Xiaomi may be close to announcing its newest wireless headsets to the market in 2019; after unveiling its own alternative to Apple’s AirPods in November 2018, Xiaomi’s new generation of AirDots should offer greater comfort and longer battery life compared to the previous model.
In an exclusive leak from the MySmartPrice site, new renders reveal what the design of the company’s new audio accessory will look like, and we can see that, in addition to the new aesthetics, Xiaomi Mi Air will also have black and white versions, as well as an extremely similar case to AirPods where it will recharge the Xiaomi headphones.
The images reveal that the Xiaomi Mi Air True Wireless Earbuds will feature an in-ear design, leaving aside the ear-set option used by Apple and adopting the most secure fitting rubbers inside the wearer’s ear. The device will have rods for the battery of each handset, in addition to having its own microphone and noise reduction in heads. The device’s protective/charging box will store the battery, but it will not tell you how many times it will recharge the headset completely. It should still offer an LED on the front to show the respective color of the battery percentage.
The first Mi AirDots came to the market in small pill-shaped and a dedicated charge protection cover, plus support for Bluetooth 5.0, True Wireless Stereo (TWS) sound technology, touch region to pause/play music, activate assistant, answer or reject calls, and other options. The product’s price also caught the launch’s attention, being priced at only 199 yuan (about $30), much cheaper than the one charged by Apple’s AirPods. Details of pricing and availability of the new Xiaomi wireless headset are not revealed yet but should come in the coming weeks.