At its Galaxy Unpacked event today, Samsung announced several new devices. While it made headlines by the Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 and was supported by the anticipated Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic. The Galaxy Buds 2 also received their official unveiling. The product will retail for $ 149.99 and will be available in four different colors, namely white, olive, graphite, and lavender, and will be available on August 27th.
And while information about this product wasn’t a well-kept secret – with an unboxing video that has been circulating the internet for a long time – here’s our compilation of everything you need to know about these accessories to help you decide whether it’s worth your money or not.
Galaxy Buds 2 features a new product design that has enabled Samsung to make these the smallest and lightest in the entire Galaxy Buds range. They keep elements of the Galaxy Buds and Buds Plus and amalgamate them with a new design ideology that gives them a simpler look. They have a glossy finish all along the case and case, while the exterior is glossy with an interior in the same shade as the earbuds. To ensure that you can use these in most scenarios, Samsung continues to offer an IPX2 rating with this design.
However, the reduced size doesn’t mean Samsung is ready to sacrifice performance. To ensure Buds 2 doesn’t disappoint interested buyers, Samsung brought in a dynamic 2-way speaker system with a woofer-tweeter pairing and hardware to enable ANC, which can supposedly reduce external sound by up to 98 percent. The earbuds offer three levels of ambient noise control if you don’t want to isolate yourself from your surroundings, and an update to the Galaxy Wearable app brings a new Fit test to help you find the right earbuds for your ears.
For those of you who rely on their earbuds to make calls, Samsung is now using a triple microphone array that uses beamforming to focus on your voice and separate it from the background noise. The Korean giant also stated that it is applying machine learning solutions to this process.
Battery life on Galaxy Buds 2
As the lightest earbuds Samsung has ever shipped, the Galaxy Buds 2 took a hit in terms of overall battery life. Compared to 11 hours of the previous generation, the new earbuds offer five hours of listening pleasure with ANC activated and seven and a half hours with off. Add the case to this equation and you have 20 hours and 29 hours, respectively.
But like the Galaxy Buds Plus, the new case still offers Qi wireless charging if Wireless PowerShare is a feature you use frequently.
The Galaxy Buds 2 seem like a well-rounded package for the price you have to pay. Its new lightweight design and normal battery life along with a handy case make it a product worth considering as a companion for your smartphone, especially if you want to add ANC to your experience without spending too much.
For interested iPhone users, changing the earbud controls with an Android phone is a strict requirement, according to Samsung. However, the changes made will then be carried over to a paired iPhone. What do you think of this new accessory? Let us know with your comments below.
And if you’re interested in any of the new foldable devices announced today, especially the Galaxy Z Flip 3, make sure Read our review on everything it has to offer and our guides on the best cases and Offers available for the device.
Galaxy Buds 2 are the latest TWS product from Samsung, which with ANC promises a great listening experience in a new lightweight design. At $ 149.99, they’re hard to ignore, especially if you already own a Samsung smartphone.
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