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Xiaomi to soon launch Mi AirDots, an affordable alternative to Apple AirPods: Report

The wireless earphones could have a carry case with built-in charging functionality.

  • Published: October 29, 2018 5:08 PM IST
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Xiaomi’s reputation may be built upon its feature-loaded yet affordable smartphones, but the company also makes a host of other products and accessories that are equally value-for-money. However, one can’t deny that like many other Chinese companies, a lot of Xiaomi’s products (mostly smartphones) are ‘inspired’ by those of Apple. However, it seems now the company is also planning some accessories that take some cues from Apple.

According to MySmartPrice, Xiaomi may soon launch a pair of truly wireless earphones called Mi AirDots. As the name suggests, they’ll be similar in design and functionality to Apple’s AirPods. That said, like all things Xiaomi, the earphones will most likely be quite affordable. It’s worth mentioning that Xiaomi already makes Mi Headphones – a pair of wireless headphones.

At this time, not much is known about Xiaomi’s rumored Mi AirDots. However, it’s quite possible that they’ll have Bluetooth 5.0 support for enhanced connectivity and compatibility with a multitude of devices. We can also expect support for HD audio codecs. Furthermore, like Apple’s AirPods, the Mi AirDots could also come with a carrying case that features built-in charging functionality.

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Interestingly, Xiaomi isn’t the first company planning to launch wireless earphones inspired by Apple AirPods. Huawei too is rumored to launch Free Buds, which are strikingly similar in appearance to Apple’s wireless earphones.

  • Published Date: October 29, 2018 5:08 PM IST