After several weeks of rumors, Samsung has finally announced its next Galaxy Unpacked Event scheduled for January 14, and it could not have come at a better time, recently a number of new leaks have played the beans on what we expect to see on Samsung’s next major product showcase.
Perhaps the biggest new leak is coming from YouTuber Digital Slang who recently released a very detailed first impression video with Samsung’s next advanced wireless earbuds: Galaxy Buds Pro. While the video came a few weeks before the expected official debut of Galaxy Buds Pro, Digital Slang was able to install a pre-release version of the Galaxy Wear app to pair the Galaxy Buds Pro with a Galaxy Fold 2 and check out almost all the features.
Like the elderly Galaxy Buds +, Galaxy Buds Pro has a closed design that passively blocks ambient noise, but with a significantly smaller housing that Digital Slang says is quite light and comfortable. On top of that, Samsung has also given the Galaxy Buds Pro active noise reduction technology with a new Ambient Sound mode that can be turned on automatically if it hears voices nearby, a feature that can be very useful if you need to get to a store quickly and ask a question without having to remove or fiddle with the settings of the Galaxy Buds Pro.
As with previous Galaxy Buds, the Galaxy Buds Pro also comes with touch controls built into each earplug and a wireless charging case. Unfortunately, while Digital Slang says that Galaxy Buds Pro sounds very good, he says that their ANC performance is a bit weak, although it is possible it may be because he uses a pre-production version of the Galaxy Wear app or because Samsung has not yet released finally firmware for Galaxy Buds Pro.
Finally, the Galaxy Buds Pro appeal will hang on that ANC performance, especially with a new leak from Sammobile claims that the Galaxy Buds Pro is expected to cost only $ 200, a full $ 50 less than the AirPods Pro.
In addition to Samsung’s next wireless earbuds, Winfuture claims to have discovered new official photos and info about the Galaxy S21 Ultra’s S-Pen and a new cover for the S21 Ultra that has built-in pen storage. Although not as small or flashy as the S-pens that usually come with Galaxy Note phones, the S21 Ultra stylus still has the same pressure-sensitive Wacom digitizer along with a few built-in buttons to delete notes, control music or act as a remote shutter for the S21 Ultra’s camera. The S21 Ultras S-Pen is also said to continue to support Samsung’s Air Actions, and thanks to its larger size, it can even be more comfortable to use than the super-thin one pens that usually come with Galaxy Note phones. However, unlike the Galaxy Note line, the S21 Ultra’s S-Pen is not included, and will instead be available separately with an expected price of around 40 euros (about $ 50).
Finally, in a move that seems designed to beat Apple long reputation AirTags to market, 91 mobiles Samsung is also preparing for the release of the Galaxy SmartTags, which are small Bluetooth-based tracking dongles. Equal Tile trackers and Apple’s still unreleased AirTags, Samsung’s SmartTags be attached to item such as keys or a backpack to help you find them more easily if they ever get lost. Samsung’s SmartTags are expected to be available in black and oatmeal with a price tag of around $ 20.
So between all the versions of the Galaxy S21, Galaxy Buds Pro, and now the Galaxy SmartTags, there are at least three different products we expect to see on the Galaxy Unpacked 2021. And with almost two weeks again to the event, it is possible that we can see that even more units are leaked occasionally.