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Google not to launch its latest Pixel phone in India

New Delhi: Indian fans of Google’s smartphones are set to miss out on the US company’s latest devices in the festive season, with the Pixel 4 models not being launched in India, the world’s fastest-growing smartphone market.

“We decided not to make Pixel 4 available in India. We remain committed to our current Pixel phones and look forward to bringing future Pixel devices to India,” a Google spokesperson said in a statement.

“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 company added, while declining to share the reason for not making Pixel 4 available in India.

However, experts said the main factor was the unavailability of the 60 MHz spectrum band in India, which is needed for the Soli radar chip in the Pixel 4 devices to function. The chip supports key features including Motion Sense, which allows users to control the phone with gestures or voice commands.

Source: Economic Times