Samsung pulls the plug on cute bean-shaped Buds Live headphones, expect Buds 3 instead

Samsung pulls the plug on cute bean-shaped Buds Live headphones, expect Buds 3 instead
Samsung is planning to introduce a brand new edition of its true wireless headphones and they will be called Samsung Galaxy Buds 3, according to information from leaker Chunvn888.

Just a few months ago, we heard reports that Samsung is gearing up to release a new version of the cool bean-shaped Live edition buds instead, but since then the rumors have died off and this new report claims that Samsung has now dropped the Live edition altogether.

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The Buds Live made their debut in 2020, and they came with active noise cancellation (ANC) and arrived at a price $169, slightly more expensive than the regular first-gen Galaxy Buds and below the Buds Plus that launched later. So it has really been a one-off product as Samsung seems to no longer care about the bean-shaped buds.

Galaxy Buds 3 incoming

The very same source claims that Samsung is now on track to release a new edition Galaxy Buds 3.

Here is a quick timeline of Samsung's wireless headphones releases:

  • Galaxy Buds — March 2019
  • Galaxy Buds Plus — February 2020
  • Galaxy Buds Live — August 2020
  • Galaxy Buds Pro — January 2021
  • Galaxy Buds 2 — August 2021
  • Galaxy Buds 2 Pro — August 2022
  • Galaxy Buds 3 — coming soon in 2023
  • Galaxy Buds 3 Pro — expected in 2024

What's exciting about this new generation is that they will actually follow the design langauge of the more premium Buds 2 Pro, but arrive at a lower price.

The Pro edition launched with an MSRP of $229, while the Buds 2 non-Pro edition launched at a $149 price, so if we were to place bets, we would say that these expected Galaxy Buds 3 would be prices at around the $150 mark as well.

And speaking of the Pros, the leaker that shared all of that information also mentioned that the Galaxy Buds 3 Pro are expected to arrive next year. This kind of makes sense with the above Samsung schedule.

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