Google discontinues Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G ahead of Pixel 6 launch

Pixel 6 will use Google's own Tensor processor

Google discontinues Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G ahead of Pixel 6 launch

Google launched the Pixel 5a 5G last week and its predecessors are already being taken down. The device is a more affordable version of the Pixel 4a 5G that has some features of the Pixel 5. It is been marked as the budget-friendly option for Android purists and ardent Google fans. This is not the only device that Google planned to launch this year. To accommodate the new model in the market, Google is clearing its shelves of the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G. The new Pixel 6 will likely be marked as one of the best Pixel phones since it began rolling out devices in 2016. 

The devices that are discontinued were almost similar with the same Snapdragon 765G processor. There were some criticisms against these devices saying that this was not the best that Google could do. But in general, the devices performed quite well for their specifications. Anyways the company has decided to discontinue the models within a year of its launch. 

A Google spokesperson confirmed to Digital Trends that the stocks of the two devices will run out in the US in the coming weeks. The same situation will be faced in other markets too, with no restocking of the phone. It is interesting to note that the Pixel 4a without the 5g option will be still available. Pixel 4a 5G will be replaced by the Pixel 5a (5G) with prices remaining almost the same and the new Pixel 6 will take on Pixel 5’s position as the best and premium model of Google’s smartphones. 

The new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will take Google’s smartphones to the next level. It will feature a new design and will use Google’s new Tensor processor. The performance is yet to be seen with the official details which will be shared within two months.