Samsung Galaxy Buds Live press renders leak out alongside full specs
Update, July 24 (11:40 am ET): Press renders and complete specs of the Galaxy Buds Live have leaked online.
Update, July 24 (10:50 am ET): The Galaxy Buds Live Plugin is now available on the Play Store.
What you need to know
- Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Buds Live earbuds have leaked through the Galaxy Buds app on Apple's App Store.
- The latest version of the app adds support for the Galaxy Buds Live.
- It also confirms the presence of active noise cancellation.
We got our best look yet at Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Buds Live earbuds last week, courtesy of a leaked marketing video. Ahead of its Unpacked event next month, Samsung has updated its Galaxy Buds app on the App Store (opens in new tab), adding support for the Galaxy Buds Live. In addition to the Buds Live moniker, the latest app update also confirms that the true wireless earbuds will have active noise cancellation.
As can be seen in the screenshots above, the app will allow users to enable or disable the active noise canceling feature on the Galaxy Buds Live. Similar to the Galaxy Buds and Buds+, users will also be able to do things like update the software of their Galaxy Buds Live or change equalizer settings with the app.
The bean-shaped Samsung Galaxy Buds Live earbuds are expected to be available in at least three color options – Mystic Bronze, Black, and White. As per a report published by Gizmodo last month, the Buds Live will feature a 13mm one-way speaker and an Always On microphone. The earbuds are also likely to feature IPX2 water resistance and quick charging support. As for battery life, they are rumored to provide up to six hours of play time.
Update, July 24 (11:40 am ET) — Leaked renders show off three Galaxy Buds Live color options
Press renders showing the Galaxy Buds Live in Mystic Bronze, Black, and White colors have surfaced online, courtesy of German tech publication WinFuture. In addition to the renders, the German tech publication has also shed light on the key specs and pricing of the true wireless earbuds. The Galaxy Buds Live will use 12mm drivers with AKG-tuned sound and a total of three microphones, including an "Always On Mic" for Samsung's Bixby voice assistant.
Each earbud weighs in at just 5.6 grams (0.19 ounces) and includes a touch sensor for easy controls. Despite their small size, the earbuds are claimed to deliver up to 7.5 hours of continuous playback. With the active noise cancellation and Always On Mic features enabled, however, the battery life will drop to 5.5 hours. With the included charging case, the earbuds will reportedly provide up to 28 hours of battery life without ANC and AOM. As per Roland Quandt, the Galaxy Buds Live will be priced at $169 in the U.S. and around €190 in Europe.
Galaxy Buds Live will launch at 169 USD in USofA. Here are the specs: https://t.co/HJXNWVoAWOGalaxy Buds Live will launch at 169 USD in USofA. Here are the specs: https://t.co/HJXNWVoAWO— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) July 24, 2020July 24, 2020
Update, July 24 (10:50 am ET) — Samsung Galaxy Buds Live Plugin listing now live on the Play Store
Samsung has now released a Galaxy Buds Live plugin for the Galaxy Wearable app on the Play Store (opens in new tab).
Samsung Galaxy Buds+
If you're looking for a pair of true wireless earbuds that offer great sound quality and excellent battery life, the Galaxy Buds+ are one of the best options on the market right now.
- $139 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
- $150 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
- $139 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
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I don't know about these holding on to the ear. Skeptical but hopeful and open to change!
No matter how good they sound, I won't buy these for the same reason I won't consider buying the Microsoft Surface ear buds - they are unbelievably ugly (at least based on the photos in this article)! I wouldn't be caught dead wearing them.
I give Samsung credit for going in a different direction than the cloned Airpods look. These look pretty iconic compared to the rest of the lameness this year. I hope they fit though, because if they fall out at all, they're doa
What puts me off is Bixby, if this can't be changed to Google assistant or Alexa, not sure how popular they will be.