Google’s ‘mid-tier’ Pixel smartphone to take on OnePlus in India
The only thing the Pixel Line up is missing is the affordability. If we dig into the history of Google phone, the very first Nexus Smartphone comes with an affordable price tag which is missing in the Pixel Line up. Now Google wants to lure the Nexus fans with its mid-range Pixel devices.
According to a new report from ET, Google is planning to launch a “mid-tier” Pixel in India soon after the global launch of Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. The “mid-tier” Pixel could range between Rs 40,000-Rs 50000 ($563 – $704) to compete with OnePlus and other like Asus, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi.
The Google will still continue working on its premium segment Pixel 3 line up to take on the likes of Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 9, and the upcoming 2018 iPhone lineup.
According to the report, the mid-tier smartphone is aimed at emerging markets including India and other Asian countries. The company is planning to launch the device early next year.
Google Pixel hardware team recently visited India to understand the possibility in the Indian market for such a device. Although we don’t know much about the budget Pixel device but if we go by the last report which claimed it could have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC and launch in the first half of 2019.