In the run-up to Samsung's Galaxy S10 event, new information about the company's future wireless headsets has surfaced. The details are courtesy of the FCC and Samsung Turkey, providing name confirmation and a partial illustration of the accessory charging case, which is to become the successor to the Samsung Gear IconX headphones.
The first news rumor comes from Reddit, where users have identified that the company's Turkish site has listed "Galaxy Buds" on its warranty information page. This is in line with the Bluetooth SIG archiving of the device and makes perfect sense from the brand point of view, although it is important to note that at least until recently the name "Samsung Buds" was in the mix. Samsung has applied for the Samsung Buds brand in Europe in September this year and has yet to register the new name, Galaxy Buds, at the European Union Intellectual Property Office. In the USA, however, only the Galaxy Buds were registered (in October 2018).
As for the FCC's listing on January 29, certification, as is generally the case, does not give much. However, it shows an illustration of the bottom of the charging case. The illustration shows an oval object (hopefully a little less bulky than the IconX loading case, seen above) with a loading door on one side. It's not entirely clear if it's a USB-C charging port, but since IconX's latest generation had a USB-C port, it's probably safe to assume that Samsung will continue with that choice for their new wireless headsets.
In terms of what else to expect from the headsets: Bluetooth archiving has confirmed Bluetooth 5.0 to the device and a SamMobile indicated that the Galaxy Buds will offer 8GB of onboard storage and longer battery life. We'll probably know more in a few weeks in the Galaxy Unpacked event, so stay tuned.