Samsung To Soon Launch Second Gen IconX Wireless Earbuds

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Samsung To Soon Launch Second Gen IconX Wireless Earbuds

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Samsung is reportedly working on a significantly newer version of the original Gear IconX earbuds, previously introduced in 2018. Reportedly bearing the model number SM-R170, the earbuds will be available in three colors – black, white and yellow. The most interesting aspect of the new IconX earbuds will be the fact that they sport 8 gigs of internal storage. That’s almost 2000 songs you can store in these upcoming earbuds, as an improvement to its predecessor, which had 4 GB internal storage.

Tuning and Price

It’s pretty early to say this, but the new Gear IconX earbuds may be launched with a Galaxy Branding, just like they did with their smartwatch. Another speculation that arises with this new product is the price factor, that may prove to be a contributing factor if Samsung opts for AKG tuning with their new earbuds. AKG is a legendary studio brand with almost 70 years’ experience in audio and sound, so we can expect Samsung to go for the bigger portion here. Also, Samsung is releasing their very first Bixby-powered Home system, called Galaxy Home with AKG tuning later this year. This here suggests that Samsung may go for the same tuning across the IconX earbuds as well.

Battery Life

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As far as the battery life is concerned, nothing definitive is on the charts yet. But looking at the 2018 IconX earbuds which delivered almost seven hours of listening time, the new IconX earbuds will probably be better at the battery game. Now it’s very skeptical to say if they make improvements in the earbuds or the charging case, but we expect fast charging support with the new IconX earbuds, that’s for sure.

Are you a fan of the original Gear IconX earbuds? If so, what do you think about the supposedly new ‘Galaxy’ IconX earbuds? Do let us know!

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