While the Galaxy S11, Galaxy S11e and Galaxy S11 Plus smartphones are being introduced, Samsung appears to be preparing to launch a new Galaxy Buds plus wireless headset. Compared to the first Galaxy Buds, it is expected to see a major upgrade and active noise reduction. Earlier, well-known whistleblower Evan Blass and Samsung news site Sam Mobile had both revealed the existence of the new wireless earbuds, even throwing links to support pages.
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Now, the Samsung SmartThings app also confirms the presence of the Galaxy Buds plus wireless headset. The 1.7.41-25 smartThings app update for the Android platform, a sub-brand of Samsung’s Home Automation Suite, is on the Google Play Store this week.
By unpacking and retrieving the resources in the APK installation file, it was found to contain new animations about the “budsplus” product. In addition, several lines of code clearly mark “buds” and “budsplus” as different products, confirming that the new animation is exclusive to The Galaxy Buds.
As shown in the figure, the animation shows the case of the charging case and wireless earbuds, indicating that its basic form factor is consistent with the original Galaxy Buds.
The SmartThings app doesn’t display any other information about the new wireless earbuds, and it’s impossible to visually tell if it supports active noise reduction, has on-board storage space, what colors are available, how much it sells, and when it’s released.
Interestingly, it wasn’t long before the full specs of The Galaxy Buds were exposed by online retailers.
Finally, the new SmartThings app also mentions the “easy setup” process for the upcoming 2020 Samsung Smart Home product line, some strings, such as air purifiers, refrigerators, and appliances such as ovens.
In september, At the Consumer Electronics Show (IFA 2019) in Berlin, Samsung confirmed that it was developing new smart home products.
Some of these products are expected to be presented at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2020) in Las Vegas next month, as revealed in the new SmartThings app code.