Samsung launched the Galaxy Buds as a viable replacement for the Apple AirPods and it did a fairly good job to an extent. We’ve got some news coming in now about the successor of these earbuds, known as the Galaxy Buds+ which is expected to break cover alongside the Galaxy S20 on February 11. As per popular Samsung news site, SamMobile, the Galaxy Buds+ may lack active noise cancellation when it breaks cover. This is apparently because the company is going with a bigger battery instead.
It was expected that the Galaxy Buds+ will be Samsung’s answer to Apple’s hugely popular AirPods Pro which was unveiled just a few months ago. The Pro model brings a massive upgrade over the standard AirPods and also includes active noise cancellation with something known as “Transparency Mode” on iOS devices. So if this report is anything to go by, Samsung is going to miss a trick with the Galaxy Buds+. However, given the nature of the company, we expect there to be some surprises up its sleeve, perhaps in terms of pricing or just the variety (colors) available.
In terms of the changes with the Galaxy Buds+, it is said that it only adds two microphones for better audio quality as well as the aforementioned larger battery pack. Barring these two changes, the Galaxy Buds+ will remain unchanged from its predecessor, the report adds. All of the tech world’s focus is expected to be on Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S20 flagship which is expected to be launched in a Plus and Ultra variant as well.
With just a few weeks left for the announcement, we expect more information to drop by from a wide range of sources.