Published: Thu, February 14, 2019
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Google Pixel 4 may get dual SIM support like the iPhone

Google Pixel 4 may get dual SIM support like the iPhone

Google has loaded a lot of new things for launch in 2019. Informed people revealed to the Nikkei Asia Review that Google plans to launch new products this year, including smart speakers, wearables, and cameras. Google also experimented with Android One platform for entry-level phones in India.

Moreover, it was noted such growth took place while the smartphone market as a whole decreased by 23 percent year-over-year in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Google has plans to launch a "lite" variation of its top-tier Pixel smartphone lineup and a new smartwatch in 2019, in order to grow the use of its ecosystem, based on statements from industry sources reported by Tokyo's Nikkei newspaper. In comparison, Google's latest model Pixel series, launched in October a year ago, was priced at $799.

In terms of design, the Google Pixel 3 Lite looks to be much closer to the Pixel 3 than the Pixel 3 XL.

Pixel 3 comes in two models; the standard Pixel 3 that has a 5.5-inch P-OLED display and the larger Pixel 3 XL that has a 6.3-inch P-OLED panel.

It's been a while since we've had any product leaks from Google. According to an IDC report, Google shipped 4.68 million units of Pixel smartphones. It's possible this could be accompanied with a rebranding effort making it more overtly Googly (i.e., "Nest by Google", etc.) but that wouldn't have to be the case for the report to be correct. Pricing information isn't yet concrete but the expectation is that Google will undercut Apple's iPhone XR by a significant margin. Although Google has been introducing new Home-branded products over the years, the company is going to be updating the regular Google Home speaker later this year after a long time.

The report doesnt give any specific details about the timing of these products, but we should have a better idea as we get closer to Googles annual I/O developer conference where the company talks about the future of Android and Google services. The sources claim that the new hardware direction from the company has been behind Google's hiring activity all the way back to its deal with HTC in 2017.

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