Samsung may have just dumped the beans on how their next earphones won’t be beans

Somehow we loved the beans. The bean-like shape of Galaxy Buds Live made sense! But while Samsung originally seemed to be in the joke – the company called them beans internally and even printed the word on the circuit – Samsung’s next earphones could take a different step.

Today, the Indonesian telecommunications certification authority revealed that the company is waiting for its wings with a new ‘Galaxy Buds Pro’ headset MySmartPrice), and SamMobile you’ve probably already revealed what to expect: there will be a source of sealed earbuds that are the same design as the previous Galaxy Buds +, only now with active noise reduction and “enhanced environmental mode” so they can hear more from your surroundings.

It appears here in the Galaxy Buds Pro Indonesia SDPPI database.
Snapshot: Sean Hollister / The Verge

This makes a lot of sense, as the bean-shaped Galaxy Buds Live was an attempt to initially offer comfortable outdoor fitness, and they only suffered primarily because Samsung could only offer as much sound quality (and noise filtering) as it is in-ear. The Galaxy Buds Pro could theoretically be more efficient in both, with the enhanced environment mode allowing you to still enjoy one of the benefits of outdoor sound.

We expect them to go head-to-head with the Apple AirPods Pro, probably alongside the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S21 phones. We expect these to be announced in January, so the buds are likely to arrive even then. As MySmartPrice points out that several different regulatory authorities now appear to be licensed, so they are probably not far off.