After an alleged pricing hike for the Galaxy Z Flip 4 was reported last week, a fresh claim is now hinting that Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Buds Pro 2 could arrive more expensive than its predecessor. Fortunately, along with these details also includes a notable feature upgrade for the next-gen ANC wireless earbuds.
- Samsung is now seen to inflate the pricing of the Galaxy Buds Pro 2 earbuds.
- The Galaxy Buds Pro 2 TWS are said to cost $230 or $30 more than the first Buds Pro.
- The entire Samsung Galaxy lineup could see a potential price hike at launch.
According to one of the sources of 9to5Google, Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro 2 will cost $230 at launch. This is a $30 price difference from the original Galaxy Pro earbuds or $80 more compared to the vanilla Galaxy Buds 2. If this materializes, it will put the second-generation Galaxy Buds Pro above the recently launched Google Pixel Buds Pro which retails for $200.
The move is not surprising at all since most of the manufacturers are affected by the on-going inflation and chip shortages worldwide. Even prominent brands are planning to increase the prices of their devices like Apple with its iPhone 14 Pro Max possibly retailing for a new record price.
Improved audio bit rate for Galaxy Buds Pro 2
Although previously shown with minor changes in the design department, Galaxy Buds Pro 2 is now rumored to come with a 24-bit audio bit rate. However, this does not guarantee outright audio improvement for users in terms of sound quality. The overall audio reproduction will still depend on the combined use of codecs and internal hardware of the headphones. Nonetheless, we want to see what this will entail for us once the headphones become official.
Samsung is scheduled to announce the Galaxy Buds Pro 2 alongside the Galaxy Watch 5, Galaxy Z Flip 4, and Galaxy Z Fold 4 on August 10. It is safe to say that not only the Galaxy Buds Pro 2 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 will cost more. There’s a chance that all the Galaxy devices will get a substantial price increase.
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