The apparently neon green Realme Buds Q2 are cleared for launch by the FCC
The Buds Q are Samsung Galaxy Buds clones debuted by Realme in 2020, appearing on the Indian market for a starting price of INR 1,999 (~US$27). Now, they officially have successors that have just been approved for launch by the FCC.
The original Qs are available in yellow, black or white; however, Realme has clearly gone in a slightly different direction for their second generation's styling. According to the FCC, they will still be available in black - but also in a much more vibrant "volt green". This eye-catching shade highlights the buds' external surface, which hints at a much larger touch-control area compared to their forebears.
Nevertheless, it remains hard to tell if the Buds Q and Q2 might be around the same size. It could be for the best if they are, as the first-gen devices had appreciably large 10mm drivers. The FCC does reveal that each Q2 has a 40mAh battery, backed up with 400mAh in their charging case.
This case (unchanged in capacity compared to that of the Buds Q) unfortunately seems to have stuck with microUSB for charging. Therefore, it looks like their series will stay in the same lane as far as the TWS market is concerned. Realme has yet to officially announce this new product, although their launch cannot now be far away.