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Google aims to double smartphone output with new Pixel 6

U.S. tech giant bets it can woo users with in-house chips, better camera and security promises

Google has high hopes for the Pixel 6 as it is the first smartphone powered by its in-house mobile processor. (Source photo by Google/Kyodo and Getty Images)

TAIPEI/PALO ALTO, U.S. -- Google has asked suppliers to produce more than 7 million of its newly-announced Pixel 6 smartphones -- double its entire phone shipments last year -- as the U.S. software giant attempts to grab market share from Huawei Technologies and ride a post-pandemic recovery in demand.

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