Earlier this week, Google launched the Pixel 5a 5G exclusively for two markets, namely the US and Japan. A few days after that, the company confirmed that it had discontinued last year’s Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G in its domestic market.
According to a report from The Verge, a Google spokesman said the search giant has discontinued the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G in the US. The phones will be sold out in the coming weeks, however, they may be available through some partners.
On the other hand, the firm hasn’t said anything about the Pixel 4a. This suggests that the device will be sold alongside the recently unveiled Pixel 5a 5G.
Discontinuing production of the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G makes sense. Because the latest Pixel 5a 5G is identical to these phones. The only thing missing from the new model is wireless charging.
That being said, Google is also set to launch the Pixel 6 series based on its own Tensor chipset this fall. The lineup has been confirmed to include two models, namely the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. In addition to the updated design and new silicon, they will also introduce some huge camera sensors.
Unfortunately, like the Pixel 5a 5G, the availability of the Pixel 6 series is limited to certain regions. Consequently, buyers may have to wait a bit for Pixel smartphones to arrive in their countries. The last widely available Pixel phones were the Pixel 3A and Pixel 3A XL.