It’s been a little while since Samsung updated its wireless earbuds range, but the company is no doubt working away on the next generation of Galaxy Buds.
We gather up all the latest news and rumours about the eagerly anticipated Galaxy Buds 3.
When will the Samsung Galaxy Buds 3 be released?
There’s no word yet from Samsung of when the Galaxy Buds 3 will appear. It’s announced an Unpacked event in February 2022, but based on official teasers this only seems to be for the Galaxy S23 phones and a new Galaxy Book laptop.
To see how Samsung has scheduled its wireless earbud models in the past, here’s when they all launched:
There were also Plus, Live and Pro models that should be added to the equation. Here’s when they appeared:
Of course, based on that there’s a chance that we’ll see Buds 2 Plus or Buds 2 Live models appear before the Buds 3 arrive.
How much will the Samsung Galaxy Buds 3 cost?
With no confirmation from Samsung whether the Galaxy Buds 3 even exist, we don’t have an official price for the expected product. To give us some idea though, we can look to the previous models:
- Samsung Galaxy Buds: $129/£139/€139
- Samsung Galaxy Buds 2: $149/£139/€149
As prices at the moment tend to go up rather than down, the best we can hope for is that Samsung sticks with the Buds 2 price points, though a small price increase seems plausible. No matter what, they should stay below the $229/£219/€229 price tag of the Buds 2 Pro.
What features will we see in the Samsung Galaxy Buds 3?
Such has been the paucity of rumours surrounding the Galaxy Buds 3 that a few different tech sites have even suggested that they may never appear. While this is a possibility, one glimmer of hope for Samsung fans is the report from Lets Go Digital which shows a patent application from the Korean company outlining new Buds that feature Biometric sensors.
The sensors would allow the Buds to potentially monitor health information about the wearer, including heart rate, blood oxygen saturation, and other possible metrics.
It’s unclear whether this is for the standard Buds 3 or maybe Buds 2 Live or even the Buds 2 Plus. While these features are unusual, we have seen them beginning to appear in devices like the Amazfit PowerBuds, though in that particular case we found them to be rather inaccurate in their measurements. Hopefully a couple more years of development, not to mention Samsung’s know-how, could make it a more compelling addition to the Galaxy Buds 3.
Aside from these tidbits, there’s nothing else known so far about Samsung’s newest version of its Buds. As more details become available, we’ll update this article to include those findings, so be sure to check back periodically. Until then, you can look at our guides to the
best true wireless earbuds to see which models we currently recommend.