Google hopes the new Pixel 6 will double its smartphone output

Google is reportedly aiming to double its smartphone shipments on the back of the Pixel 6 series. According to a new report from Nikkei, Google has asked suppliers to produce more than 7 million units of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, roughly double the number of smartphones it shipped last year.
Besides the Pixel 6, Google has also ordered more than 5 million units of the Pixel 5a, the publication reports. This would mark a significant turnaround from last year when the Search Giant shipped just 3.7 million Pixel phones. Although these numbers are impressive for the Pixel lineup and Google, they’re nowhere close to Apple’s iPhone 13, which is expected to hit 80 million shipments in 2021 alone. The report notes that Google is aiming to grab market share from Apple, Samsung, and Xiaomi, all of which have benefitted from the demise of Huawei’s smartphone business.
Since earlier this year, Google has also been telling suppliers that “its position as the only U.S. maker of Android smartph…

Written By: Kishan Vyas

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