Since it launched its first true wireless earbuds in 2018, Samsung have launched a new model alongside its latest Galaxy S flagship every year. This trend is set to continue in 2021 when Samsung will launch a refreshed Galaxy Buds set of earbuds alongside the upcoming Galaxy S21.
These devices are set to be launched in January 2021, much earlier in the year than in the past. This is reportedly an overall business strategy shift, although the company will be hoping to garner a lot of new sales that it needs to offset the negative sales impact in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
There are two major improvements to come with the new Galaxy Buds wireless earbuds. It will have and improved ambient mode as well as proper active noise cancellation. Both previous versions of the Galaxy Buds and Galaxy Buds+ didn’t have active noise cancellation, which was a major competitive disadvantage compared to other contemporaries in the market, especially given the prices are quite similar.
The new earbuds are expected to have the same in-ear design, which bodes well for the incoming active noise cancellation feature. The Galaxy Buds Live does have the noise cancellation, but many have pointed out that the in-ear design and bean shape doesn’t lend itself to good noise cancellation.