Google expected to sell 9 million Pixel handsets in 2016 and 2017

Google Pixel family expected to sell over 9 million units by the end of 2017
Google Pixel lineup
According to the financial firm Morgan Stanley, Google will sell around 3 million Pixel handsets by the end of 2016, followed by over 6 million during 2017. These sales are expected to bring in almost $6 billion in revenue.

Google Pixel and Pixel XL might have some problems with Samsung Pay on Gear S3, but they have been well received by the press and the customers. The new flagships are the first ones to drop the Nexus brand and, if Morgan Stanley's predictions turn out to be accurate, their sales will bring Google a solid amount of cash.

According to the well-known financial firm Morgan Stanley, Google will sell 3 million Pixel handsets by the end of the year, thus generating a revenue of around $2 billion. They also mentioned an estimation of up to 6 million units in 2017, this volume of sales translating to a revenue of $3.8 billion. A recent report from India reveals that Google Pixel and Pixel XL already control about 10 percent of the local smartphone market's premium sector.

While the figures above might seem impressive, Google is still a long way behind giants like Samsung or Apple. In the third quarter of 2016, these two companies sold over 110 million handsets - 71 million by Samsung, and 43 million by Apple.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-11-29 (Update: 2016-11-29)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.