At Google’s mid-season announcement, we lastly acquired to see the hotly anticipated Pixel 4a launch in India after what was feeling like an unending wait. But it surely appears just like the wait goes to be even longer for Indians because the 4a’s launch within the South Asian market continues to be a few months away. On prime of that, Google has stated that the higher-end Pixel 5 gained see an Indian launch in any respect.
India’s premium smartphone phase is minuscule as in comparison with total shipments, and Google’s share, even inside that, is virtually non-existent. That’s the larger motive why the flagship Pixel 4’s launch was scrapped final yr, and in addition why the upcoming Pixel 5 is ready to satisfy an analogous destiny. In its official weblog, Google, too, notes that each Pixel 5 and 4a 5G isn’t coming to India and Singapore attributable to “native market developments” and “product options.”
Pixel 4a launch delayed in India and 5 is canceled
However, no less than the cheaper Pixel 4a is coming to India, thanks largely to the Pixel 3a, which managed to promote in good numbers, indicating that there’s nonetheless some hope for Google. Nonetheless, the corporate has determined to carry off on the Pixel 4a’s availability in India till October, probably to capitalize on the Diwali festive season, which is falling around mid-November this yr.
As for the native pricing, Google will reveal the determined solely across the precise launch date in October. The Pixel 4a prices $349 within the US without taxes, which is about ₹26,300, however that quantity will snowball fairly shortly when import and retail taxes are factored in.
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Price in India
In that vary, the 4a will compete in opposition to the OnePlus Nord, which isn’t solely aggressively priced beginning ₹25,000 (~$330, together with all taxes) but additionally enjoys higher model recognition. Hopefully, Google will value the 4a as competitively in India because it did within the US.
Within the meantime, the Pixel 4a’s listings on the Indian Google Retailer and on-line retail companion Flipkart already reside with a coming-soon tag.