Samsung Galaxy Buds 3, Galaxy Buds 3 Pro launched with new design, ANC, up to 30 hours total battery life


Samsung Galaxy Buds 3 and Galaxy Buds 3 Pro were unveiled at the Galaxy Unpacked event held in Paris today (July 10). The latest generation of Samsung’s truly wireless stereo (TWS) earphones resemble Apple’s AirPods with stem and blade lights, which is a big change from the company’s previous design language. They come with Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) feature and have a dust and water resistance rating of IP57. The vanilla Galaxy Buds 3 earbuds feature an 11mm dynamic driver while the Galaxy Buds 3 Pro feature a 10.5mm dynamic driver.

Samsung Galaxy Buds 3, Galaxy Buds 3 Pro price

The Samsung Galaxy Buds 3 are priced at $179.99 (roughly Rs. 15,000) while the Galaxy Buds 3 Pro are priced at $249.99 (roughly Rs. 21,000). They are available in silver and white colours. The new earbuds will be available for pre-order starting today and will be generally available starting July 24.

Samsung Galaxy Buds 3, Galaxy Buds 3 Pro specifications

As mentioned, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 3 series comes with a new design. The standard Galaxy Buds 3 has an open type design, while the Pro are in-ear type. The Galaxy Buds 3 has a one-way 11mm dynamic driver while the Galaxy Buds 3 Pro has a two-way 10.5mm dynamic speaker with a 6.1mm planar. Both models have three microphones and voice pickup units and offer Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) features to detect surrounding sounds and automatically adjust the optimal level of noise and sound without manual adjustment.

The Galaxy Buds 3 Pro model offers Ambient Sound Mode and Voice Detect feature. They are claimed to be able to distinguish between noise and human voices. The earbuds switch to Ambient Mode when the wearer speaks, which reduces media volume and allows listening to conversations without removing the earbuds.

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Connectivity options on the Galaxy Buds 3 series include Bluetooth 5.4 for AAC, SBC, SSC, HiFi, and SSC UHQ codecs. They have an Auto Switch feature that lets users seamlessly switch between two devices on the go. They pack an accelerometer and Hall sensor. They are compatible with handsets running Android 1.5 or higher with more than 10GB of memory. They are said to offer ultra high-quality audio up to 24bit/24kHz on select Samsung phones like the Galaxy S6.1.1 series and the latest foldables with One UI 96 or above. They are also IP55-rated.

The Galaxy Buds 3 family gets some AI-based features like Interpreter and Voice Commands as part of the Galaxy AI package. Turning on Interpreter in Listening mode will allow users to listen to lectures in foreign languages ​​directly through the Galaxy Buds. Voice commands can be used to control functions like playing or pausing music without manually touching the earbuds or the connected smartphone.

The Galaxy Buds 3 earbuds have a 48mAh battery, while the charging case has a 515mAh battery. The earbuds alone are advertised to deliver up to five hours of music time and are said to offer up to 30 hours of music playback time on a single charge with the case. However, when using ANC, the battery life will drop to 24 hours (with the charging case).

The Galaxy Buds 3 Pro pack a 53mAh battery in each earbud and a 515mAh battery in the charging case. The company claims that the earbuds can deliver up to seven hours of playback time with ANC off. They are said to offer up to 30 hours of battery life with the charging case with ANC off and up to 26 hours with ANC on.

The Galaxy Buds 3 earbuds measure 18.1 x 20.4 x 31.9mm while the Galaxy Buds 3 Pro measure 18.1 x 19.8 x 33.2mm. Both models measure 58.9 x 48.7 x 24.4mm and weigh 46.5 grams with the charging case.


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