Samsung plans to roll out another pair of wireless earbuds later this year, WinFuture reports. It’ll once again take on the AirPods and the AirPods Pro, but Samsung’s latest approach includes redesigning the product to sport an appearance that separates itself from all other options.
Known under the codename “Beans,” the upcoming model gets rid of stems on both earpieces in an effort to remain unnoticed while in use. So while the AirPods want some attention, the redesigned Galaxy Buds aren’t going to try drawing any at all. They’re ditching stems that dangle out of the ears, and Samsung isn’t settling for nubs either. Samsung will reportedly release Galaxy Buds that sit flush within a user’s ears.
Images didn’t leak, but WinFuture gathered a handful of computer-generated renders that highlight what to expect. They’re clearly bean-like, that’s for sure.
Samsung will insert two loudspeakers for different tones, but these Galaxy Buds allegedly ship with an “outside channel” as well. It could serve as a subwoofer-like feature. Additionally, the Galaxy Buds detailed in WinFuture’s report are said to include various microphones. It’s unclear how this model will perform against Samsung’s existing Galaxy Buds and Galaxy Buds+; however, the design alone acts as a significant departure from those predecessors.
Of course, users could learn that, despite the simplified design, Samsung’s new Galaxy Buds aren’t comfortable. It’ll need to sit directly in an ear, and all ears are not the same. Small ears might find serious discomfort with these wireless earbuds. Samsung could also tweak the design to improve comfort before release, though.
WinFuture suggests the redesigned Galaxy Buds could debut this summer. Samsung might introduce the Galaxy Note 20 in July or August, and a fresh pair of wireless earbuds could join the high-end smartphone as a pre-order bonus or attractive accessory to purchase separately. Yet there might be a delay in announcing both products. Companies are still dealing with the coronavirus outbreak, and factories not operating at full capacity could delay Samsung’s ability to get the Galaxy Note 20 and these Galaxy Buds out in the summer months. With that said, Samsung could end up unveiling this duo sometime in the fall.