After announcing that Google is seeing record sales for the Pixel 6, the company is slightly expanding the distribution of its flagship smartphone. The Google Store is now selling the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro in Italy and Spain, bringing the Pixel 6’s total country distribution from nine countries to 11.
Michiel van Eldik, Google’s Vice President of Devices & Services for EMEA, is quoted in Google Italy’s blog post (via translation): “Due to high demand for Pixel 6 devices, coupled with global supply chain issues, we are launching a limited number of devices and expect to sell them quickly.” Italy and Spain are only getting the 128GB versions of both phones and they are available in any color you want as long as it’s black. In other countries, the Pixel 6 or 6 Pro phone is available in white, green, yellow and red, with 256GB and 512GB storage options, but all of that is limited due to delivery issues.
When the Pixel 6 debuted in October, Google told Ars that the phone would launch on October 28 in 12 countries, including the US, Canada, Japan, Australia, Taiwan, UK, Germany, France and Ireland, then Spain, Italy and Singapore. early next year.” Assuming Google’s plans haven’t changed, Singapore is the only country on that list where the Pixel 6 hasn’t launched yet.
Launch in Singapore and access to 12 countries would be the normal distribution area for Pixel phones. Google Hardware’s biggest hardware problem is that it still doesn’t sell smartphones in most of the world. Samsung and Apple sell their flagships in more than 100 countries, so Google is still only in the kiddie pool compared to its main competitors. Google’s other big smartphone, the Pixel 5a, actually took a dramatic step backwards and is only available in two countries: the US and Japan. It’s hard to blame Google too much during the pandemic era as most companies have supply chain issues, but Google Hardware’s inability to compete in the global market has been an issue since the first Pixel.
Both new Google Store regions will sell the Pixel 6 Pro for $899 and the Pixel 6 for $649.