Google has decided not to launch its flagship smartphone Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL in India. The decision has been taken after considering the fact that the device uses a radar frequency feature, which is barred in South Asian countries. The new smartphones have a unique motion-sensing radar technology called project soli that works on 60GHz mm frequency, which is banned for civilian use in India. It has been impossible to launch Pixel 4, 4 XL in India as Google has removed the rear fingerprint scanner, and the new devices do not have any other alternative to the Soli chip-based face lock feature. There have been many countries where Google could not launch its Android flagship due to its radar feature.
Google unveiled its much-hyped smartphones in the United States with the newly designed camera setup, project soli motion-sensing face lock, and some high-end specifications. Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL have 5.7 and 6.3 inches OLED display respectively. The devices have a Qualcomm snapdragon 855 processor with 64 GB/128 GB internal memory. Pixel 4 has 2800 mAh battery and Pixel 4XL has 3700 mAh battery power. Both devices support 18W fast charging. Like most smartphones, Pixel 4 also trades in its one rear camera, which is not as impressive as iPhone 11 Pro with three rear cameras.
With blacklisting of Huawei, Google definitely has an upper hand in the market gain but due to lack of relationship with mobile carriers, it is miles away from becoming a mass-market player. The company has been working round the clock to create buzz for its new smartphones but still holds only 1 percent of the global market. With the Nexus line of cellphones, Google has made it clear that its strategy is not for mass-market scale rather they come up with the best of Android features to set a benchmark for other vendors. However, recently with Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, the company has taken its first step to compete with already established market players.