New Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 may have edge over AirPods — price leak revealed

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro
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Samsung's rumored Galaxy Buds 2 are expected to finally be unveiled along with the hotly anticipated Galaxy Watch Active 4, Galaxy Z Fold 3, and Galaxy Z Flip 3, but an alleged price leak gives us a sneak peek at what to expect.

The upcoming wireless earbuds, expected to be the successor to the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, have been tipped to cost between $149 and $169. If the leak is anything to go by, the second-gen Galaxy Buds will be priced similarly to Apple's AirPods but have an edge over the popular cans, according to rumored features. 

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The leak comes from notable Samsung tipster Yogesh (via 91Mobiles), who previously revealed plans for the triple-folding Galaxy Z Fold Tab apparently arriving in the first quarter of 2022.

The Galaxy Buds 2 aren't expected to include one of the most popular features in earbuds, Active Noise Cancellation (ANC). However, rumors suggest they may boast transparency mode, automatic wear detection, audio tuning, and wireless charging.

At a similar price range, Apple's new Beats Studio Buds offer ANC, but the tech giant's current generation of AirPods (costing up to $199) do not. If Samsung's Galaxy Buds 2 are equipped with the aforementioned features, it will put them ahead of Apple's popular earbuds at a much more affordable price.

Leaked renders also show the earbuds will boast a similar design to the Galaxy Buds Pro, with four color choices including white, black, green, and purple. Current rumors suggest Samsung's Unpacked Event will arrive on August 3, so we won't know if the Galaxy Buds 2 are official until then.

Samsung's line of Galaxy buds are among the best earbuds for the money, but they may be getting more competition if the highly anticipated AirPods 3 arrive later this year. 

Darragh Murphy

Darragh Murphy is fascinated by all things bizarre, which usually leads to assorted coverage varying from washing machines designed for AirPods to the mischievous world of cyberattacks. Whether it's connecting Scar from The Lion King to two-factor authentication or turning his love for gadgets into a fabricated rap battle from 8 Mile, he believes there’s always a quirky spin to be made. With a Master’s degree in Magazine Journalism from The University of Sheffield, along with short stints at Kerrang! and Exposed Magazine, Darragh started his career writing about the tech industry at Time Out Dubai and ShortList Dubai, covering everything from the latest iPhone models and Huawei laptops to massive Esports events in the Middle East. Now, he can be found proudly diving into gaming, gadgets, and letting readers know the joys of docking stations for Laptop Mag.