Samsung Galaxy Buds: Everything we know about the new hearable

But can you charge them with your phone?

Samsung Galaxy Buds look set to join the Galaxy Watch Active smartwatch and Galaxy Fit (and Fit e) fitness trackers to complete that Galaxy rebrand for its collection of wearables.

We first caught wind of the new buds after a filing on the Bluetooth SIG website revealed that Samsung's successor to the truly wireless Gear IconX would be called Galaxy Buds. Since then, their existence has been firmed up by an appearance in Samsung's own companion Galaxy Wearable app.

Samsung Galaxy Buds: Everything we know so far

We don't yet know what new features the Buds could have, but thanks to its appearance in the Galaxy Wearable app and a leaked promotional image obtained by WinFuture, we can see that Samsung has made some design tweaks to its AirPods competitor.

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And as we can see from the image below, the Buds largely look like the IconX. You've got the same triangle-based design, though the Buds look more tapered with sharper contours. The charging case also looks a little different, with larger openings for the Buds that could make it easier to pull them out.

What's more interesting is the charging situation here. The Buds are resting on top of the Galaxy S10 with its green "fully powered" light on. The S10 is rumored to come with a new feature called PowerShare, which lets you charge other devices wirelessly.

Samsung's truly wireless Galaxy Buds revealed in leaked promotional image

This promotional image could be showing off the S10's ability to wirelessly charge the Galaxy Buds charging case. If so, that would mean the Galaxy Buds case would be gaining wireless charging, which wouldn't be a surprise seeing how hard Samsung has pushed wireless charging in the past couple of years. Alternatively, Samsung might have just thought this made for a cool promotional image and we're reading too far into it.

We're getting closer and closer to Samsung's 20 February Unpacked event, where we anticipate there's going to be a few new wearables for us to play with.


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Samsung's truly wireless Galaxy Buds revealed in leaked promotional image


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