• Google is Planning a Mid-Range Pixel for India



    If this rumor turns out to be true then Google is going to have a grey market sensation on its hands.

    The Economic Times of India reports that Mountain View is planning a big sales push into the subcontinent—which, last time I checked, was the second largest smartphone market in the world. The initiative will include official sales channels for Google's high-end Pixelbook, Google Home and other home automation products and apparently a mid-range Pixel phone as well.

    SlashGear thinks that the phone will be revealed this summer, and cites the HTC Desire 12 as a reference for specs:

    5.5 inch, 720 x 1440 pixel display
    MediaTek MT6739 processor
    2 or 3 GB RAM, 32 GB storage + microSD
    13 megapixels rear-facing camera
    2,730 mAh battery

    While I agree that a mid-range Pixel would most likely be built by HTC talent, those specs seem a bit underwhelming in a market where overachieving OnePlus phones (for example) seem to do quite well.

    One thing's for sure: if there is to be a made-for-India Pixel it will almost certainly require dual SIM support, and will therefore never come to the Americas. At least not from your carrier.

    Sources: The Economic Times of India, SlashGear

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    1. krazy's Avatar
      krazy -
      One thing's for sure: if there is to be a made-for-India Pixel it will almost certainly require dual SIM support, and will therefore never come to the Americas. At least not from your carrier.
      That and also likely not support North American LTE bands to avoid cannibalizing sales of the pricier NA market Pixels.