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Realme Buds Air First True Wireless Earbuds Launched In India: Check Out Price, Features And Specifications

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Realme on Tuesday, December 17 launched its much-hyped true wireless earbuds, the Buds Air alongside the new smartphone, Realme X2. The first truly wireless earbuds from Realme that would take on the Apple AirPods 2 are scheduled to debut in India. The Chinese smartphone maker has been raving about their entry into wireless earbuds for some time now before finally unveiling the product today.

Meanwhile, a report has surfaced online that reveal the earbuds in detail. The Realme Buds Air is claimed to come with a proprietary R1 SoC that could be Realme’s answer to Apple’s H1 chip powering the AirPods 2. The new earbuds are also rumoured to deliver as much as 17 hours of battery life on a single charge.

Realme Buds Air, the Chinese smartphone maker’s first truly wireless earbuds, are here. Announced on Tuesday alongside the Realme X2 at an event in New Delhi, the earbuds come with a design that is quite reminiscent of the Apple AirPods. The earbuds join the company’s growing accessory portfolio in India that the company wants to further expand as we enter the New Year in a few days. Realme claims that Buds Air can provide a total of 17 hours of music playback on a single charge, however, there is a caveat. This backup includes the time provided by the extra charge present in the wireless charging case of the earbuds.

Realme Buds Air price in India, sale date

Resembling the design of Apple’s AirPods 2, the Buds Air carries a much less price tag of Rs. 3,999 and comes in three attractive colours – black, yellow and white, these went on the sale for the first time in the company’s Hate-to-Wait sale at 2 pm on Tuesday. The next sale for Realme Buds Air is scheduled for December 23. The Realme Buds Air will be offered via Flipkart and Realme.com.

The Realme Buds Air is currently the cheapest true wireless with wireless charging support earbuds available in the Indian market. At this pricing, Realme Buds Air will be competing with the likes of Leaf Pods and Noise Shots X3, both of which are also available under Rs. 5,000 in the country.

Realme Buds Air specifications, features

The Realme Buds Air is currently the cheapest true wireless with wireless charging support earbuds available in the Indian market. According to company claims, the Buds Air has the capacity to last for up to 17 hours of music play.

In terms of the features, Realme Buds Air comes with a 12mm bass boost driver, multi-layer composite diaphragm, and environment noise cancellation support for calling. The earbuds also support dual-channel transmission and the company has added a dedicated gaming mode with low-latency.

The earbuds are powered by custom R1 chip and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, specially designed for gamers who love their sound effects, to say the least. Apart from that, the earbuds come with a significant low-latency mode and reduce latency by 51% when you’re playing a game. Latency is the short delay between an audio signal being sent and when you can hear it. You won’t notice it when listening to music, but if you’re watching a video or playing a game, it can cause the sound to be out of sync with the picture.

Wireless charging and the presence of USB Type-C port are two features that set the Realme Buds Ai apart from this price segment. The bundled charging case with the Buds Air support wireless charging and it also includes USB Type-C in case you want to charge using a cable includes the extra backup provided by the charging case. Without that extra charge, the earbuds will last 3 hours of music playback. The charging case support Qi wireless charging so it can be used with any Qi-compatible chargers.

Other important features include the ENC (Environment Noise Cancellation) technology to provide noise-free audio experience.

Moreover, the Buds Air also houses touch controls that users can enable to answer and disconnect calls, switch music, and activate gaming mode.

Additionally, Realme Buds Air comes with auto-connection support, in-ear detection, two microphones, Google Assistant integration, and touch controls. The earbuds also pack Bluetooth 5.0. A single earbud weighs 4.16 grams, whereas the charging case is 42.3 grams.

Below is the breakup of the various controls:

Double-tap: Answer a call; play/pause music playback.

Triple-tap: Skip to next song.

Press and hold one side: Launch voice assistant; end/decline a call;

Press and hold both sides: Enter/exit Gaming Mode.

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