09 November 2021
Google unveiled the new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones at its first-ever Pixel-only event on October 19. Other than the mighty Tensor chip, the phones include some interesting features like Face Unblur and Magic Eraser as well. But perhaps not everyone will be able to buy the new Pixel phones.
While Google’s announcement was majorly centralized around the US market, with giving away only the US prices and availability details, it didn’t give a real run-down on the phones’ availability. However, Google updated the “Devices & services country availability” page on Google Store soon after the announcement so to reflect which countries will receive the new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones.
As evident from the page, the Pixel 6 phones are coming to at least eight more countries apart from the US. These include Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. This doesn’t come as a surprise, however. Back in August, during the rumor mill, landing pages for the aforementioned countries were spotted, though the name of Ireland didn’t pop up.
This also shows Google is once again not bringing the flagship Pixel phones to many other countries, including India. And, according to Gadgets 360, a spokesperson from Google has explained why the company has refrained from bringing the two phones to other regions.
“Due to a variety of factors including global demand-supply issues, we are not able to make our products available in all markets. We remain committed to our current Pixel phones and look forward to bringing future Pixel devices to more countries in the future,” the spokesperson said in an emailed statement to Gadgets 360.
As the publication points out as well, this is notably not the first time when Google has decided to not bring its new Pixel phones to India. The company hasn’t launched any of its recent flagships in the country. These include Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a 5G, and the Pixel 5. However, it did bring the regular Pixel 4a to the Indian market last year.
The Pixel 6 series is available for pre-order in key markets for now, including Canada as well as the UK and the US.