Google to launch a new cheaper smartphone for emerging markets
14 February, 2019, 11:08 | Author: Rafael Roberts
Google is reportedly planning to expand its Made by Google line of products with a couple of new devices later this year. Informed people revealed to the Nikkei Asia Review that Google plans to launch new products this year, including smart speakers, wearables, and cameras. Where Google's Nexus phones offered cheaper price points and endless customization, the iPhone was expensive and locked down. After playing with the premium smartphones for several years, now the Search giant is making a move with newer products in the market.
After launching three generations of premium Pixel phones, Google is said to be working on affordable smartphones aimed at emerging markets, according to a new report. Google is going to launch the cheaper Google Pixel 3 Lite for the price-sensitive customers.
The Google smartwatch - which would likely be called the Pixel Watch, if Google sticks to its conventions - has been bandied about since last July. It is rumoured to host a 5.6 inch IPS Full HD+ display.
According to the most recent report from reliable Android Police, the budget Pixel 3 range will launch in the United States sometime "this spring".
Google Pixel 3 was announced back in October and presented Android fans with a number of notable improvements from its predecessor.
The company is also expected to launch the new Pixel 4 line later this year. It will be the company's first wearable device which has already been delayed due to some reasons previous year.
What Google hardware are you most looking forward to? Pricing information isn't yet concrete but the expectation is that Google will undercut Apple'siPhone XR by a significant margin. Moreover, it's unconfirmed whether it will come with a wholly new smart speaker or will be an updated version of the old Home products. With Nest merged into Google proper any new hardware out of that department would be courtesy of Google at some level, and Nest releases new cams all the time.
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Both companies have seen a slump in shipments in China, and have been the worst performing among top five smartphone makers. The shipment numbers for the quarter ending December 2018 are out, and things don't look good for Apple and Xiaomi.
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