15 June 2020
After a long chain of reports, leaks, and official teasers, Vivo has finally taken wraps off its truly wireless earphones named Vivo TWS Neo. These were showcased alongside the Vivo X50 smartphone series launch in China. The earphones are the same as what we heard in rumors and teasers.
Vivo's new TWS Neo are not exactly a copy of Apple AirPods like many other options out there but you might notice some resemblance, especially in the White color variant. These earbuds come with 14.2mm drivers for a heavier bass and are powered by Qualcomm's 4th generation chipset meant specifically for TWS devices.
One of the interesting things about the earbuds is that they are compatible with Qualcomm aptX Adaptive. It will help users get high-quality audio quality while listening to their favorite tracks. There is Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity which means it should offer instant pairing with Android 10 running smartphones.
As we have seen with other truly wireless earbuds, Vivo has offered a low-latency mode with TWS Neo. It is a mode that offers lower latency (about 88ms) than the default one. It is mainly aimed at gamers and video calls where low latency can significantly improve the user experience. This mode should have some effect on the battery life but exact data has not been shared.
The Vivo TWS Neo earphones are claimed to last for about 5.5 hours on their own and for up to 27 hours with the help of carrying charging case. These are IP54 rated for dust and water resistance along with digital assistant integration. Vivo has priced these earphones at CNY 499 i.e. about $70.