Qualcomm and Samsung have announced SoCs for True Wireless Stereo devices. Qualcomm launched QCC514X (premium tier) and QCC304X (entry/mid-tier), while Samsung launched MUA01 and MUB01 chips.
Apple’s Beats has launched Powerbeats, an affordable wired earphones that is claimed to deliver up to 15 hours of music output. The Powerbeats have Apple’s H1 chip and are priced at $149 (approx Rs 11,000).
Jabra has launched the Elite Active 75t true wireless waterproof earbuds with active grip coating for a secure active fit, and up to 28-hour battery. The waterproof, sweat and dust resistant earbuds come with a 2-year warranty.
Samsung has launched the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphones at its ‘Unpacked’ event in San Francisco, California. It also launched a special Olympic Edition Galaxy S20+, Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Buds+.
Famous researcher Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that Apple will launch AirTags, a small charging mat, new iPads, Mac PCs and high-end headphones. He also said that the company may also postpone the mass production schedules for new products.
Realme will unveil the Realme X2 and the Realme Buds Air on December 17, and a week ahead of the launch, the price of the hearables was leaked. The device may be priced at Rs 4,999 in India.
The true wireless hearables market for 2019 is expected to reach 120 million units and global tech giants’ strategies focused on voice communication will help sustain the strong growth momentum.
Apple has launched AirPods Pro with Active Noise Cancellation and H1 chip. The AirPods Pro are priced at Rs 24,900 and will be on shelves in India ‘soon’. The hearables have features like Adaptive EQ and Transparency Mode.
The new AKG product line-up promises an unparalleled listening experience for both casual music listeners and audiophiles. The four headphones are especially designed to suit the needs of the millenials.
Skullcandy has launched Sesh truly wireless earbuds for Rs 5,999 in India. The earbuds are claimed to offer up to 10 total hours of battery life, that is, three hours of battery in the earbuds and seven additional hours in the charging case.