The last smartphones of Google have obviously not met with success. The firm has officially confirmed that they will no longer be marketed, 9 months after their presentation.
Despite a particular year 2020, we keep a certain habit of annual cyclical renewals in the world of smartphones. Usually, a manufacturer unveils the successor of one of its smartphones every year at the same time to renew part of its catalog. This is howApple speaks every year in September to present the new iPhone, or that Samsung unveils its Galaxy S at the beginning of the year, and the Galaxy Note for the end of the year.
On the Google side, everything does not seem to be going as planned. After unveiling the Pixel 4a, which will not be released until October, and having started talking about the Pixel 5, Google today confirms the fate of its Pixel 4 range.
The stock will not be renewed
Google has indeed confirmed to The Verge that the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will not see their stock be renewed. In other words, the last phones in this family will probably be sold out soon, if they haven’t already, all over the world. This range of smartphones was unveiled and launched last October, only 9 months ago, which is therefore short enough to end the marketing of a product in this market.
It must be said that apart from an excellent camera, the Pixel 4 did not really convince us. The Soli sensor certainly improved facial recognition, but rather served as a gadget function, and the phone seriously lacked autonomy. Since the Pixel 4a is not due until October, it means that Google is currently not selling more than smartphones, and even less high-end smartphone.
According to rumors the Google Pixel 5 should not be a real flagship, and in particular bypass the Snapdragon 865. The Google Pixel 5 XL simply does not exist. Soli and Motion Sense technologies should also disappear with the Pixel 5.