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Google’s Pixel phones had their best quarter ever; CEO Sundar Pichai confirms

Highlights

  • Google Pixel 6 series sets all-time quarterly sales record
  • The success of the phones is attributed to their real-time translation tools
  • Q4 covers the October to December months

Google’s Pixel series had the best quarterly sales record in Q4, 2021. This is in spite of supply chain constraints that plagued the smartphone industry. The search engine giant’s parent company Alphabet Inc logged in a revenue of $75.3 billion in Q4, an increase of 32 percent year-on-year. 

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Google didn’t reveal the figures of its Q4 earnings. However, the company’s CEO Sundar Pichai attributed the strong sales numbers to the Pixel 6 series. The Pixel 6 series had debuted in October last year. 

Google’s Pixel 6 series records best sales 

Google Pixel 6

Going by the current pace of sales, the Pixel 6 could become the most popular Pixel model ever

The Pixel 6 series comprising of a standard and Pro variant are Google’s flagship offerings. Both smartphones proved to be popular with customers and carrier partners. The devices arrived with a new design, upgraded displays, and Google’s in-house Tensor chip. 

During Alphabet’s earnings call, Sundar Pichai said, ‘In Q4, we set an all-time quarterly sales record for Pixel,” he said. “This came in spite of an extremely challenging supply chain environment.’ 

Google didn’t share any information about how many units of the Pixel 6 series it was able to ship. The smartphones were launched in a select few markets. It’s also unclear whether the Pixel 6 surpassed sales of the previous models. Since the smartphones have been available for a little over six months, the Pixel 6 series might become the most popular Pixel model considering the current pace of sales. 

The Pixel 6 sales fall under the category called ‘other’ that covers all Google hardware. Revenue from this category logged $8.2 billion for Q4, a 22 percent increase year-on-year. This is a small piece from Google’s overall revenue of $75.3 billion. 

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