Google Will Not Retail Pixel 4 Smartphones in India

  • This is the first smartphone series from Google to feature three cameras
  • Sundar Pichai tweeted that Pixel 4 smartphones are manufactured by Google
Google Pixel 4

Google has launched the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones along with other products at an event in New York. The company has confirmed in a statement that the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will not be sold in India. Google is retailing the Pixel 4 for $799 (Rs 57,277 approx) and the Pixel 4 XL for $899 (Rs 64,446 approx) from 24th October.

The company’s official statement read, “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.”

Only 80,000 Pixel 2 sold in India

Earlier this year, Google had launched the Pixel 3a smartphone in India. The Pixel 2 smartphones also available in India have not been doing well here. According to a report by Economic Times, Google has sold only 80,000 units of its Pixel 2 smartphone in India. This could be a reason why Google is not entering the Indian markets with Pixel 4 series.

Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google tweeted, “Very excited to introduce our latest family of #MadebyGoogle hardware: Pixel 4, Nest Mini, Nest Wifi, Pixelbook Go & Pixel Buds – all designed to work together for a seamless, consistent experience, helping you whether you’re at home or on the go.”

The Google Pixel 4 comes with a 14.47 cm (5.7-inch) full-HD+ display and the Pixel 4 XL features a 6.3-inch QHD+ display. Both the phones have 90Hz refresh rate. The Pixel 4 has a 2,800mAh battery while the Pixel 4 XL has a 3,700mAh battery. The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are powered by the Snapdragon 855 SoC paired with 6GB of RAM

Three cameras

The company claims this is the first time it is bringing a phone with three cameras- two at the back and one at the front. The rear cameras are 16MP (f/2.4) and 12.2MP (f/1.7) while the front camera is 8MP (f/2.0).

According to Google, the camera features Live HDR+ which corrects exposure directly in the viewfinder before clicking the picture. It also comes with enhanced white balancing and enhanced Portrait mode features. The enhanced portrait mode feature will work on big objects. The phone also has a Night Sight feature which can capture stars in the sky.

Google will sell the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL in clearly white, just black and a limited edition oh so orange.