When the Samsung Galaxy Buds were launched, they were arguably some of the only truly wireless earbuds that could compare against the highly popular Apple AirPods. Now at the Samsung Unpacked event, they have launched their new Samsung Galaxy Buds+ with a range of improvements and features.
Starting with sound quality, in partnership with AKG, Samsung has added a tweeter and a woofer for rich treble and powerful bass. Samsung promises a more balanced sound signature with the Buds+. For the microphone quality, which was an area that the original Buds struggled with, Samsung has fitted the Buds+ with three mics. Two external mics along with an internal mic use beam forming technology to offer much improved audio capture for calls. Samsung has also improved its Ambient Sound feature, giving users to choose from four levels of background noise passthrough.
Battery life is an area where the Galaxy Buds+ have improved massively. According to Samsung, the 85mAh battery in each earbuds offers 11 hours of music playback, which can be doubled up to 22 hours with the included charging case. There is also quick charge capabilities that will give users an hour of listening time with 3 minutes of charge via wired, wireless, or device-to-device Wireless Powershare charging.
The Buds+ feature touch controls that lets users play/pause, skip tracks, answer calls and even perform a customisable action. Samsung has added an ease of use feature similar to Apple’s AirPods where users, once paired with a Galaxy device, can use their Buds+ with all devices signed in with the same Samsung account.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds+ comes in three colours; white, black and blue. It will be priced at $149.99 (Rs. 10700 approx.) and will go on sale in the US from March 6th, 2020 onwards on Samsung.com and other retailers.