Google will be having their press conference in a few weeks to announce their Pixel 3 and 3 XL phones. With Samsung being the clearcut winner with the Note 9, and Apple not too far behind with the iPhone Xs and Xs Max, what will Google have to do to be top dog?
We know Google can do software and they have proved it for years now. And they have slowly begun making a name for themselves with hardware. But if they want to be taken seriously they are going to have to bring the hardware. This year’s pixel will need at least 6GBs of RAM, a 3500 mAh (or more), the same great Pixel 2XL camera, and a much better display than what was on the Pixel 2XL. With other android manufacturers offering similar specs, Google need to release hardware that feels like it is made for this year and not the last.
Samsung and Apple are looking to shift the market in a direction many of us are not liking. They are going in the direction of $1000 plus phones. Neither phone, in my opinion, is worth $1000. Samsung don’t do a good enough job with updates to get that kind of money out of me, and Apple is not my cup of tea.
For Google to get a leg up, they are going to stay out of that $1000 price range. I know Google have been trying to become the next Apple, but that is one thing about Apple people are not really liking. If Google can price their phones around the $700-$900 range ($900 being the most expensive variant), they can capitalize on the people wanting a new phone, but not wanting to spend $1000.
Since the Nexus 5, Google struggled with being able to handle the heavy orders. Reports have devices being on back order for weeks and even months. Google have been doing this too long not to be prepared. If Google is wanting to be taken seriously, they are going to have to have devices made available. Especially for those not wanting the Verizon variant.
What would Google have to do to get you buying the Pixel 3 (or 3XL) over the competition.