As an alternative to AirPods, you may have expected Samsung to announce a successor to 2022’s Galaxy Buds 2 Pro or a “standard” Galaxy Buds 3 to follow 2021’s Galaxy Buds 2. According to sources, the Galaxy Buds 3 Pro will be available next year. Samsung’s Fan Edition devices for 2023 offered flagship-quality features at mid-range prices, including the Galaxy Buds FE, Samsung’s most affordable earbuds yet.

At this time, we cannot confirm any launch details for the Galaxy Buds 3 Pro, which could launch alongside the next Galaxy Z Fold and Galaxy Z Flip. We also don’t know what improvements will be made to the Buds 3 Pro. Considering how expensive the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro was at launch, Samsung probably won’t make too many drastic changes to the sound quality, noise cancellation, or battery life.

Galaxy Buds2 Pro:

With an almost entirely matte finish, the Galaxy Buds2 Pro looks quite similar to the original Buds Pro in Zenith Grey. The buds feature 10mm drivers, Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity, and multiple microphones for optimal voice pickup and noise cancellation. With the Buds2 Pro, Samsung will bring “Intelligent Active Noise Cancellation,” which should reduce outside noise even more than previous Galaxy Bud models. It also gets 24bit Hi-Fi*360 Audio with Direct Multi-Channel support.

Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro

Additionally, the Galaxy Buds2 Pro delivers 360-degree audio for a more immersive experience in supported apps and HD voice pickup for clearer conversations. Likewise, the source mentions an IPX7 rating, which covers water submersion up to 1m heights for half an hour. Each bud pack a 61 mAh battery and a case with a 515mAh battery.

A single charge can provide 8 hours of playback time, and the charging case can provide 29 hours. Both wireless and USB-C charging will be possible with the case.