Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro 2 – all the rumors so far

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro 2 could be Samsung’s next wireless audio device, expanding a range of headphones that typically work as great accessories for Samsung smartphones.

While we haven’t seen many Galaxy Buds Pro 2 rumors, a few hints suggest that the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro follow-up is in the works for an upcoming launch. We might even see them at a Samsung Unpacked event scheduled for August 2022 alongside new foldables and smartwatches.

But what could give Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Pro 2 a fighting chance against the rumored AirPods Pro 2, or the Google Pixel Buds Pro also coming this summer? As a reminder, the original Galaxy Buds Pro were Samsung’s best wireless earbuds yet, with a waterproof design and improved noise cancellation at a fair price.

Here’s everything we know about the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro 2, from rumored release dates and price to design, battery life and more.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro 2 release date

The latest model of Galaxy Buds, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2, was released in August 2021. Curiously, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro was released in January 2021, not long before. But since we haven’t had any new headphones alongside the Samsung Galaxy S22 series this year, it looks like Samsung is spacing out its hardware rollout.

We could see the next Galaxy Buds Pro announced along with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4, and Samsung Galaxy Watch 5. Samsung regularly hosts an event in August, so it seems likely that the Buds Pro will be revealed along with other devices. ‘others products. Not only that, a tipster by the name of Max Jambor (@MaxJmb on Twitter) (opens in a new tab) tweeted in June that the rumored headphones had entered production.

Here’s everything we know so far about an August 2022 Samsung Unpacked event.

Possible price of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro 2

Samsung’s earphone prices have always seemed reasonable. The Galaxy Buds Pro, whose name seems to be Samsung’s most premium headphones, started at $199. A tier below, the Galaxy Buds 2 are $149, though you can often find all versions of Samsung earbuds on sale for less.

We’ll assume that Samsung will maintain the price of the original Galaxy Buds Pro for the second-gen model. This would keep a clear gap between the different Galaxy Buds offerings.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro 2 design

The design of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro looked quite similar to the original Galaxy Buds, but with a slightly rounder shape and fresh color options. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Buds 2 are more compact and the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are a bit bean-shaped.

Samsung will likely make some design changes to the Galaxy Buds Pro 2 – perhaps a smaller size than before for the Pro line, but not quite as small as the Galaxy Buds 2.

At the very least, it looks like we’ll have color choices. Leak (@_snoopytech_ (opens in a new tab)) claims that the Galaxy Buds Pro 2 will come in three color options: Zenith White, Zenith Bora Purple, Zenith Graphite.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro 2 battery life

Samsung has rated the Galaxy Buds Pro’s battery life at 5 hours with ANC on, which averages around 4-4.5 hours when factoring in high volume, streaming, and listening modes . The box added an additional 18 hours of ANC listening.

We would definitely like to see Samsung improve the battery performance of the Galaxy Buds Pro 2. Why? Because the Google Pixel Buds Pro’s battery life promises to blast the best noise canceling headphones. With active noise cancellation turned off, Google rates the Pixel Buds Pro for up to 11 hours of earbud listening, with 31 hours total with the charging case. That number drops with ANC turned on, but that should still be a huge sell for Google’s upcoming headphones.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro 2 Outlook

Samsung’s wireless headphones are still good, but not always as good as AirPods or even Bose and Sony headphones. Given, a fair price for the Galaxy Buds still gives them appeal, even if they don’t have best-in-class audio quality.

Upcoming rivals like the AirPods Pro 2 and Google Pixel Buds will provide stiff competition. But if Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro 2 upgrade at all levels, they will be an exciting set of headphones.