Top Android Phone: Google Pixel Finishes 2016 With Strong Sales

Dec 03, 2016 09:11 AM EST | Jess E.


It's an end of an era and Google's Android phone, Google Pixel, skyrocketed only a few months after it was released. The new Google gadget is currently experiencing a good start and strong sales, as compared to Apple's iPhone 7, and is expected to do so in 2017.

The surprising rise of Google Pixel and Pixel XL has overtaken the iPhone craze this year after the former was released. The new Android phone has already exceeded expectations for the last quarter of 2016 and is still going strong in terms of sales. The track record of Google Pixel for the last quarter of 2016 is a sign of good ushering for 2017. Google Pixel also offers the public a new alternative to iPhone 7.

Google's Android phone took a hit at iPhone 7 during its launch, saying that they are releasing a phone that is actually 'new new'; that it is going to keep the headphone jack, which is not entirely new, but considered vital in a handphone. Apparently, the launching video seems to be effective due to its consistent sales trend. The target unit sales are also between three to four million and Google is likely to hit the target with the rate sales are going, according to Forbes.

The Morgan Stanley Research foresees that Google will make about $3.8 billion in revenue next year due to Google Pixel's increasing sales, according to Business Insider. In order to achieve that, Google needs to sell about five to six million units of its new phone by 2017. Each Google Pixel phone retails for $649 and $869 respectively. And despite the price tag, the company is more likely to achieve the 2017 foreseen numbers because of its unprecedented popularity.

The new Google phone has already risen above Apple's iPhone 7 sales during this year's Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale events --- much to the surprise of many. If Google's new phone continues its winning streak, this would be a devastating end to the iPhone monopoly and era of the popular iOS phone.

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