Samsung Galaxy Buds+ are finally official, after leaking almost in its entirety and even making it to a few stores prior to the launch. And just as the leaks had predicted, the Galaxy Buds+ comes with some major upgrades over the vanilla Galaxy Buds TWS earbuds. The Galaxy Buds+ promise a noticeably longer battery life, better audio output courtesy of two-way dynamic speakers, and triple microphone array.
Galaxy Buds+ are priced at $149.99 (roughly Rs. 10,700) and come in black, blue, and white color options.
These are mainly 2-way speakers and better battery life. The Galaxy Buds+ feature thee microphones and yet they do not support active noise cancellation. There is an ambient pass-through feature that helps users be aware of the important sounds around them.
The 2-way speakers are a combination of woofer + tweeter. The addition is an improvement over the original Galaxy Buds. Moreover, audio on the Galaxy Buds+ is unsurprisingly tuned by AKG. In terms of its size and shape, the new buds look identical to the previous ones.
The individual units of the Galaxy Buds+ have an 85mAh battery, compared to the 58mAh battery on the predecessor. The brand claims 11 hours of playback from the device. However, if you don’t use the earbuds for 11 hours in a single stretch, which you probably don’t, the buds will practically run out only after the case runs out. They can also be charged wirelessly on the go with your Qi charging pad, a wireless power bank or even your Galaxy S20 series smartphone.
Connectivity is handled by Bluetooth 5.0, while the IPX2 rating ensures that the Galaxy Buds+ are at least sweat-proof. They are compatible with Android (minimum 1.5GB RAM and Android 5) and iOS (iPhone 7 or a later model with iOS 10) devices. Samsung Galaxy Buds+ look almost identical to the Galaxy Buds, and support the Qi wireless charging standard.