The budget-friendly wireless earbuds market is about to get a lot more interesting with Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Buds FE. Leaked images and specs reveal that Samsung is not cutting corners when it comes to delivering quality audio and user-friendly features. What’s more, the earbuds are set to launch with a price tag that makes them the most affordable in Samsung’s Galaxy Buds lineup. Let’s dive into what we know so far.
The new Galaxy Buds FE are designed with simplicity and user-friendliness in mind. Available in two color variants—graphite gray and white—the earbuds feature a clearly demarcated touch area on the outer housing. This touch-sensitive zone allows for easy control of media playback with a simple tap of your finger.
Inside the sleek housing lies a 12mm driver, which Samsung claims will offer “improved bass reproduction.” While the specifics about audio codecs and high-resolution audio support are yet to be unveiled, the focus on a larger driver suggests Samsung’s commitment to delivering quality sound. It’s worth noting that the drivers are AKG-tuned, adding another layer of assurance for audiophiles.
Battery and Charging
Details about the battery life are still under wraps, but the charging aspect has been partially revealed. The Galaxy Buds FE will be powered via pogo pins situated in a transport case. This case can be connected to a power source using a USB-C port. Interestingly, regardless of the earbuds’ color, the outer case will be white, with variations appearing only in the inner shell’s color.
Price and Availability
The Galaxy Buds FE are expected to retail at an MSRP of $99.99 in the US, and €88.90 in Europe. While the price is a bit higher than other models in the Galaxy Buds series at launch, it’s anticipated that the cost will decrease over time. The earbuds are expected to become available in the coming weeks, alongside the launch of other “Fan Edition” products like the Galaxy S23 FE and Galaxy Tab S9 FE(+).
A leaked user manual provides some more insights into the Galaxy Buds FE’s features. These earbuds will come with wear-detection sensors, two microphones on each earbud, and Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity. They are also reported to include Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), though it’s not clear if they will have dust and water resistance ratings.
Wrapping It Up
The Galaxy Buds FE are shaping up to be a compelling addition to the budget-friendly wireless earbuds market. With a focus on quality sound, user-friendly features, and an accessible price point, Samsung seems to be targeting a wider audience without compromising on essential attributes. Keep an eye out for these earbuds if you’re in the market for an affordable yet feature-rich audio experience.