After foregoing India with its Pixel four smartphone, Google’s Pixel 4a gained’t come to India earlier than October this yr. Like others within the trade, the corporate has additionally needed to cope with provide chain points because of the pandemic. In a briefing name with journalists earlier, Nanda Ramachandran, Senior Director, Google Cellular Enterprise, had mentioned that the corporate needed to regulate its provide chain and discipline testing wants because of the pandemic.
The Pixel 4a is Google’s first smartphone in India this yr. The corporate couldn’t launch the Pixel four in India earlier, because the frequencies used for its radar-based movement monitoring system aren’t allowed for use for civilian functions in India. Whereas the 4a will lose a couple of months of gross sales because of the delay, Google nonetheless plans to hit the Diwali sale interval.
“It’s not an intentional delay to launch in October. We had been ensuring it launches earlier than Diwali, and that’s what we’re working for,” mentioned Ramachandran.
The Pixel 4a has a Snapdragon 730G chipset from Qualcomm, alongside Google’s personal Titan M safety chip. It has 6GB RAM inside and 128GB of storage. The machine nonetheless has a single digital camera, however aided by Google’s synthetic intelligence (AI) primarily based algorithms, which have change into a trademark of its Pixel branded telephones. Not like final yr, the Pixel 4a won’t have a bigger XL variant.
There are two 5G variants of the Pixel 4a, however these gained’t make it to India both, the corporate confirmed.
Google first launched a less expensive Pixel final yr, with the Pixel 3a. The units are very clearly geared toward markets like…