Samsung’s line-up of Galaxy Buds is set to welcome a new member, the Galaxy Buds FE, promising to be the most budget-friendly of the lot. Initially expected to launch as the Galaxy Buds 3, new leaks reveal some intriguing details about these earbuds. Let’s delve into what we know so far.
Price Tag: Making Premium Accessible
According to reliable leakster Roland Quandt, the Galaxy Buds FE are set to hit the market at an MSRP of $99.99. This pricing strategy places them as the most affordable option in Samsung’s Galaxy Buds series. The earbuds will be available in two colors: Graphite and White.
Samsung Galaxy Buds FE:
graphite or white
12mm AKG tuned speaker
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) September 15, 2023
Audio Quality: Tuned for Excellence
Samsung seems to be unwilling to compromise on the audio front. The Galaxy Buds FE are reported to feature 12mm AKG-tuned drivers. While we don’t yet have information about the audio codecs supported or whether they offer high-resolution audio, the AKG tuning suggests a focus on delivering quality sound.
Design and Features: What We Know
A recently leaked user manual reveals that the design of the Galaxy Buds FE case would be similar to the Galaxy Buds 2 and Galaxy Buds Pro. The earbuds will feature wear-detection sensors, two microphones on each earbud, and Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity. They will also come with Active Noise Cancellation (ANC).
The charging case will include two charging status LEDs and a USB Type-C port. However, it remains unclear if the case will support wireless charging or if the earbuds will have dust and water resistance ratings.
The Galaxy Buds Series: A Quick Overview
For context, the 2023 Galaxy Buds lineup consists of two models catering to different needs and budgets:
- Galaxy Buds 3 (now FE): The newest and most affordable model, expected to offer superior ANC and sound quality.
- Galaxy Buds 2 Pro: Launched in August 2022, these are the flagship earbuds boasting top-of-the-line ANC and several exclusive features for Samsung smartphone owners
With the Galaxy Buds FE, Samsung seems to be aiming at offering quality earbuds that won’t break the bank. While not all features are confirmed yet, the initial leaks suggest that consumers looking for budget-friendly yet feature-rich earbuds should keep an eye out for these. The Galaxy Buds FE are expected to launch sometime in 2023, and they will likely shake up the budget segment of the wireless earbuds market.