Epic Sound for Every Moment – Samsung Newsroom U.K.

Epic Sound for Every Moment – Samsung Newsroom U.K.

Samsung’s latest true wireless earbuds pack a punch with their next-level sound quality, Intelligent Active Noise Control and seamless connectivity, all encased in an impeccable design

London, UK – January 14, 2021 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the launch of its next-generation earbuds: Galaxy Buds Pro. These earbuds feature immersive sound, superior call quality, Intelligent Active Noise Control[1] and enhanced connectivity across your devices – all packed into a modern and sleek design. Galaxy Buds Pro represent Samsung’s most premium true wireless earbuds offering to-date, built to help you get the most out of your work, entertainment, and everything in between.

 

“We know that people are looking for technology to help them adapt to new routines and lifestyles, especially as we continue to work, learn and play from home. The true wireless earbuds market is one of the fastest growing categories, and consumer expectations have risen,” said Conor Pierce, Corporate Vice President for Samsung Electronics UK and Ireland. “Our newest earbuds will take your everyday to new levels. With Galaxy Buds Pro, we’ve carefully engineered the entire experience to maximise audio quality, convenience, and seamless use – all packed into a sleek and stylish design. These are undoubtedly our most premium earbud offering to date”.

 

 

Next-Level Sound & Call Quality

A premium earbuds experience always starts with sound. Whether you use your earbuds to play music on a run or listen to your favourite podcasts to unwind, audio quality is what matters most. Galaxy Buds Pro offer a whole new level of immersive comprehensive sound, sporting an 11-millimeter woofer for deeper bass and a 6.5-millimeter tweeter for a crisp treble with minimum distortion. This delivers Samsung’s best audio experience yet – a dynamic, balanced sound. So, whether it’s a rhythmic hip hop groove or intricate classical melody, you can enjoy your music just as the artist intended, anytime and anywhere.

 

But earbuds aren’t just for entertainment anymore – they’ve become crucial for work communication, and call quality is more important than ever. Galaxy Buds Pro separate your voice from unwanted sounds with three microphones and a Voice Pickup Unit (VPU), ensuring you are heard as clearly as possible. One of the outer microphones also has a high signal-to-noise ratio(SNR), further eliminating background noises. In addition, Samsung has integrated its new Wind Shield technology into Galaxy Buds Pro. While a less protrusive shape minimises the wind contact area, a specially designed chamber and mesh filters out wind interference. Your phone calls have never been clearer, even if you’re stuck in windy weather.

 

Intelligent Active Noise Control[1] on True Wireless Earbuds

The Galaxy Buds Pro experience is about hearing more of what you love, and less of what you don’t. Intelligent Active Noise Control[1] lets you seamlessly switch between noise cancelling and fully adjustable Ambient Mode. So you can let the outside in – or keep it out. When you need to focus on work – or tune out from the world around to relax – you can reduce the background noise by up to 99 percent using Active Noise Cancelling technology. And with Ambient Mode, you can choose to amplify nearby sounds by more than 20 decibels, meaning you can adjust and personalise according to your needs[2]. This feature is ideal for busy multitaskers – those working from home, while looking after a child or those who want to take a run through the city while staying alert for oncoming traffic.

 

What’s more, ANC and Ambient Mode automatically work together, adapting to your surroundings, to optimise your audio experience[2]. Galaxy Buds Pro recognise when you’re speaking, and they can automatically switch between cancelling nearby sounds and amplifying them. They will also lower the volume of your music when you want to talk with their Voice Detect feature[1] that automatically detects speech, turns down what your listening to and switches from ANC to Ambient Mode. This technology allows you to hear and communicate more effectively and makes Galaxy Buds Pro the perfect tool for daily use, so you never have to take them out of your ears.

 

An Even More Seamless Galaxy Experience

Galaxy Buds Pro are an integral extension of the Galaxy ecosystem – our most seamless earbuds yet. Now, you can automatically toggle your earbuds connection between your Galaxy smartphones and tablets based on your usage – no manual adjustments required. For example, if you’re watching a video on your Galaxy Tab S7 and then receive a call on your Galaxy S21, the all-new Auto Switch feature will pause the video and let you answer the phone using Galaxy Buds Pro[3]. Once the call is over, your earbuds instantly switch back to your tablet; the video plays again, and you can hear the audio through your earbuds again.

 

Galaxy Buds Pro also expand your audio experience by connecting with other Galaxy devices – especially Galaxy S21. You can enjoy realistic and immersive sound on your Galaxy Buds Pro, wherever you go with the 360 Audio featuring Dolby Head TrackingTM technology, which enables you to stay at the centre of the scene. For vloggers, you can clearly capture your voice and surrounding sound by synchronising the mics on your Galaxy Buds Pro and Galaxy S21. Galaxy Buds Pro also boast Game Mode, so when reduced audio latency is paired with Galaxy S21’s powerful performance and immersive display, you can take your gaming experience to the next level.

 

No matter how you use your Galaxy Buds Pro, you can do so without worrying about battery life. Enjoy up to 5 hours of playback with 13 hours of reserve power available in the wireless charging case. And, if you end up running out of juice, Galaxy Buds Pro’s Qi compatible wireless charging feature means five minutes of charge will give you an hour of extra play time, so you can get back to listening to your favourite tracks faster[4].

