Samsung Galaxy Buds+ app Official goes live on Apple App Store, see leaked specs sheet
We are just a week away from the Samsung Unpacked event and the new Samsung Galaxy Buds+ are arriving alongside a lineup of new hardware. Ahead of the event, the official app for the new Galaxy Buds has appeared on Apple’s App Store.
Thanks to the iTunes listing, screenshots of the app show the Galaxy Buds+ connected to an iPhone. iOS users can now download the app on iPhone 7 and above, with iOS 10 and above. The companion app lets you customize the sound of the Galaxy Buds, as well as download and install OTA updates. You can also use it to check the battery life of the new Buds+.
The new Galaxy Buds+ will feature improved noise isolation and improved noise reduction for phone calls. Though they look identical to the first-gen Galaxy Buds, they will feature much improved battery life, and individual battery indications for each Bud via the new charging case.
In addition to the new Galaxy Buds+, Samsung is expected to announced the Samsung Galaxy S20 lineup (starting at £800), the foldable Galaxy Z Flip, and thanks to a recent report, we might hear more about the Bixby-powered Samsung Galaxy Home Mini. This will all go down on February 11 at Samsung Unpacked in San Francisco.
Samsung Galaxy Buds+ leaked specs sheet to have improved battery life
Samsung is hosting an event next week where we expect a bunch of mobile devices to be introduced – three Galaxy S20 smartphones, the foldable Galaxy Z Flip, and the updated Galaxy Buds+. Today Evan Blass posted a leaked specs sheet on Twitter, revealing the new earphones will have better battery life for just $20 more – the retail price will be $149.
The earbuds and the charging case will keep their dimensions, although the Buds+ are expected to be 10% heavier – 6.3 grams per bud. The power cells on the inside will hold greater capacity, leading to almost doubling playtime on a single charge.
The current Galaxy Buds, which we reviewed, support only a single-device connection and have two mics – one outer and one inner and they really aren’t doing a decent job on providing crisp in-call experience. The Buds+ appear to have two outer microphones, and hopefully, they will be able to allow proper conversations without sounding too echo-y and distorted.
The specs sheet also confirms there won’t be active noise cancellation – you have to rely on the tight fit of the earbud to isolate surrounding sound. Since there is no change in size, we do not expect a massive improvement in sound quality when music is played, although the Galaxy Buds provided a great audio experience for its price, and the Galaxy Buds+ are likely to be at least as good.
The Galaxy Buds+ app already went live at the iOS Store, and we know some pre-orders of the Galaxy S20 phones will come with the earbuds in a bundle. The new model will cost €170 is Europe. We’ll have to wait for the official announcement next week for availability details, though.