Galaxy Buds: How to preorder and buy Samsung's AirPods alternative

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Samsung's wearable lineup for 2019 is now official at Unpacked, consisting of the Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Fit, and Galaxy Buds.

Consumers willing to pay that hefty price will get a device that can unfold like a wallet.

There's no doubt that the Galaxy Fold is "luxury technology", conceded Justin Denison, a Samsung senior vice president during an interview.

There's no question that phone is going to be a powerhouse, but there's actually another version of Samsung's new Galaxy S10 that will make your jaw drop even further. They also both have their rear cameras arranged horizontally.

Samsung's more affordable handset comes with a dual-camera system that is comprised of a 12-megapixel main sensor and a 16-megapixel wide-angle system. It unlocks with a fingerprint sensor on the side of the phone.

All three S10 models will come out March 8, with pre-orders starting Thursday.

With the 5G versions of its flagships, the Korean electronics maker looks to have beaten Chinese rivals in the 5G race, although the device will operate only on the small number of networks launching later this year.

The Galaxy S10 Plus has tiny bezels. It also has a huge 6.7-inch display, and 256GB of internal storage (though it's lacking a microSD slot, present in every other S10 variant).

This will also allow you to control your phone without having to take it out of your pocket. In keeping with its status as a mobile powerhouse, the S10 5G features not three but four rear cameras, with the extra one functioning as a depth sensor for adjustable portrait mode images and improved augmented reality experiences.

Speaking of the camera, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus has three on the back, specifically a 12MP f/2.4 telephoto camera with optical image stabilization (OIS), a 16MP f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle camera (with no OIS), and a 12MP camera which has OIS and can switch between f/1.5 and f/2.4 apertures. Both lenses also have OIS. The only other notable difference between the two is the inclusion of an NFC chip in the former. But he also predicted that the advent of foldable screens will unleash new uses for mobile devices.

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With all that out of the way, we want to know what you think!

The device does still lack the Galaxy S10's new reverse wireless charging feature and the ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner.

The S10e has a 3,100mAh battery inside and is capable of what Samsung is dubbing "Wireless PowerShare", meaning it can charge other products that are placed on its rear.

The Galaxy Watch Active is compatible with both Android and iOS and features third party apps such as Under Armour, Spotify and Strava. With built-in Bixby support, you can use the Galaxy Buds to issue commands to Samsung's voice assistant. The specific chipset should be either the Exynos 9820 or the Snapdragon 855, but Samsung hasn't yet confirmed what regions will get which. It also comes with all the accessories, along with detailed instructions, on how to properly put the protector on the phone's display. Those are the previous generations of the two chipsets, so they were top-end in 2018 but aren't quite any more.

After being outed as part of the Galaxy S10 leaks the Galaxy Buds came with little surprise. The device is powered by 8GB of RAM and runs Android 9 Pie.

For those who don't need a large display with a ton of features, there's the Galaxy Fit, available later this year.

Let's first talk about the Galaxy Watch Active. Samsung didn't say much about it on Wednesday during its big Unpacked press conference, but we managed to get some hands-on time with the phone last week.

The Galaxy Buds are available in Black, White and Neon Yellow colours with each earbud weighing just 4.9 grams.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus.

Again, we plan to update this post with more Samsung Galaxy S10 screen protectors as they become available, so stay tuned!

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