12 Feb 2020
Samsung Galaxy Buds+ launched: Better sound and improved battery life
Its design is identical to the original Galaxy Buds while sound quality, battery life, and call audio have improved.
As for pricing, at $149 (Rs. 10,600), the Buds+ comes at a slight premium over its predecessor.
Design & controls
Samsung Galaxy Buds+: At a glance
The Galaxy Buds+ features the same in-ear design we saw on the regular Buds. You still have the same swappable silicon ear tips and wing tips as well as the familiar-looking charging-cum-carry case.
The new version also supports touch controls, allowing you to play/pause music, change songs, answer calls, or summon a voice assistant using taps or long presses.
The Buds+ now offers better audio and longer playtime
The Buds+ packs a 2-way dynamic speaker system comprising a dedicated woofer and a tweeter for enhanced bass reproduction and clear high notes.
Further, they now offer up to 11 hours of listening time on a single charge, and the charging case extends that to 22 hours. You can juice up the case using a Qi-based wireless charger.
Pricing and availability
At $149, the Galaxy Buds+ earphones are certainly more expensive that the standard Galaxy Buds, but based on all the improvements, they seem worth the added cash. In the US, the Buds+ will go on sale via Samsung.com starting February 14, 2020, and via other retailers from March 6, 2020.
The Galaxy Buds+ earphones come in three colors: Black, Blue, and White.
You also get improved call quality because of adaptive microphones
The Galaxy Buds+ earphones come with an adaptive 3-microphone system that promises to offer improved call quality by blocking out surrounding sounds. There is also an Ambient mode that lets you increase/decrease the ambient sound. However, there is no active noise cancellation feature.