The Galaxy Buds 2 should come out of cover in a few days. However, that hasn’t resulted in the rumor mill subsiding a bit. In the past few weeks there have been plenty of reports shedding light on the design, specs, and possible prices of this upcoming device. This time the German tech publication WinFuture.de has confirmed many of these expected aspects along with the pricing.
According to the latest information, the Galaxy Buds 2 will cost 149.99 euros including local taxes. If this turns out to be true, Samsung’s latest wireless earbuds will comfortably undercut Apple’s AirPods range. In order to be able to compete with the sophisticated-looking Ear 1 by Nothing at a price of 99 euros, you need more than just a brand value.
In terms of features, WinFuture.de claims that the Galaxy Buds 2 are being tuned by AKG, a former Austrian company that is now part of the Samsung empire. The earbuds to come will likely feature active noise cancellation (ANC) backed by a number of three microphones. Plus, you can expect Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity and gesture-based control.
According to the leaked images, the new earbuds appear to have an oval design. These in-ear headphones will most likely have IPX2 for water and sweat resistance. Another notable change is the design of the tote bag, which will likely change from a rectangle to a square. As previously reported, Samsung will likely offer the Galaxy Buds 2 in black, white, purple and green.
Turning to the battery life, the folks at WinFuture.de seem confident that the earbuds supported by the charging case will last around 20 hours with ANC. Flipping the switch to ANC extends playback to almost 29 hours. You can also quickly charge the earbuds with a five-minute charge, which is expected to provide around an hour of playback.