On Tuesday, Google’s special event took place in New York where they unveiled the much awaited Pixel 4 smartphones and a line-up of new products like the Pixelbook Go - Google’s laptop with an upgraded design and a longer battery life, the new generation Pixel Buds which is now hands free and lastly Google’s latest smart speaker Nest Mini.
Google’s latest flagships the Pixel 4 and the Pixel 4 XL sports a 5.7 and 6.3inch 90Hz OLED display respectively, enabled with the Snapdragon 855 SoC and 6GB RAM with storage options of 64GB and 128 GB. The phone has a normal and telephoto camera which is 16 and 12 megapixel respectively, offering ultra-res zoom which helps to capture an image from afar without loss of image quality. And in the front the pixel sports an 8 megapixel camera.
But here comes the sad news for pixel lovers in our country, the latest flagship Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL has a new piece of technology called Soli which is now called Motion Sense. This allows the smartphone to support air gestures by detecting your body’s reach towards the phone to activate screen, to unlock the phone, to dismiss a call, snooze the alarm and more.
Soli, the radar in the phone works on a 60GHz wave frequency which the Indian government does not allow for public use as per regulations. And so, keeping this in mind the Google spokesperson said “Google has a wide range of products that we make available in different regions around the world. We determine availability based on a variety of factors, including local trends, and product features. 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.”