A mid-range Pixel phone could be launched in India, sometime in July-August. That’s according to some senior Indian retailers, who met with Google’s top executives, in some trade meets in Malaysia, UK and the US.
There is no further information regarding the phone’s tech specs or pricing, but I think it is safe to say that a mid-range Pixel phone could be priced higher than the Android One phones, and lesser than the Pixel phones. That could be anything from Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 40,000. We think something between Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 30,000 looks like a likely price for a mid-range Pixel phone.
Technically, such a phone might be the Nexus replacement we have been waiting for, and hopefully this doesn’t mean that the company will skimp on the hardware. This phone may also be sold in other price-sensitive markets.
Also, the report by Economic Times, mentions that the next flagship from the company, the Google Pixel 3 could be launched in India around Diwali (November 6th).
The Mountain View company plans to launch the Google Home and Google Home Mini speakers in India, at the end of April. The smart speakers will support Hindi, and may be priced at Rs 9,999 and Rs 4,499, to take on the Amazon Echo speakers, which also retail for the same prices.
Apart from phones and speakers, Google is also interested in introducing the Pixelbook laptop, the Google WiFi router, and its Nest range of home security products, in our Country.
And since none of this has been confirmed by Google, we advice readers to take the news with a pinch of salt.