One thing to consider if you've been keeping up with the world-wide shortages, is that prices have been going up considerably for electronics in the past month or two. So, alas, the price will almost certainly be higher than predictions of two or three months ago. Of course, people on the internet will curse Canon and blame them for over-pricing everythting, completely ignoring the actual economic situation that is influencing most of the world right now.I honestly think Canon is going to surprise us with the price.
Remember, they said this slots "below" the 1DX Mark III. At 24 megapixels, even with a grip, I think Canon would be smart to price this at an incredibly competitive price point to the A9II.
I lean towards $4800 due to the full grip, but they could genuinely undercut Sony with a roughly $4500 price point where you're saving actually money by not needing to buy an additional grip.
If the price is right on this thing, it would be an easy out for most of the comparisons with the Sony A1 and Nikon Z9 and their $6500 price point.
I can see the DP Review headlines now, "Canon's most affordable pro model yet."