Google’s pulled the original Pixel pair from its online store, less than 2 years after the duo hit the scene in October 2016. The move is a bit sudden considering the fact that the phones aren’t even that old.
The decision was first reported by Android Police. The first-gen Pixel and Pixel XL’s landing page URL now redirects to the Google Store’s phone category which only lists the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, along with a few accessories. The company later told The Verge that the older handsets were no longer available to buy directly from the company.
Third-party sellers like Best Buy and Amazon in the US are still vending the Pixel and Pixel 2. So are Amazon India and Flipkart in India. Most retailers will be offering the smartphones at a discount, making the twins appealing to anyone who doesn’t mind owning one of Google’s 2016 flagships.
As of now, Flipkart is selling the 32GB Pixel at Rs 57000, the 128GB Pixel at Rs 52999, the 32GB Pixel XL at Rs 39379, and the 128GB Pixel XL at Rs 41990. These are lower than its initial prices for the most part, with the exception of the first which is exactly the same.
Common specifications of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL:
– Display: 5-inch FHD/5.5-inch QHD
– OS: Android 7.1 Nougat
– Storage: 32GB/128GB
– RAM: 4GB
– CPU: quad-core Snapdragon 821
– Camera: 12.3MP rear, 8MP front
– Battery: 2770mAh/3450mAh
– Connectivity: 4G, Wi-Fiac, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C, NFC, GPS
It should be kept in mind that Flipkart is selling the 64GB Pixel 2 at Rs 52999. Plus, the Pixel 3 will be out by October this year.