Samsung has announced a new pair of wireless earphones, the Samsung Galaxy Buds.

They come in a wireless charging case that can be charged through a Qi charging mat or even when placed on the back of a Samsung Galaxy S10+ smartphone. It also has a USB-C port if a wired connection is needed for faster charging.

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Essentially replacing the company's Gear Icon X equivalents released last year, the Galaxy Buds come with 58mAh batteries inside. There is also a 252mAh battery in the case that will recharge them a couple of times before needing topped-up itself.

Both battery sizes are smaller than on the Icon X but with a step-up to Bluetooth 5.0 this time around, power management should be more efficient. Indeed, Samsung quotes up to six hours of music playback over Bluetooth.

They are tuned by the Samsung-owned audio brand AKG for a "premium sound experience" and they sport 5.8pi dynamic drivers, just like the Icon X beforehand.

Bixby support is built in, so they can be used to interact with your phone through Sammy's voice assistant. You can also just make a call without even pulling your phone out of your pocket.

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As with Samsung's new range of Galaxy S10 phones, Galaxy Active smartwatch and other accessories announced during Galaxy Unpacked, the Galaxy Buds are available to pre-order now in a trio of colours: black, white and yellow. They support Android only and are priced at £139 in the UK.