The Samsung Unpacked 2021 revealed the Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, and S21 Ultra. Along with the new flagships for this year, the company also took the wraps off the much-awaited Galaxy Buds Pro TWS earbuds. In line with all rumors, happenings, and guesswork, the earbuds are here to tell the story.
The Galaxy Buds Pro features a much better design than the Buds Live for an ergonomic fit. However, the charging case design has remained intact much like the previous iteration. Starting things off, we get an 11mm bass driver for a bass boost and a 6.5mm tweeter for minimizing distortion and producing a crispier treble. All of this ensures a dynamic, rich, and clearer sound.
To clear out unwanted noise and upping the communication quality, the Galaxy Buds Pro has three mics and a Voice Pickup Unit (VPU). Also one of the microphones has a high signal-to-noise ratio to aid in filtering out background noise even better. Samsung’s new Wind Shield Technology employs a specially designed chamber and meshes to filter wind disturbance during those rides or on a windy day. All of this is possible due to the redesign of the earbuds.
As usual, ANC is at work here but Samsung claims that the level of ANC here is up to 99%. Should you go out for a walk or want to be in sync with the on-coming traffic, you can set to amplify nearby sounds by up to 20 decibels.
Similar to Apple’s spatial audio, the Galaxy Buds Pro comes with 360 Audio with Dolby Head Tracking technology to help the user be in focus with the audio regardless and create an exceptional surround sound experience.
The earbuds boast a playback life of 8 hrs with additional 20 hrs of juice when used with the charging case. Speaking of which, both the earbuds and the case feature 61mAh and 472 mAh battery respectively. With the ANC on, the battery life downs to 5 hrs for the earbuds and 13hrs with the case. Qi wireless charging is available. Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity with SBC and AAC codec support is onboard.
The Galaxy Buds Pro is IPX78 certified for water and dust resistance. The earbuds will be up for pre-order on January 15 with sales set to begin on January 29 for €229.