Apparently vivo is planning an even busier week than we originally thought. Just to recap once again, the NEX 3 5G flagship is scheduled for a September 16 Shanghai unveiling. The V17 Pro will be announced on September 20 and the new Funtouch OS 9.1 is scheduled to drop on September 17. Turns out there is another vivo announcement in the pipeline as well - the TWS Earphone, which will be the Chinese company's take on an Apple AirPods truly wireless alternative.
We know we probably lost a lot of you there, but these buds appear to be a bit different and could represent a fresh new wave of truly wireless headphones to finally properly challenge the AirPods and their feature set. This is all thanks to Qualcomm's new QCC5126 wireless chip. It's new generation silicon made specifically to power truly wireless headsets. It has an advanced quad-core processing architecture and dual-core 32-bit processor application subsystem and offers Bluetooth 5.0 supports and low-power dual-mode Bluetooth connectivity. Beyond being truly flagship-grade in terms of connectivity and hopefully connection stability, the QCC5126 also borrows a party trick from Apple's AirPods - it supports always on voice wake-up.
The TWS Earphone wireless buds have leaked from more than a few different sources today, including a shout-out from Qualcomm themselves. Vivo was apparently chosen as a launch partner for its long-standing work and commitment to mobile audio. An entirely different Weibo post even offers a few official-looking hands-on shots of the new buds.
The TWS Earphone wireless buds are expected to launch alongside the NEX 3 5G on September 16. All that remains now is some info on pricing and availability.