Samsung Unpacked is coming up in two weeks, and we’re all anxious to know what Samsung has up its sleeves for us. We know Samsung is planning the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 along with a new Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro.
While we don’t know everything Samsung’s doing to improve the earbuds, one of our sources did tell us that Samsung will be adding 24-bit audio to the earbuds. While that does sound cool, it’s not realistically going to make a difference outside of a placebo for the end user.
Our source was also able to confirm the colors available for the Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro. The 40mm Galaxy Watch 5 will be available in gold, gray, and silver, while the 44mm model will be available in blue, gray, and silver. The Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, on the other hand, will be available in black and gray.
The main competition for the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro will likely be the Pixel Buds Pro, which launch tomorrow for $200. Both devices will have ANC, multidevice connection, and transparency mode, and they are the premium earbuds from their respective companies. The Apple AirPods Pro offer the same features with industry-leading transparency mode and active noise cancellation, so we’ll have to see how these earbuds compare to those. AirPods Pro retail for $250 but are often found on sale for closer to $180.
There is a lot of competition – we’ll have to wait for the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro to launch to see how they compare. Samsung has a good track record with earbuds, but we’ll have to see how the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro fair when they get announced at Samsung Unpacked.
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- Official-looking Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 renders appear ahead of Unpacked 2022
Author: Max Weinbach