Google released the Pixel 5a to high praise, and has discontinued the 5 and 4a 5G in the wake of the 5a’s release.
The Pixel 5a debuted with a lower price tag, while at the same sporting a larger battery, screen and waterproof design. The new phone has even been labeled “the best smartphone under $500.”
Its launch, however, comes at the expense of both the Pixel 5 and the Pixel 4a 5G, according to Digital Trends.
“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). The Pixel 5a (5G) is a great option for customers and delivers valuable hardware upgrades compared to the Pixel 4a (5G), all at a lower price point,” a Google spokesperson told Digital Trends.
While the new model features a number of improvements, it’s limited to the US and Japanese markets, unlike the discontinued models.