One of the biggest internet and technology-based company; Google finally launched its new smartphones, Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL in the US on October 15. The device has been furnished with a newly redesigned camera setup, Project Soli based Motion Sense with face unlock and some other top-end specifications. However, if you’ve been waiting for the Pixel 4 to be launched in India, this is not good news for you. Indian smartphone lovers will not get their hands on the new Pixel 4 & Pixel 4XL. The reason behind their firm decision will anger you and make you regret things at the same time.
Google’s Pixel series is one of the most premium smartphone series around the world. Google’s Pixel 4 was a long-awaited announcement. Finally, on 15th October, the company broke its silence on the phone and announced it to the world on October 15th. The company has raced up the feature game to a whole new level with its advanced motion sensing and face recognition feature. At first, these terms may seem regular. What so new about it? Now a day, every phone has facial recognition and motion-sensing feature. Right?
But this is not the case with Google’s Pixel 4. The company has developed a new technology of motion sensing & facial recognition called ‘Project Soli’. This feature not only lets you unlock your phone & lets you rotate screens, but it allows you to control your device with hand gestures without even touching it. Yes, you read that right, Google Pixel’s Soli feature lets you control the screen and swap between pages, just with the gestures.
However, the bad news for the Indian smartphone lovers is that the company has stated that it will not launch Google Pixel 4 in India and that they are ‘firm’ with their decision. In a conversation with media, an official spokesperson said, “We decided not to make Pixel 4 available in India. We remain committed to our current Pixel phones and look forward to bringing future Pixel devices to India.”
Well, if you thinking of importing the phone to India from outside countries, you are wasting your mind and will be wasting your efforts and money too by doing that. While you scratch your head on this creepy decision by the tech giant, of not launching its flagship phone in the biggest smartphone consumer market in the world, we know who or what is to be blamed for this.
The Pixel 4 is a high-design phone, carrying on-board a lot of new technological features. However, the most important of all is the ‘Project Soli’ and the bad news is that India is not ready for supporting a feature like this. The Motion Sense radar chip installed in Pixel 4 for use in Project Soli requires 60GHz mmWave frequency band. However, the government of India has not yet opened the frequency band for commercial & public use in the country. Hence, Soli will not work in India.
The company has removed its rear-mounted fingerprint scanner in its latest phone and hence the phone won’t make much sense without activating the radar chip. The flagship phone does not have any alternative way of this sensor technology and hence it is useless for the Indians.
This makes India the least favourable ground for Google to launch its flagship phone Pixel 4. Well, India is not the only misfortunate soils where the phone is not featuring. There are several other countries, where the company will not be launching its phone because of the frequency certification issue.
So, even if you manage to bag phone from one of those NRI relatives, it will still be useless because of the non-availability frequency band, which will render the Soli feature, and ultimately the whole phone’s security, useless. If we talk about Pixel 4 & Pixel 4 XL’s features, they come packed with a 5.7-inch and 6.3-inch 90Hz OLED display respectively.
The camera setup includes -cameras at the back with a 12.2MP f/1.7 primary sensor and a 16MP 2x telephoto lens. The selfie camera is an 8MP (f/2.0 aperture) module. The phone is powered by one of the most powerful processors Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and comes in 6GB RAM and 64GB/ 128GB internal memory variants.
The Pixel 4 has a 2800 mAh battery while the Pixel 4 XL has a 3700 mAh cell. Both phones support 18w fast charging.