Google Pixel settlement claims can be submitted until October 7

Joanna Estrada
August 13, 2019

Google is paying a $7.25 million settlement to owners of the original Pixel and Pixel XL. There are a number of unannounced smartphones still waiting to be revealed in 2019, with the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL likely at the top of many people's lists. On Monday, new details were posted about how consumers could get their chunk of the settlement. People can also waive their right to be part of the settlement by that same deadline if they want to pursue other legal action. If you reside in the United States and bought a handset manufactured before Jan 4, 2017, you could receive anything from $20 to $500, depending on your experience with the device (s).

On the other hand, if you have the documentation to prove that you ran into the issue, you will be paid $350 by Google. Those who received a third-party insurance payment for the audio defect will be judged on an individual basis. A settlement avoids a long and drawn-out court battle for both parties, and as a result of it, Pixel users in the United States are now eligible for a part of the damages.

To be eligible, you must have bought a first-gen Pixel manufactured before Jan 4, 2017-but not to resell it-and did not receive a replacement device manufactured after Jan 3, 2017, or refurbished after June 5, 2017.

Google didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. However, Google is well known for utilizing software over hardware (whenever it makes sense) so this enhanced digital zoom feature could debut on the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL and make its way to the older generations as well. Those OLED screens will be branded as "Smooth Display" as they're said to have a maximum refresh rate of 90Hz - bringing the Pixels in line with the OnePlus 7 Pro, though not as rapid as the 120Hz found on the ASUS ROG Phone 2 and the Razer Phones.

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