Google sells them in the US market for USD 599 for the Pixel 7 and USD 899 for the Pixel 7 Pro. Comparing the Indian prices of the Pixel 7 series phones with the US market, Google’s latest premium handsets are up to 21 percent more expensive in India. A Google spokesperson answered why the Pixel 7 series costs more in India than in the US.
Why is Google Pixel 7 series so expensive in India?
When asked about the Indian pricing of the Pixel 7 series, a Google spokesperson responded (by): “We determine local pricing based on several factors, including local taxes and customs duties. We believe the pricing reflects the value of our premium phones, high-end hardware specs and best-in-class AI-powered software experience.
Google is yet to reveal its smartphone manufacturing location.
TechArc chief analyst, Faisal Kavoosa, said that whether the phones are made in India or not, the company wants to make them for India and that’s a key factor in raising its prices. And by doing so, Google will become a strong contender in the Android premium space alongside Samsung and OnePlus.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen steep prices for Pixel smartphones in India—Google maintains a good track record Confused with the price of the phone in the country.