Google won’t bring the Pixel 5 or Pixel 4a 5G to India, but the Pixel 4a and Nest Audio launch this month

Google won’t bring the Pixel 5 or Pixel 4a 5G to India, but the Pixel 4a and Nest Audio launch this month

At the Made by Google event yesterday, Google finally lifted the covers off the new Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G. Along with the two new smartphones, the company unveiled the Nest Audio smart speaker and the Google Chromecast with Google TV streaming stick. Following the announcement, Google revealed that the new Chromecast dongle is already up for sale in the US, the Nest Audio speaker would be available starting October 5th, and the new Pixel devices will start shipping to buyers in select regions by October 15th. Sadly though, fans in India won’t get a chance to purchase the new Pixel hardware once again.

In a blog post regarding the matter, Google noted:

“The price of the Pixel 4a in India will be revealed closer to its launch in October 2020, when it will be available for purchase on Flipkart. Regarding the two new 5G Pixel phones that were announced globally today, these will not be available in India or Singapore, based on a variety of factors including local market trends and product features. We remain deeply committed to our current Pixel phones and look forward to bring future Pixel devices to these countries.”

But while the new Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G won’t be coming to the Indian market, the company plans to launch the regular Pixel 4a in the country on October 17th.

Along with the Pixel 4a, the company will launch the new Nest Audio smart speaker in the country. In a recent blog post on the Google for India blog, the company revealed that the smart speaker “will be available in India on Flipkart and at other retail outlets later this month.” A product page for the device is already live on Flipkart, which leads us to believe that the device may be launched alongside the Pixel 4a on October 17th. As for the Google Chromecast with Google TV, we currently have no information from the company regarding its availability in the region.


Source: Google for India blog (1,2)

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A Literature and Linguistics graduate with a keen interest in everything Android. When not writing about tech, Pranob spends most of his time either playing League of Legends or lurking on Reddit.