Samsung's upcoming true wireless earbuds might look like... beans

Bad news: Samsung is copying Apple and destroying the best feature of the Samsung Galaxy Buds - MSPoweruser reports they were able to get their hands on sketches and 3D models of the earbuds.

According to German website WinFuture, Samsung may utilize a new "bean" design for its next-generation earbuds that scrap the in-ear design, instead featuring a more subtle earpiece that projects the audio into the ear from the outer canal without the deep silicone seal that may cause ear canal discomfort after more than an hour or two. Instead, Samsung has shaped them to fit comfortably inside the ear without any protrusion. It is also expected that they will have built-in microphones and headphone sensors to detect when they are actually in use.

This is, of course, similar to the Airpods, but not the much better Airpods Pro (below). Another downside to this decision comes in the form of noise isolation. Unlike the previous iterations, the compact design of the upcoming earbuds will sit more flush in the user's ears and won't protrude out as much.

The Galaxy Buds+ are the latest and greatest true wireless earphones from Samsung. If the product is ready by the summer, we might see the Galaxy Buds Bean appear with the Galaxy Note20 flagship lineup. Information on battery size and other specifications aren't yet known. "Complete depletion" of the product is still entirely possible, he says. The new Galaxy Buds look like kidney beans. For example, the Galaxy Watch Active 2 made its first appearance alongside the Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy Buds & Buds+ were introduced at the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S20 announcements respectively.

They're still at an early prototype stage, but we could see them launch alongside the Galaxy Note 20 later this year. Therefore, consumers should be on the lookout for these new earbuds around that time of year.



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