In an unexpected turn of events, Samsung has inadvertently leaked information about its imminent Galaxy Buds FE (Fan Edition), sparking intrigue and excitement among tech enthusiasts worldwide. The blunder occurred when the official user manual for the wireless earbuds was published on Samsung’s German website, surprisingly in English, revealing key details about the device’s design and features. Discovered initially by the Dutch news site GalaxyClub, the manual provides a comprehensive glimpse into what consumers can expect from Samsung’s latest addition to its Galaxy Buds series.
The Galaxy Buds FE, as revealed in the 42-page document, feature a wingtip design, a pair of microphones on each bud, and a touch sensor on the outside, bearing a striking resemblance to the Galaxy Buds Plus. The wingtips are interchangeable, offering users the flexibility of tailoring the fit to their comfort with small/medium and medium/large silicone tip options. The user manual also emphasizes the importance of a proper fit, stating the device may not function if the touch-sensitive sensor does not make contact with the user’s ear. However, unlike its Pro model counterpart, the Galaxy Buds FE do not appear to support wireless charging, a feature conspicuously absent from the manual.
Samsung Accidentally Leaks Galaxy Buds FE Details
In an unexpected turn of events, Samsung has unintentionally revealed its forthcoming Galaxy Buds FE (Fan Edition) by publishing the wireless earbuds’ official user manual on its German website. Despite the geographical location, the document is entirely in English. The leak was initially spotted by Dutch news site GalaxyClub.
Design and Features
The manual offers a sneak peek into what the Galaxy Buds FE will look like and the features it will boast. The buds, as shown in the 42-page document, feature a wingtip design, a pair of microphones on each (four in total), and an external touch sensor. At first glance, their appearance bears a striking resemblance to the Galaxy Buds Plus.
The wingtips are detachable, allowing users to switch them for a better fit. Two sizes of silicone tips, Small/Medium and Medium/Large, will be available. Samsung emphasizes the importance of a proper fit, stating that the device may not work if the touch-sensitive sensor does not come into contact with the user’s ear.
Case and Charging
The square-built case mirrors the design of the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, with a notable absence of wireless charging support. Instead, users will need to resort to the traditional USB-C cable for charging. The case features a notch for easy opening and battery indicators both inside and outside.
While the manual is quite stingy on internal details, it does confirm the inclusion of active noise canceling to block out environmental noise. In contrast, the ambient sound mode can be activated to let in outside noise, keeping users aware of their surroundings.
Availability and Speculations
Unfortunately, the document does not disclose the Galaxy Buds FE’s launch date or price point. However, it does reveal that the devices will come in black with a glossy white charging case, hinting at some color variance. This leak raises an intriguing question: where are the Galaxy Buds 3? Rumors have been circulating about these flagship earbuds, suggesting a 2023 release. Could the Galaxy Buds FE have been the anticipated Galaxy Buds 3 all along? Only time will tell.
With the accidental release of the manual on an official channel, a formal announcement from Samsung may be imminent. While we wait for more information about the upcoming flagship model, TechRadar’s list of the best earbuds for 2023 may be a good resource for those in the market for new earbuds. This leak, though accidental, has certainly piqued the interest of many tech enthusiasts and Samsung fans, and we look forward to the official reveal.