Google has low expectations for Pixel 5 phone sales this year, report says
The new 5G phone was launched this week.
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Google's production of phones has been delayed due to COVID-19, the report said, and the company's plans to produce phones in Vietnam as well as China have also been put on hold.
"Google gave a relatively conservative order forecast this year because its flagship
did not sell well last year, and because COVID-19 is causing their team to stay on the safe side concerning handsets for now," a Google source reportedly told Nikkei.
Google didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.