HT TECH wants to start sending you push notifications. Click allow to subscribe

Google Pixel 8 series smartphones to be made in India soon by Dixon Technologies: Report

Google Pixel 8 flagship smartphone will now be made in India by Dixon Technologies. Production shift signals Google's commitment to the Indian market.

Updated on: May 24 2024, 07:08 IST
Google Pixel 8 production shifts to India soon, Dixon Technologies to lead manufacturing in Q3 2024: Report (Google )

Google's flagship smartphone, the Google Pixel 8, is gearing up for local manufacturing in India, according to sources familiar with the tech giant's plans. Reportedly, Dixon Technologies, a local contract manufacturer, has commenced trial production of the Pixel 8 series. This move marks Google's shift towards producing its high-end devices within the country. The first batch of these locally assembled smartphones is anticipated to hit the shelves by September.

Previously slated for manufacturing initiation in the second quarter of 2024, the transition to Indian production for Google's Pixel 8 series appears to be gaining momentum. Dixon Technologies has reportedly commenced trial production, signalling the beginning of a new chapter in smartphone manufacturing within the country, Economic Timesreported.

Also read: Amazon to upgrade Alexa with advanced AI, introduces subscription plans- All details

Not sure which
mobile to buy?

Google Pixel 8: Production Capacity and Market Impact

The Google Pixel 8, currently sourced from facilities in China and Vietnam, will now see its production localised in India. This move underscores Google's commitment to the Indian market, where it already retails the Pixel 8 series. The first batch of domestically manufactured handsets is projected to be available as early as September.

Also read: Vivo S19 and S19 Pro launch date announced: Pro model camera features and specs revealed

Dixon Technologies is expected to ramp up production capacity, with the potential to manufacture up to 1 lakh units per month. This development follows closely on the heels of the company's subsidiary, Padget Electronics, securing an agreement to manufacture smartphones for Taiwan-based Compal Electronics.

Google Pixel 8 and Google Pixel 8 Pro: Specifications

In terms of specifications, the Google Pixel 8 series boasts Google's Tensor G3 chip, paired with varying configurations of RAM and inbuilt storage. The lineup includes the Pixel 8 with a 6.2-inch OLED screen, and the Google Pixel 8 Pro featuring a larger 6.7-inch OLED display. Both models tout impressive camera setups, with the Pixel 8 Pro further enhanced by a third telephoto lens.

Also read: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 launch: Design, processor, cameras and more- Here’s what to expect

With this shift in manufacturing base, Google aims to reinforce its presence in India while capitalising on the burgeoning demand for smartphones in the region.

Catch all the Latest Tech News, Mobile News, Laptop News, Gaming news, Wearables News , How To News, also keep up with us on ,Twitter, Facebook, , and Instagram. For our latest videos, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

First Published Date: 23 May, 15:54 IST


4% OFF
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
  • Titanium Black
  • 12 GB RAM
  • 256 GB Storage
Buy now
7% OFF
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
  • Black Titanium
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 256 GB Storage
Buy now
17% OFF
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
  • Black
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 512 GB Storage
Buy now
9% OFF
Apple iPhone 15 Plus
  • Black
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
Buy now