Alongside the Realme X50 Pro Player Edition, we’re also seeing the company launch two new truly-wireless earbuds in the form of the Realme Buds Q and Realme Buds Air Neo. So as usual, let’s take a closer look at the brand new Realme TWS earbuds.
Realme Buds Q
First off, let’s take a look at the Realme Buds Q. These were designed by Hermès co-designer José Lévy, and it shows. They’re a far cry from the typical AirPods inspired designs, while still looking great for the most part. The Buds Q are rated IP4, so they’re also water resistant.
Each earbud here weighs in at 3.6g, while the total weight including the case comes in at 35.3g. The Buds Q feature 10mm drivers, and the case supports 30W fast wired charging. Sadly, there’s no wireless charging on-board, though it’s not too bad.
Other than that, the Buds Q are advertised to have 20 hours of combined battery life, and there’s Bluetooth 5.0 here for connectivity. Sadly, they’re China exclusive for now. Normally they retail for 149 yuan ($21), but they’re currently on discount for 129 yuan ($18).
Realme Buds Air Neo
Next up we have the Realme Buds Air Neo, which are disappointingly AirPods inspired once again. They’re based on the regular Buds Air, so we can’t blame them that much, but it’s still not fun to see. They at least come in a few more colour options, with white, red and green.
The Realme Buds Air Neo feature 13mm drivers, which are slightly larger than the originals. Unlike the regular Realme Buds Air however, the case doesn’t have a wireless charging option, and there’s no Environment Noise Cancellation onboard, which is a bit of shame.
For battery life, Realme are claiming 17 hours of combined playback, and three hours for each bud. Like the Buds Q, they feature Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity with an advertised 119.2ms of latency.
The Realme Buds Air Neo will be available in both China and India thankfully. As for pricing, they’ll be going for 270 yuan ($38) in China and INR 2,999 ($40) in India respectively. The original Buds Air go for INR 3,999 ($53), so this is pretty decent pricing.