Leaks about upcoming devices usually come from tipsters who flood social media sites and forums with their big reveal on what to expect. But for Samsung’s Galaxy Buds 2, the latest leak comes from the Samsung itself, through the Galaxy Wearable app.
While it is unknown if they intended to share the info on the wireless earbuds, it is safe to say that “official” details about the Galaxy Buds 2 have been revealed.
Galaxy Buds 2: Wide Array of Colors, Active Noise Cancellation
The Galaxy Wearable app showed the five colors of the Galaxy Buds 2: black, grey/green, yellow, white and purple. It also disclosed the Galaxy Buds 2 having Active Noise Cancellation, confirming earlier reports.
The leak did not show the ANC levels (high or low) as of the moment, but it gave a clue that it could be more basic or that more levels could be added later on. A report from XDA Developers showed that ANC can be enabled in one earbud. This option is currently not seen in the app, but could appear once a firmware version is installed and detected.
Users can now enable or disable common actions, such as single-tap, double-tap, triple-tap, and touch and hold, individually.
Galaxy Buds Battery Life: 20 Hours Non-Stop Listening With ANC On
The app also indicated that each bud has a 61mAh battery and the case has a 472mAh battery. Apparently like the Galaxy Buds Pro, the Galaxy Buds 2 has 20 hours of listening time with the ANC turned on and 28 hours when turned off. Likewise, the battery dashboard seemed slightly revamped. It seems, however, it does not have some Galaxy Buds Pro features such as 360-degree sound and outside double-tap volume controls.
Meanwhile, the Galaxy Buds 2 may connect to multiple devices at the same time.
The Galaxy Wearable app is currently on pre-release and changes might happen before the official rollout of the Galaxy Buds 2, which should take place during the rumored release on August 11. On its Unpacked event, Samsung is expected to unveil its latest foldable line-the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3, and possibly the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic smartwatches.
A strong rival to Apple’s AirPods, Samsung’s Galaxy Buds 2 has become a good choice in the true wireless earbuds market. In contrast to the AirPods, the Galaxy Buds make up a wider lineup wireless earbuds, including the standard Galaxy Buds, the Galaxy Buds Pro, the Galaxy Buds Plus, and the Galaxy Buds Live.
As for the price, it is rumored that the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 will cost around $179.