Samsung is said to be working on the newer version of the Gear IconX earbuds along with the Gear Sport and Gear Fit 2 successor. The latest IconX earbuds come with model number SM-R170 and will be available in black, white, and yellow colors. The earbuds will come with 8GB of internal storage which is the highest on any Gear-branded product for Samsung.
However, that’s where all the good things end. Much like the Galaxy Watch, there is a possibility that the new IconX might feature the Galaxy branding. This may be a good move as it brings uniformity across products. Samsung is also said to be launching the Bixby-powered Galaxy Home with AKG speakers this year.
The company might offer better battery life on the new IconX and this might not be a significant improvement as the current Gear IconX (2018) already brings in a significant improvement in endurance over the first iteration of the earbuds. Instead, Samsung might increase the battery capacity of the charging case, but we can’t say anything for certain at the moment.