Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked is likely to be held on August 11th, but we already have the idea of what it is about, thanks to leaks. A developer named Tim Schneeberger has found an early beta version of the unreleased Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 plugin on Samsung’s update server, which has information about the earbuds.
Tim Schneeberger has disassembled the app and shared all the information (via XDA-Developers) about Galaxy Buds 2 on a GitHub repository. In leaked images, we have already seen the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 both in and outside of their case, but this time app also contains some photos of the earbuds in black, white, gray/green, violet, and yellow. But there weren’t any images of the battery case, except for a simple line-art matching the Buds Pro and Buds Live case.
The app adds a new feature to enable active noise canceling in one earbud which is currently invisible in the app, and Schneeberger suggested that it will be available if the app detects that the connected earbuds have a certain firmware version installed. It also features an interactive tutorial that helps the user wear the earbuds correctly. One can carry out enable/disable single-tap, double-tap, triple-tap, and touch-and-hold touch actions individually.
The developer rebuilds the app to simulate a pair of connected Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 to check whether there were any changes and found that the battery dashboard has been redesigned and is simpler to use. Some settings like the Bixby voice wakeup and active noise canceling in one earbud are invisible, but they do exist.
When Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 are compared to the Buds Pro, there’s no 360-degree sound feature for one, nor are there outside double-tap volume controls and there’s no “high/low” option for ANC, so you can’t fine-tune it and will likely be possible to enable ANC even if only one earbud is connected. Coming to the battery, the app shows each earbud having a 61 mAh, whereas the case has a 472 mAh capacity.
The app shown here is a pre-release, and there might be changes when Galaxy Buds 2 are released. It is expected that Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 will be able to connect to multiple devices at once for seamless switching, which includes connecting to non-Samsung devices.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 comes with a pebble-shaped case. Each earbud has two microphones on the outside as shown in the image. On the inner side, there are charging pins and optical wear detection sensors. Galaxy Buds 2 could be one of the best true wireless earphones available in the market.