Samsung has announced a new pair of headphones U Flex and as the name suggests, the headphones are flexible. The headphones come in a bendable design and are light-weight, so they can be carried everywhere. The headphones are bendable up to 100 degrees, meaning they can be easily scrunched up and stored in small spaces. The headphones are designed in a way to help them retain their shape even when bent. However, Samsung does mention that the headphones will lose their shape or break if bent over 100 degrees and constantly. Also Read - Samsung and LG confirm presence at in-person CES 2022Also Read - Galaxy S21 FE to support 25W charging but will Samsung put it in the box?
The headphones come with an around the neck design and splash-resistant coating. While they cannot be used underwater, they can withstand occasional splashes. Coming to the earbuds, the buds are designed with dual speaker units the first is an 11-millimeter woofer and the second is an 8-millimeter tweeter. Both work together to improve the quality of sound. As said by Samsung, “Combined, the speakers guarantee crisp, balanced sound across the entire frequency spectrum.” Samsung has also designed a Scalable Codec technology to help the earphones minimize disturbance from wireless sources like external Wi-Fi signals that interfere with Bluetooth reception. ALSO READ: South Korean firms to benefit from iPhone 8 launch; here’s why Also Read - Samsung Galaxy M32 launch in India next week: Top specs, price around Rs 15,000, more
The earphones are compatible with Samsung devices running Android 7.0 OS and above. The controls for the headphones are located on the edges of the band that is worn around the neck. On the left is the power button, along with the volume keys as well as the play/pause buttons. On the right-hand side is the Bixby button or as Samsung calls it, the Active Key. The Active Key can be assigned multiple tasks and can help the user access apps like Clock, Timer, Samsung Health, Favorites, and Bixby. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 review: The iPad Pro alternative worth considering
The headphones can be paired with a Samsung smartphone using the Samsung Level App and the functions can be accessed from the app. The advanced settings for the U Flex headphones can be customized through the app. Apart from Bixby, the headphones are also compatible with Samsung S Voice Assistant and can be used for devices other than the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The headphones come with vibration notification for calls and messages. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy Note 9, not Galaxy S9, will boast in-display fingerprint sensor
While the battery specifications are unknown, the headphones come with 10-hours of playback time on a single charge. Samsung U Flex headphones are available in Black, Blue, and Silver. The pricing and availability are yet to be revealed by Samsung. However, the headphones are already listed on the global Samsung website and the official launch is ideally not too far off.