Class action settlement means your old Pixel could be worth $500

The original Pixel smartphones that were manufactured prior to January 4, 2017, found to be faulty. The matter took the turn for the worse for Google in February last year when owners decided to sue the company for allegedly selling defective product despite knowing the fact that they are faulty.

The results are out. Google has agreed to a settlement in a class-action lawsuit brought by owners. The Pixel maker will be paying up to $500 to each faulty Pixel smartphone owners, and if you do the math it’s a $7,250,000 financial commitment.

“Instead of fixing the defective Pixel phones, providing refunds or replacing the devices with nondefective phones,” the complaint said, “Google has replaced defective phones with other defective phones, resulting in many consumers repeatedly experiencing the microphone defect.”

According to the settlement, owners of the Pixel phone who faced multiple problems will get the highest return i.e., up to $500, while those who had faced one issue can receive up to $350. Those who didn’t report issues can also get $20 from Google.

Via: Cnet