The Google Pixel Buds A-series headphones were launched in India as Google’s latest true wireless stereo (TWS) offering. The new TWS headphones are designed as a more affordable version of the Pixel Buds released in 2019. The Pixel Buds A-Series headphones come with 12mm dynamic drivers, also found in previous Pixel Buds. Also, there are other similarities between Pixel Buds and Pixel Buds A-Series. The new Pixel Buds A-Series can provide up to 24 hours of playtime with the charging case.
Google Pixel Buds A-series pricing in India, availability
The price of Google Pixel Buds A-series TWS headphones is set at Rs. 9,999. Pixel Buds A-Series headphones will be available in a single Clearly White color option.
Google’s newly released headphones will be available for purchase starting Aug. 25 via Flipkart, Reliance Digital and Tata Cliq. Google says more retailers will sell TWS headphones in the future. It should be noted that Google India’s online store has not yet listed the new headphones.
Google also said in a press release that special launch offers for Pixel Buds Series A will be announced on the day of sale. TWS headphones were launched in the US and Canada in June.
Google Pixel Buds A-series specs and features
Pixel Buds TWS A-Series headphones feature custom-designed 12mm dynamic drivers that Google says deliver full, clear, natural sound, along with Bass Boost. The headphones are rated IPX4 for sweat and water resistance. They also come with passive noise reduction. Pixel Buds A-Series headphones use beamforming microphones that allow users to focus on their calls while muffling outside noise. Microphones can also be used to invoke the Google Assistant using the “Ok Google!” voice command.
Cost-cutting measures are visible in Google Pixel Buds A-Series. TWS headphones do not have wireless charging capability. Swipe gesture controls to adjust volume are not supported. The headphones also lack attention alerts, which would lower the volume to allow users to hear urgent sounds like a baby crying or sirens.
TWS headphones come with Adaptive Sound that increases or decreases the volume according to the environment. Pixel Buds A-Series also get real-time translation for over 40 languages (including Bengali, Hindi and Tamil). The feature – along with other features like Fast Pair, Find my Device, Adaptive Sound, and more – works while users are using Pixel smartphones or devices running Android 6.0 or higher. The headphones can be connected like standard TWS headphones to any regular smartphone via Bluetooth.
Google Pixel Buds A-Series can provide up to five hours of playback on a single charge or up to 24 hours using the charging case. A 15-minute charge can provide up to three hours of playback. While each Pixel Buds A-Series headset measures 20.57×29.21×17.53mm and weighs 5.10 grams, the carrying case measures 62.99×46.99×24.89mm.