Google has officially unveiled Google Pixel Buds A-Series after a lot of speculation and online leaks.
This new A-series model is curated to be an affordable version of the Pixel Buds earbuds that Google brought up in 2019 and made accessible last year. Despite existing as a toned-down version, the Pixel Buds A-Series earbuds retain many resemblances with the last-generation Pixel Buds in terms of features and design. For example, they still pose the identical 12mm- dynamic drivers and the similar 24 hours of listening time with the wrapped charging case. Although, there are some regions where Google has strived to cut costs down to attain an affordable version.
Google Pixel Buds A-Series Specifications
Speaking of specifications, Google has delivered custom-designed 12mm- dynamic speaker drivers which help deliver a loud, clear, and raw Bass Boost. The earbuds also appear with IPX4 rated sweat and water-resistant build with a more added gentle noise reduction. The Pixel Buds A-Series also use beam-like setting microphones to focus on your voice during calls by lessening external commotion. Besides, you can also utilize the microphones to summon Google Assistant using the “Hey Google!” prompt. All this exists indistinguishable from what we saw in the previous generation Pixel Buds.
But Google has decided to slash some nooks to curtail the pricing of the Pixel Buds A-Series, like removing the wireless charging support, cutting down assistance for swiping controls which helps adjust volume levels, and with the expense of Attention. Also, they cut down the alerts feature that reduces the volume of the music or anything while listening when users were compelled to hear sounds such as a baby crying or a siren.
The Pixel Buds A-Series yet retain no concession on paper, at least when speaking of the sound quality. The earbuds yet come with Adaptive Sound, which boosts or reduces the volume based on surroundings with an all-new tweaked design of the fresh Pixel Buds’ earpieces to bring about them to look a bit tinier over the previous model.
On the connectivity edge, the Pixel Buds A-Series has Bluetooth v5.0 and also proposes features like a real-time translation in over 40 languages when utilizing a Pixel phone with devices running on Android 6.0 or later.
The Pixel Buds A-Series is valued for producing juice up to five hours of listening time on a sole charge and up to 24 hours with the charging case’s battery involved. Furthermore, consumers will get the proficiency to quickly charge the earbuds and get up to three hours of listening time with 15 minutes of charging itself.
Taking a deeper look inside, Each earbud of the new version measures 20.57×29.21×17.53mm and weighs 5.10 grams. However, the Pixel Buds A-Series charging case is comparable in dimensions to that of the last-generation Pixel Buds.
The difference in the pricing aspect is certainly due to the cut down on the crucial features, but you won’t be able to differentiate on the first look. The Google Pixel Buds A-Series price has been put at $99 (roughly Rs. 7,200). The TWS earbuds come in two diverse color alternatives, clear White and Dark Olive.
In terms of availability, the Pixel Buds A-Series will be available for pre-orders in the US and Canada as of now, and shipments will be beginning from June 17. Like every time, there is no news on when the new earbuds would enter other markets, including India.