Google Pixel 4 And Pixel 4 XL Have Been Discontinued, Just 10 Months After Its Launch

Dhir Acharya - Aug 07, 2020


Google Pixel 4 And Pixel 4 XL Have Been Discontinued, Just 10 Months After Its Launch

According to Google, the Pixel 4 smartphones have sold out and may still be available at retailers while the Pixel 4a will soon be launched.

Just 10 months ago, Google announced the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones, but the tech giant has already decided to discontinue the lineup after both the phones sold out in the US market, according to The Verge.

Pixel 4
Google has decided to discontinue the Pixel 4 lineup

Considering that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 lineups were on sale months after the launch of the next-gen devices, the lifespan of the Pixel 4 lineup is extremely short. Meanwhile, Google only introduced the Pixel 4a earlier this week. A Google spokesperson said:

“Google Store has sold through its inventory and completed sales of Pixel 4 [and] 4XL.”

The company added that these smartphones may still be available at some retailers unless they have sold out the devices too. As for those who own a Pixel 4 handset, they will continue to get security and software support from Google for at least 3 years from the time it became available on the US Google Store. That means the support is available until October 24, 2022.

Google Pixel 4 Xl 2
The phones were launched just 10 months ago

Now that Google has discontinued the Pixel 4 lineup, it doesn’t have a flagship smartphone on the market until a Pixel 5 is born. On the other hand, the upcoming Pixel 4a belongs to the budget segment with a price of over Rs 26,000 ($350).

It’s possible that the firm made this move due to the COVID-19 pandemic that hasn’t shown any sign of ending while scientists and researchers are struggling to deliver a vaccine. With the current global situation, it may have decided that it’s not worth the effort trying to keep the phones going, especially with the Pixel 5 just months away.

Earlier this week, alongside the Pixel 4a (5G), Google teased the next-gen Pixel smartphone, which will go on sale this fall at a price of Rs 37,515 ($500).

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