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Google to make Pixel 8 smartphones in India from 2024

Ishita Nigam

2 Nov 2023

The device carries the Tensor chip designed in India by Google and made by Samsung for global production.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced his plans to start manufacturing Pixel 8 smartphones in India in early 2024. These phones are known to carry 5-nanometer Tensor chips and other crucial components designed in India for the world. Moreover, Ashwini Vaishnaw, the Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology, has asked Google to start making Tensor chips in India within the next three years.

Tensor chips can recognise spoken language more accurately, facilitate proper camera utilisation for better imaging, automatic face recognition, brightness adjustment, and Magic Eraser tool that removes larger distractions by accurately predicting the background.

This move will push India closer to becoming a chip manufacturing hub. It’s been two years since the government began facilitating semiconductor manufacturing. Since then, American memory chip maker Micron Technologies partnered with Tata Projects to build an assembly line for its chip packaging plant in Gujarat in September this year.

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