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Realme may launch a cheaper version of its AirPod clones

The Realme Buds Air. (Source: Realme)
The Realme Buds Air. (Source: Realme)
Realme recently debuted its first pair of TWS earbuds in India. At 3999 INR (or about US$56), they seem a very reasonably-priced AirPod alternative. However, it now seems the OEM has a 2nd variant in the works which may cost even less.

Realme's Buds Air are this OEM's first truly-wireless (or TWS) earbuds. Like many other products on this market, they have been designed to look like Apple's AirPods, although they make up for that somewhat with more color options (black and yellow). They are currently on sale in India via channels such as Flipkart and realme.in. However, a new leak suggests their maker has submitted a new alternative for these devices in another country.

Taiwan's NCC electronics authority has allegedly certified a new Realme device called RMA205. Some of this new documentation also mentions the term Buds Air Neo. There are also photographs, which depict accessories that do resemble the first of this name closely. However, in this case, the charging case that accompanies the earbuds has a micro-USB port.

The non-Neo Buds Air, on the other hand, have a case with a more up-to-date USB type-C port. It confers up to 17 hours' worth of battery life on its contents. Therefore, it appears the OEM is about to launch a new version of these peripherals that will probably cost US$56 or less, starting with Taiwan.

Some extracts of the "Realme Buds Air Neo" NCC certification. (Source: NCC via IndiaShopps)
Some extracts of the "Realme Buds Air Neo" NCC certification. (Source: NCC via IndiaShopps)
 

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-01-20 (Update: 2020-01-20)