Samsung Galaxy Buds Live with tip-less design, ANC, up to 8 hours battery life announced

Along with the Galaxy Note 20 series, Galaxy Watch 3, Galaxy Tab S7 Series, Samsung has also announced the much-awaited true wireless earbuds – Samsung Galaxy Buds Live at the virtual Unpacked event today. The Buds Live sport a bean-shaped design, wireless charging, ANC, and more.

Samsung has done away with the conventional design on the Galaxy Buds Live and has introduced a tip-less design. The internal components of the Buds Live have been laid out horizontally now instead of vertically to prevent the earbuds protrude from one’s ears. Samsung also provides wing tips with these and users can further customise the fit.

As for the specifications, the Galaxy Buds Live pack a 12mm driver unit, 2 microphones on the outside, 1 microphone on the inside, and a voice pickup unit. Further, these earbuds also feature Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and you get a total of 21 hours playback with ANC ON and a total of 29 hours with ANC OFF. There is an intuitive touch-based Physical User Interface for touch control and the earbuds themselves weigh just 5.6g. These pack a 60mAh battery and the charging case packs a 472mAh battery with support for wireless charging (Qi standard).

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live specifications

  • Driver unit: 12mm
  • Microphones: 3 microphones (2 outer + 1 inner)
  • Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)
  • ‘Buds Together’ feature to share music with your friends
  • Bixby Voice Wakeup
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0
  • Supported Codecs: AAC, SBC, Scalable (Samsung proprietary)
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Touch, Hall, Infrared, Grip and Voice Pickup Unit
  • Compatibility: Devices with Android 5.0 or later and with more than 1.5GB of RAM;  iPhone 7 or later models with iOS 10.0 or later
  • IPX2 water resistance
  • Dimensions: Earbuds: 16.5 x 27.3 x 14.9 mm; Weight: 5.6g
    • Charging case: 50 x 50.2 x 27.8 mm; Weight: 42.2g
  • Battery: Earbuds – 60mAh; Charging Case – 472mAh
  • Play Time: 6 hours / total 21 hours (ANC or Bixby Voice Wake-up ON), 5.5 hours / total 20 hours (ANC and Bixby Voice Wake-up ON), 8 hours / total 29 hours (ANC and Bixby Voice Wake-up OFF)
  • Colors: Mystic Bronze, Mystic White, and Mystic Black.

The Galaxy Buds Live will be available starting August 6th, 2020 in select markets priced at $169.99 (Rs. 12,715 approx.).

Author: Manoj Nagendra

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