Should probably wait for more details before completely condemning it, but changes are Samsung hasn't invented a new wireless standard like Apple did, and that they are using Bluetooth audio. Bluetooth audio does many things well, but it does use lossy compression on its audio streams. It may not be a huge issue in and of itself, but consider that the audio it plays is typically already compressed in mp3/ogg or some sort of video file. Now you are recompressing a previously compressed audio source, and that is pretty bad.
They'd also suffer from the "easy to lose" issue of Apples Airpods, and judging by how they look I'm willing to bet an infringement lawsuit to be incoming from Apple any moment now. I'm no Apple fan, but I seriously don't understand how Samsung can justify blatantly ripping off Apple products as often as they do. It is more vague on their handheld devices, but this is just blatant, down to the charger carrying case.
Then there is the concept of battery powered wireless devices that bugs me. It's just one more device you have to remember to keep charged, and could be dead at the wrong moment, and may have to be tossed because the batteries are no longer good after 2-3 years. Unless you absolutely need the wireless capability for mobility or something like that, when given a choice between anything wireless and anything wired, the wired solution will always be faster/higher quality/more reliable.
That, and I have absolutely zero interest in earbuds. I'd do full size headphones, or speakers, but I'll pass on earbuds.
And no, I'm not one of those retards with full sized headphones out on the street. I just don't listen to music outside my home or my car.
Well, at least it appears to have a headphone jack, which is nice. Any more on the rumors that Samsung will have a version that doesn't have the silly curved screen edges? My work phone is a Galaxy S8, and I find the curved edges to be very annoying - I find the distorted video edges very distracting, and it makes the whole thing harder to hold on to without accidentally hitting the side of the screen. It also makes putting on screen protectors and cases a pain as well. I am also not a fan of the longboi screen ratios. My personal phone (Asus Zenfone 2 Laser) is just past the 3 year mark now, and it is sad that almost every new phone has something annoyingly wrong with it that keeps me from replacing it - curved screen edges, missing ports, silly long screen, and so forth.
There are a couple things that make me hesitant on purchasing another Samsung phone (have an s8)
1. Update lagtime. It takes them a ridiculous amount of time to roll out updates.