After rumours of Google utterly ‘cancelling’ the Pixel 5a began swirling round, Google made a press release to 9to5Google wherein it mentioned, ““Pixel 5a 5G is not cancelled. It will be available later this year in the U.S. and Japan and announced in line with when last year’s a-series phone was introduced.” So, it seems like in most markets, the Pixel 5a stands to be cancelled besides the 2 talked about by Google within the assertion.
It all began with a tweet by prolific tipster Jon Presser who mentioned that Google has cancelled the Pixel 5a because of the ongoing chip scarcity disaster prevalent within the tech business. Prosser took to Twitter to share the information. An extra report by Android Central additionally ‘confirmed’ the information.
Bad information. “Barbet” (Pixel 5A) has been canceled. ?I’m advised it’s because of the chip scarcity, and as of this mornin… https://t.co/c8Q28PywWi
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) 1617980442000
As per Prosser’s tweet, the Pixel 5a was internally codenamed the Barbet by Google. The chip disaster, as per Prosser, has led to the cancellation of the smartphone.
Just earlier this week, Google confirmed the dates of I/O 2021 — one in every of its greatest occasion of the yr. Almost yearly Google makes use of the occasion to disclose the brand new model of Android — 12 this yr — and has been the launchpad of the inexpensive Pixel. It was extensively anticipated that on the occasion — to be held just about between May 18-20 — that the Pixel 5a would see the sunshine of the day. However, Prosser and the report by Android Central recommend that there gained’t be an inexpensive Pixel this yr.
The international semiconductor scarcity has affected a number of manufacturers with Samsung additionally reportedly cancelling the Note sequence smartphone this yr.