A steady stream of online leaks over the previous few weeks steered Samsung was on the verge of releasing a brand new set of “reasonably priced” earbuds, the Galaxy Buds FE. Now these buds have formally arrived and can be found beginning Oct. 5 in graphite and white for $100.
The brand new buds characteristic a single 12mm driver, three mics on every earbud and lively noise canceling. They seem to cost in a case that is the identical dimension and form as what you at present get with all of Samsung’s newest Galaxy Buds, together with the Galaxy Buds 2 and Galaxy Buds 2 Pro. And so they look rather a lot like an up to date model of Samsung’s discontinued Galaxy Buds Plus earbuds, which additionally got here with a set of swappable fins that helped create a safe, comfy match. Like these buds, the Galaxy Buds FE are sweat-resistant with an IPX2 water-resistance ranking that protects in opposition to splashes.
The Galaxy Buds Plus have been identified for his or her comfy match and wonderful battery life. Samsung says the Galaxy Buds FE are rated for as much as six hours of battery life with noise canceling on and eight-and-a-half hours with it off. The Galaxy Buds Plus have been rated for as much as 11 hours.
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We’ve not tried the brand new buds but, however needs to be getting a evaluate pattern quickly and can put up a full evaluate after we check them.
Beforehand, the Galaxy Buds 2 have been Samsung’s most reasonably priced earbuds. They record for $150, however steadily promote for nearer to $100. We cannot see reductions like that on the Galaxy Buds FE immediately, however it would not shock me to see them discounted through the vacation shopping for season by $20 or $30. Whereas they doubtless will not sound pretty much as good because the Galaxy Buds 2 Professional, which characteristic two-way drivers (10mm woofer, 5.3mm tweeter), the Galaxy Buds FE’s built-in fins ought to attraction to lots of people who’re searching for a safe, comfy match.
Samsung additionally unveiled different new cell gadgets in its extra reasonably priced “Fan Version” line, together with the Galaxy S23 FE, Galaxy Tab S9 and Tab S9 Plus FE.
Samsung Galaxy Buds FE key specs, based on Samsung
- 12mm single driver
- Lively noise canceling and ambient sound mode
- Battery life: As much as 6 hours (further 15 hours in case) with ANC on, 8.5 hours with ANC off (further 21.5 hours in case)
- IPX2 water-resistance ranking that protects in opposition to splashes
- 3 mics on every earbud
- 3 completely different sizes of ear suggestions, 2 completely different sizes of wingtips
- Graphite or white colours
- Worth: $100