READ ALSO: How to Track My Husband's Phone Without Him Knowing People were surprised when Google released an affordable version of its Pixel 3 model last year. It easily became one of 2019 amazing smartphones. When Google announced on Wednesday, July 1, that it has discontinued producing Pixel 3a, people clamor for its Pixel 4a descendant.

In a statement published by Android Police, Google confirmed that it has stopped producing the Google Pixel 3a.

"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," Google said in a statement. 

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Released last year, Google Pixel 3a is the company's answer to customers' need for a more affordable smartphone with an excellent camera, a clean Android version, and access to Google's latest features. For less than $400, the phone was more appreciated than the Pixel 3 and 3 XL flagship models because of its strong values.

As of Wednesday afternoon, July 1, the United States Google Store shows Pixel 3a as "Unavailable" from "Out of stock" until late June 30. This generally signifies that a product has reached the extent of its retail life."

However, this means those who shop for a great affordable phone might have to look for another model, although some retailers who still have stock may continue to sell the Pixel 3a until their supplies last. Currently, there are still units available in the United Kingdom  Google Store while the U.S. was sold out.

Unless Google Pixel 4a becomes available, shoppers may consider getting other models like the iPhone SE, Xiaomi Mi Note 10, or Samsung Galaxy A smartphones.

Is Pixel 4a really coming soon?

Discontinuing devices happens around the same time when a newer version is released. This was the case when Apple dropped the iPhone XR at the iPhone 11's launch. Similarly, Samsung Galaxy S10 was discontinued on the same day the Galaxy S20 is launched.

Thus, the cessation of Google Pixel 3a could suggest Pixel 4a may be released soon. As rumors claim it will be released this month, others suggest it will be unveiled alongside Pixel 5 and all of Google's 2020 devices at a big launch event by the end of the year.

Since it is already July, it is likely then that Pixel 3a's discontinuation paves the way for the arrival of Pixel 4a. This could be great news for those hunting for a cheap device.

Aside from the rumored launch date, leaked information said Pixel 4a will only be available in a single size of 128GB of storage, which is priced at $349, unlike the Pixel 3a, which also came in bigger 3a XL model.Earlier rumors said the 4a would have 64GB of storage for $399, but it seems Google would offer more storage at a cheaper cost after Apple reboots the iPhone SE.

Without clear announcements of the 4a release, Google still has no replacement product yet for the 3a, so consumers have no choice but to look for other alternatives or wait for some time to get another phone. 

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