Although we are still a couple of weeks away from the official launch of the new Samsung devices, we probably know most of the details about the smartphones, smartwatches and other devices that will be “Unboxed”. Most of the information comes from insiders and leakers, but the last one actually comes from Samsung itself, or rather from its Galaxy Wearable app. Of course, it has yet to be confirmed whether they inadvertently included the information about the latest beta, but at least we now have some “official” details about the truly wireless earbuds.
The Galaxy Wearable app update now has an empty or redacted changelog, although we now know that it added hypothetical support not only for Galaxy Buds 2 but also for Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic. The application displays the five colors of the Galaxy Buds 2: black, gray / green, yellow, white and purple. It also confirms that it will have active noise cancellation, although we’re not seeing ANC levels (high and low) for now, so it could be more basic. Or they could add the tiers later.
But what we know at least according to XDA developers is that you can enable ANC on a single earphone. Actually, that option is still invisible in the app at the moment, but it may appear once a certain firmware version is installed and detected. Now you can also enable / disable some of the common actions individually: single tap, double tap, triple tap, and tap and hold. There is an interactive tutorial that will show you how to use the headphones correctly.
The app also indicates that each button has a 61 mAh battery and the case has a 472 mAh battery. Since they appear to be similar to the Galaxy Buds Pro, that means you’ll get 20 hours of listening time if you have ANC on and 28 hours if you turn it off. The battery board has also been slightly redesigned. There are some features that you can’t see here with the Galaxy Buds Pro like 360-degree sound, double-tap external volume controls, etc.
The Galaxy Wearable app is still in a preview release, so there may be some changes to come before the Galaxy Buds 2 is officially released. Most likely, that will happen during or after the supposed Unpacked event on August 11. .