Google Pixel Buds 3 design revealed in patent images, and this is what they look like

Highlights
  • The likely design of Pixel Buds 3 has been revealed in a Google patent filing
  • The design shows Pixel Buds 3 could look like the first-generation Pixel Buds, without the wire
  • There is no word at the moment regarding Pixel Buds 3 launch as even the second-generation Buds haven’t hit the market yet

Google’s Pixel Buds series has been around since 2017, though only one model has made it to market so far. The second-generation Pixel Buds – the company’s first truly wireless earbuds – are slated to launch sometime in summer 2020. But it looks like Google is working on a third-generation Pixel Buds pair even as it works on bringing the second-generation earbuds to the market. A new patent filed with the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) by Google has revealed the design of the Pixel Buds 3.

The first thing to note about the Google Pixel Buds 3 is that they are quite small in comparison with the second-generation option. Gone are the fins and the eartips that we saw in the Pixel Buds 2 – instead you get the design of the first-generation Pixel Buds, sans the wire. This design is certainly much smaller and ergonomic than what we can look forward to from the summer 2020 edition. Take a look at the patent images in the gallery below:

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As for the Pixel Buds 3 launch timeline, nothing is known at the moment. In fact, as mentioned above, even the second-generation iteration of Google’s TWS earphones haven’t yet hit the market. The company has already revealed the earbuds will be priced at $179 (about Rs 13,500) and will have Google Assistant support, fast pairing, wireless charging case, etc. These have already been spotted on the website of the Bluetooth SIG and FCC websites with model numbers G1007 and G1008. Another Google TWS earbuds case with model number G1013 on the website of the Wireless Power Consortium in March this year.

At the moment, little to nothing is known about the features of the third-generation Google Pixel Buds, so let’s wait and watch for leaks in the coming weeks.