Samsung’s Galaxy Buds wireless earphones get certified by the FCC, may launch with the Galaxy S10
The smartphone industry has evolved a lot in the last year, but one of the most annoying trends is the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack from flagship smartphones. Ever since Apple did it with iPhone 7 back in 2016, Android device makers have caved to the trend one-by-one. Samsung is one of the few device makers that has (mostly) bucked the trend, LG being another one. While Samsung won’t be stripping the headphone jack out of their upcoming Galaxy S10 series, we will be seeing a new pair of wireless earphones from the company. The Galaxy Buds may launch with the upcoming Samsung Galaxy 10 series, and we know this product exists thanks to the recent FCC certification documents that went live.
The first clues about the existence of the Samsung Galaxy Buds appeared at the end of last year when the company trademarked the name ‘Galaxy Buds.’ Currently, the only piece of information we have about the new wireless earphones is the markup of its cover from the FCC filing. Unfortunately, it doesn’t really tell us much other than confirming the device model SM-R170. The photo shows a charging port cutout for the cover. We don’t know if it’ll be USB Type-C.
This is basically everything we know about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Buds. We might learn more about them during the Samsung Unpacked event on February 20th. Samsung is going to announce at least 3 different models of the smartphone at the event. If you want to refresh your memory of the upcoming smartphones, you should read our coverage linked below that goes over what we know about Samsung’s first 2019 flagships.
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