A clear clue that the predecessors to the Galaxy Buds Live TWS earbuds will be called the Buds Pro came from an earlier tip. Now all but verifying this state of affairs with their registration with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). In the meantime, the first images for these upcoming accessories have been shared by another influential leaker.
Samsung is now expected to reveal the next-gen TWS earbuds during the S21 launch party as the Galaxy Buds Pro. Today, there is also more support for this hypothesis, in the context of a recent credential, coming straight from the FCC. It is for a device named SM-R190, advertised to be the prototype number of these accessories in a previous leak.
A major part of this pre-existing narrative can also be corroborated by the Commission’s latest documents, right down to the presence of the word ‘Buds Pro’ in its identification detail, which seems to have come straight from the Korean officials.
This section of the FCC’s review also includes a diagram that makes it a squared cuboid shape for what is presumably the charging cover of the earbuds. A new rendering recently posted on Voice by Evan Blass claims to show the same but in full color and 3D.
It seems like the Buds Pro could be modeled on that note to fit any color choice currently affiliated with the Samsung Galaxy S21 range. The latest Galaxy Buds Pro” renders of Blass reveal a product that may at least be named Phantom Violet; in comparison, the FCC makes a slip that can even arrive in black.
As far as the earbuds itself, for this latest edition, their new photos also say they went back to both the Buds/Buds+ form factor. Even so, it also seems that this style has been extremely optimized, and the tiny exterior grilles seen in the Buds Live are also displayed. This may be another suggestion that Samsung wants to unleash these pros with active noise cancellation (ANC).
Eventually, their FCC certification also disputes previous claims that, relative to the Buds+, these “Galaxy Buds Pro” might probably have a charging case with far more battery: 500mAh, instead of 472mAh like in these post-TWS earbuds.