Tech giant Google introduced the Google Pixel 6a to the world during the Google I/O 2022. The latest smartphone in the Pixel A series will be made available in India. This makes the Pixel 6a the first smartphone sold by Google in India after a period of nearly two years. The Google Pixel 6 and the Google Pixel 6 Pro devices are currently available in 12 countries, including France, Italy, Spain, Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. According to documentation by Google, the Pixel 6a will be introduced in these regions. Additionally, the Pixel 6a will be launching in the US territory of Puerto Rico, which was skipped by the tech giant when it came to the Pixel 5a.
When speaking to Android Central, Google confirmed that the Google Pixel 6a is going to be sold in India “later in 2022.” This makes the delayed launch of the Google Pixel 6a the first official release of a Pixel device in India in nearly two years, with the last official release being in 2020. The Google Pixel 4a also had a delayed launch in India in October 2020.
The Google Pixel 4a appeared to be a success in India, prompting the tech giant to state that Google intended to “further increase the focus” on the Indian market. This was early last year, and despite this intention, nothing substantial came of it. The tech giant only launched the Google Pixel 5a United States and Japan. Google also had to skip the Indian market when it came to the Google Pixel 6 series over “supply issues.”
The Google Pixel 6a is an affordable mid-range smartphone powered by Google’s flagship processor, the Tensor chip. The Indian smartphone market is currently dominated by brands like Xiaomi, Samsung, and OnePlus, to name a few. However, the Google Pixel 6a may become a strong contender soon. Google is yet to confirm the exact pricing for the Google Pixel 6a in India.