Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro launched with Active Noise Cancellation and IPX7 rating: price, specifications, features

The earbuds were launched at Galaxy Unpacked 2021 alongside the Samsung Galaxy S21 series of smartphones.

  • Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro TWS earbuds offer up to 28 hours of battery life
  • The earbuds come with 11mm bass drivers and 6.5mm tweeters

The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro truly wireless (TWS) earbuds were unveiled by Samsung during the Unpacked 2021 event. The TWS earbuds were launched alongside the flagship Galaxy S21 series, which comprises the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra as well as the company’s new SmartTags. Key features of the new Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro earbuds include Active Noise Cancellation, 3D spatial audio, IPX7 water resistance rating, and coaxial dual speakers. The earbuds have been priced at $199 (about Rs 15,000) and will go on sale in starting January 15th in the US. They are available in three colour options, Phantom Black, Phantom Silver, and Phantom Violet.

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Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro specifications and features

The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro feature Active Noise Cancellation with multiple levels of noise-cancellation and 3D spatial audio. Additionally, the earbuds offer up to 28 hours of battery life, approximately 20 percent more than that offered by their predecessor Galaxy Buds Live. Each earpiece has coaxial dual drivers, with an 11mm bass driver and a 6.5mm tweeter.

The latest TWS earbuds also have a dedicated Ambient Sound mode, which is similar to the Transparency Mode on Apple’s AirPods Pro. This helps users hear outside noises while listening to music, a feature very useful while cycling, jogging, and so on. In addition, the Galaxy Buds Pro also feature IPX7 water resistance. Sadly, there is no dust resistance on offer.

Samsung Galaxy S21 series specifications

As mentioned above, the Galaxy Buds Pro TWS earbuds were unveiled alongside the Galaxy S21 series of smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, S21 Ultra are powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 2100 chipset and feature up to 12 GB RAM and up to 256GB storage. The Galaxy S21 features a 6.2-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, the Galaxy S21+ has a 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED display and the Galaxy S21 Ultra features a bigger 6.8-inch WQHD+ AMOLED display.

All three smartphones run Android 11 with Samsung’s OneUI 3.0 custom skin on top. On the imaging front, the Galaxy S21 Ultra features a quad-camera setup at the back, comprising of a 108MP primary camera with OIS, a 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and two 10MP lenses. The Galaxy S21 and S21 Plus on the other have triple sensors at the back with a 12MP primary camera with OIS, a 64MP telephoto lens, and a 12MP ultra-wide angle sensor.