Pixel Buds A, Google’s next cheap wireless headphones

Everything seems to indicate that Google is working on the Pixel Buds A, its new cheap wireless headphones. We tell you everything we know so far.

Wireless headphones have become the most demanded accessory by users today. They are comfortable to wear, as they do not have cables, they provide complete freedom of movement, and allow us to listen to music or talk on the phone while doing another activity. 

Due to its high demand, no brand is reluctant to launch its own wireless headphones. Google put its first Pixel Buds on the market in 2017, although that first generation was not True Wireless Stereo, since, although they were connected to the mobile via Bluetooth, the headphones were linked by a cable. 

The second generation became official last year, and this time the Pixel Buds (2020) were completely wireless TWS headphones. We were able to test them first-hand, and we found them really comfortable with good call quality.

Of course, the Pixel Buds (2020) lack one of the most demanded features by users, active noise cancellation (ANC), and despite this their price is not exactly cheap. Right now its price is 198 dollars in the official Google Store, quite far from the cheapest models that triumph in the market.

To reach a wider audience, Google could be working on cheaper wireless headphones that can compete with lower-priced models. At least that is what the specialized media 9to5Google says, whose sources say that we will soon see cheaper Pixel Buds.

According to the report, these new True Wireless headphones will receive the name of Pixel Buds A, following the nomenclature of the economic variants of their mobiles, such as the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 4a. They will hit the market this year and will be available in two new color combinations, white and green.

Unlike the current model, the white variant will be fully designed in this color, both the headphones themselves and the inside of the box. Therefore, we will not see the details in black plastic present the Pixel Buds (2020). The new green Pixel Buds A, meanwhile, will have a shade much darker than Google’s mint color.

Pixel Buds A
Pixel Buds A

At the moment, except for the color variants and which will be cheaper, there is not much information about the characteristics of the Pixel Buds A. It is expected that they will have touch controls for multimedia controls and access to the Google assistant, but there are no more details about them. 

As for their unveiling date, it is said that they could be ahead of the fall Made by Google hardware event and hit the market in mid-2021.

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