The Google Pixel 4a was officially released two years ago. After two years in the market, there are reports that Google has officially discontinued the Google Pixel 4a. This smartphone has been out of stock for several weeks. The Google Pixel 4a supports 4G connectivity and comes with a 5.8-inch display. Under the hood, this device has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G chipset and it costs only $350. The Pixel 4a was also the last Pixel phone to launch in multiple markets. Starting with the 5G Pixels (4a 5G and 5), Google has significantly limited releases in major markets like the US and Japan.
Google has since launched the Pixel 5a, the successor to the Pixel 4a, so it is not surprising that the phone will be discontinued. A Google spokesperson previously said that the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 are expected to be completely sold out in the U.S. within a few weeks of the Pixel 5a’s launch. Compared to these two older models, the Pixel 5a is better value for money. Thus, it is logical that Google discontinues the Pixel 4a.
Google Pixel 4a was once a bestseller
In August last year, Amazon’s US warehouse ran out of all Pixel 4a stock sent by the manufacturer. At the time, the product page reads “We do not know when and whether this product will return to the warehouse”. At the moment, the official price of the smartphone is $349, which is $50 less than last year’s Pixel 3a.
The only storage option for this smartphone is 128GB, which is twice as much as last year. The smartphone is sold in only one color – black. The smartphone has the familiar 12.2MP sensor that we saw in last year’s flagship Pixel 4. The fingerprint sensor is located on the back. The smartphone is powered by a 3140 mAh battery, more than previous small Pixel devices. As always, Google plans to update this smartphone for at least three years with the latest security patches. In addition, the phone offers a stock Android experience free of bloatware.
Google Pixel 4a specifications
- 5.81-inch (1080 x 2340 pixels) FHD+ OLED 18.5:9 display, 443 PPI, HDR support, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
- Octa Core (2.2GHz Dual + 1.8GHz Hexa) Snapdragon 730G Mobile Platform with Adreno 618 GPU, Titan M security chip
- 6GB LPDDR4X RAM, 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage
- Android 10
- 12.2MP rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, LED flash, Dual PD autofocus, OIS, EIS, 4K video recording at 30fps, 1080p at up to 120fps and 720p at up to 240fps
- 8MP front camera with 84° ultra-wide lens, f/2.0 aperture
- Dual SIM (Single Nano SIM + eSIM)
- Fingerprint sensor
- 3.5mm audio jack, Stereo speakers, 2 microphones
- Dimensions: 144x 69.4 x 8.2mm; Weight: 143g
- 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac 2x2MIMO (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 5.1 LE, GPS, USB Type-C Gen 1, NFC
- 3140mAh battery with 18W fast charging