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New Samsung Galaxy Buds could be in the works, says leak

Unlikely this is the Samsung Galaxy Buds 3, though.

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2023 has been quite the year for Samsung. The Korean tech giant started the year with the Galaxy S23, which became a fan-favorite Galaxy S series.

Then, only a month ago, the company held its second Unpacked event of the year, where it launched The Galaxy Tab S9, the Galaxy Watch 6 series, and its foldable smartphone series, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5. 

And the Galaxy S23 FE and Galaxy Tab S9 FE series are in the pipeline, according to reliable sources, ready to launch by the end of the year.

Now, we are almost in the fourth quarter of the year, and Samsung hasn’t announced a new set of earbuds. The last Samsung Galaxy Buds launched back in 2022, alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4.

The Dutch news outlet Galaxy Club has now revealed new info that indicates a new model of the Samsung Galaxy Buds is in the works. According to the outlet, the new earbuds carry the model number SM-R400N.

Could it really be the Samsung Galaxy Buds 3? 

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Naturally, the mind goes to the Galaxy Buds 3, which was rumored to appear at last month’s Unpacked event. It has been almost two years since Galaxy Buds 2 launched. So, we are due for an upgrade.

However, the model number tells a different story. Based on the model number, the new Samsung earbud in development won’t likely be a “Pro” model, as Samsung’s Pro earbuds line uses “SM-R5xxx” as the standard model number. 

The likely possibility the leaked device is an intermediary variant. In the past, Samsung has launched intermediary devices before launching a new iteration. So, the SM-R400N model could be something in between — Galaxy Buds 2 Plus or even a “Fan Edition.”

The Fan Edition theory makes sense since Samsung may revamp the FE brand in 2023. After skipping a year, we have a clear indication that the Galaxy S23 FE is in the pipeline alongside the Galaxy Tab S9 FE. A pair of Fan Edition earbuds would go well with those. 

Unfortunately, we don’t have enough information to draw a conclusion. New leaks will surely appear in the coming weeks. Until then, all we can say is that Samsung is working on a new earbud which likely will not be part of the “Pro” line.

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