Last week, the Bluetooth SIG certified the Redmi AirDots 2, hinting at the launch of a successor for the popular Redmi AirDots that launched last year. Today, Redmi announced a new pair of TWS earbuds but to our surprise, it is not called the Redmi AirDots 2 but the Redmi AirDots S.
The Redmi AirDots S is indistinguishable from the original as Redmi has left the design unchanged. There isn’t even a new colorway, just the same plain and low-profile black. Nevertheless, the new earbuds pack upgraded features.
Top on the list is better pairing. The original earbuds connected to your device using a master-slave connection. The right earbud connects to your phone and then the left earbud connects to the right earbud. There is also option to use a single earbud (either of the two).
The Redmi AirDots S changes that. When you pair them to your phone for the first time, both earbuds are actually connected. There is no master-slave connection. This is definitely a very welcome addition and we are sure fans of the original will love it. Oh! You can still use either of the earbuds in mono-mode and it automatically and seamlessly switches to stereo once you put the second earbud in your ear.
The Redmi AirDots S has a Bluetooth 5.0 chip and Redmi claims data transmission has doubled compared to the last generation. The connection is also faster and more stable. There is also a new low-latency game mode that can be activated by triple-pressing the button on the earbud.
The new Redmi TWS earbuds have 7.2mm drivers and a DSP for smart noise reduction, so your calls are clearer. The battery life still remain 4 hours and goes up to 12 hours with the case. There is support for voice assistants (Google Assistant, Siri, and XiaoAI), all you have to do is double-tap the button on the earbud. You can also reject calls with a long-press for about 1 second and answer calls/pause and play music with a single tap.
The Redmi AirDots keeps the ¥99.9 price tag of its predecessor and comes with small, medium, and large earplugs. The product page is listed on Mi.com already but the purchase page isn’t live yet.