Headphone leaks are pretty common nowadays, but they’re pretty easy to fake. Fortunately, we don’t have to spend too much time pouring over Galaxy Buds 2 leaks, because a Twitter user named Ahmed Qwaider somehow managed to get his hands on the earbuds a week ahead of their official reveal.
Ahmed Qwaider posted photos and videos of the Galaxy Buds 2 to Twitter on August 4th. He owns the lime green model, confirming one of the rumored colorways and the device design. Previous leaks showing this design looked like early concept renders, leading some to believe that they were inaccurate.
— Ahmed Qwaider (@AhmedQwaider888) August 4, 2021
Spec-wise, the Galaxy Buds 2 are probably very similar to the Galaxy Buds Pro. A new leak from @_snoopytech_ suggests that, like Samsung’s Buds Pro and Buds+, the new Galaxy Buds 2 feature a dual-driver setup for punchy, clear sound. ANC and Transparency modes should also make an appearance, along with Bluetooth 5.2 support, wireless charging, and an IPX7 water-resistance rating.
The Buds 2 battery life also looks impressive, lasting 8 hours on a single charge or 28 hours with the charging case. With ANC enabled, these numbers could equate to 5 hours on a charge or, with the charging case, a cool 13 hours. (I should note that, even if these battery specs come straight from Samsung, they’re probably measured in favorable circumstances.)
If leaked renders of the Buds 2 are accurate, then the earbuds probably come in white, black, green, purple, and yellow colorways. We expect Samsung to debut the new earbuds at its August 11th Unpacked event alongside new foldables and the Galaxy Watch 4. The Buds 2 may cost around $150, though we haven’t found reliable leaks for pricing just yet, so take that with a grain of salt.