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Samsung’s true wireless Galaxy Buds X edge closer to launch
- The Samsung Galaxy Buds X have passed through the FCC.
- The “bean” design may play music without a phone or watch nearby.
- It’s not certain when they’ll be released.
You might not have to wait long for a follow-up to Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Plus. Android Authority has discovered an FCC listing for the SM-R180, believed to be the Samsung Galaxy Buds X.
The filing doesn’t include pictures — the device is too small for a label, according to the test agency. The frequency data shows this is Bluetooth hardware, though, and the model number is consistent when the Buds Plus launched as the SM-R175.
Not much is known about the Buds X, although they’re reportedly bean-shaped. A US trademark application even hinted that they might include on-device music playback like what you saw with the older Gear Icon X. You might not need a phone or watch nearby to listen to tunes during a workout.
It’s still not certain when these new earbuds will arrive or how much they’ll cost. With the next Galaxy Unpacked event slated for August 5, however, we wouldn’t rule out a debut in the next few weeks.
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