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Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL not coming to India, here’s why

The Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL phones will not be launching in India. The company has clarified why the Google Pixel 4 will not arrive in India.  Here's everything you need to know.

  • Published: October 15, 2019 9:34 PM IST
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Google today launched its latest Pixel 4 series along with a host of new products in New York. The Google Pixel 4 series comes with a starting price of $799 (approximately Rs 57,000). Google has launched the Pixel 4 series in three colors – Just Black, Clearly White, and Oh So Orange. The new Pixel 4 family goes up for preorder today, and Google will start shipping the phones from October 24. Sadly, the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL phones will not be launching in India. The company has clarified why the Google Pixel 4 will not arrive in India.

In a statement, a Google spokesperson said, “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. And we remain committed to our current Pixel phones and look forward to bringing future Pixel devices to India.

Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL features, specifications

The Google Pixel 4 sports a 5.7-inch full-HD+ OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The Pixel 4 XL, on the other hand, offers a bigger 6.3-inch OLED display with a Quad HD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate. Both phones are built around Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 855 chipset. The Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will ship with the latest Android 10 out of the box. The standard variant features a 2,800mAh battery, whereas the bigger version packs a 3,700mAh battery under the hood. The handsets support 18W fast charging as well as wireless charging tech.

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In terms of photography, the Pixel 4 comes with a dual rear camera setup, including a 12-megapixel primary camera and a 16-megapixel sensor. The handset features a 2x telephoto lens, and it’s a hybrid of optical and digital zoom. It supports features like Live HDR+ with dual exposure controls, and improved portrait mode. There is also a new night sight astrophotography mode. The company asserts that it has also improved white balance. For selfies, there is an 8-megapixel sensor.

The new Pixel family offers support for the face unlock feature. In terms of connectivity options, the newly launched Google Pixel 4 series supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, stereo speakers, and GPS. Sensors onboard include accelerometer, magnetometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, and compass. The Pixel 4 series is also IP68 rated, meaning it comes with dust and water protection.

  • Published Date: October 15, 2019 9:34 PM IST