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Xiaomi announces pre-order for its latest Air 2 Pro True Wireless earbuds

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Goh Beng Yeow
Goh Beng Yeow, the Founder / Editor at Porta-Fi™, is a recipient of the IT Youth Award in Singapore. Twice nominated for EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, Beng Yeow has previously founded startups such as PDALive.com, Coded Pixels Consultants and was a Tech writer for TODAY, a national daily newspaper under MediaCorp. Since 2017, he has been writing, editing and producing commentaries, interviews, news and reviews on Porta-Fi™. In 2019, Beng Yeow was appointed Advisor to LHDC™, the industry's latest low latency and high-definition Bluetooth audio codec.

Xiaomi has announced the commencement of pre-orders for its latest Air 2 Pro True Wireless in China. Priced at RMB 699, the latest True Wireless earbuds from the smartphone manufacturer feature 12mm dynamic drivers using Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) diaphragm and are tuned by Grammy-winning musician Luca Biggardi.

Finished in matte black, the True Wireless earbuds adopts a rounded and integrated in-ear structure design similar to Apple’s AirPods Pro. The ceramic back cover supports touch control with a built-in infrared sensor that automatically pauses the playback when the earbud is removed. The Air 2 Pro also features Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation that the company claims to demonstrate a noise reduction intensity of 35 dB.

Xiaomi Air 2 Pro
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The True Wireless earbuds have a battery life of 7 hours (5 hours with ANC on), while the charging case offers 3 charge cycles offering a battery life of up to 28 hours (20 hours with ANC on). The charging case also supports quick charging where one gets 90 mins of battery life after just 10 mins of charging. The case can fully be charged in just 1 hour and supports Qi wireless charging.

Focusing on outdoor voice calls’ needs, the development team has added a third microphone for better call quality and transparent mode implementation, allowing one to clearly hear the ambient sound without taking off the earbuds.

The Xiaomi Air 2 Pro True Wireless earbuds are also the first True Wireless Stereo (TWS) earbuds to feature the LHDC 3.0 Bluetooth codec from Taiwanese technology firm, Savitech. OPPO, Xiaomi, and vivo have, on the 26th of September 2002, announced the formation of Audio Quality Society (AQS) support of LHDC, named as one of the six significant areas of focus for AQS’s technical standards.

Xiaomi has led the way in implementing LHDC on its Flagship smartphones since Mi Pro 9 and today is one the first to implement LHDC 3.0 with its Air 2 Pro True Wireless earbuds. Xiaomi is currently ranked second for the number of TWS shipped globally behind Apple.

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