On September 30, Google launched its new smartphone in the US market, which was the all-new Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G. Google made the launch of these smartphones especially for the US market which is the key ground for the company. However, Google did not make it clear when smartphones will be launched in other markets. Looking at the current market growth it seems that Google will be launching its new generation of Pixel phones to the Indian market soon.
Google was unable to sell the Pixel 4 and 4 XL devices in India previously, due to its ‘Soli Radar chip’ on the front, which utilized the 60GHz frequency band banned for commercial use in India. However, Google has now removed the Soli Radar chip which makes it compatible devices to be sold in the Indian market. Currently, Google has listed nine countries that could sell Pixel 5 and 4a 5G. These countries are the US, Canada, Japan, UK, Germany, France, Ireland, Australia, and Taiwan. But with the removal of the Soli Radar chip, it seems that the phone will now be available in countries like India, Singapore, Italy, and Spain.
Google does not have a big share of the smartphone market and there have been multiple reasons for it. But the company is now trying to build better smartphones and is also targeting European markets, which was earlier dominated by Huawei. Google needs to launch in other countries at a very competitive price if they really want the Pixel sales to take off.