Samsung launched the Galaxy Buds alongside the Galaxy S10 and Fold in February this year. For 2020, along with next-generation flagship smartphones, the company also appears to be working on a successor to the Galaxy Buds. These new wireless earbuds, which are reported to launch as Galaxy Buds+, have secured FCC approval, moving one step closer to launch.
Unlike smartphones, the FCC documents for the new Samsung earbuds don’t reveal any specs, although there is not much to reveal in the first place. However, from a report published earlier today, we know these news buds will be called Galaxy Buds+, and they look very similar to the regular Galaxy Buds.
We currently don’t know when Samsung is planning to launch these new earbuds, but we guess it would be alongside the Galaxy S11 in February next year. For what it’s worth, support pages for the Buds+ have already gone online, so there is a chance the launch may happen before the next Galaxy Unpacked event.
There are no leaks yet about Galaxy Buds+ pricing. They would probably cost more than the regular buds given the ‘+’ branding. Samsung offered Galaxy Buds for free or at a discounted price with the Galaxy S10/Note10 pre-orders and purchases this year. Galaxy Fold retail box also comes a pair of Galaxy Buds. We have to wait and see if there will be a repeat of the same strategy next year with the Galaxy Buds+ as well.