Published: Tue, April 03, 2018
Tech | By Amelia Peters

A mid-range Pixel phone could be released to India in July/August

A mid-range Pixel phone could be released to India in July/August

Since the Google Pixel 2 starts at Rs 40K in India, it won't be wrong to assume the price of mid-range Pixel to be around Rs 25-30K.

Debuted previous year Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are available for $649 and $849, which is quite expensive. The company is making an India-focused strategy to bring more products into the country and is reported to be bringing a cheaper variant of the Pixel, focused for price-sensitive markets, to India. The technical characteristics are still unknown.

Google's entry into the smart speaker market in India comes at a time when the trend is slowly starting to take root.

According to reports by ETtech, Alphabet is even going to be dipping its toes in the laptop market with plans of launching the Pixelbook.

Remarks made by Google VP Rishi Chandra last week strongly suggest that the company hasn't given up on plans to release its own smart display device.

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Google is doing a lot in India. Google Home mini was launched alongside the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones in October 2017, while the Google Home was launched at the company's annual developer conference I/O in May 2016. Google Home and Google Home Mini will launch in India by late April.

Over the previous year, Google has launched the Assistant in Hindi in Allo, brought the English Assistant to more phones, and made a special version available for Reliance Jio feature phones. A leading retailer revealed that Google will be expanding its product portfolio in India along with Reliance Jio 4G and other mobile operators to realize the maximum potential of its products.

Users can interact with the Google Home by setting up the speaker to recognize their voice.

The Google Pixel 3 concept images, included below, suggest the phone will ship with a number of features that could certainly make it a major contender in this upcoming generation of high-end flagships.

Google is looking for a sizeable retail presence in the country initially and gradually build its brand.

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