Alongside the Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy Z Fold 3, and the Galaxy Watch 4 series, Samsung also unveiled its newest truly wireless earphones: Galaxy Buds 2. They succeed the Galaxy Buds+ which were launched in February 2020 but bring a lot of improvements in terms of design and audio quality. In fact, they have all the important features that we come to expect from a good pair of truly wireless earbuds. The Galaxy Buds 2 make the higher-priced Galaxy Buds Pro a bad deal for the money.
The Galaxy Buds 2 compete with OnePlus Buds Pro, Apple AirPods, and Beats Studio Buds. Let us have a look at what the Galaxy Buds 2 offer, how they look, and how much they cost.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Price
The Galaxy Buds 2 are priced at $149.99 in the US, and Samsung hasn’t announced their Indian pricing yet. But going by the price of the Galaxy Buds+, which were priced similarly in the US, the Galaxy Buds 2 price in India could be ₹11,990. These new pair of truly wireless earbuds should be available from Amazon, Croma, Flipkart, Samsung Shop, Samsung Digital Plaza stores, and all the authorised offline and online stores across India by the end of this month.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Features, Specifications
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The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 feature a design that is similar to the Galaxy Buds Pro, which means that they have rounded earbuds and a rounded square-shaped case. They use a Bluetooth 5.2 chip that supports AAC, SBC, and SSC (Samsung Scalable Codecs), which means they’ll work well with Android, iOS, iPad OS, and Windows 11 devices. Similar to the Galaxy Buds+ and the Galaxy Buds Pro, the Galaxy Buds 2 have a dual-driver setup, which means that each earbud has two drivers: 11mm woofer and 6.3mm tweeters.
The Galaxy Buds 2 have six microphones (three on each side) in total, which offer ANC (Active Noise Cancellation) to remove background noise while listening to music and making calls. They also feature the Ambient Sound mode, which allows outside audio so that you don’t miss out on public announcements or when a colleague is trying to talk to you. The Galaxy Buds 2 have a Voice Pickup Unit that uses the accelerometer and gyro to recognise when you’re trying to talk to someone and automatically switch from the ANC mode to the Ambient Sound mode.
They have touch controls for controlling music playback, calls, ANC modes, and volume. The earbuds are rated at IPX2, which means that they are resistant to sweat. They also feature a proximity sensor for automatically pausing music playback when you remove them from your ears. There’s no auto music resume feature, though. You can customise audio output, touch controls, and other settings via the Galaxy Wearable Android app. There is no app for iOS, though, so if you use them with an iPhone or iPad, you can’t customise the Galaxy Buds 2’s settings.
The Galaxy Buds 2 have 61mAh batteries on each side and a 472mAh battery in the case. Samsung claims that the earbuds can last up to 5 hours with ANC turned on and 7.5 hours with ANC turned off. Combined with the battery in the case, the Galaxy Buds 2 can last up to 20 hours with ANC turned on and 28 hours with ANC turned off. The case features a USB Type-C port, fast charging, and Qi wireless charging. A 5-minute charge allows them to last up to 55 minutes of music playback.