Samsung to hike the capacity of the batteries on the Galaxy Buds+ by 50%

Samsung to hike the capacity of the batteries on the Galaxy Buds+ by 50%
The Samsung Galaxy Buds+ (SM-R175) are expected to be released early next year around the same time that the Galaxy S11 series is launched. This means that the accessory could see the light of day on February 18th when we expect Samsung to introduce its new flagship models and the Galaxy Fold 2. Just yesterday, we mentioned that the Galaxy Buds+ will most likely be positioned as competition for Apple's popular AirPods Pro. That means we can expect active noise cancellation and improved battery life for the premium version of the Galaxy Buds.

Today, we can tell you a little more about the batteries inside the Galaxy Buds+ thanks to documentation released by the FCC (via Droid-Life); the regulatory agency has approved the wireless Bluetooth earbuds. An image of the FCC label reveals that the battery on each earbud will weigh in at 150mAh while the case will sport a 600mAh battery. The original Galaxy Ear Buds (SM-R170) case has a 400mAh battery while the individual buds each were equipped with a 100mAh battery. So if the data from the FCC isn't changed, all of the batteries on the Galaxy Buds + will get a 50% capacity hike. The current Galaxy Buds provide up to 13 hours of battery life including seven hours from the carrying case. If you don't have the time to fully power up the buds, a 15-minute charge in the case will give you 1.7 hours of play time.


Earlier this month, we learned that the Galaxy Buds+ will probably be equipped with 8GB of storage and offered in white, silver, black and yellow. With the Buds+ branding it would appear that Samsung plans on continuing to offer the original Galaxy Buds alongside the more premium Galaxy Buds+.

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12 Comments

1. Carlitos

Posts: 696; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

That would be amazing, after a couple software updates earlier in the year the galaxy buds have been literally amazing. Specially for such a low starting price Cant wait to see what these have to offer

2. mbp432

Posts: 53; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

I was thinking about buying them too use them for the gym, but I see a lot of bad reviews.

3. Sparkxster

Posts: 1260; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

There are better choices get the sabbat e12 ultra they are amazing

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31764; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Don’t ever go by reviews. Grab a pair, try them yourself, and decide. You can always return them, if you buy from a real deal store. I avoided the reviews, and had my wife buy mine in July, and I loves them.

13. shawman

Posts: 89; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

its not bad and the best part is software has improved big time. intially it was unusable for calls, not its working. Sound quality depends on the fit, if that is there then its not bad. convinience with Galaxy S10 is phenomenal. I listen to something on my car and as soon as I am out of my car and put on my buds It continues. Similar other way around. That said these buds to me are not worth $100 or more. Get something like Tronsmart Spunky Beat. its $25 with ipx5. Qualcomm chip at $25 at aliexpress or $35 at amazon. its quite good for the price.https://www.scarbir.com/tws/tronsmart-spunky-beat-review

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31764; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Smart move. My GBuds get great battery, as far as getting me thru a couple days, based on how I use them, but more is always welcome. I’ve never actually hammered them with use, so I don’t know their upper limit.

11. Alcyone

Posts: 613; Member since: May 10, 2018

I heavily use mine 5 days a week at work during production. I've been constantly getting 5.5-6 hrs of use. And the 15 min. charge does really add about an hr of run time. I've had mine since launch. Not too bad for 30 hrs of use for about 9 months.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31764; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Now that’s a good review.

8. cmdacos

Posts: 4389; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Wear mine a few hours a day off and on so I rarely hit the battery limit but this will help for my 6+ hour flights or all day rides on the Harley. Battery and microphone improvement are far more important to me then ANC.

9. jboston511

Posts: 2; Member since: May 17, 2019

The Galaxy buds are a great office ear bud, not gym. I say that because I love the controls on my Jabra Elite Active 65t. Buds are better overall though. Lightweight, super comfortable, and you can use each but independently which is great for swapping ears during a long conference call. Can't wait to see what the next generation brings to the table, or actually my ears!

10. mackan84

Posts: 688; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Upgrading the mics while they’re at it?

12. RoryBreaker

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

The microphone on the original Galaxy Buds was horrible, I hope that was addressed.

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