These could be the AKG earphones that come with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. While many of today’s top flagships don’t ship with more than just the phone, the charger, and the user guides, Samsung was rumored at the end of February to be launching the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus with a set of earbuds, but not just any earbuds as they were rumored to be coming from AKG which makes high-end headphones. The fact that Samsung may be choosing to throw in earbuds with their soon to be latest smartphones is enough of a surprise but making sure that the earbuds that are included come from a quality brand is a little out of the ordinary.
That being said the earbuds coming from AKG make more sense when you consider the audio on Samsung’s recently announced Galaxy Tab S3 that was officially confirmed back at Mobile World Congress, as the audio on the Galaxy Tab S3 was tuned by AKG, so the earbuds for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are likely a continuation of the partnership between the two companies. Judging by the leaked images the AKG earbuds will come with a braided cable so not only will they be less likely to get tangled up as the cable should be more stiff, the earbud cable should also be a little more durable as well which makes them much more of a value.
In addition to the AKG earphones that are suspected to ship with the two new phones, the audio in the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus is rumored to be tuned by AKG as well just like Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3 tablet. This wouldn’t be too much of a shock since Samsung has already done this with another device. Although both upcoming phones are rumored to be coming in four different colors, it isn’t known if the colors of the earphones will come in colors that match the device, though they may end up being black like the ones shown here for each color of the phone. Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus at Unpacked on March 29th where they should end up sharing most of the details about the phone.