Google launched the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones in an event held in New York but announced that these newly-launched smartphones will not be available in India. The company has confirmed the same to publications in India in a statement. It is believed that these smartphones are not launching in India due to 60GHz spectrum licensing issues in the country.
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“Google has a wide range of products that we make available in different regions around the world. We determine availability based on a variety of factors, including local trends, and product features. We decided not to make Pixel 4 available in India. We remain committed to our current Pixel phones and look forward to bringing future Pixel devices to India,” said Google’s spokesperson.
The Google Pixel 4 comes with a starting price range of $799 (approx. Rs. 57,000) and Pixel 4 XL for $899 (approx. Rs. 64,000). Moreover, Google also introduced the new Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixelbook Go, Pixel Earbuds, and Nest Mini during the event.
“Premium segment is growing at a much faster rate than the overall market and this is, in fact, the right time to scale operations in India. Maybe Google will look at other SKUs for India market going forward like Pixel 3a,” Tarun Pathak, Associate Director told IANS.