In the past few weeks, Samsung’s upcoming true wireless earbuds – the Galaxy Buds Pro – have leaked several times so far. From high-resolution renders and color options to major enhancements, we know a lot about the Galaxy Buds Pro even ahead of its official debut next month. Now, a new leak has shed more light on their capabilities, one of which appears to have been inspired by the spatial audio feature of the AirPods Pro and AirPods Max. The new details were discovered (by Reddit user u / gamer0mega) in a pre-release build of Samsung’s own companion app for the coming year, where screenshots and official renders of the earbuds were found.
In terms of the new features, the most important feature is “3D Audio for Videos”. The in-app screenshot describes it as a feature that allows users to experience “immersive sound from all directions” so that you feel like you are in the scene while watching videos. The function is similar to Apple’s Spatial Audio trick, which relies on head tracking to provide theater-like sound output. According to an in-depth GitHub post, the Galaxy Buds Pro’s spatial audio feature is only available on devices running Android 11, and likely with a compass as well to delay movement.
A conversation mode is also available
The leaked plugin app details speak about this as well A new feature that automatically activates Ambient Mode when the earbuds detect a conversation. However, users can also turn off Ambient Mode with a single tap when the conversation ends. In case you’re unfamiliar, Ambient mode lets external sound through so users are more aware of their surroundings, especially if the audio device they’re wearing has active noise cancellation.
Galaxy Buds Pro users can also enable ANC and conversation mode through the Bixby AI assistant. In addition, the Galaxy Bud Pro offers the flexibility to set a custom time limit for conversation detection. There will also be an option Adjust the volume of each earbud individuallyThese default settings are applied when users switch to another device.
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