The Galaxy Buds are a new pair of wireless earbuds from Samsung, expected to launch during tomorrow's Galaxy Unpacked press conference.
The AirPods rivals have been the subject of many leaks in the run-up to their launch, with the latest a Samsung TV commercial airing in Norway (shown at the top of this article).
When will the Galaxy Buds launch?
Considering that Samsung has its big Unpacked event on 20 February in both London and San Francisco this is the most likely release date.
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samsung has accidentally revealed its new wearable products via an app. The 'pick your device' section of the Galaxy Wearable app shows a range of unannounced devices including the Galaxy Buds. It also show the Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Watch Active.
I think you might have pushed this update a little bit early, Samsung. pic.twitter.com/PVrK7c1cGH— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) February 15, 2019
How much will the Galaxy Buds cost?
We've seen rumours saying the Galaxy Buds will be priced around €149. However, the IconX headphones were £199 so we wouldn't be surprised to see a similar price.
It's expected that the Galaxy Buds will go on sale in March.
What will the Galaxy Buds specs be?
There are a few interesting details about the Galaxy Buds that have been leaked. Their existence is suggested by an FCC certification under the name on 29 January.
They have a model number of SM-R170(EARBUDS) and the listing describes them as a “Bluetooth Headset”. There’s not much else it gives away apart from a drawing showing the charging case the headphones will come with.
The Galaxy Buds will be the successor to the Gear IconX (shown at top of page) headphones we saw last year. Moving away from the ‘Gear’ branding follows on from Samsung’s smartwatch line.
Our first look at the headphones comes via winfuture which has managed to get hold of the below image. It appears to show the Galaxy Buds being wirelessly charged by the Galaxy S10.
Samsung’s Gear IconX headphones have on-board storage, fitness features, touch controls, Bixby and seven hours of battery life. We’d hope the firm can improve on this with the new pair.
Rumour has it that the Galaxy Buds will have 8GB of storage, Bluetooth 5.0 and AKG tuning. They will also keep the IPX2 sweat resistance rating.
Here's proper look at the Galaxy Buds (via GSMArena), looking pretty similar to the IconX although the wing tips are gone. Battery life will also be worse by the looks of it with 58mAh batteries and the case has 252mAh more. The IconX headphones had 82mAh in the buds and 340mAh in the case.