Samsung’s bean shaped Galaxy Buds have been leaked quite a number of times until now. Ahead of its launch, a leak in Samsung’s own app has confirmed the name of the Galaxy Buds Live, as well as support for noise cancellation.
Spotted by Verge, Samsung’s iOS app has recently been updated to show off Galaxy Buds Live front and center. The app begins by detailing how the bean-shaped earbuds are worn with, apparently, the speaker cutout facing inward.
As far as physical hardware is concerned, Galaxy Buds Live offers a touch pad for gestures as well as acceleration and distance sensors. The buds themselves weigh only 5.6 g each. Samsung apparently includes rubber “attachments” to ensure better fit and seal for these earbuds, despite the strange shape. The case charges over USB-C or Qi and also delivers 35 minutes of playback in three minutes of charge.
The earbuds are reported to last 4.5 hours with a noise cancellation and 5.5 hours without it, with the aim of delivering a total of up to 28 hours of battery life without a charge case. Finally, WinFuture suggests that the new earbuds have a $169 price tag.
This all compares favorably with Apple’s AirPods Pro, which cost $249 and is rated at 4.5 hours of battery life with 24 hours in the case.