Original Google Pixel owners could receive up to $500 for faulty microphone

A hearing to approve the settlement will take place on June 5. What you need to know

Google has agreed to pay a total of $7.25 million in the class action settlement. According to Google, less than one percent of the Pixel phones experienced issues due to a “hairline crack in the solder connection on the audio codec.” This small defect caused users to have problems with the microphone when making calls or using the voice assistant function. Owners of the original Pixel could get a payout of up to $500. Google first admitted there was an issue back in March 2017. Pixel owners who didn’t experience issues could still get $20 in the settlement. Google has agreed to pay $7.25 million dollars in a settlement of a class action lawsuit stemming from faulty microphones in the Pixel and Pixel XL devices that were manufactured before January 4, 2017. Owners of the affected devices could be looking at a payout of up to $500. It then took less than a year for owners to file a class action la…