Google Pixel 4 XLSource: Andrew Martonik / Android Central

What you need to know

  • Google has reportedly discontinued its flagship Pixel 4 and 4 XL phones.
  • The two phones are now out of stock in Google's U.S. store, although some variants are still available in select markets.
  • This is the first time that Google has discontinued a Pixel phone less than a year after its unveiling.

Just days after unveiling the Pixel 4a and confirming the existence of the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G, Google has discontinued its Pixel 4 series phones. Both the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are no longer available to purchase in Google's store in the U.S.

In a statement sent to The Verge, a Google spokesperson said:

Google Store has sold through its inventory and completed sales of Pixel 4 and 4 XL 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 3 years from when the device first became available on the Google Store in the US.

What is particularly unusual is that the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL have been discontinued by Google just less than a year after their launch. Both phones were announced at Google's 2019 'Made by Google' event on October 15. As noted by The Verge, both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 series phones were discontinued roughly 18 months after their unveiling. They were also discontinued after their successors had been launched.

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Google's next flagship phone, the Pixel 5, won't arrive until October. Alongside the Pixel 5, the company will also launch the Pixel 4a 5G, which is expected to have a larger display and a more powerful chipset compared to the 4G-only Pixel 4a.

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