The reason why Google Pixel 4 isn’t launching in India

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The company’s decision to not launch the Pixel 4 was based on a number of factors, including ‘local trends’ and ‘product features’.

Google launched the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL in the US on October 15. The smartphone comes with a newly redesigned camera setup, Project Soli based Motion Sense with face unlock and some other top-end specifications. In case you’ve been waiting for the Pixel 4 launch in India, the news might disappoint you.

Google has confirmed that it would not launch the Pixel 4 launch in India. A company spokesperson told Moneycontrol, “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.”

The company’s decision to not launch the Pixel 4 was based on a number of factors, including ‘local trends’ and ‘product features’.

The main reason…

The main reason for the Pixel 4 not launching in India could highly be due to Project Soli. The Motion Sense radar chip used in Project Soli requires a 60GHz mmWave frequency band. The government of India has not yet opened the frequency band for commercial use.

Launching the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL in India without activating the radar chip won’t make sense either. Google removed the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and its latest flagship does not have any alternative to the Project Soli chip-based face unlock feature.

India is not the only country where Google has not launched Pixel 4. There are several countries where the company can not/ wouldn’t launch its Android flagship due to frequency certification issues and poor sales.

Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL feature 5.7-inch and 6.3-inch 90Hz OLED display, respectively. Both smartphones have dual-cameras at the back with a 12.2MP f/1.7 primary sensor and a 16MP 2x telephoto lens. For selfies, there is an 8MP front camera with an f/2.0 aperture. The performance unit includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor with 6GB RAM and 64GB/ 128GB internal memory. There is a 2,800 mAh battery on the Pixel 4 and a 3,700 mAh cell on the Pixel 4 XL. Both the smartphones support 18W fast charging — Google Pixel 4 ships with the next-generation Google Assistant and Android 10.
Google has also launched the truly wireless Pixel Buds that comes with support for next-generation Google Assistant.

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