 

New Stylish & Purposeful Design

Galaxy Buds Pro aren’t just great to use; they also look great. Taking inspiration from Galaxy Buds Live’s innovative and iconic shape, Galaxy Buds Pro feature an updated, more ergonomic form factor. The shape of the canal-type earbuds improves sound quality, plus it looks less protrusive and more natural when in your ears. This new design also reduces the contact area between your ear and the bud, improving comfort and minimising a clogged-up feeling.

 

In addition, Galaxy Buds Pro are designed to give you added peace of mind. They are protected with an IPX7 water resistance rating[5] , the highest standard of water resistance in the Galaxy Buds line. And now, worrying about losing an earbud is a thing of the past. Tracking down your Galaxy Buds Pro is simple. When open, you can use the SmartThings app[6] and your buds will emit a beep to help with your search, or use Bluetooth® to find their exact location.

 

It works with Maps to give you directions when you’re looking for them, and with Offline finding, you can find the last location they were used, even if they’re no longer connected to your phone.

 

Galaxy Buds Pro were also built to help cut down on waste – using 20 percent environmentally conscious Post-Consumer Materials (PCM).

 

Availability

Starting on 29th January 2021, Galaxy Buds Pro will be widely available in Samsung channels and major UK retailers. Galaxy Buds Pro come in three stunning colours: timeless Phantom Black, Phantom Silver, and Phantom Violet to match with your Galaxy S21 5G Series device.

 

Available for pre order from 14th January, customers can claim a free[7], Samsung Wireless Charging Pad if ordered by participating retailers before 28th January 2021.

 

In the same period, customers can claim a free pair of Galaxy Buds Pro when pre-ordering the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G[8], which also includes a free Galaxy SmartTag.

 

Pricing

 

Galaxy Buds Pro: RRP £219

 

For more information, please visit: www.samsung.com/uk/audio-sound/galaxy-buds/galaxy-buds-pro-violet-sm-r190nzvaeua/

 

Galaxy Buds Pro Specifications[9]

Galaxy Buds Pro
Colour Phantom Violet, Phantom Black, Phantom Silver
Dimension
& Weight
Earbud: 19.5 x 20.5 x 20.8 mm, 6.3g

Charging Case: 50 x 50.2 x 27.8 mm, 44.9g

Speaker 2-way (11mm woofer + 6.5mm tweeter)
Microphone 3 mics (2 outer + 1 inner) + Voice Pickup Unit + Wind Shield
ANC, Ambient Mode & Voice Detect[2] ANC: Cutting external background noise by up to 99%, 2 adjustable levels

Ambient Mode: Amplifying up to +20dB, 4 adjustable levels

Voice Detect

Battery Capacity [10]  Earbuds: 61 mAh

Charging Case: 472 mAh

Play Time 5 hours / Up to 18 hours (ANC on)

8 hours / Up to 28 hours (ANC off)

Talk Time 4 hours / Up to 14.5h (ANC on)

5 hours / Up to17.5h (ANC off)

Charging Up to 1-hour play time / 5-minute quick charging

Qi-certified wireless charging

Connectivity Bluetooth 5.0®

Codec: Scalable (Samsung proprietary), AAC, SBC

Sensor Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Hall, Touch, Voice Pickup Unit(VPU)
Compatibility  

Android 7.0 or higher, with more than 1.5GB of RAM

Some features may not be available on non-Samsung devices

 

Water Resistance IPX7

 

 

[1] Compatible Android device and Galaxy Wearable app required – Android 7.0 or higher & RAM 1.5GB above

[2] Control of Ambient Mode only compatible with an Android device – Android 7.0 or higher & RAM 1.5GB above. Galaxy Wearable app required. 

[3] Compatible Galaxy device required – Smartphone or Tablet with Android 11 and OneUI 3.1 or above. Devices must be registered to a Samsung account.

[4] 5 hours uninterrupted play time, plus 13 hours extra when charged with the case. Battery life is based on usage of music or calls with Bluetooth and ANC turned on, and Bixby Wake-up turned off. Charging time is based on the battery of being less than 30 percent when they start to charge. Actual charging time may vary and depend on factors such as usage conditions and number of times charged.

[5] Based on test conditions for submersion in up to 1 meter of freshwater for up to 30 minutes. Not advised for beach or pool use. Charging case is not water resistant.

[6] Compatible Galaxy device required – Smartphone or Tablet with Android 8 or above. Devices must be registered to a Samsung account. Bluetooth range & performance may vary depending on the environment.

[7] Pre order between 14.01.21 – 28.01.21. from a participating retailer. Claim online at www.samsungpromotions.claims/janpreorder by 27.02.21. UK/ROI. 18+ only.  For full T&C’s, see www.samsung.com/uk/galaxy-buds-preorder/terms/

[8] Pre order between 14.01.21 – 28.01.21. from a participating retailer. Claim online at www.samsungpromotions.claims/janpreorder by 27.02.21. UK/ROI. 18+ only. Rewards can be claimed at the same time as purchase from the Samsung Online Shop. For full T&C’s, see www.samsung.com/uk/galaxy-s-preorder/terms/

[9] All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice. Availability may vary by market or operator.

[10] Based on default settings with Bixby voice wake-up and Voice Detect turned off. Actual battery life may vary and depend on usage conditions such as function settings, playback file type, and Bluetooth® signal strength.

 

 

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