The Galaxy Buds Pro is shaping up to be a great set of truly wireless earphones and an extremely tough competitor to Apple’s AirPods Pro. They are expected to be unveiled early next month alongside the Galaxy S21 series. We’ve already seen their design and a few specifications. Now, a leak has revealed almost all of its exciting new features, including active noise cancellation (ANC) and 3D audio.
A teardown of the pre-release version of the Galaxy Buds Pro plugin app has revealed that the upcoming earbuds feature 3D spatial audio for videos, similar to the AirPods Pro. This feature uses head-tracking to offer “vivid, immersive sound coming from all directions so you feel like you are right in the scene” while watching videos. The new feature appears to be using a combination of special gyro sensors, Dolby Atmos, and SoundAlive to work effectively. It also needs a device running Android 11 with One UI 3.0 (or newer).
The Galaxy Buds Pro also has a voice detection feature that turns on the ambient mode and lowers the media volume when it detects that you are conversing, making it easier to talk to someone near you. Samsung will also offer left and right hearing adjustment. The other new features include Bixby voice wakeup and Gaming Mode, both of which are already available on the Galaxy Buds Live. However, this is the first time Samsung is including these features with earphones that have an in-ear canal design.
The active noise cancellation feature seems to have high and low settings, while the Ambient Voice mode has four volume settings. Furthermore, the Galaxy Buds Pro plugin app confirms that the upcoming wireless earbuds will have a 61mAh battery inside each earbud and a 472mAh battery inside the case. Two homescreen widgets have also been leaked. There’s also a Find My Earbuds feature that uses SmartThings Find to find lost earbuds easily.
Are you as excited about the Galaxy Buds Pro as we are?