According to rumors from Google, the Pixel 5a Google started spinning and issued a statement to 9to5Google that said, “Pixel 5a 5G will not cancel. It will be available in the US and Japan later this year and announced in line with the launch of the A-Series phone last year. “So it looks like the Pixel 5a will have to be canceled in most markets except for the two mentioned by Google in the statement.
It all started with a tweet from prolific tipster Jon Presser who said Google canceled the Pixel 5a due to the ongoing chip scarcity crisis in the tech industry. Prosser went to Twitter to share the news. Another report from Android Central also “confirmed” the news.
Bad news. “Barbet” (Pixel 5A) has been canceled. “I was told it was due to the chip shortage, and as of this morning… https://t.co/c8Q28PywWi
– Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) 1617980442000
According to Prosser’s tweet, the Pixel 5a was codenamed Barbet internally by Google. According to Prosser, the chip crisis led to the termination of the smartphone.
Just earlier this week, Google confirmed the data from I / O 2021 – one of the biggest events of the year. Almost every year, Google uses the event to unveil the new version of Android – 12 this year – and has been the affordable Pixel’s launchpad. It was widely expected that the event – which will virtually take place between May 18th and 20th – the Pixel 5a would see the light of day. However, Prosser and the Android Central report suggest there won’t be an affordable Pixel this year.
The global shortage of semiconductors has affected several brands. Samsung also reportedly discontinued the Note series smartphone earlier this year.