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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
From Google Pixel 8a to Android 15, what to expect at Google I/O 2024
Google Pixel 8 series smartphones to be made in India soon by Dixon Technologies:
1/5 Google I/O 2024 time and place: Google has announced that its annual developer conference will kick off on May 14 at 10:30 PM IST or 10:00 AM PT. If last year's trend continues, it is likely to be held at the Shoreline Amphitheater at the Google HQ in Mountain View, California. (Google)
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2/5 1. Artificial intelligence: During this year's conference, artificial intelligence (AI) could yet again take center stage, especially after Google already made several major AI announcements this year including Gemini and Gemma, its families of Large Language Models (LLMs). (Google)
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3/5 2. Google Pixel 8a: Google is also likely to showcase its upcoming affordable smartphone, the Pixel 8a. It will be the latest entry into the Google Pixel 8 series which already has the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. In January, an alleged Pixel 8a retail box was spotted online which hints at a Pixel 8-esque design of the rumoured smartphone. (Representative Image) (Shaurya Tomer/HT Tech)
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4/5 Android 15: The Android 14 rollout began last year and more and more devices are getting it. What does this mean? We could potentially see some Android 15-related unveilings or announcements at Google I/0 2024, especially now that the Preview Phase 1 seems to have kicked off. (Unsplash)
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5/5 Other announcements: Apart from this, Google could also make announcements related to its other services including Gmail, Photos, Maps and Workspace. (Unsplash)
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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First Published Date: 23 May, 15:54 IST