Specs for Samsung’s next Apple AirPods Pro rival, the fabled Galaxy Buds Plus, have leaked online and boy do they look impressive.
The leak stemmed from serial tech tipster Evan Blass on Twitter late last night. The tweet included a full specs list as well as the branding.
The spec sheet suggests the Plus will have a near identical design to the older Galaxy Buds, but feature completely different hardware under the hood. The biggest upgrade is the robust 22 hour quoted battery life.
The quoted figure is double what you go on the original Galaxy Buds and means the Plus will, on paper, nearly match the playtime of their biggest rival, the Apple Airpods Pro. The Airpods Pro features a 23 hour quoted battery life, by comparison.
They should on paper offer much better audio, featuring a dedicated woofer and driver in each bud. The originals only had one speaker in each earbud. A second mic has also been added, which should help improve call quality, though we can’t confirm any of this without testing.
The leak suggests Samsung will add multi-device connectivity to the new Galaxy Buds Plus, which let you pair them with multiple audio sources at once. The final snippet of info we got is that the Plus will retail for $149 at launch (roughly £115), making them slightly more expensive than the original Galaxy Buds, which retailed for $129 at launch.
Normally we’d take leaks with a pinch of salt, but Blass has a pretty solid track record revealing details about Samsung products early. The info also makes sense given what competitors are doing.
Huawei, LG and Google are all expected to release new true wireless earbuds this year, in a bid to take on the ruling Apple Airpods, which according to most industry forecasts are dominating the “hearables” market when it comes to sales.