Sources suggest that Sony is planning to produce new LinkBuds, likely dubbed LinkBuds S, in addition to the previously revealed WH-1000XM5. The LinkBuds S (model number WF-LSN900) appears quite different from the LinkBuds, as can be seen in drawings given by SnoopyTech.
Renderings for the Sony LinkBuds S
The drawing of the LinkBuds S indicates that the LinkBuds “donut” design has been abandoned in favour of a more traditional in-ear design that looks and feels more like the WF-1000XM4.
Its earphones will be available in gold and black hues, with a conventional appearance and a flat touchpad on the back that is supposed to support different gestures.
The next LinkBuds S is said to have the same sophisticated noise suppression mode as the WF-1000XM4 and will be able to transition between sound modes easily.
Despite the fact that the dug-out design has been abandoned, the LinkBuds S, which lacks physical buttons, should continue to follow the LinkBuds touch experience.