The Galaxy BudsX could be Samsung’s next pair of truly wireless earbuds. The South Korean company has just applied for a trademark for the moniker “Samsung BudsX” with the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) and the UK IPO.
The application itself doesn’t reveal much, apart from the fact that these are a pair of wireless earbuds. The accompanying description further suggests that these earbuds will focus heavily on health and fitness-tracking features.
“Wireless headsets/earsets incorporating software for providing a fitness guide; Wireless headsets/earsets incorporating software for measuring distance, speed, time, changes in heart rate, activity level, calories burned,” the description reads.
It’s unclear if the Galaxy BudsX will be the successor to the Galaxy Buds+ or Samsung is planning to launch a separate fitness-focused earbuds lineup. Either way, we might see a new pair of Samsung wireless earbuds launch alongside the Galaxy Note 20 series.
Samsung applies for a trademark for Galaxy BudsX
Samsung is likely to launch a new pair of truly wireless earbuds as the Galaxy Buds+ follow-up alongside the Galaxy Note 20 series later this year. We already know the company is working on one with the codename “Bean,” which refers to its kidney-shape design.
Now, Samsung applying for a trademark for BudsX suggests that those “Bean” earbuds would actually launch as Galaxy BudsX.
They reportedly carry the model number SM-R180, which is in line with the model number of the Galaxy Buds (SM-R170) and the Galaxy Buds+ (SM-R175). These buds are rumored to feature active noise cancellation (ANC) and cost less than $150.
However, nothing is set in stone yet. Samsung’s recent trademark application doesn’t even mention the Galaxy brand. It simply says “Samsung BudsX,” although it’s very much normal for a trademark. The “Bean” trademark also didn’t feature the Galaxy brand.
The naming, in addition to the possibility of several fitness-tracking features, suggests that the new buds are a kind of successor to the Gear IconX from 2016. The Gear IconX were Samsung’s fitness earbuds and came with 4GB of internal storage.
But the company has now dropped the Gear brand from its wearables in favor of the Galaxy name.
So whatever it names its upcoming earbuds, they’ll certainly carry the Galaxy branding. Perhaps, the Galaxy BudsX will offer the best of both the Galaxy Buds+ and the Gear IconX in one package.
This is all speculation, of course. Things might get clearer as we approach closer to Samsung’s next Galaxy Unpacked event, where we’ll likely see the Galaxy Note 20 and the Galaxy Fold 2 break cover.