There are very few (or none) devices out there that can outshine the Google Pixel and Pixel XL (or at least the latter) as far as the smartphone market is concerned, however, like every other great thing, there’s a bad side of these phones.
You’ll love just about everything about the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones, be it the premium design, high-end performance specs or even the smooth software on board. Even though the pricing of the phones was not taken well by some Nexus users, the Pixel phones are still the best money can buy out there. But the phones have been having a share of their own problems, with quite a good number of people reporting issues with the microphone.
At first, it was hard to tell whether this issue was software or hardware-related. However, earlier this year, the company acknowledged that it was indeed a hardware problem. Upon saying this, Google advised the affected parties to take advantage of their phone’s warranties in claiming a replacement. This meant that you had to take back your current Pixel or Pixel XL phone and get a new one that has this microphone issue as well as all other hardware problems solved.
Apparently, it appears that Google has now started shipping this revised version for any new purchases made as from January 2017. According to a discovery made by 9to5Google, those who are purchasing a new Google Pixel or Pixel XL phone are receiving a package that is labeled “Rev. B”, which could suggest that this is a revised version. Although not confirmed, the publication also notes that this version is possibly the one that has all the hardware issues, including the microphone, fixed.
So, it’s only this “Rev. B” indicator that points towards possible revised hardware for the new Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones. Checking the “About phone” Settings yields the same results as the rest of the Pixel phones, including the model number. In short, it appears that the only proof that the phone has revised hardware is the “Rev. B” imprint on the box.
If you got your Google Pixel or Pixel XL phone this year, check out the phone’s package and let us know if yours has the revised hardware via your comments below.