What you need to know
- A listing for what could be the Surface Headphones 2 appeared on the Bluetooth SIG certification website.
- The listing shows a potential sequel to the Surface Headphones that supports Bluetooth 5.0 and aptX.
- aptX helps transmit audio over Bluetooth without losing audio quality.
Microsoft's Surface Headphones could be getting a sequel soon, based on a recent listing that appeared online. 91 mobiles discovered a listing on the Bluetooth SIG certification site for what appears to be the Surface Headphones 2. According to the listing, the Surface Headphones 2 will support Bluetooth 5.0 and aptX for high-quality audio.
The listing is for a device with a model number of 1919 that will appear on Microsoft's website. There's a chance that they could just be called the "Surface Headphones" rather than adding a 2 to signify a later version. The listing only refers to them as "Surface Headphones," though, in this article, we'll refer to them as Surface Headphones to for clarity.
The upgrade to Bluetooth 5.0 will help the Surface Headphones 2 have a stronger and quicker connection to devices. Many new devices support Bluetooth 5.0, which is important because to get the benefits of the new technology, both devices need to support it. Bluetooth 5.0 is backward compatible, though, so the Surface Headphones 2 should work with older devices. The original Surface Headphones utilize Bluetooth 4.2.
The addition of aptX will also help the sound quality of the headphones. aptX reduces latency and allows audio to travel between devices without lowering audio quality.
The listing also states that the Surface Headphones 2 will get up to 20 hours of battery life.
The listing does not indicate when the Surface Headphones 2 will come out, but it could be soon. Recent reports indicate that the Surface Earbuds will launch on May 6, 2020. Several other Surface devices have also popped up in FCC filings, including the Surface Book 3, so a Surface event could be around the corner.
Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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