Even before starting the new Pixel 6 family sales, Google decided to discontinue its current Pixel 5 and 4a 5G phones. The decision would have been confirmed this Friday night (20).
The more modest model makes sense to be included in the decision since its successor – the Pixel 5a – has already been made official and will have sales starting next week. However, the five could remain on the market, as the beginning of the Pixel 6’s commercialization has not yet been confirmed.
In a statement to The Verge website, The Mountain View company itself confirmed the decision to discontinue the devices. According to Google, both models will be completely sold out in the coming weeks.
“With our current forecasts, we expect the Google Store in the US to sell Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 in the coming weeks after the launch of Pixel 5a (5G). These products will continue to be available through some partners for as long as supplies last.”
Statement to The Verge
Despite being out of date, the calendar is nothing new for the search giant. In August of last year, the company made the same decision with Pixel 4 in early August of last year, months ahead of schedule. The successor, at the time, arrived in September.
So far, Pixel 6 does not have a set release date. However, it is expected to be available in October this year.