Google on Thursday introduced that it plans to start out manufacturing Pixel smartphones in India. The search large will produce the Pixel 8 in India and the primary models are anticipated to be obtainable in 2024. The Pixel 8 was launched by the corporate in India and international markets earlier this month, alongside the extra premium Pixel 8 Professional mannequin. The handset is powered by a customized Google Tensor G3 chip and a Titan M2 safety chip. The cellphone has a twin rear digital camera setup and is claimed to supply as much as 72 hours of battery life with the Excessive Battery Saver mode.
Seven years after the launch of its first Pixel-branded smartphone, the corporate introduced at its Google for India 2023 occasion that it plans to fabricate its smartphones in India. The corporate will begin by assembling the Pixel 8 in India, and says that it’s going to work with each native and overseas producers.
The manufacturing of the Pixel 8 — and presumably Google’s subsequent Pixel smartphones — in India is predicted to begin in 2024, in accordance with the corporate. Prospects can count on to see Pixel 8 models manufactured in India by subsequent 12 months.
The announcement makes Google the newest smartphone model to start out manufacturing its handsets in India. Rivals Samsung and Apple additionally assemble a few of their smartphones within the nation. Nevertheless, it’s at present unclear whether or not the pricing of Google’s Pixel handsets will drop as soon as extra models are manufactured within the nation.
In the meantime, Google additionally introduced that it plans to increase protection of its service community to extra cities and places throughout the nation — the corporate at present presents help in 28 service centres situated in 27 cities which are operated by F1 Data Options.
“That is an early step in a protracted journey of increasing our gadget manufacturing capability and serving to meet the nation’s rising demand for Pixel smartphones,” Senior VP for Gadgets and Providers Rick Osterloh mentioned on Thursday.