Google announced the Pixel 2 And Pixel 2 XL on October 4th in San Francisco. Following the launch, Rick Osterloh and Mario Queiroz of Google said Gadgets360 that they will focus more on offline sales and marketing in India.
This isn’t a new thing, even Xiaomi the online-only brand now has offline presence in India by opening their Mi homes across the country and through Mi preferred partners programme. The Google employees also stated that most Indians purchase premium smartphones only after experiencing it.
The last year’s Pixels were available both online and offline, but this time Google wants to sell more devices offline. Rick said that their focus was online last year, but now they understood the needs of Indian customers. Mario even stated that they are expanding their marketing investment to increase their presence and sales in India.
Though Google changed their strategy in India, will the new Pixels sell more for their hefty asking price compared to less pricing in other countries? Only time will tell.
The Pixel duo comes with Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB/128GB internal storage and 12.2MP (rear) / 8MP (front) cameras. The regular Pixel sports a 5 inch FHD display whereas the XL sports a 6 inch QHD display. Both are IP67 certified for dust and water resisntance. Finally, Pixel is backed by a 2,700 mAh battery and the XL is backed by a 3,520 mAh battery.
The Pixel 2 will cost you Rs. 61,000 / Rs. 70,000 for 64GB/128GB repectively and the Pixel 2 XL will cost you Rs. 73,000 / Rs. 82,000 for 64GB/128GB respectively.