Samsung is set to unveil its upcoming flagship Galaxy S20 at an Unpacked event on February 11th. The South Korean brand is also expected to debut Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Buds+ at the event. The Galaxy Buds+ will arrive as the successor to last year’s Galaxy Buds. Now, ahead of the launch, Twitter tipster Evan Blass aka @evleaks has posted a full spec sheet comparing the upcoming Buds+ with its predecessor. It’s worth noting that the specifications are not official and should be taken with a grain of salt.
Going by the spec sheet, the Buds+ are expected to pack significant upgrades compared to the original Buds. The biggest improvement is in the battery department with the upcoming wireless earbuds packing an 85mAh battery unit (up from 58mAh on Buds). The battery life of the case is also increased from 252mAh to 270mAh. The Buds+ will offer double the battery life lasting for 11 hours on a single charge (six hours on the previous Galaxy Buds), and 22 hours with the case (13 hours with the original Buds). The device also gets a fast charging upgrade making it capable of providing 60 minutes of playtime with a 3-minute charge.
The leaked spec comparison sheet reveals that the Galaxy Buds+ will come with a dedicated woofer and tweeter drivers in each earbud compared to just one speaker in the previous model. The upcoming wireless earbuds will also come with a total of three microphones with two outer mics. The Buds+ will feature Bluetooth 5 connectivity with support for multiple devices at once compared to a single-device connection on the Buds. The upcoming device will also come with a dedicated Spotify button on the exterior touchpad. The spec sheet also mentions noise isolation and ambient aware features, but the Buds+ are not expected to come with active noise cancellation.
Apart from this, the rest of the specifications and features remain the same as the original Galaxy Buds. The Buds+ look identical to the previous model. However, they will come in Blue and Red colour variants (apart from Black and White) instead of Yellow and Silver. The charging case is also expected to feature individual battery indications for each earbud.
The Galaxy Buds+ are rumoured to cost $149 (~Rs 10,600) which is $20 more than the first-gen model retailing at $129 (~Rs 9,200).