January 20, 2021

Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Pro may boast 28-hour battery life

You could also get strong water resistance.

A picture of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus true wireless earbuds outside of the open charging case atop a Macbook Pro.

Credit: Lily Katz / Android Authority

  • Specs have reportedly leaked for Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Pro.
  • The true wireless earbuds could offer 28 hours of battery life and IPX7 water resistance.
  • They would last about 20 percent longer than their Galaxy Live predecessor.

There might not be much mystery left to the Galaxy Buds Pro by the time they’re official. Well-known leaker Ishan Agarwal has given 91mobiles what he says are full specs for the Galaxy Buds Pro, and they’re good news if battery life is a deciding factor in your choice of true wireless earbuds.

The combination of the buds and their case will reportedly offer a total 28 hours of playback, Agarwal said. If the specs are accurate, that gives the Galaxy Buds Pro significantly more battery life than the 21 hours of the Galaxy Buds Live. It’s not certain if that translates to improved longevity for the buds themselves, although a separate WalkingCat leak hinted a Pro set might last up to eight hours before you need the case.

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The specs leak also hints the Galaxy Buds Pro may be much better for workouts than the Buds Live or Buds Plus. If accurate, the Pro buds will have an IPX7 water resistance rating versus just IPX2 for the Live or Plus — enough to survive in 3.3ft of water for 30 minutes. You wouldn’t have to worry about sweat or a sudden downpour, in other words.

Agarwal also said the Galaxy Buds Pro would include the expected active noise cancellation, dual connections, 11mm bass drivers and 6.5mm tweeters. Earlier leaks have alluded to AirPods Pro-style spatial audio for videos.

Samsung might confirm these details quickly when it’s expected to introduce the Galaxy Buds Pro alongside the Galaxy S21 as soon as January 14. WalkingCat’s scoop pointed to a possible $199 price. If the Pro model is as capable as claimed, it could give Android users (or at least, Samsung Galaxy users) a compelling AirPods Pro alternative with similar intelligence.