Google to Launch Pixel 3 Smartphones in Japan on Nov. 1

Economy

Tokyo, Oct. 10 (Jiji Press)--U.S. technology giant Google Inc.'s Japan unit said Wednesday that it will release the Pixel 3 new smartphone series in the country on Nov. 1.

This is the first time for Google to make Pixel models available to Japanese consumers.

With the new series, which features cutting-edge camera technology utilizing artificial intelligence, Google aims to vie with its rival Apple Inc. in the Japanese market, where Apple's iPhone smartphones take a leading share.

Prices will begin at 95,000 yen for the Pixel 3 model with a 5.5-inch screen and at 119,000 yen for the Pixel 3 XL model with a 6.3-inch screen, Google Japan said.

The company started accepting orders for the Pixel 3 series on Wednesday. The models will also be sold by major mobile phone carriers NTT Docomo Inc. <9437> and Softbank Corp.

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