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Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL Won’t Launch In India: Here’s Why

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL Won't Launch In India: Here's Why

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Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL were launched in New York on Tuesday

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL won’t launch in India
  • They have a new radar sensor that works on 60GHz spectrum
  • Google failed to license 60GHz spectrum licensing in India
IN THIS ARTICLE

  • Google Pixel 4

  • Google Pixel 4 XL

Google announced on Tuesday that the newly-launched Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones will not be available in India. In a statement, the company said it has decided not to make Pixel 4 duo available in the country. The Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL were launched at an event in New York on Tuesday, with the company revealing their features, price, and specifications.

“We decided not to make Pixel 4 available in India,” a Google spokesperson said. “Google has a wide range of products that we make available in different regions around the world. We determine availability based on a variety of factors, including local trends, and product features.

The Google Pixel 4 features a radar sensor, dubbed Project Soli during development, and now called Motion Sense. This allows the smartphone to support air gestures — so you can wave your hands at your phone to execute certain actions. This works on 60GHz spectrum.

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Gadgets 360 understands Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are not launching in India due to 60GHz spectrum licensing issues in the country.

“We remain committed to our current Pixel phones and look forward to bringing future Pixel devices to India,” the Google spokesperson said.

Google introduced the new Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixelbook Go, Pixel Earbuds, and Nest Mini during its annual hardware event in New York on Tuesday. The Google Pixel 4 comes with a starting price tag of $799 (roughly Rs. 57,000) and Pixel 4 XL for $899 (roughly Rs. 64,000). The phones will be shipped on October 24 in multiple countries, excluding India.