New Delhi: Google has pointed out that the tech giant is all set to discontinue its current flagship smartphone, the Pixel 5, alongside the Pixel 4a 5G, much ahead of the launch of the new Pixel 6 series.
Both the old models are listed on Google`s online store as sold out, and remaining stock at other retailers likely won`t last long, according to a report by The Verge.
“With our current forecasts, we expect Google Store in the US to sell out of Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 in the coming weeks following the launch of Pixel 5a (5G),” a company spokesperson was quoted as saying
“These products will continue to be available through some partners while supplies last,” the spokesperson added.
Google is discontinuing the Pixel 4a 5G makes sense as the company has launched its successor – Google Pixel 5A 5G – a few days back. However, the retirement of the Google Pixel 5 before the launch of Pixel 6 this fall is surprising for all.
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– With IANS inputs.