The Google Pixel lineup is one of the best smartphone lineups in the world of Android phones. Offering stock Android experience and packed with software optimizations directly from Google, the phones pack a punch in all departments.
However, the current situation is a bit bizarre this year, with Google announcing the Pixel 6. Even though the phone has been announced technically, it will take quite a while to be available. We expect the phone to be launch in the next few months.
Moreover, the company also announced that they would be discontinuing the Pixel 5 and the Pixel 4a 5G. Considering the case of the Pixel 4a, Google is certainly right in announcing since the Pixel 5a was announced only a few days ago. However, the discontinuation of Pixel 5 seems weird since Google usually does so after the upgraded version of the phone is launched.
This might indicate that the Pixel 6 will soon be available. Google said that the Pixel 4a 5G and the Pixel 5 would be sold out in the coming weeks. We want to tell you that the phones are already out of stock on the US Google Store. Moreover, both devices have disappeared from Google Fi as well.
In a statement to The Verge, Google said,
With our current forecasts, we expect Google Store in the U.S. to sell out of Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 in the coming weeks following the launch of Pixel 5a (5G). These products will continue to be available through some partners while supplies last.
This is not the first time the company has done such a thing. The Pixel 4 series was also discontinued ahead of the launch of the Pixel 5. The Pixel 6 will feature Google’s own SoC called Tensor and is rumored to come with a 50MP primary sensor, a huge upgrade over the previous generation.