Samsung's Galaxy Buds+ might skip active noise cancelation after all

Samsung's Galaxy Buds+ might skip active noise cancelation after all
The original Galaxy Buds

Samsung is developing an updated pair of wireless earphones dubbed Galaxy Buds+ and, despite countless rumors and reports which have suggested otherwise, it seems as though the South Korean giant won’t be positioning them as AirPods Pro competitors.

Tipster Ice Universe claims the improved Galaxy Buds version will skip the long-rumored active noise cancelation feature in favor of improvements elsewhere. Specifically, Samsung is said to be focusing on upgrades to the overall sound quality.

Additionally, the new wireless earphones are reportedly going to support faster charging which itself will be paired with big improvements in the battery life department. The source in question didn’t go into depth about these upgrades but previous leaks suggest Samsung is planning to include a battery that’s 50% larger than the current one.

The Samsung Galaxy Buds+ will look no different from the current-generation model and should be available in Aura Glow, Black, and Blue once sales start. Speaking of which, Samsung is largely expected to announce the new wireless earbuds on February 11th alongside the Galaxy S20 series.

Shipments are likely to kick off the following week and, if history is anything to go by, Samsung may choose to bundle them with Galaxy S20 pre-orders. Pricing remains unconfirmed but this new version will probably replace the existing one, meaning Galaxy Buds+ may retail at $129.99. 



1. Alcyone

Posts: 613; Member since: May 10, 2018

Anc isn't really necessary, considering the tight in ear seal. May upgrade for the battery improvement. I'm constantly able to run the og dead at 5.5 hrs. Use them 5 days a week, and had them since launch. Still going strong.

3. MsPooks

Posts: 309; Member since: Jul 08, 2019

People already have to tell at me when I wear mine, so I've never thought noise isolation was a weak point.

4. RoryBreaker

Posts: 299; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

Mic improvements? Mic improvements? Mic improvements? Mic improvements?....If they haven't addressed this, then they just wasted their time!

5. Carlitos

Posts: 695; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Well the original buds already enough sound

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31764; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Please include ANC. after experiencing it in the AirPods Pro, it’s a must have for me.

7. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1865; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Actually if they can improve the call/mic quality to airpod pro level I'd take that over anc as the buds seal off sound pretty good and battery life would be near powerbeats pro level if they make the battery capacity larger. Powerbeats pro's are a perfect example of this combination.

8. cevon3239

Posts: 65; Member since: Jan 01, 2020

Seems the Buds are just the Icon X, without internal storage. Can anyone who has these give an idea how they sound vs the Icon X? because the Icon X sounded good, especially with the noise cancellation active.

10. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1865; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

No comparison galaxy buds blow icon x out of the water when it comes to sound quality. I have both.

9. osxholuman

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 08, 2020

Without anc all those sound improvement is a waste, unleast you use it only in a super quiet room

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