Samsung reportedly not only released the Galaxy S11, but also has prepared a wearable device, namely Buds Wireless. The device called Samsung Galaxy Buds + is said to be able to rival Apple’s wireless buds namely AirPods Pro. Reported in Gadgetsnow, this news first emerged from a well-known leaker, Evan Blass in his tweet. As for the official Twitter account, Evan said Samsung’s wireless buds will be named Galaxy Buds +. This reinforces leaks that sticking out some time ago, namely a report from Sammobile. The model number of the SM-R175 is being developed by Samsung. The device is predicted to be the successor of Galaxy Buds. Because the Galaxy Buds has a model number SM-R170.
Samsung is expected to launch new wireless earbuds alongside the Galaxy S11. That’s because the Galaxy Buds were launched with the Galaxy S10 in February this year. So the expectation is that there will be new earbuds with the Galaxy S11.
We are aware that Samsung has new earbuds in development under model number SM-R175. A new hint about the device suggests that Samsung will call it the Galaxy Buds+. There’s also a possibility of active noise cancellation being onboard.
Galaxy Buds+ may be what Samsung calls its wireless new earbuds
There is little information available about Samsung’s new wireless earbuds at this point in time. We do know that they’re being developed with 8GB of onboard storage. That’s the same as the original. The available color options will include white, silver, black and yellow.
Noted leakster @evleaks dropped a hint on his Twitter today. “First came the AirPods Pro… then came the Galaxy Buds+,” it reads. There are two conclusions that can be drawn from this tweet. The obvious one is that Samsung’s new wireless earbuds might be called the Galaxy Buds+ and not the Galaxy Buds 2.
The second is that they may feature active noise cancellation (ANC). That’s because ANC is one of the primary new features of Apple’s earbuds. So Samsung might add that to the Galaxy Buds+ as well in order to differentiate it from the Galaxy Buds. It may also make subtle design changes for a more comfortable fit.
We mentioned in our Galaxy Buds review that the device offers good value for money. It remains to be seen if the addition of ANC is going to drive the price up significantly from the $129.99 price tag of the original. That may not concern most people who end up pre-ordering a Galaxy S11. If history repeats itself, Samsung will be offering a pair of the Galaxy Buds+ to everyone who pre-orders its upcoming flagship.
Latest Galaxy Buds update improves streaming and phone call quality
You’d certainly want to get the latest Galaxy Buds update that Samsung has rolled out today. Samsung has been releasing substantial updates for the Galaxy Buds almost every month. The previous one improved the stability of the Bluetooth connection.
Samsung is sending out a couple of improvements for the Galaxy Buds with the latest update as well. It can be downloaded using the Galaxy Wearable app on a paired device. The dedicated PC tool can also be used to update the firmware.
Music streaming quality improves with latest Galaxy Buds update
Samsung is rolling out firmware version R170XXU0ASF3 for the Galaxy Buds today. The update weighs in at just over 1MB. The changelog mentions that this update improves music streaming and phone call quality. Some users have complained about the phone call quality particularly. They will be hoping that this update addresses their concerns.
A temporary error which occurred when the Ambient Sound mode was activated has also been resolved. This update also modifies the battery level display to show the lower battery level between the two earbuds.
Pair the Galaxy Buds to your smartphone and then launch the Galaxy Wearable app. It will notify you automatically that an update is available. Those who’d rather do this on their PC can use the Galaxy Buds Manager program available for both Windows and Mac.
Updated your Galaxy Buds already? Let you know if you feel the difference in music and call quality down in the comments. Haven’t got a pair? Check out our Galaxy Buds review to find out if they’re worth your money.