- The Pixel Buds A have launched as an affordable version of the second-gen Pixel Buds
- The earphones come with some downgrades compared to their predecessor
- They will be available in India via Flipkart
The Google Pixel Buds A have been officially announced. The earphones were spotted in plenty of leaks and rumours prior to launch. They were supposed to launch at the company’s annual I/O developer conference last month.
The Pixel Buds A are an affordable version of the second-gen Pixel Buds. The TWS earphones will compete against the likes of Apple AirPods and Samsung Galaxy Buds. Read on to know about what the Pixel Buds A offer out of the box.
Google Pixel Buds A specifications and features
The Pixel Buds A retain the same core design as the second-generation offering. Google has also softened the integrated ear hooks and made them a bit smaller. The earphones come in an all-white case. The Pixel Buds A are IPX4 rated sweat and water-resistant.
The Pixel Buds A offer hands-free ‘Hey Google’ voice commands as well as touch controls, but lacks swipe controls for volume adjustment.
In terms of audio, the Pixel Buds A retain the same sound quality as the Pixel Buds. This means that the TWS earphones have a similar 12mm dynamic speaker. There is a new bass boost feature as well as adaptive sound that adjusts noise based on the user’s surroundings. The earphones are equipped with beamforming microphones that reduce noise for clearer call quality. The Pixel Buds A come with Fast Pair support that utilises Bluetooth LE and the smartphone’s location feature to find and connect to compatible devices with just one tap.
The Pixel Buds A are claimed to offer 5 hours of battery life and with the case, they can deliver 24 hours of playback. They feature a Type-C port for charging.
Google Pixel Buds A pricing and availability
The Pixel Buds A are priced at $99 (~Rs 7,200) and are offered in Clearly White and Dark Olive colour options. They will be available for purchase in the US starting June 17th. Google confirmed that the TWS earphones will be sold in India via Flipkart but no exact timeline of the availability has been revealed.