Xiaomi launches Redmi Earbuds S TWS earphones in India for ₹1,799
Truly wireless (TWS) earbuds have seen a significant uptick in popularity over the last year or so. Thanks to the trend kickstarted by Apple’s AirPods, several Android manufacturers have released their own take on the hot new accessory. Following the launch of the Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 earlier this month, Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi has now also joined the TWS earbuds fray with its new Redmi Earbuds S launched in India today.
The Redmi Earbuds S comes in a pill-shaped case and has a low-profile compact design, unlike most other AirPods-clones out there. The earbuds ditch the stem-like design shape and instead opts for a more discrete look, one that doesn’t stick out of your ears that much.
The TWS earbuds are rated for 12 hours of music playback with the charging case and up to 4 hours with just the earbuds. To achieve this, Redmi has packed in a 43mAh battery in each earbud, with a 300mAh battery in the charging case to keep the earbuds juiced up. The feature-packed earbuds offer IPX4 splash resistance, support for any voice assistant of your choice, a 122ms low-latency gaming mode, Bluetooth 5.0, and more. However, the IPX4 splash resistance rating is limited to the earbuds only and the charging case isn’t splash resistant.
Each earbud features a single tactile button that can be used to answer calls with a single click, reject calls with a long press, play/pause music with single clicks, and long press on both earbuds to launch the gaming mode. Much like the Mi True Wireless Earphones 2, the Earbuds S has been tuned to suit the Indian audience and offer a bass-heavy sound profile.
The Redmi Earbuds S will be available in a single matte black color variant, at a price of ₹1,799 (~$24) via mi.com, Amazon.in, Xiaomi’s Mi Home stores, and other offline retail partners starting from May 27th at 12 PM.