Redmi Earbuds S TWS earphones launched with low-latency gaming mode, IPX4 rating, and more
Ever since the massive success of Airpods, TWS earbuds seem to be all the rage among OEMs. Following Xiaomi's footsteps, Redmi has now released a new pair of headphones called the Redmi Earbuds S. It appears to be the international version of the Redmi Airdots S released in China earlier.
The Redmi Earbuds S have a pill-shaped design and look more like Samsung's Galaxy Buds. It is quite unlike the Airpod-like aesthetic that Xiaomi adopted for the Mi Truly Wireless Earphones launched a few days ago. Redmi claims that the earbuds can provide up to twelve hours of playtime with the charging case, and four hours on a full charge, indicating that the case has two charges worth of battery capacity.
The Redmi Earbuds S use 7.2mm drivers and support standard Bluetooth profiles such as HFP, A2DP, and HSP. There is no Qualcomm aptX support, unfortunately, but it is understandable, given the price. Some of the other features include compatibility with Bluetooth 5.0 devices, IPx4 splash and dust resistance, instant access to virtual assistants via a gesture, and DSP Environmental Noise Cancellation. However, the 'flagship' feature of the Redmi Earbuds S is its 122ms 'low-latency mode,' for gaming.
It appears that Redmi released the Redmi Earbuds S today to compliment the ongoing Redmi Note 9 Pro sale. The earbuds are now available for purchase on Xiaomi's website for Rs 1,799 (~$24). It's full price, however, is Rs 2,399($31), so it's best if you get your hands on one while the promotion is valid. There is no word about international availability just yet, but we should know more in the coming days.