What you need to know
- A new leak appears to confirm the upcoming Galaxy Buds 2 Pro pricing.
- They would likely cost $229.99, above the original Galaxy Buds Pro and much higher than the launch price of Buds 2.
- The leak further confirms the Galaxy Watch 5 colorways ahead of the launch.
Samsung’s next Unpacked event is just weeks away. We expect the successive iterations of the company’s foldable devices, the Galaxy Watch series and Galaxy Buds earbuds. While we eagerly await what to expect from these products, a new leak already suggests alleged pricing of the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro.
The upcoming Galaxy earbuds are likely to be priced at $229.99, 9to5Google reports, citing a source familiar with the retail section. In comparison, the Galaxy Buds Pro launched last year for $199 and we see a significant price increase compared to the Galaxy Buds 2, which retailed for $149.
The increase in the alleged pricing of the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro seems to be interesting to say the least. Judging by the recent leaks, the upcoming Galaxy Buds seem to have very little difference in design, and are very similar to their predecessors. It will likely feature the same clamshell case design with a USB Type-C port on the back.
However, according to sources from 9to5Google’s report, Samsung appears to be adding 24-bit streaming support to the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro. This is a step up from their predecessors, which only offered 16-bit audio. It should also help the upcoming Buds 2 Pro compete with some of the best wireless earbuds in the segment. There has also been talk of improved battery life.
The source further revealed the upcoming Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro colorways. The Galaxy Watch 5 (40 mm) would be seen in the colors gold, gray and silver. The 44mm model, on the other hand, appears to have blue, gray and silver colorways. Likewise, the Pro model seems to fluctuate in black and gray models.
These details resonate fairly well with the Evan Blass leak last month. The previous leak also gave away some more color options, including graphite and sapphire.
That said, we should keep in mind Samsung’s past history of choosing different color options for its products in different regions and changing the names every year.
The new Galaxy Buds 2 Pro will arrive just in time to give the Pixel Buds Pro a fair amount of competition. In our Pixel Buds Pro review, we found them to be quite exceptional earbuds with solid ANC and great sound quality, although there are a few shortcomings.
We expect Samsung to announce it on August 10 during Galaxy Unpacked. However, you can now pre-order these devices to receive up to $200 in Samsung credit.