Today at the Galaxy Unpacked event, Samsung launched the Samsung S20 and Galaxy Fold smartphones. Along with these products, the company also unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus true wireless earbuds in a continuation of last year’s Galaxy Buds series.
The Galaxy Buds Plus (also Galaxy Buds+) is the latest attempt by Samsung to displace Apple AirPods; in fact, it is the fourth attempt to be precise, after last year’s Galaxy Buds and two iterations of Gear IconX.
To take over Apple’s AirPods, the company has made Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus compatible with an iPhone.
Battery upgrade in Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus
After receiving several complaints in the previous Samsung Galaxy Buds model, the latest Buds’ battery has been upgraded to 85mAh.
The new earphones are now capable of playing for non-stop 11 hours on a single charge. This is almost the double of playtime we saw in the original Galaxy Buds. It is also greater than AirPods and AirPods Pro that offer only five hours of listening time in a single charge.
Apart from that, the charging case has also been upgraded to hold sufficient power to charge the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus for another 11 hours. Just as one would expect, it has the USB-C or Qi wireless charging.
Samsung Galaxy Buds: Sound
Once again, Samsung has teamed up with AKG to impart a high-quality sound signature in the latest buds. There are two speakers in each bud that delivers rich bass tones.
Following the suit of other newly launched wireless earbuds, the Galaxy Buds Plus offers adjustable levels of noise cancellation powered by three microphones.
Both the buds feature a touchpad that lets you access media controls and launch your phone’s voice assistant.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus also offers a bunch of new features: a shortcut to launch Spotify when you tap on the bud. Just press and hold the left earbud to stream music on Spotify.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus is available in Black, White, and Cloud Blue color. You can preorder this earbud from retailers like Amazon and Best Buy for $149, which is much cheaper than both the standard $159 AirPods and $250 AirPods Pro.