Over the years, Google’s Pixel phones have been seeing a steady increase in price to the point where it lost one of its differentiating factors, but then back in 2019, the company attempted to fix this by launching the more affordable (but lower-specced) Pixel 3a. Fast forward to today, it seems like the Pixel 3a is no more.
According to Android Police, Google has confirmed that they have discontinued production of the Pixel 3a, and that any remaining units in stock will be pretty much be the last. This means that if for whatever reason you’re interested in getting your hands on it, now will be the best time before they run out of stock.
“Google Store has sold through its inventory and completed sales of Pixel 3a. For people who are still interested in buying Pixel 3a, the product is available from some partners while supplies last.”
This comes on the heels of reports that the handset was being listed as either “Unavailable” or “Out of stock” on websites. While we’re sure that some might be a bit sad to see the phone go, the good news is that presumably this paves the way for Google to launch the Pixel 3a’s successor, the Pixel 4a.
There is still no word on when the Pixel 4a will be launched as there seem to be some mixed signals. The handset was recently spotted at the FCC suggesting it could be close to launch, but then there are rumors claiming it might only launch in October. While we have expressed some skepticism about the Pixel 4a’s success, the rumors are claiming that it will be pretty affordable, so there’s that to look forward to.
Source: Android Police