only 32 GB. I think it should be $150 max. Better to pay the extra $50 and get the S10. Even the Huawei P40 is better than the LG.
$600 via PM Vs $800 via Google actually sounds reasonable depending on how pre-owned it is (battery health). But with the 6 looming I suspect Google will discount it very soon.
If PM had the sorta sage, woulda purchased immediately.
With pixel 6 looming and it's new camera all preceding pixel phones need to be heavily discounted to prevent device envy. I will look forward to a heavily discounted pixel 6 in three years time.