Google's next wireless earbuds have leaked, and it looks like they might be a cut-price affair. According to 9to5Google, Google's next pair will be called the Google Pixel Buds A. Considering Google has used the 'A' naming convention for its cut-price phones in recent years, this suggests they will be wallet-friendly headphones.
(Admittedly Google's cheap phones like the Pixel 4a have used a lower-case 'a' instead of the capital letter rumoured for the Pixel Buds A. But that could be a change of naming convention, or 9to5Google's source may have lost something in translation along the way.)
The original had a cable connecting the earbuds behind your head, but last year Google cut the cord and went truly wireless. The Pixel Buds A are expected to have the same design, much like the Apple AirPods or Sony WF-1000XM3.
There is one design change, however: the colour. The Pixel Buds A will reportedly come in white and green colours.
The white model will have an all-white case and buds, while the green will retain the black ear tips, wings and case interior from last year's models.
And a launch date? According to recent FCC filings, we could see the Pixel Buds A unveiled at a mid-year Google event, rather than the autumn/fall as previously expected. As for what features Google could cut to achieve the lower price, we'll just have to wait and see...
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