Sales of Google made Pixel smartphones are falling
- Author: Latoya Cobb May 01, 2019,
May 01, 2019, 1:24
Its reported revenues for the first quarter stood at $36.3 billion for the quarter missing estimates by over $1 billion. Google Pixel 3a: Expected specifications The smartphone is likely to come with a 5.6-inch OLED display and a 3000mAh battery capacity.
Alphabet's chief financial officer, Ruth Porat, says Google has revealed that industry-wide pressure on high-end phones was the main cause that led to Pixel's poor sales during the first quarter of 2019.
In fact, the company's CEO Sundar Pichai explicitly said that the demand for the Google Home lineup remains strong and the company is satisfied with the current momentum. Notably, Google had already teased "something big is coming to the Pixel universe" on May 7, which is also the day the Google I/O 2019 developer conference kicks off.
The Pixel 3, which launched with a price lower than flagships from Apple and Samsung, and came equipped with a best-in-class camera, began at $799 and came in variants that pushed its price tag up to $999. Also, Google Pixel hardware wasn't all that too die for, with its camera, being the core feature that stood out.
The Google Pixel 3a latest Geekbench listing suggests that the smartphone will be powered by a Snapdragon 670 processor. However, it is worth mentioning that the highest end variant of the Pixel 3 XL costs $999 and it doesn't seem like smartphone consumers are willing to shell out that much for a smartphone. Currently, though, $200 have been shaved off the prices of the phones on Google's online store but this deal will expire before Google I/O kicks off.
There had been a lot of rumors swirling around us regarding the upcoming Google Pixel Phones.
The latest fiscal results were lower than expected and according to the CFO of the USA giant, this is due in part to lower sales of products in the Pixel range and partly to greater investments in advertising.
With all the competition out there, it does feel like the new Google Pixel 3A and the XL model will have trouble standing out and getting the attention of the mid-range device buyers.