Leaked Galaxy Buds+ spec sheet highlights larger battery, an additional microphone and a $149 price tag
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The original Galaxy Buds made their debut alongside the Galaxy S10 series in March last year. Rumor has it that Samsung will release a new, upgraded version of the Galaxy Buds alongside the Galaxy S20 series called the Galaxy Buds+. Samsung is reportedly throwing in a pair of Galaxy Buds+ with every Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra pre-order.
Prolific leaker Evan Blass put out a Tweet that shed some light on the differences between the original Galaxy Buds and Galaxy Buds+. For starters, it comes with an 85 mAh battery compared to Galaxy Buds' 58 mAh. Even the charging case gets a slight increase in battery capacity from 252 mAh to 270 mAh. There also appears to be an improvement in the latter's charging speed. Samsung claims that the Galaxy Buds+ can get 60 minutes of playback off of a 3-minute charge.
While we're still on the topic of battery life, Samsung also claims that the Galaxy Buds+ can run for up to 7.5 hours on a single charge and 15 hours with the case included. The headphones will come with a total of three microphones as opposed to two on its predecessor, and be able to connect to multiple devices simultaneously. There is even a dedicated iOS app this time around, allowing users to fine-tune their Galaxy Buds+ better on Apple devices.
Unfortunately, the Galaxy Buds+ will not come with active noise cancellation. It is a highly-requested feature and one has to wonder why Samsung decided to leave it out, considering that Apple debuted it with the AirPods Pro.