Samsung is one of the manufacturers of wireless headphones that has managed to position itself in a short time as a serious alternative in the market to more traditional brands in the field of music and specialization.
As already demonstrated with the arrival of Galaxy Buds + Last year, there is no shortage of innovation in the different generations that have entered the market, and Samsung could go even further in terms of wireless headphones.
When is the Galaxy Buds 2 release date?
Samsung has already had several events so far this year, with the arrival of the Galaxy Buds Pro last January, coinciding with the launch of the premium smartphone family Galaxy s21, which you can consult see again.
Rumors suggest that the Galaxy Buds 2 will arrive this summer, more precisely in early August, as has happened in recent years with its previous versions. This is how the publication confirms it SamMobile.
The Yonhap news agency reports that Samsung will launch three phones in August: the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3. In no case is it speculated on the arrival of the Note family. , which would have a reorientation of the strategy.
This same Samsung Unpacked event could be the same as the Galaxy Buds 2, as well as the Galaxy Watch 4, which has been confirmed in recent days, coinciding with the celebration of the Google I / O, which will be based on Wear OS.
Let’s remember the release schedule for the past few years:
- Samsung Galaxy Buds: August 2019
- Samsung Galaxy Buds +: May 2020
- Samsung Galaxy Buds Live: from 2020
- Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro – January 2021
With the Galaxy Buds 2 slated to hit the mass-production period, it makes us think their final release is not far off. Roland Quandt says that sooner or later, although by then we might have AirPods 3 and the Sony WF-1000XMA.
You might be wondering now where the Galaxy Buds 2 line fits, as the Buds + was already sort of a second-gen model. Well, there is debate depending on the different prices offered by the headphones.
How much will the Galaxy Buds 2 cost?
Some rumors suggest that they manage to replace the original Galaxy Buds in the entry line, with what it is believed that the new Buds 2 would cost around $ 99.
However, not everyone agrees with SamMobile, claiming they will hit around $ 170, which would put them under the Galaxy Buds Pro, and outright compete with the AirPods 2. The model number would be “SM-R177”. “.
What are the specifications of the Galaxy Buds 2?
Not much is known about the specs of the Galaxy Buds 2, but this is how they look so far according to various network sources.
They are believed to be similar in design to most existing Galaxy Buds. In other words, not like the Galaxy Buds Live Bean-shaped, but rather like rounded buds without a stem.
A sketch of the case posted on Twitter doesn’t reveal much, although it is said to be larger than before. More interesting is that Galaxyclub says the Buds 2 will match in color with the Galaxy Z Fold 3 in black, white, purple, and green.
New 𝙂𝙖𝙡𝙖𝙭𝙮 𝘽𝙪𝙙𝙨 soon! pic.twitter.com/AoSo3ykg6W
– 𓆩 Yogesh 𓆪 (@heyitsyogesh)
April 21, 2021
For its part, SamMobile also agrees with these colors and we know from previous devices that Samsung likes to offer a range of homogeneous color combinations between generations of products that arrive in unison.
Small details like the Bluetooth version will probably have to wait until we do the unpackingBut we can expect the Buds 2 to come with features like touch controls and digital assistant support.
You might be wondering if they’ll get Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and the general consensus is no. Samsung reserves this functionality for the Galaxy Buds Pro and Buds Live (although the open design does not lend itself, as well as the ANC).
One thing we’d love to see is longer battery life, as the original Galaxy Buds could only handle six hours with another seven as long as you were using the headphone case. Rivals like Cambridge with their Melomania Touch can last 50 hours, so Samsung needs to improve that aspect.
It has done this with newer models, so we expect Samsung to provide good battery life with the Galaxy Buds 2. We will continue to report any leaks from the headphones until their final presentation.
Take a look at our ranking of the best wireless headphones of the year.