Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro price, features, and images are prematurely listed by Staples
UPDATE: As suspected (and initially predicted), Staples Canada has quickly removed the "Samsung Galaxy Attic" product listing from its official website after most likely putting said page up by accident. By the time of this update, no other major North American retailer seems to have confirmed the price point of the unreleased Galaxy Buds Pro, although for what it's worth, one Twitter tipster reports that the noise-cancelling true wireless earbuds are apparently set to cost 239,800 won in South Korea.
That tag roughly converts to $220 right now, although it pretty much goes without saying that Samsung's homeland and the US are two very different markets. As such, we still believe these bad boys could end up fetching no more than 200 bucks stateside, which would perfectly line up with a number of previous rumors. Our original story follows below.
In addition to a grand total of three new high-end smartphones, Samsung is all but guaranteed to be preparing the official announcement of an upgraded pair of true wireless earbuds for its first big Unpacked event of 2021.
Like the Galaxy S21 trio, we'd obviously not call the impending Galaxy Buds Pro the world's best kept secret following multiple recent leaks concerning everything from the revised design to the color options, impressive list of features, and fitting price tag of Samsung's top next-gen AirPods alternatives.
Enter Staples, which seems to have jumped the gun over in Canada, publishing the full (and presumably official) details of the "Samsung Galaxy Attic" on its website ahead of the formal January 14 launch.Of course, there's nothing quite like a premature retailer listing when it comes to revealing (or rather confirming) the highlights and key selling points of such a hot new gadget.
There are no prizes for guessing what's hiding behind that otherwise cryptic moniker, especially with said codename attached to the company's upcoming true wireless earbuds in the rumor mill for several months now. The aforementioned trigger-happy retailer also confirms the two paint jobs rendered a little over a month ago, as well as a third black hue, listing each flavor at a seemingly excessive $264.99 price.
It's important to keep in mind, however, that we're talking about Canadian dollars here, equating to less than 210 US bucks, which means that a $199.99 MSRP is still very much on the cards stateside. If that pans out, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro would undercut the recommended price of Apple's incredibly popular and extremely well-reviewed AirPods Pro by a cool $50.
Just like last year's Galaxy Buds Live, these bad boys are set to support state-of-the-art active noise cancellation technology, only this time around, the design is decidedly more conventional and arguably sleeker. The audio quality should also be vastly improved thanks to an 11mm woofer and 6.5mm tweeter built into each earbud, but unfortunately, the battery life of both the Galaxy Buds+ and Buds Live looks to be downgraded to a maximum of 5 hours on a single charge, according to Staples.
In case you're wondering, the retailer unsurprisingly lists the unreleased "Samsung Galaxy Attic" as both "out of stock for delivery" and unavailable in physical stores right now, which is likely to change as early as this Thursday. Until then, don't be shocked if Staples temporarily pulls the listing.