Samsung is due to unveil a second pair of wireless earbuds in 2021. Information about its latest truly wireless earbuds remains slim at this point in time. However, some reports have suggested that the latest earbuds are going to be called the Galaxy Buds 2.
The new earbuds come after the Galaxy Buds Pro that was launched earlier this year. The Galaxy Buds Pro won’t be its successor. It’s actually shaping up to be the successor of the original Galaxy Buds.
Some leaked images have revealed that the design of the Galaxy Buds 2 will be similar to the Galaxy Buds Pro. Even the case seems to have a rounded square design. While it may replace the Galaxy Buds and Galaxy Buds+, the Galaxy Buds 2 don’t seem to be taking much inspiration from the earlier models.
A recent report has mentioned that the Galaxy Buds 2 will be available in at least four different color options. They include white, black, purple and green.
The full technical specs of the Galaxy Buds 2 aren’t available at this point in time. We can reasonably expect some improvements in the audio experience. Samsung may include bigger and better speakers for that purpose.
The Galaxy Buds 2 reportedly have a combined battery capacity of 120mAh – that’s 60mAh inside each earbud. The case will have a 500mAh battery. This could result in lower battery longevity compared to the Galaxy Buds+ which has an 85mAh battery in each earbud.
There’s no word on whether the new earbuds will feature an IP rating for water resistance. The Galaxy Buds Pro have an IPX7 water resistance rating. They are protected against water damage when submerged in up to 1 meter of fresh water for 30 minutes. Whether that will also be the case for the Galaxy Buds 2 remains to be seen.
There haven’t been any rumours suggesting that the Galaxy Buds 2 will feature Active Noise Cancellation. A report did mention the possibility of an “active noise reduction” feature which would simply be a new term for passive noise cancellation.
Price and Availability
Given the lack of advanced features, it’s quite likely that the Galaxy Buds 2 will be priced below the $200 that Samsung asks for the Galaxy Buds Pro. It’s unclear when the company is planning to launch the new earbuds. They may be unveiled alongside the new foldables and wearable devices in July 2021.
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