Samsung aims to take on Apple’s AirPods with new Galaxy Buds

Galaxy Buds

Samsung has revealed a new pair of AirPod-like wireless earbuds at the company’s Galaxy S10 event, the Galaxy Buds.

At the outset, the Galaxy Buds look similar to the company’s Gear IconX wireless earbuds, only with what seems to be a slightly more ergonomic design and new, improved features. Additionally, the earbuds come with three different eartips to ensure a good fit.

Galaxy Buds

Samsung says that the headphones feature an adaptive dual microphone, fast wireless charging compatibility and USB-C. Battery life wise, the headphones include five hours of talk time, six hours of Bluetooth playback and seven hours of charging in the earbud’s carrying case.

Further, since the Galaxy Buds’ charging case is Qi compatible, the headphones are capable of charging on Qi wireless charging pads, as well as reverse-charging with Samsung’s new Galaxy S10 and S10+.

Galaxy Buds

Samsung created the earbuds in partnership with AKG, a notable audio brand the company purchased back in 2016.

The Galaxy Buds are currently available for pre-order through Best Buy Canada’s website. The wireless earbuds are set to retail for $199.99 in Canada and will release on March 8th, 2019. In Canada, the Galaxy Buds are available in ‘Black,’ ‘White,’ and ‘Neon Yellow.’

You can pre-order the Buds here.

Update 02/20/2019 at 3:51pm: Added pricing and availability details about the Galaxy Buds.