08 April 2020
Update: March 31, 2020
The new truly wireless earphones were spotted as a bundled offer with Samsung’s QLED TV earlier this month. And, now Samsung has officially announced them. Previously, the details and design of the accessory were not clear but now, the official announcement has revealed everything. The new earphones cost KRW 230,000 (around $190) in South Korea. The price is 30% higher than the price tag of the Galaxy Buds Plus but they come with some additional features that justify the cost. They use 8.2mm drivers that have a frequency response of 10Hz-20KHz.
The new AKG N400 feature ANC that block out ambiance noise. They use Bluetooth 5.0 for connectivity. There are two microphones on each earbud and the beamforming technology offers better audio quality. Each earbud has capacitive touch controls for music playback and volume controls. You can invoke Bixby and other AI voice assistants as well – Google Assistant, Siri on paired smartphones. The AKG N400 can be charged via the USB Type-C port or through wireless charging. The earbuds can last 6 hours on a single charge and 5 hours with ANC turned on.
The AKG 400 comes in black, blue and navy color options, and the latter option features a dual-finish with gold accents.
Original Post (March 5, 2020)
The AKG N400 wireless earbuds that were supposed to be introduced separately have already gone available for purchase, but not for everyone. Well, these earbuds are available only for those who are purchasing Samsung’s 2020 QLED 8K Smart TV.
It has been spotted (by TizenHelp) that people buying a smart TV from Samsung Website in South Korea can claim earbuds for 50% off. Samsung has not made any official announcement, nor does the wearable has an official page on the official website for a detailed introduction. And, since there is no official announcement, there is no information regarding the product’s full price as well.
Note that the AKG N400 wireless earbuds first appeared inside the Samsung SmartThings app without much of an explanation. But it was suggestive that the wireless accessory will launch pretty soon, though nobody knew the wearable will come as a bundled offer with Samsung’s 8K TV.
The details on the design of AKG N400 wireless earbuds can’t be explained since the screenshot is not too clear. The only information we know is that the earbuds will be available in Black color. It is yet to be seen if the earbuds will continue to come as a bundled offer with the QLED TV or will it see a separate release where we could learn more about it.
We may soon also get to know if the same offer comes to other countries as well. Also, it would be interesting to see how the AKG N400 compares to the Galaxy Buds