The new Galaxy S21 smartphones will be paired with the Galaxy Buds Pro at the upcoming Samsung Unpacked event. These are a sequel to the Galaxy Buds+ and have a similar design (rather than a low-profile bean-shaped design like the Buds Live).
Evan Blass has published images of the upcoming TWS headset in violet. You can see the “Sound by AKG” label, which has been there since the original Buds. Based on FCC documentation, the new model will have a 500 mAh battery – that’s double what the Buds+ have (270 mAh).
But the Buds+ will not be going away, instead they will remain available at a lower price point. The Buds Pro will not be replacing the Buds Live either, their ergonomic design means they target different users.
The Live features Active Noise Cancellation and the Buds Pro may as well, that will help position them as a more premium offering compared to the Buds+.
By the way, Blass expresses doubts that the Galaxy S21 – and thus the Buds Pro – will be unveiled in January, suggesting that Samsung may continue with the regular February schedule for the S-series event.