At an online event to be held tonight at 8 p.m., Google is lifting the veil on the Pixel 5, the American brand’s new smartphone known for the quality of the images captured by its devices. A (large) part of the technical data sheet is already leaking, but we will have to wait an hour to get the expected confirmations.
Pixel 5 production is set at 800,000 copies in 2020
In the meantime, a report from the specialist media Nikkei Asia Review According to Google, there are no plans to sell many units of the Pixel 5 that will be unveiled tonight. According to sources, the production of the smartphone amounted to 800,000 units in 2020. Total production of Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 4a is set to three million units for the next year. These forecasts are lower than those that the American manufacturer was able to make in the past, but this is explained by a very specific context.
A source told him Nikkei Asia Review : ” Google has issued a relatively conservative order forecast this year as its flagship, the Pixel 4, hasn’t sold well over the past year and COVID-19 is pushing its team to stay on the safety side. about the [ventes de, NDLR] Phones for now “Depending on the health conditions and the situation on the smartphone market, Google can also revise the forecast upwards in the future.
Nikkei Asia Review Google also reports that Google shipped 1.5 million Pixel phones in the first six months of 2020, a result that was below the manufacturer’s expectations. By comparison, that number had reached 4.1 million phones shipped over the same period in 2019. Suffice it to say that the brand, like many manufacturers and the world market in general, was affected by the health situation of smartphones themselves.
As we recall, Google was supposed to introduce the Pixel 5 as well as a version 5 of the Pixel 4a, a new smart speaker to replace Google Home and a new Chromecast. Only one version of the Pixel 5 would be in the spotlight, as the brand doesn’t want to overshadow the Pixel 4a, which pre-orders began this month. It could be that the price for the device is 629 euros, with pre-orders being open tonight. Reply at 8 p.m.