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Realme Buds Air to launch alongside the X2 in India

A teaser for Realme's upcoming Indian event. (Source: Realme)
A teaser for Realme's upcoming Indian event. (Source: Realme)
Realme will debut the X2 in a new market, India, tomorrow (December 17, 2019). It will be joined on stage by the brand's first fully-wireless (or TWS) audio accessories. According to official teasers, they look like AirPods, although they come in more colors.
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The Realme X2 will launch in India on December 17, 2019. It may be a welcome addition to smartphone options in this country, being as it is a version of the 64MP quad-cam XT, but with a more powerful Snapdragon 730G processor.

It is already known that it will be sold via Flipkart in its new market, although the OEM has not hinted at how much it will cost on this platform. For reference, the X2 started at about US$224 in China; therefore, it may be around this price or a little higher when it goes on sale in India.

However, it seems the device will not be doing so alone. Its maker has also issued teasers concerning a completely new product in the context of its imminent launch. The Realme Buds Air are to be the brand's first TWS earbuds. They have been modelled by several OEM executives, including its Indian division head Madhav Sheth, in their 3 colors: yellow, white and black.

Otherwise, the company has not offered any further detail on these new accessories. However, a recent leak has purported to contain all of their prevalent specs. It alleges that the Buds Air will be powered by something called the R1 chipset - an in-house wireless SoC, perhaps? Furthermore, these buds are alleged to support Bluetooth 5.0 and to have 12 millimeter "Dynamic Bass Boost" drivers.

This leak, however unverified, is thus increasingly tempting to accept as read, especially as it also asserts the Realme Buds Air will charge using USB type C rather than microUSB and will also be capable of wireless charging. Their case will apparently confer a total of 17 hours' listening time per charge. 

The new TWS buds are also now rumored to exhibit features such as wear detection, touch controls and a low-latency gaming mode. Despite this possibly generous panel of features, the new leak also states they will be priced at just INR 4999 (~$70) on release in India (whereas the 2nd-gen AirPods cost INR 16999 (~$240)). However, the X2's launch will confirm or deny these rumors for sure.

The Realme Buds Air in "on-head" images, alongside their alleged leaked specs. (Source: GizmoChina, Realme)
The Realme Buds Air in "on-head" images, alongside their alleged leaked specs. (Source: GizmoChina, Realme)
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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-12-16 (Update: 2020-01-20)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.