Google Pixel Buds A in the works as more affordable TWS entry in Google’s lineup

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True Wireless Stereo (TWS) headphones are all the rage these days and Google is looking to bring some variety and more importantly affordable alternatives to its Pixel Buds lineup. According to a new report from 9to5Google the search giant is working on a pair of new affordable earbuds called Pixel Buds A.

Like Google’s Pixel A-series smartphones re-use designs of the more premium Pixel phones, the Pixel Buds A are said to copy the design of the flagship Pixel Buds but with new colorways. These include an all-white color and a forest green option.

The core design of the Pixel Buds A and their case is said to remain unchanged. Buds A will still offer touch controls and instant access to the Google Assistant. Some more premium features like live translation or adaptive sound will undoubtedly have to be cut but it remains to be seen what Google has in store.

Just last week a new pair of wireless earbuds from Google bearing the GPQY2 model number leaked in an FCC listing. The overall dimensions of the buds come out to 27 x 20 x 15mm which perfectly matches the current second-gen Pixel Buds.

Alleged Pixel Buds A listing on FCC

Alleged Pixel Buds A listing on FCC database

The new Buds A are rumored to launch in the fall at the Made by Google hardware event. As for pricing, the second-gen Pixel Buds retail for $180/€169 so it would make sense to see the Pixel Buds A dip around or even below the $100/€100 mark.


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