Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro leak points to new in-ear design and improved ANC

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro leak points to new in-ear design and improved ANC

Samsung has been working on the next generation of true-wireless earbuds from the Galaxy Buds range. The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro aren’t due for release until early in 2021, but a post from legendary leaker Evan Blass has given us a good idea of what to expect. As we ventured in our review of this year’s Galaxy Buds Live, one of our takeaways was that the ANC (active noise-cancelling) was somewhat underwhelming, with most of the work actually being done with passive noise-isolation. The Buds Pro will be the first in-ear design from Samsung with ANC onboard. We’re hoping, therefore that means they’ll have taken on board that kind of feedback and give us something that actually blocks out the outside world properly.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro Leak Box

Certainly, the design has changed, moving back to something more akin to the OG Buds or Buds+, and away from “beans”. The latest leak suggests that the Galaxy Buds Pro will launch alongside the Samsung Galaxy S21 range, early in 2021, though take that with a pinch of salt. Blass also quotes SamMobile, which notes that the FCC filing for the product points to a 500mAh battery. You’ll note that these renders are rather… erm… violet. We’re hoping there’ll be other color variants that won’t make you look like you have a sprig of heather in your ear.

Blass suggests that the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro (an assumed moniker, though don’t rule out ‘Galaxy Buds Beyond’ which has also been rumored as a name) will be an additional, rather than replacement line, and earlier models may be reduced in price to accommodate their new sibling. He also warns that whilst it is assumed that they’ll launch with the S21 range, that sort of tie-in has been rumored before and come to nothing, so don’t be disappointed if that delivery date slips a bit.

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Chris Merriman
Chris Merriman

I am the UK News Editor at XDA Developers. I’ve been writing about technology for over a decade for the likes of The Inquirer, where I was Associate Editor, Computer Shopper UK, and IT Pro. I’ve also appeared on Sky News, BBC, Al Jazeera and recently left a long-running weekly tech news spot on TalkRadio UK. My love of technology comes from my family who hail from the pioneering days of Silicon Valley - in fact my Grandfather worked on Mercury, Gemini and Apollo. I’ve been using smartphones (and reading XDA) since the HTC Canary in 2003. I’m also a smart home obsessive. You can find me tweeting as @ChrisTheDJ or email me at [email protected]