Not too long ago, Google released their latest flagship devices, Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL, which will launch in several markets in the coming weeks. Now that Google has finally decided to increase the availability of its devices, there’s a possibility that it may sell better than the company’s Nexus devices.
According to a new report from Digitimes, the company is projected to sell 3-4 million units of the Google Pixel smartphone by the end of this year, which is quite impressive if they manage to achieve the milestone.
The recently launched Google Pixel smartphone is expected to reach 3-4 million shipments in the second half of 2016, according to Luke Lin, senior analyst of Digitimes Research. While this total pales in comparison to the number of iPhone 7 shipments expected through the end of the year, it will still provide a major boost to Taiwan smartphone maker High Tech Computer (HTC), the manufacturer of the phone. Lin indicated that Pixel shipments will account for 40-50% of HTC’s smartphone shipments in the second half of the year.
The search engine giant launched the handset in two screen sizes: Google Pixel features a 5-inch 1080p display while its bigger sibling, Google Pixel Xl comes with a 5.5-inch QHD display. Rest of the specifications are identical, including Snapdragon 821 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32/128GB of internal storage, 12MP main camera for photos and videos, and ships with Android 7.0 Nougat as its operating system. Additionally, the Google Pixel comes with a 2770 mAh battery while the bigger Google Pixel XL comes wit ha 3450 mAh battery.