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Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will not launch in India, Google confirms

Highlights

  • Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will not be launching in India
  • Global demand supply issues are one of the reasons behind it
  • Pixel 6 series has been released in limited markets

Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will not be launching in India, Google has confirmed to Gadgets360. The Pixel 6 series of smartphones, which went official yesterday, is now up for pre-orders in limited markets such as the US as well as some European and Asian markets.

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The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are the first phones to offer Android 12 out-of-the-box. Both phones are equipped with new design, higher refresh rate displays and 50-megapixel triple rear shooters. They are powered by the company’s proprietary chip named Tensor. Unfortunately, India will not be receiving Google’s most powerful Pixel smartphones.

Pixel 6 series will not launch in India

Pixel 6 series

Google Pixel 6 series 

In an emailed statement to the publication, a Google spokesperson said that the Pixel 6 series will not be launching in India due to many factors. The statement read, “Due to a variety of factors including global demand supply issues, we are not able to make our products available in all markets. We remain committed to our current Pixel phones and look forward to bringing future Pixel devices to more countries in the future.”

The last time Google launched its flagship phones in India was back in 2018 when it announced the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Successor phones such as Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a 5G, and the Pixel 5 have been skipped in India. Last year, it announced the budget-friendly Pixel 4a. Its successor named Pixel 5a 5G was also not released in India. It remains to be seen whether the Pixel smartphones will make a comeback in the country next year.

The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are now available for pre-orders in countries like Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Ireland, Japan, Taiwan the UK, and the US.

Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro specifications and features

The Pixel 6 has a 6.4-inch FHD+ 90Hz AMOLED display, whereas the Pixel 6 Pro has a bigger 6.71-inch 120Hz LTPO AMOLED panel. The former gets an 8-megapixel selfie camera, while the latter features an 11.1-megapixel front camera.

The Pixel 6 has a 50-megapixel primary camera with OIS and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera. On the other hand, the Pixel 6 Pro’s triple camera unit includes an OIS-enabled 48-megapixel main camera, 50MP wide angle lens and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide snapper.

The Pixel 6 duo are powered by the Tensor chip. The vanilla model comes with 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB / 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage, whereas the Pro model has 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB / 256GB / 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The Pixel 6 starts at $599 (~Rs 44,900), while the Pixel 6 Pro begins at $899 (~$67,300).

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