Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Professional India Launch Not in Plans, Google Confirms

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Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Professional India launch just isn’t in plans, Google has confirmed to Devices 360. Each new the Google Pixel telephones had been unveiled at a digital occasion on Tuesday with the corporate’s proprietary Tensor SoC, and have a brand new design with a horizontal digicam bar on the again. The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Professional additionally include Android 12 out-of-the-box. Within the sequence, the Pixel 6 Professional presents a superior expertise with a 120Hz LTPO OLED show and triple rear cameras. The Pixel 6, however, comes with a 90Hz OLED show and has a twin rear digicam setup.

A Google spokesperson informed Devices 360 that the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Professional weren’t coming to India due to many elements.

“Attributable to a wide range of elements together with international demand provide points, we’re not capable of make our merchandise accessible in all markets. We stay dedicated to our present Pixel telephones and stay up for bringing future Pixel units to extra nations sooner or later,” the spokesperson stated in an emailed assertion.

That is notably not the primary time when Google has determined to not convey its new Pixel telephones to India. In reality, the corporate has not launched any of its latest flagships within the nation. These embody the Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a 5G, and the Pixel 5. It, nonetheless, did convey the common Pixel 4a to the Indian market final 12 months.

Market consultants imagine that Google doesn’t take into account India as a precedence market in relation to flagship Pixel telephones because of a listing of legitimate causes.

“The India market is structured very otherwise than some other market of its dimension, with over 90 p.c of the (smartphone) market being beneath Rs. 20,000 ($300),” stated Navkendar Singh, Analysis Director at market intelligence agency IDC India. “The Pixel lineup has been priced a lot above this with minimal advertising and marketing intervention in a market the place China-based manufacturers are identified for high-decibel advertising and marketing and distribution campaigns.”

Singh added that since most Indian shoppers want specs whereas shopping for telephones, and that the Pixel lineup that has been ‘under-specced’ till the Pixel 6 sequence in that sense didn’t appeal to them.

“Which is once more not being introduced in India by Google because of its premium pricing and acknowledgement that it’s powerful to promote a premium telephone in India and likewise compete with Apple and Samsung within the premium finish of the market,” he stated.

Not like India, the Pixel 6 sequence is coming to markets corresponding to Australia, France, Germany, Japan, and Taiwan. Additionally it is on pre-orders in key markets together with Canada in addition to the UK and US. The brand new telephones are additionally occurring sale within the US beginning October 28.

Pixel 6 value begins at $599 (roughly Rs. 44,900), whereas the Pixel 6 Professional comes at a beginning value of $899 (roughly Rs. 67,400).

What makes the Pixel 6 sequence so completely different from different Android telephones is Google’s custom-designed Tensor SoC that’s aimed to boost synthetic intelligence (AI) and machine studying (ML) capabilities. The telephones additionally include a listing of camera-focussed options together with Magic Eraser that make it simple to take away undesirable individuals and objects from pictures after they’re captured.

Google has additionally partnered with Snap to combine the Snapchat digicam inside the lockscreen of the Pixel 6 sequence. The brand new expertise might be accessible later this 12 months.


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