The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL have been discontinued and Google doesn’t seem to want to launch the Pixel 4a anytime soon. Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL have been discontinued in the United States. Google has said that Pixel 3a phones will be available through partner sites until stock lasts. However, Google still hasn’t said anything about the Pixel 4a.
Google discontinued the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL in the US almost a year after its launch as the watered down versions of the Pixel 3 phones. This should indicate that the company is preparing for the arrival of the Pixel 4a series, which was more expectant than anyone expected. So far, Google has not shown any signs when the Pixel 4a and Pixel 4a XL will arrive, but the company has now confirmed that it has discontinued selling Pixel 3a series in the official store and will only be available through some retail partners while supplies last.
The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL have served as the affordable versions of Pixel devices that show off the same cameras as the Pixel 3, but with some compromises on the processor and screen specifications. “Google Store has sold through its inventory and completed the sale of the Pixel 3a. For people who are still interested in buying the Pixel 3a, the product will be available from some partners while supplies last,” Google said in a statement to the Android police, meaning the smartphone may still be up for grabs on partner websites, such as Amazon, until supplies last.
The discontinuation of the Pixel 3a series also applies to sales in India. Flipkart, the exclusive Pixel series sales partner in India, displays the message ‘out of stock’ for the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL for most PINs. It is no longer available in Delhi, Noida, Mumbai, Chennai, Kanpur, Lucknow, Jaipur and other major cities, due to stock being full. We contacted Google India about the availability of Pixel 3a series in India.
With the Google Pixel 3a series now largely out of stock, a void has emerged in the affordable range that Google should fill in as soon as possible. His plans to cater to a wider base of users who are cautious about the price could block the way if Google proves unable to counter the competition that the iPhone SE 2020 and the upcoming OnePlus Nord have to offer.
While the departure of the affordable Pixel 3a series should mean that the Pixel 4a series may not be too far away, Google has remained about the affordable versions of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, despite making several announcements for the time being in be consistent with Google’s annual product launch events. The Android 11 launch event was canceled and the company chose to silently roll out the first beta of the next version of Android. It was very likely that the Pixel 4a would have made its debut at the now-canceled event.
We’re not sure when the Pixel 4a launch would take place or if Google even plans to introduce the Pixel 4a anytime soon. The uncertainty about the launch of the Pixel 4a has also led to speculation that after missing so many windows for the Pixel 4a launch, Google could consolidate all pending launches under one event this year. There are also rumors that Google could rename the Pixel 4a to the Pixel 5a and launch it before the Pixel 5, which will be provisionally launched later this year.