Popular search giant Google’s 2020 flagship, the Pixel 5 seems to be discontinued in the eight markets that it was available in, according to Android Central.
This means that the Pixel 5 suffers a fate similar to its predecessor, the Pixel 4 series, which did not last for over a year, after which it was sent into retirement.
Why is Google Discontinuing the Pixel 5?
The company has not yet officially announced this development or provided a reason for the same, but it did announce it in a way by stating this at the time of the Pixel 5a launch.
“With our current forecasts, we expect Google Store in the U.S. to sell out of Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 in the coming weeks following the launch of Pixel 5a (5G). These products will continue to be available through some partners while supplies last.”
Sources familiar with the matter told Android Central that this is related to the low availability of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G SoC, which is present on the Pixel 5.
What this means is that in most regions where Google sells its smartphones, the only phone available is the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, as well as the Pixel 4A, announced back in 2020. The Pixel 4A makes use of the Snapdragon 730G, for those wondering.
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What Else is Going on in Relation to the Pixel?
In other Google news, the company took to the stage to announce the Pixel 6 series a few days ago and this series is selling more than previous models. However, the Google Pixel 6 series is not without issues.
Yesterday, a Twitter user @MarkSchrammVR shared a rare bug of Google Pixel 6 Pro. The image shows that the single punch-hole of the Pixel 6 Pro appears to have an abnormal extension.
This makes the overall size of the center punch-hole larger. The bug does not exactly double the size of the punch-hole, it adds a semi-circle (half the size of the punch-hole) to the original punch-hole.
Unfortunately, there is no mention of a quick fix for this bug. The bug remains even after pulling down the notification bar and sliding up. Nothing seems to return the punch-hole to its original size. Whether it is opening the application or returning to the desktop, the abnormal punch-hole will not disappear automatically.
Thankfully, the user @MarkSchrammVR got a swift relief as he got a swap the same day. He accidentally ran into a Google rep in the store he got the device and this made the swap really easy.
However, it appears that this is not a common issue with the Google Pixel 6 Pro. This issue is not a display damage because poking it does not make it bleed or warp.