At the much-awaited Samsung Unpacked event, the company has launched more than five products altogether. Among those were Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S10 and its variants, Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Fit wearables and the Samsung Galaxy Buds. These are the wireless , which are the successor of Samsung Gear IconX launched back in 2016. The Galaxy Buds are 30 percent smaller than their predecessor.
An image was teased before the launch of the Galaxy Buds where we saw that the Galaxy Buds were kept in their case on top of Galaxy S10 and they were charging wirelessly. When the company announced the Samsung Galaxy Buds the leaked information was proved right as their charging case actually come with wireless charging. The charging case is compatible with Samsung’s Wireless PowerShare feature, which can be used to charge the Galaxy Buds through Samsung Galaxy S10.
The Galaxy Buds will hold a price tag of $129 (approx Rs 9,200) and will sell in the international markets from March 8. Just like Galaxy S10, the Galaxy Buds will come in Black, Yellow and White colour variations.
The sound department of the Samsung Galaxy Buds is handled by the Austrian audio firm, AKG which has provided earphones to many Samsung smartphones. But to further enhance the audio experience of Galaxy Buds Samsung has put an ‘Enhanced Ambient Sound’ feature that will let the user hear his/her surroundings when required, even when the music is playing.
Samsung has also put Adaptive Dual Microphone in the Galaxy Buds, which is as its name suggests. Two microphones are put inside the Samsung Galaxy Buds, one inner microphone and one outer microphone in each earbud so that the user is audible in quiet or loud environment. Also, these headphones are compatible with Bixby, Samsung’s virtual assistant like Siri, and will understand instructions in English, German, Italian and Spanish.
These wireless ear plugs come with 5.8pi dynamic driver in each earbud. The next generation of earbuds from Samsung uses Bluetooth 5.0 for its connectivity and has 58mAh battery in each. The South Korean tech giant has said that the earbuds can give up to 5 hours of calling and 6 hours of music playback in a single charge.
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While the charging case comes with a 252mAh battery backup with USB Type-C, so the Buds can be charged over 3-4 times. The company has also said that these earphones can deliver up to 1.7 hours of music playback after just 15 minutes of charge. The weight of the Samsung Galaxy Buds is 5.6 grams and the charging case weighs 39.6 grams. They measure 17.5×19.4×22.3mm while the charging case measures 38.8x70x26.5mm.
There are sensors onboard the Galaxy Buds, which include accelerometer and proximity sensor. The Buds are also able to control the music or pick calls with its touch sensors and they also come with ear on/off detection. The Samsung Galaxy Buds can work with any Android device that has Android 5.0 or higher installed in it. The earbuds support SBC, AAC, Scalable (Samsung proprietary) codecs.