Galaxy Buds 3 Pro first hands-on photos leaked, features LEDs on the stem

Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Buds 3 are changing their design for the first time in several years and look a lot like the AirPods. Now, we're getting a look at the earbuds and their retail packaging and a set of LED strips are visible on the Galaxy Buds 3 Pro.

We've seen the Galaxy Buds 3 Pro on a few occasions at this point with their stemmed design and new case. The updated design looks attractive, but we've only seen it in renders so far. Tonight, we'll get a better look at Samsung's upcoming earbuds.

Images posted by Ice universe The Galaxy Buds 3 Pro are shown on Twitter/X in the same grey colour that we've been seeing for quite some time now, but this is the first time we're seeing them in real life. From what we've seen, the design looks a lot like Apple's AirPods Pro, and the orange and blue accents that appear on the Watch 7 are also clearly visible.

Samsung's Fast Pairing system is also shown, which means Google's Fast Pairing system probably won't be used either – it's theoretically possible to have both working, but it could quickly become a mess on Samsung smartphones, which can use both systems.

In one of the photos, we can clearly see that at least the Galaxy Buds 3 Pro have LED strips along the stem. They appear to be on in one photo, but off in the other.

We had previously speculated that this might be the case, but it was hard to tell in previous photos. These hands-on photos show the LEDs used excess More clear.

However, the purpose of these LEDs is still unclear.

Beyond that, GSMArena A photo of the non-Pro Galaxy Buds 3 was found on Instagram. The photo shows the Buds in what looks like official retail packaging. However, we can't see much beyond the box.

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Samsung is set to launch the Galaxy Buds 3 and Buds 3 Pro soon, possibly alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Flip 6 at an Unpacked event on July 10.

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