Xiaomi introduced its latest true wireless earbuds today, dubbed Mi Air. Featuring a true wireless design, the Mi Air Bluetooth headset has been priced at CNY 399 (INR 4,077) in China. It will be going on sale for the first time at 00:00 hours on January 11. The Mi Air Bluetooth earbuds utilize a 7mm neodymium driver with a titanium sound chamber for impressive audio quality. Xiaomi’s latest earbuds also support the AAC codec and come with ENC noise reduction technology to suppress environmental noise. When it comes to battery life, Xiaomi claims the Mi Air earbuds can provide up to 10 hours of continuous usage. Thanks to fast charging support, it only takes 1 hour for a full charge. You can also get around 70 minutes of usage from a short 10 minute charge.
Back in November 2018, Xiaomi first introduced its alternative for Apple’s expensive wireless earbuds, AirPods. The Xiaomi’s version of wireless earbuds did not sound too different from Apple’s, Xiaomi branded it as AirDots. These earbuds were launched at a 5x lesser price than the AirPods. Now, Xiaomi is gearing up to launch another version of these wireless pods, making them look more similar to AirPods. We have got our hands on the exclusive renders of the upcoming wireless earbuds from Xiaomi. Let’s check them out.
As one can gauge from the renders, the upcoming wireless buds from Xiaomi will feature a small arm coming down from the earbud section. The arm seems to be thicker than the earbud section to house battery and microphone. The material used seems to be plastic. There is silicon covering on the mouth of the earbuds that should offer comfort and not feel too intrusive inside the ear. The case for these upcoming earbuds conforms to the first edition of AirDots, this case will be charging these wireless earbuds. One will need to connect the case to the charging port and then place the earbuds in their space. As much identical as they may look to the AirPods, we must say that Xiaomi has somehow managed to make the design more trendy on the upper side.
The first edition of wireless earbuds from Xiaomi, named AirDots, looked more like Samsung’s Gear IconX without any arm and just earbuds. The upcoming edition, however, bears more resemblance with Apple AirPods. For now, we do not have any official details concerning the new AirDots from Xiaomi but we can expect them to be an advanced version of the first-gen AirDots.
Similar to Apple AirPods, Xiaomi’s first Mi AirDots featured True Wireless Stereo (TWS) that divides audio in both the earbuds for a seamless audio experience. Besides, the wireless buds had Bluetooth v5.0 support. Each earbud had a dedicated touch zone that was used to perform functions such as play/pause audio, enable/disable assistant, answer/reject a call, and more. The first-gen Mi AirDots had a charging dock with a capacity of 300mAh offering 12 hours of standby time. They also featured 7.2mm audio drivers claimed to produce deep bass and top quality stereo audio. The Mi AirDots were launched at CNY 199 (approx. INR 2,100). It would be interesting to see how Xiaomi prices the upcoming version of these wireless earbuds.