We’ve been talking a lot recently about Google preparing an affordable version of the true Pixel Buds wireless earbuds. A few weeks ago, Google accidentally gave us a glimpse of their design via email to customers. Now, The company appears to have accidentally tweeted about the Pixel Buds A-series announcement. Of course, the tweet was quickly retrieved from the official @Android handle, but not before screenshots were taken and the associated image was also shared on social media.
Starting with the name, The tweet mentioned the Pixel Buds A series, but the product will likely be marketed as the Pixel Buds A when it is launchedas with previous leaks. Now let’s talk about the design. The overall profile of the earbuds as well as the charging case seems to be identical to that of the vanilla pixel buds. The upcoming earphone continues the two-tone design of its more expensive sibling and aims for a white profile with a gray tint on the periphery.
The image that came with the now deleted tweet shows the pixel buds A in white color, but it also shows a dark green color option on the table. The tweet also mentioned support for one-touch pairing, thanks to Google’s Fast Pair feature, which relies on Bluetooth to discover a nearby device. While the design is almost identical, the Pixel Buds A Miss the swipe-based volume controls lower the asking price.
Just like the Pixel 4a and 3a before, the Pixel Buds A are marketed as an inexpensive alternative to the standard Pixel Buds. Unfortunately, we don’t know how much they will cost and if they will bring new features to the table. As for the launch date, the leaks have been silent so far. However, we expect Google to make an official announcement at its highly anticipated I / O 2021 conference, which begins May 18 and will be a purely digital affair due to the ongoing pandemic.
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