In an inadvertent move by Samsung, details about the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Buds FE (Fan Edition) have been leaked to the public. The tech giant mistakenly published the official user manual for these wireless earbuds on its German website, shedding light on the device's design and features.
The leaked 42-page document provides a comprehensive look at the Galaxy Buds FE's design. The earbuds sport a wingtip design, akin to their predecessors, the Galaxy Buds and Galaxy Buds+. Each earbud is equipped with a pair of microphones, totaling four, and an external touch sensor. At first glance, they bear a striking resemblance to the Galaxy Buds Plus.
One notable design feature is the removable wingtips, offering users the flexibility to swap them for a better fit. Samsung emphasizes the importance of a proper fit, as the device may not function correctly if the touch-sensitive sensor does not make contact with the ear.
The charging case follows the trend set by the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro with its square build. However, it appears that the Galaxy Buds FE may lack wireless charging capabilities, as the manual makes no mention of this feature. Instead, users will rely on the traditional USB-C cable for charging. The case also boasts a distinctive notch for easy opening and battery indicators on both the inside and outside.
While the manual doesn't delve deeply into the internal specifications of the Galaxy Buds FE, it highlights several noteworthy software features. Among these is the inclusion of active noise canceling (ANC), allowing users to immerse themselves in their audio by blocking out environmental noise. Alternatively, an ambient sound mode is available, enabling users to stay connected to their surroundings when needed.
The document also provides instructions on essential functions such as connecting the Galaxy Buds FE to a smartphone via Bluetooth, configuring audio settings through the Galaxy Wearable app, and activating Samsung's AI assistant, Bixby.
Regrettably, the user manual does not disclose the official launch date or pricing information for the Galaxy Buds FE. However, it does confirm that the earbuds will be available in black and feature a glossy white charging case, suggesting potential color variations.
This leak raises questions about the whereabouts of the rumored Galaxy Buds 3, which was expected to debut this year. As we approach the final quarter of the year, no official announcements have been made by Samsung regarding the Galaxy Buds 3. Speculation arises as to whether the Galaxy Buds FE may have been the flagship earbuds all along.
While the leak has provided valuable insights into the Galaxy Buds FE, Samsung's official announcement, which may be imminent given the accidental release of the manual, is eagerly awaited by tech enthusiasts and consumers alike. As more information surfaces, it will be interesting to see how the Galaxy Buds FE stacks up against its competitors in the wireless earbuds market.