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Samsung Galaxy Buds 2: Leaks Suggest Mostly Internal Changes, No Noticeable Change On the Outside

The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 will be the company’s next wireless earbuds, and a pair of recent leaks reveal further details on what to expect: The earbuds will reportedly create audio that sounds better than before, yet the design will be similar to the Galaxy Buds Pro.

First and foremost, the tiny listening devices have been detected at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulatory agency in the United States, as reported by AllAboutSamsung – a likely hint that they’ll be available shortly.

We’ve been waiting months for the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2, but if they’re being evaluated by regulators, it appears like the wait is finally over — prior rumours said that the earbuds will be released in August.

The Galaxy Buds 2’s design appears to be fairly similar to the earbuds that came before them, according to the FCC application, which includes images. However, we were thrilled with the fit and polish of the Galaxy Buds Pro when they were released last year, so this isn’t strictly a disappointment.

Meanwhile, seasoned tipster @UniverseIce has stated that the Galaxy Buds 2 will preserve the active noise reduction of their predecessors while also offering “improved sound quality” — something we’d expect from a new pair of earbuds.

There’s also a photograph related to this leak, however it doesn’t reveal much about what’s coming our way. The infrared sensors for automatic in-ear wear detection seems to have been retained in the Galaxy Buds Pro, and the bean-shaped design of the Galaxy Buds Live will not be returning.

Although the initial Samsung Galaxy Buds were released only a few years ago, Samsung has released multiple variants of its wireless earbuds since then. As a result of being less expensive than the Pro models, the new pair may lose some functionality or audio fidelity.

The Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3, and Galaxy S21 FE are all expected to be released in August, so it’s probable that Samsung may release the Galaxy Buds 2 at the same time. Of course, we’ll keep you updated.

Price of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2

We haven’t heard any rumours about the price of the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2, but based on past versions, we can make an educated prediction.

The Galaxy Buds Pro, Samsung’s most recent earbuds, priced $199 / £219 / AU$349, while the Galaxy Buds Live, their predecessors, cost $169.99 / £179 / AU$319.

If the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 are a follow-up to the Buds Pro, they should cost approximately the same as, if not more than, their predecessors. If Samsung does plan to release a more affordable pair of earbuds, they may be priced similarly to the original Galaxy Buds, which cost $149 / £139 / AU$249.
We believe the Galaxy Buds 2 will be priced similarly to the original Galaxy Buds, particularly if Samsung wants to offer an improved version of its entry-level true wireless earbuds.

It’s also plausible that Samsung will try to undercut Apple’s AirPods, which originally cost $159 / £159 / AU$249 but are now regularly discounted.

The design of the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2

If the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 are the successor to the original Galaxy Buds, we’d expect them to include the same rounded housings, interchangeable eartips, and a small charging case as their predecessors.

The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 will be available in four colours: black, white, green, and purple, according to recent reports. These colours are supposed to be the same as the speculated colours for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3, which are black and green and green and light violet, respectively.