Over the past week, we saw one more additional leak that was going on – the Galaxy Buds. The all new Galaxy Buds is similar to the Gear IconX as they are both true wireless earbuds. However, the Galaxy Buds does have more tricks up its sleeve.
The leaked image from WinFuture showed us that the Galaxy Buds was placed behind the Samsung Galaxy S10+. By looking at the SIRIM certification for the Galaxy S10+ from a few days ago (which magically disappeared), there is an aspect that states “WPT”, which stands for wireless power transfer. We expect that the Galaxy Buds to be charged by the Galaxy S10+ itself by playing the Galaxy Buds at the back of the phone.
This is similar to what we have seen on Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro, whereby it was advertised as “reverse wireless charging”. We are still unsure if the Samsung Galaxy S10+ can charge another smartphone wirelessly like the Mate 20 Pro.
Scouring around SIRIM once again reveals that the Galaxy Buds, codenamed SM-R170 is has already obtained its certification.
SamMobile (removed, referenced here) has leaks pointing towards the Galaxy Buds having a 58mAh battery on each earbud and 252mAh on the case itself – which means you can charge the earbuds slightly more than twice in one charge. While that might be an issue, the ability to recharge via the phone itself is an option albeit clunky and we still do not know the charging speed yet.
We are currently expecting the Samsung Galaxy Buds to be launched alongside with the Galaxy S10 series next week. Perhaps there will be more products launching on the same day as well, since this is a highly-anticipated launch event.