Higher than expected US pricing leaks for Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro ahead of Galaxy Unpacked event
Max Weinbach claims to have received information about how much the Galaxy Buds2 Pro will cost in the US, where it is expected to be available from August 10. To recap, Samsung launched the Galaxy Buds Pro for US$199.99 last year, which the company then followed with Galaxy Buds2, a well-received pair of earbuds that retailed for US$149.99. Subsequently, Google has released the Pixel Buds Pro, price-matching the Galaxy Buds Pro.
According to Weinbach, Samsung will charge US$229.99 for the Galaxy Buds2 Pro, US$30 more than the Galaxy Buds Pro. Potentially, this price difference could signal that Samsung plans to continue offering the Galaxy Buds Pro after launching the Galaxy Buds2 Pro, which would not be unusual for the company. Additionally, a US$229.99 price tag would see the Galaxy Buds2 Pro undercut the AirPods Pro's MSRP. However, third-party retailers like Amazon currently sell the AirPods Pro for US$179.99, a US$50 difference from the Galaxy Buds2 Pro.
In other words, it seems that the narrowing of the Euro and US Dollar exchange rate has caused Samsung to raise prices in the US. For context, earlier rumours suggested that Samsung would continue to sell a Pro pair of earbuds for €229.99, as we discussed last week. Separately, the Galaxy Buds2 Pro should sport a modest redesign from last year's pair, which Evan Blass revealed earlier this month.