It was inevitable that Samsung was going to make the switch from “Plus” to “Pro.” Even if there was a “Live” in between. The company has filed the necessary regulatory paperwork with the FCC for its next set of true wireless earbuds. It was already rumored that these would be called the Galaxy Buds Pro, and now it’s right there in documentation directly from Samsung itself.
The FCC filing comes with the usual confidentiality protocols in place, so it doesn’t reveal too much more about the Buds Pro. But an image of the regulatory label offers a preview of the charging case’s shape. It seems the Buds Pro will be housed in a case that more closely resembles the case from the Galaxy Buds Live than the Galaxy Buds Plus.
Samsung’s FCC filing clearly describes these as the “Buds Pro.” Image: FCC
The Galaxy Buds Pro are expected to include active noise cancellation — and presumably, it’ll be a much more effective version than what’s found in the open-ear Galaxy Buds Live. According to SamMobile, the overall design will be similar to the Galaxy Buds Plus, and Samsung’s new “Pro” earbuds are likely to launch alongside the Galaxy S21 in 2021.
If you don’t feel like waiting, both the Galaxy Buds Plus and Galaxy Buds Live (along with many other wireless earbuds) have been heavily discounted during Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions. You can keep up with the deals here.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus wireless earbuds
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Prices taken at time of publishing.
The Galaxy Buds Plus are a successor to the Galaxy Buds. The biggest change from this model is that the battery life is nearly doubled compared to the Galaxy Buds.
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