SAN FRANCISCO – South Korean multinational Samsung presented on Wednesday their wireless headphones for its latest phone model, the Galaxy S10, which can be charged directly from the mobile.
Simply place the Galaxy Buds (the name given to the headphones by the company) on the battery of an S10 phone so that, using a “reverse recharge” system, they are charged to the maximum and have power for between five and six hours.
The Galaxy Buds are designed to compete against the popular Apple “AirPods,” which have achieved great success in the market since they were launched in December 2016.
Same as “AirPods,” the Galaxy Buds are small devices that are inserted in the ears without being connected by wires or any other type of connector, and receive their audio signal through Bluetooth.
The headphones will go on sale on March 8 in the US and on March 29 in Europe, and will be priced at $129.99 and €149, respectively.
Samsung revealed the Galaxy Buds as part of its “Galaxy Unpacked” event held on Wednesday in San Francisco and where the big news was the latest version of the popular Galaxy smartphone series, the S10, and its first mobile with a folding screen, the Galaxy Fold.
The S10 will have four different models, all with shared basic characteristics but differences in screen size, quantity of cameras (from three to six), the price and capacity to operate in LTE networks or in the new 5G standard which will revolutionize telecommunications in the coming years.
They also have a scanner built into the screen that can read fingerprints. Storage starts at 128 Gb, but can go as high as 512 Gb and even 1 Tb.
The Galaxy S10, S10 Plus and the SE10e will be available from March 8 in the US at prices between $749 and $999.
As for the Galaxy Fold, the first folding device, has a 4.6 inch screen when the device is folded and 7.3 inch when it is fully opened (similar dimensions as a tablet), and it is made of a malleable material that allows it to fold like a wallet.