Google Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G already end of life following the launch of the Pixel 5a 5G
Google has dropped the axe on both the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 models. The US Google Store currently shows both devices as being sold out with the company advising The Verge that the devices will still be available through other retailers while existing inventory lasts. Availability of both the Pixel 4a and Pixel 5 through the official Google Store varies in other markets where they have been sold.
The termination of the Pixel 4a 5G was to be expected with the launch of the new Pixel 5a 5G this week, but also discontinuing the Pixel 5 comes as something of a minor surprise. Typically one would expect Google to keep the current ‘flagship’ model around until the all-new Pixel 6 range arrives in October. However, it appears the company thinks it is financially prudent not to let this model linger on with the arrival of the similarly specified Pixel 5a 5G.
The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro should be a major step up from the Pixel 5, which was fitted with the mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC. Both new devices will be fitted with Google’s semi-custom ‘Tensor’ processor made with Samsung. It comes with standard Arm-based CPU cores and Arm-based Mali graphics, but will feature a custom Google AI tensor core along with a custom ISP and Titan M security core. Fit, finish and other specs are all higher end as well.