RIP to the Google Pixel 3a, Which is Officially Discontinued

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Google is no longer selling cheap phones. At least, that's the temporary situation the company is in now, thanks to the (probably planned) discontinuation of the Pixel 3a and the (definitely unplanned) delays of its successor, the Pixel 4a. 9to5Google first noticed that the phone was pulled from the Google Store yesterday, and Google confirmed to several outlets that the phone is officially no longer for sale.

Google was supposed to have a replacement by now. Google's new cheap phone, the Pixel 4a, was expected to be announced at Google I/O 2020, the same show that launched the Pixel 3a. That would have happened in May, and while the coronavirus pandemic put a stop to Google I/O and every other public gathering, that still doesn't quite explain why it's July now and the Pixel 4a is still missing in action. It's possible that Google is having COVID-related supply issues, but other manufacturers like HTC, Motorola, and Huawei have had launches lately.
 

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Grabbed the the Pixel 3a XL a month ago when it was on sale for $319. Love the phone! I hope Google continues to focus on the mid-range.

However, they seem to be sabotaging their own sales for the Pixel 4a with the delay in releasing it. Many people who were in the market for a phone and had the 4a in mind have moved on to purchase other phones.
 
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