In order to increase production and reduce costs, Google is planning to transfer its smartphone Pixel production business from China to Vietnam, it is not clear whether this will affect the upcoming Pixel 4 production. It is reported that Google has begun to transform the old Nokia smartphone factory in Bac Ninh, northern Vietnam, into the production center of Pixel mobile phones.
For Google, the transfer of Pixel production business from China to Vietnam is also helpless, because the rising labor costs in China have brought continuous pressure on Google. It is reported that Google’s goal is to increase smartphone production and shipments to 8 million to 10 million units by the end of 2019, which is about twice the output a year ago. Google Pixel has not yet entered the top ten global smartphone shipments, this represents a major move for Google to gain a bigger foothold in the industry.