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Step aside, BeatsX: Samsung introduces U Flex wireless headphones, Bixby button included


Samsung has just announced a new pair of Bluetooth headphones — the Samsung U Flex. They are the tethered earbuds, which have a comfy neck-holder and tons of controls on deck, including a button that activates Bixby.

By all the features listed, it seems the U Flex strive to strike the ultimate balance between portability and sound quality. The neck-hanging cord that connects both earphones is actually flexible (bendable up to 100 degrees), so it can easily fold and get tucked in a pocket or bag. The earphones have magnets that keep them stuck to each other when they are not in use.

As for sound, each earbud holds an 11 mm woofer and an 8 mm tweeter for rich timbres and broad spectrum coverage. Of course, we won't know if they actually sound as good as Samsung says until we get to try them.

Media controls and switches can be found on both ends of the horseshoe-shaped neckband. Those include your volume, play / pause, next, previous, and power buttons on the right-hand side, and the Bixby key on the left-hand one. It is yet unknown if you will be able to reprogram said button to work with Google Assistant (or use it if your phone is not a Samsung).

Samsung also promises steady and uninterrupted connectivity, courtesy of the proprietary Scalable Codec technology — it analyzes frequencies from local devices and works to counteract interference.

Price and availability are still veiled in mystery, but we believe it's safe to assume we might get to see the U Flex headphones at this year's IFA in Berlin, showcased alongside the yet-unannounced Galaxy Note 8.

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source: Samsung

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