Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro, Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch5 to receive innovative features with latest updates
Samsung has announced a new feature for the Galaxy Buds2 Pro, as well as all Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch5 series models. Starting Tuesday, January 17, in most markets, Samsung will release a firmware update to the Galaxy Buds2 Pro that enables 360 Audio Recording. It remains to be seen what other features Samsung includes in next week's firmware update, with Samsung only mentioning 360 Audio Recording in its press release.
Supposedly, 360 Audio Recording allows the Galaxy Buds2 Pro to utilise all microphones when recording videos to create realistic-sounding audio 'without the need for bulky professional equipment'. Samsung adds that 360 Audio Recording leverages Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) Audio to maximise audio quality while minimising power consumption and latency. Initially, Samsung will limit this 360-degree technology to the Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4, which should receive a corresponding update as the Galaxy Buds2 Pro does.
Meanwhile, Samsung has also revealed added functionality for the Galaxy Watch4, Galaxy Watch4 Classic, Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro. According to the company, the four smartwatches will soon support a revised Camera Controller app, which Samsung has expanded to include zoom capabilities. Following the update, which will land next month, it will be possible to zoom by pinching the watch face or rotating the smartwatch's bezels. Samsung has not confirmed full compatibility yet, but it will limit the feature to devices running One UI 5.1 or above with the latest version of the Galaxy Wearable app installed.