Samsung has scheduled a big Unpacked event for the next month. There we will get an official release for the Galaxy S20 smartphones. They aren’t a secret anymore, however, we still need to wait for the launch date to see they become official. Along with the new smartphones, rumors indicate that Samsung will also unveil new earbuds dubbed Galaxy Buds+.
Recent rumors have being pointing out the presence of active noise cancellation in the new Buds+. However, according to recent information from a reliable source, they won’t include ANC. This information will certainly disappoint potential customers who were particularly interested in the new hearables due to this feature.
It feels like a missed opportunity for Samsung, especially when we consider that Apple has added the feature to the AirPods Pro. If you really need ANC, then you’ll probably have to wait for a future Galaxy Buds product. Despite this, the company has made some improvements to the overall sound quality. Design, however, isn’t very different from the existing model. But if you care about battery life, then we have good news.
The original earbuds had a 58mAh battery. With the Galaxy Buds+ Samsung will increase this capacity to 85mAh. Thus allowing the hearables to last for 12 hours on a single charge. This is a very welcome change for those who have been using the earbuds intensively during the day. Another improvement promised by Samsung is the inclusion of four microphones. This should improve the call quality in the Buds+, something that was very criticized by the owners of the original Galaxy Buds.
Only time will tell if the new microphones and the extra battery will be enough to make the Galaxy Buds+ sell more than its predecessors.