Samsung’s next pair of wireless earbuds — picturesquely code-named “Bean” — will likely launch as the Galaxy BudsX, newly sighted IP documentation suggest. The Korean company applied for a trademark on the said moniker on Monday, having submitted the application with the European Union Intellectual Property Office. Besides revealing the likely name of the Galaxy Buds+ follow-up, the filing is a strong indicator that the Galaxy BudsX will hit the market in the coming months.
The Galaxy BudsX series will reportedly be identified by the model number SM-R180, with the implication being this will be the true successor to the Galaxy Buds (SM-R170) instead of just a minor upgrade the Galaxy Buds+ (SM-R175) were. As for the “Bean” codename, that moniker likely wasn’t picked at random, with sources previously claiming the SM-R180 line will be shaped akin to kidney beans. Finally, insiders from Samsung’s home country also believe the Galaxy BudsX will cost less than $150.