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Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro: Everything we know so far (Update August 8)
Updated August 8, 2022 (07:00 PM ET): We have updated this post with more leaked specs and renders for the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro.
Original article: Samsung is still better known for its smartphones than its true wireless earbuds, but its increasingly popular Galaxy Buds range has continued to grow since the first pair arrived in 2019. Now, we are close to the release of the latest “Pro” model, which should bring a number of improvements and new features over the first-generation Galaxy Buds Pro. Let’s take a look at everything we know so far about the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro.
Will there be a Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro?
On August 10, Samsung will likely announce two new foldable phones — the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 — plus a new smartwatch in the Galaxy Watch 5. It is looking increasingly likely that they would be accompanied by the launch of the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro. Indeed, Samsung has already set up a reservation page for all of these upcoming devices, so you can be alerted when they all become available for pre-orders.
When will the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro release date be?
- Galaxy Buds — March 9, 2019
- Galaxy Buds Plus — February 14, 2020
- Galaxy Buds Live — August 6, 2020
- Galaxy Buds Pro — January 14, 2021
- Galaxy Buds 2 — August 21, 2021
It’s been nearly a year since the Galaxy Buds 2 launched and just over 18 months since the arrival of the first-generation Galaxy Buds Pro. With Samsung planning to hold its Unpacked press event on August 10, it makes sense to assume that the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro will launch sometime later in August 2022.
What features and specs will the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have?
As the name suggests, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro will likely be a revamped and more expensive version of last year’s Galaxy Buds 2 that take more features from its Pro predecessor. Here’s what we know, and what’s rumored, about the wireless earbuds.
According to a render leak from 91Mobiles, the design of the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro looks nearly identical to 2021’s Galaxy Buds 2 with its rounded design that can fit well inside the ears. The leak also claims that the earbuds might come in three separate colors: black, white, and a purple color which was featured in the leaked render.
Another leak from WinFuture shows off some more renders of the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, showing off its various color options of white, black, and purple.
9to5Google says the new earbuds could include 24-bit audio support. WinFuture claims the earbuds would have what Samsung reportedly calls “Intelligent Active Noise Cancellation.” It’s supposed to eliminate what the article says is “even the loudest ambient noise.” The same article claims the earbuds could have a 10mm driver inside, and a 5.3mm tweeter speaker along with several integrated microphones. The battery life for the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro is supposed to last up to eight hours on a single charge, with up to 29 hours of use when combined with the earbuds’ charging case. They could also have an IPX7 water resistance rating.
What will the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro price be?
- Galaxy Buds — $129.99
- Galaxy Buds Plus — $149.99
- Galaxy Buds Live — $169.99
- Galaxy Buds Pro — $199.99
- Galaxy Buds 2 — $149.99
While Samsung has yet to confirm any pricing for the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, 9to5Google claims the earbuds could be the most expensive ones yet, with an alleged price of $229.99. That would be $30 above the price of the first Pro model and $80 more than the Galaxy Buds 2. WinFuture says the earbuds could cost €229 in Europe.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro: What we want to see
While the previous Galaxy Buds earbuds were all solid audio devices, they could have been improved. Here’s what we would like to see in the next generation Pro version.
Longer battery life
One of the most requested improvements in wireless earbuds is longer battery life. In 2021, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 managed about five hours on a single charge, and its charging case added another 15 hours to that number. We would definitely expect the Pro version to have an even longer amount of audio time with one charge.
Improved active noise cancellation
The Galaxy Buds Live were the first ones in Samsung’s family to include active noise cancellation. In the review of the Galaxy Buds 2, we noted that they had better noise-cancelling and passive isolation performance compared to the first Galaxy Buds Pro. Since it’s been a year since the release of the Galaxy Buds 2, we would be disappointed if the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro didn’t show any improvements on that front, especially at the rumored higher price point.