Samsung has apparently been busy working on new versions of the Galaxy Buds Pro wireless earphones, and it looks like they’re almost ready – that’s based on leaked, unofficial renders of the earphones that have just hit the web.
We are obligated 91 mobile (opens in new tab) for the renders, and these are the first images we’ve seen that claim to show the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro. White, Graphite and Purple are the colors that the headphones are rumored to come in.
These aren’t the only wireless headphones Samsung makes, but they’re the highest-end and most expensive. We’ll have to wait and see how much they retail for, but again, pricing will be crucial when it comes to how well they sell.
Specifications and features
As you can tell from the pictures, it doesn’t look like there will be much change in the design of the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro compared to the existing Galaxy Buds Pro launched in January 2021.
Obviously battery life could be increased, but we’re still largely in the dark when it comes to specs and features. We’re guessing that features like active noise cancellation will be carried over from the existing headphones to the new pair.
As for when we’ll see these wireless headphones, rumor has it that they’ll launch in August alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro – so it’s going to be a busy month for Samsung.
Analysis: All buds
You could be forgiven for losing track of where we are in the history of the Samsung Galaxy Buds, because there have been several variations over the years. The original Galaxy Buds appeared in March 2019 as competitors to Apple AirPods.
Then in February 2020, we got the Galaxy Buds Plus, which introduced better sound quality and longer battery life without changing the design of the earphones much. The design definitely changed with the bean-like Galaxy Buds Live in August 2020, which also brought active noise cancellation to the table.
Then there was the Galaxy Buds Pro in January 2021, as already mentioned, returning to the original form factor, and the Galaxy Buds 2 in August 2021. Looking back on this story, a new pair of wireless headphones from Samsung is now overdue.
However, there’s a lot more competition now than there was in 2019, with companies like Google, OnePlus and Nothing launching and perfecting their own wireless headphones. The Galaxy Buds 2 Pro’s biggest selling point may be that they work seamlessly with other Samsung hardware.