At its Galaxy Unpacked event earlier this month, Samsung introduced a new pair of true wireless earbuds alongside the Galaxy S21 series – the Galaxy Buds Pro. The new earbuds have a fresh design and offer features like active noise cancellation, multi-device connectivity, and 360-degree audio mode, to name a few. Samsung has already started rolling out an update that includes hearing aid tricks and a few other improvements.
Among the changes the software update brings with it are hearing enhancements that are aimed at people with hearing impairment and allow them to customize the audio output of each earbud for a comfortable listening experience. It also increases the voice sensitivity of the Bixby wake-up response and adds an option to increase the sound output of each earbud individually. Below is the entire changelog:
• Function implemented to improve hearing ability.
• Adjusting the left / right sound balance
• Improved Bixby wake-up response
• Improved system stability and reliability
First software update for Galaxy Buds Pro
The update has the build number R190XXU0AUA1 / R190XXU0ATLD and is 2.20 MB in size. It’s worth noting that the Galaxy Buds Pro is not yet available in multiple markets and is currently in pre-order status. Galaxy Buds Pro’s heading feature is an enhanced ANC experience that is said to reduce ambient noise by up to 99 percent. Galaxy Buds Pro also offers an ambient mode, which is designed to boost ambient noise by up to 20 decibels to create greater awareness.
The The most notable trick of the Samsung earbuds is their ability to tell when users are talkingand then automatically lower the music volume and activate Ambient Mode for users to have a conversation. There is also another feature called 360 Audio that uses Dolby Head Tracking technology to provide a cinema-like 360-degree surround sound experience, similar to the spatial audio experience of Apple’s AirPods Pro. The Samsung IPX7-rated earbuds will set you back around $ 199.99 and they are available in the colors Phantom Black, Phantom Silver and Phantom Violet.
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