Samsung announces Galaxy Watch3 and Buds Live at Unpacked 2020
At the Unpacked 2020, today, Samsung introduced a range of devices across different categories. From the all-new Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra to the Galaxy Tab S7/S7+ to the much-anticipated Galaxy Z Fold 2. Adding to the same, the company also announced two more products: Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Buds Live. Let’s take a look at the specifications for both these devices.
Samsung Galaxy Watch3
To begin with, the Galaxy Watch3 comes in two models, with one made out of stainless steel (with leather belt) and the other using Titanium (with metal strap) for its casing. The stainless steel variant comes in three colors: Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black, and Mystic Silver, whereas the titanium model offers only one color option: Mystic Black.
The watch features two screen sizes: 41mm and 45mm. With 41mm, the watch has a 1.2-inch display, while the 45mm has a slightly bigger 1.4-inch display. Both models utilize the Super AMOLED display and come with Gorilla Glass DX protection on top.
Talking about performance, the Galaxy Watch3 runs on a dual-core Exynos 9110 processor, clocked at 1.5GHz. It includes 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage and runs on Wearable OS 5.5. For power the internals, there is a 247mAh (41mm) and 340mAh (45mm) battery with support WPC-based wireless charging.
In terms of connectivity, the watch comes with LTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth v5.0, and NFC. It has various sensors such as accelerometer, barometer, optical heart-rate sensor, and more.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live
With the all-new Galaxy Buds Live, Samsung has taken a new design approach for the design of the earbuds. The earbuds now have their components laid out horizontally (as opposed to vertically, like most earbuds). As per Samsung, the tip-less design makes the earbuds more ergonomic and makes them protrude less from the ears.
At its core, the Buds Live incorporate 12mm drivers and have three microphones and a voice pickup unit: to make the audio loud and clear on call. Talking about features, the latest offering from Samsung comes with Active Noise Cancellation to cut down on the noise and a gaming mode to reduce the audio latency. The earbuds connect over Bluetooth 5.0 and offer SBC and AAC codec support. Moreover, they also feature touch-based controls to perform different operations.
Samsung says the Buds Live offer 6 hours of playback on a single charge, with the charging case offering an additional 15 hours of playback time. The charging case supports Qi-certified wireless charging.
Samsung Galaxy Watch3 and Buds Live: Pricing and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy Watch3 starts at $399 and will be available starting August 6 in the US. On the other hand, the Galaxy Buds Live is priced at $169, and it will also be available from August 6.