Hot topics

Here's everything we know about the Buds Air, Realme's AirPod killers

7FiZyb3WJVCAr9WMfs7NMZ 970 80 1
© Realme

Chinese manufacturer, Realme, seemingly not content with shaking up the smartphone market, has revealed ambitions to take on the old guard in terms of audio tech too. According to sources, Realme is set to release a competitor to Apple's AirPods called the Buds Air.

This is not the first time a company has tried to muscle their way into the market following the enormous success of Apple's once-mocked true wireless headphones. Huawei has launched its FreeBuds, now on their third iteration, and brands like Anker, with its Soundcore stuff, and Mobvoi, with its TicPods, have all tried to get a piece of the action. Realme, however, could just be best placed to succeed though.

Jump to section:

Realme Buds Air design and features

There are no prizes for guessing the design inspiration here, but Realme has in the past been one of the best at taking popular design choices and reproducing them at a fraction of the cost of the competition. That means you can expect the Buds Air to come with a carry case that supports wireless charging.

wWeRLVjfvQYcDrBfZnyCan 650 80
Wireless charging will be available right out of the box / © GSMArena

Realme itself has already teased the true wireless headphones, confirming that three color variants will be available. Whilst we have not confirmed which colors those will be, it seems highly likely that black and white will be joined by yellow, the color of the brand's logo.

We also know that the headphones will be fitted with 12mm bass boosters to deliver powerful sound. Aside from wireless charging, the carry case should come with a USB-C port for regular wired charging. We don't know much about battery life yet, but we won't have to wait too much longer to find out.

Price and release date

The Realme Buds Air will be launched on December 17 at an event in India. The brand is expected to announce the XT 730G smartphone alongside the true wireless headphones. In terms of price, the rumor is that they're going to be available for Rs 4,999, which is about $70/£53.

What do you think of the Realme Buds Air? A true competitor to the Apple AirPods, or just another copycat product? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: TechRadar, GSMArena

 The best gaming monitors at a glance

  Best gaming monitor up to $400 Best gaming monitor up to $600 Best gaming monitor up to $800 Best gaming monitor up to $1,000 Best gaming monitor for consoles
Image LG Ultragear 27GP850P - product image Asus ROG Strix XG27AQ - product image BenQ MOBIUZ EX3210U - product image Asus ROG Swift PG27AQDM - product image Gigabyte M32U - product image
Go to comment (1)
David McCourt

David McCourt

David enjoys staying abreast of the latest technology and newest Android apps. Outside of the office, he can be found playing snooker and writing bad 00s indie songs.

To the author profile
Liked this article? Share now!
Recommended articles
Latest articles
Push notification Next article
1 Comment
Write new comment:
All changes will be saved. No drafts are saved when editing
Write new comment:
All changes will be saved. No drafts are saved when editing

  • marco sarli 39
    marco sarli
    • Admin
    Dec 12, 2019 Link to comment

    Are a lot of phone manufacturers skipping earphone Jacks and not including earphones to sell us these ugly things?