Google is set to launch its latest flagship smartphones, the Pixel 4 lineup which will be unveiled on the 15th of October. In addition to the 4G variant, Google could also unveil 5G variant of these smartphones at the same event claims a report published by Nikkei Asia.
According to the source, Google has started test production of its first 5G smartphone which is currently ongoing in China. However, taking the US-China trade war into consideration and to avoid any sort of tarriffs, Google will ultimately esatablish a manufacturing unit outside of China. The leading option for the location is a Vietnamese facility which will be ready by the end of this year.
The 5G compatible Pixel 4 or whatever Google’s first 5G phone will be named is expected to be commercially available in spring of 2020. Accordingly, the 5G handset could go on sale between 1st of March and 31st May next year. At the time of its commercial launch, the company is also reported to lift covers from an affordable variant of Pixel 4 which is assumed to be called the Pixel 4A.
The source also revealed that the alleged 5G smartphone from Google will be equipped with Snapdragon 855 mobile platform of chipsets which is supplied by Qualcomm.
While Asia Nikkei questioned Google about the authenticity of these claims, as of now the Global search giant has refrained from responding. Nonetheless, 15th of October is approaching fast, therefore, we wont have to wait for long to know whether Google will actually be crowned the title of “first American company to launch a 5G compatible smartphone” or not.
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