After numerous leaks, Samsung has finally unveiled the Galaxy Buds Pro TWS at the first-ever Galaxy Unpacked event of 2021. The main star of this event was the Galaxy S21 series, which we have covered separately for Galaxy S21/Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra respectively. But here in this article, let us take a look at the specs, features, price, and availability of the Galaxy Buds Pro instead. Before we begin, we would like to remind you to read about Galaxy SmartTag and Galaxy SmartTag+, which were also announced at this event.
Galaxy Buds Pro Specifications and Price
The Galaxy Buds Pro is the most premium truly wireless earphones offering from Samsung in terms of features as well as price. The design of the new buds is inspired by the Galaxy Buds+ as well as Galaxy Buds Live, and they come in three colors, namely Phantom Black, Phantom Silver, and Phantom Violet respectively.
As per the company, these IPX7-certified in-ear style buds feature an 11mm woofer for deeper bass and a 6.5mm tweeter for a crisp treble with minimum distortion. Further, they have 3 microphones, one on the inside and two on the outside. They also come with all the essential sensors, such as accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, hall, touch, and Voice Pickup Unit (VPU).
Thanks to these sensors and microphones, the Galaxy Buds Pro not only supports ANC (Active Noise Cancellation) and Ambient Sound but also 360 Audio powered by Dolby Head Tracking technology. The firm claims that the buds can reduce the background noise by up to 99% when ANC is turned on. It also says that these earbuds can amplify nearby sounds by more than 20 decibels when the Ambient Sound mode is activated. Interestingly, the buds are also capable of switching between these modes automatically based on the user’s environment.
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Another noteworthy feature is Auto Switch, which works with Galaxy ecosystem products. As the name suggests, it switches between Galaxy products on its own depending on the situation. For example, you are watching a movie on your Galaxy Tab S7 with the Galaxy Buds Pro, and then a call arrives on your Galaxy S21. At this moment, the movie playback will pause and the buds will be connected with your phone to attend the call. Similarly, when you are done with the call, the earbuds will automatically reconnect to your tablet and resumes the movie.
Despite packing these many features, Samsung claims 5-hour battery life with ANC on and up to 8 hours without ANC. With the charging case, these numbers increase to 18 hours and 28 hours respectively. As for battery capacity, the buds include a 61mAh unit each, and the case that charges via USB Type-C and Qi wireless charging sport a 472mAh cell.
Lastly, the SmartThings Find app locatable earbuds connect via Bluetooth 5.0, support SBC, AAC, and scalable (Samsung proprietary) codecs, measure 19.5 x 20.5 x 20.8mm in dimensions, and weigh 6.3g. Whereas, the charging case weighs 44.9g and measures 50 x 50.2 x 27.8mm in dimensions.
Galaxy Buds Pro Pricing and Availability
The Galaxy Buds Pro is priced at $199.99 in the US, €229.99 in Europe, £219 in the UK. It will be available in select markets starting tomorrow (January 15) itself.
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