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A new leak purports to reveal the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live specs in full ahead of their launch

The Galaxy Buds Live in their supposed colorways. (Source: WinFuture)
The Galaxy Buds Live in their supposed colorways. (Source: WinFuture)
WinFuture's Roland Quandt was the first tipster to assert that Samsung had developed a new, kidney-bean-like form-factor for its next-gen TWS earbuds. Now, this seems to have been borne out in increasingly convincing leaks since. Now, the same blogger is back with a more complete gamut of specs for these Galaxy Buds Live.

Samsung is now thought to debut a new generation of its flagship phone-matching TWS earbuds called the Galaxy Buds Live on August 5, 2020, alongside the Note 20 series and possibly the Z Fold 2. These accessories are thought to be a considerable departure from their predecessors in that they have a completely new form-factor.

These Buds Live (or SM-R180) are now all but confirmed to match up to their rumored code-name. Most recently, the leaker Roland Quandt has re-visited this topic in order to allegedly clear up any possible mystery surrounding their debut. Accordingly, they are now touted to come in the colors Mystic White, Mystic Black or Mystic Bronze.

These Buds Live are also now described as weighing 5.6 grams (g) each, and as having 12 millimeter (mm) drivers. They will apparently be tuned by AKG, as are other current TWS earbuds from this OEM. The upcoming generation is also now said to have touch (thanks to capacitive zones on each outer shell) controls and accelerometers, as well as Hall and proximity sensors. 

The upcoming personal audio devices may also come with dual inner and outer mics, as well as a new feature called an Always On Mic (AOM). The latter supports consistent voice-assistant stand-by for commands, and not active noise cancelling (ANC) as one might guess - however, the Buds Live are now rumored to come with this often-prized feature anyway.

They also (naturally) have a new case, which appears to have a shape more like that of a mint-box than a pill as before. It may be rated for up to 28 hours of back-up power, and may charge using either a USB type C port or wireless charging (as with the Buds+). Quandt now projects that all this will set the customer back by about €190 (~US$221).

The Galaxy Buds Live and their new case may look like this. (Source: WinFuture)
The Galaxy Buds Live and their new case may look like this. (Source: WinFuture)

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-07-25 (Update: 2020-07-25)
Deirdre O'Donnell
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