Samsung is hosting an event next week where we expect a bunch of mobile devices to be introduced – three Galaxy S20 smartphones, the foldable Galaxy Z Flip, and the updated Galaxy Buds+. Today Evan Blass posted a leaked specs sheet on Twitter, revealing the new earphones will have better battery life for just $20 more – the retail price will be $149.
The earbuds and the charging case will keep their dimensions, although the Buds+ are expected to be 10% heavier – 6.3 grams per bud. The power cells on the inside will hold greater capacity, leading to almost doubling playtime on a single charge.
The current Galaxy Buds, which we reviewed, support only a single-device connection and have two mics – one outer and one inner and they really aren’t doing a decent job on providing crisp in-call experience. The Buds+ appear to have two outer microphones, and hopefully, they will be able to allow proper conversations without sounding too echo-y and distorted.
The specs sheet also confirms there won’t be active noise cancellation – you have to rely on the tight fit of the earbud to isolate surrounding sound. Since there is no change in size, we do not expect a massive improvement in sound quality when music is played, although the Galaxy Buds provided a great audio experience for its price, and the Galaxy Buds+ are likely to be at least as good.
The Galaxy Buds+ app already went live at the iOS Store, and we know some pre-orders of the Galaxy S20 phones will come with the earbuds in a bundle. The new model will cost €170 is Europe. We’ll have to wait for the official announcement next week for availability details, though.