Google has just ceased the Pixel 4 and 4 XL
- August 6, 2020
Google has ceased the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, its flagship phones that were released in October of a year ago. The two gadgets are unavailable in Google’s store in the US, however a few variants are as yet accessible in different regions until further notice.
“Google Store has sold through its inventory and completed sales of Pixel 4 [and] 4 XL,” a Google spokesperson confirms to The Verge. “For people who are still interested in buying Pixel 4 [and] 4 XL, the product is available from some partners while supplies last. Just like all Pixel devices, Pixel 4 will continue to get software and security updates for at least three years from when the device first became available on the Google Store in the US.”
It’s irregular for Google to suspend a Pixel phone so rapidly. The Pixels 2 and 3 were on sale for around year and a half each, with Google halting sales approximately a half year after the presentation of their replacements. The move implies Google technically no longer has a flagship phone for sale.
That is a technicality, however — Google presented the new Pixel 4A not long ago for an August 20th release, and furthermore affirmed that the Pixel 5 and a 5G-prepared 4A would be coming later this fall. And keeping in mind that the 4A is a budget gadget, between its better battery life, less bezel-y design, and similarly great primary camera you may really lean toward it to the regular Pixel 4. That is the conclusion Dieter came to in our survey, saying “the Pixel 4A makes a much stronger case for itself than other Pixel phones.”