Analysts forecast 3-4 million in Google Pixel sales by the end of 2016


Google introduced the world to Pixel, the first smartphone “made by Google,” just two days ago. Analysts have already sealed their predictions in terms of year-end sales, despite the fact that pre-orders just began.

According to analysts at Digitimes, Google will see a total of 3-4 million in Pixel sales by this year’s end. This would be a good start for Google, although it comes nowhere near that of rivals from manufacturers like Samsung and Apple. Nexus phones from earlier years didn’t reach the level of hype Google would have liked to see, which is why its going all-in in terms of marketing for its new Pixel smartphone, aimed at the high-end crowd. While this projection is likely a substantial increase over the amount of Nexus sales from prior years, we feel Google can do better.

Contributing to the forecast of 3-4 million units is the fact that availability for Google’s Pixel will be very limited at launch. Verizon will be the only carrier offering it in stores for U.S. customers, and only a few other nations are said to be getting the handset at the point of release. On the other hand, rivals such as Samsung and Apple with addition to LG and Huawei of late, offer their flagship phones in far more countries. Could this be low confidence in Pixel? Could the company have limited stock to supply, or are they just limited in terms of partners? Let us know what you think is holding Google back in the comment section below this post.

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Doug Demagistris is the Founder and current Editor In Chief of Droid Turf. He grew up in New York and now attends Bryant University where he is studying marketing and communication. He has been and always will be a Google enthusiast thanks to Android’s customization, flat design and exceptional integration with various Google services. Currently, Doug uses a Pixel 2 XL as his daily driver for its unique design, powerful hardware, exceptional camera, and stock experience. For shorter instances, he’ll glance at his Huawei Watch. And for more productive work, you’ll find him typing away on his Pixelbook. Doug is hopeful his productivity will make lives easier, more meaningful and help down the road.