Some experts believe that this is due to the high cost of devices. The price of Pixel in the US starts from $ 649 and if we add the costs of additional advertising, logistics and other costs associated with the official delivery of the smartphone in Russia, the final price will be comparable, and even higher than the cost of the flagships from Samsung and Apple.
Google is not going to sell smartphones Pixel and Pixel XL in Russia. Previous smartphones created by Google in conjunction with Motorola, ASUS, LG, etc., sold through channel partners. New Pixel and Pixel XL available under the brand Google, which previously has not been officially set their devices (Chromebook Pixel, Pixel C). This same fate awaits the smartphones of the company.