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Google is set to launch another Pixel smartphone in India after the Pixel 4a

The 'GX7AS' could be the Pixel 6a. (Image source: OnLeaks)
The 'GX7AS' could be the Pixel 6a. (Image source: OnLeaks)
Google has not released a Pixel smartphone in India since the Pixel 4a. However, a recent BIS certification suggests that that could change in the next few months, possibly with the Pixel 6a. Currently, Google has only registered the 'GX7AS' in India, despite having the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro and the Pixel Fold in the works too.

It is no secret that Google is developing new Pixel smartphones, having only recently released the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. On the one hand, leakers like @OnLeaks have shared Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, and Pixel 7 Pro renders, which all owe their designs to the current Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. On the other hand, the first Android 13 Developer Preview includes references to unreleased Pixel smartphones and Google's next-generation Tensor chipset, codenamed GS201.

A few months ago, Xiaomiui noticed the model 'GX7AS' on IMEI databases alongside over a dozen other Google devices. Now, Mysmartprice has discovered a certification for 'GX7AS' on the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) database. As the screenshot below shows, the BIS published its 'GX7AS' certification on February 18, with the brand listed as 'G Logo'.

The certification also confirms that 'GX7AS' is a mobile phone; Google is rumoured to have a smartwatch and a tablet in the pipeline for this year, too. Unfortunately, the listing does not report which smartphone 'GX7AS' could be. However, its appearance on the BIS database implies that Google will release a Pixel smartphone in India this year. For some reason, Google elected against releasing the Pixel 5 or Pixel 6 series in India, leaving the Pixel 4a as the country's most recent Pixel handset.

For context, Google is expected to announce the Pixel 6a in May, potentially alongside the Pixel Watch. The Pixel 6a is thought to feature a first-generation Google Tensor SoC, a 6.2-inch display that operates at 60 Hz and cameras from the Pixel 5 and Pixel 6 series. By contrast, the Pixel 7 series and the Pixel Fold are rumoured to launch in the autumn.

(Image source: BIS via Mysmartprice)


BIS via Mysmartprice & GSMArena, @OnLeaks - Image credit

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Alex Alderson, 2022-02-27 (Update: 2022-02-27)