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Samsung today debuted the Galaxy Buds+ with improved battery life and 2-way speakers to play high notes and bass. The second-generation Galaxy Buds made to compete with Apple’s AirPods will cost $149, go on sale February 14, and come in cloud blue, white, and black.

Through a Spotify integration, Galaxy Buds+ users can long press the touch pad to play recommended songs based on your previous playing history.

Samsung unveiled the new Galaxy Buds+ at its Galaxy Unpacked 2020 event, which took place at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. The Galaxy S20 smartphones and the Galaxy Z Flip, the latest foldable smartphone, also made their debut today.

Like the original Galaxy Buds introduced at Unpacked one year ago, Galaxy Buds+ offer IPX2 water resistance, wireless charging, noise reduction, and a touch pad on each earbud to control audio playback, skip a song, or answer a phone call.

A command to locate lost earbuds, allow in ambient sound, or have earbuds read notifications from your smartphone can be controlled with a smartphone app.

Galaxy Buds+ can deliver 11 hours of playback compared to 6 hours for the original Buds. When combined with the carrying case for charging the buds, Galaxy Buds+ can carry up to 22 hours of battery power. Fast charge capabilities mean 3 minutes of charging can yield one hour of playback time. Galaxy Buds+ also come with an added subwoofer and sound by AKG.


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