Thanks to a document that came to the editors of Root Nation from reliable sources, we can confidently state that Tronsmart is preparing to introduce two new models of TWS earbuds – Apollo Air and Apollo Air+. Let’s see what we know so far.
According to the document, the full name of the first model is Tronsmart Apollo Air Hybrid Active Noise Canceling Earbuds. The second, respectively, is Tronsmart Apollo Air+ Hybrid Active Noise Canceling Earbuds. Thus, the models will clearly have a lot in common, but there will certainly be key differences.
A close examination of the document informs us that these are the TWS headsets for which Tronsmart is famous. We have previously reviewed the Apollo Bold, Onyx Free, Onyx Ace and many other models from the manufacturer, so our readers should be familiar with the form factor. But what do the new Tronsmart TWS have to offer?
Apollo Air and Apollo Air+ specifications
First of all, Apollo Air and Apollo Air+ are based on Qualcomm’s flagship QCC3046 chip, the industry leader in functionality and performance. As a result, the headphones support the Qualcomm® aptX™ codec for superior sound quality. Of course, there are also SBC and AAC codecs, so the owners of Apple devices could also enjoy great sound.
The document notes that the earbuds support the latest version of Bluetooth 5.2, which ensures high-quality and uninterrupted communication with the sound source. Moreover, earphones, as is now accepted in the industry, will be connected to the source in parallel, which improves connection reliability and reduces delays. HFP/HSP/AVRCP/A2DP Bluetooth profiles are supported, and the source distance can be up to 10m.
The presence of six microphones with support for cVc 8.0 is declared – a technology designed to convey your voice in crystal clear sound during a call. A graphene driver with a diameter of 10 mm is responsible for sound.
Apparently, Tronsmart has not forgotten about dust and moisture protection (IP45).
Finally, the battery life. Apollo Air and Air+ will work for 5 hours without recharging and more than 20 hours with a charging case. The charging time for both the earbuds and the case will be about 2.5 hours.
Finally, the earbuds will be supported by a proprietary iOS and Android app, allowing features to be customized and the device’s firmware updated over the air.
The industry-standard TWS touch-and-hold touch control will be fully supported.
Differences between Tronsmart Apollo Air and Apollo Air+
What’s the difference between the Apollo Air and Apollo Air+? Judging from the document, there are two differences. The first is the aptX™ Adaptive codec, which the Air+ model will support. The second difference, oddly enough, is in the case: the less expensive model can be charged exclusively via the USB Type-C port, and the Apollo Air+ case also supports wireless charging.
Both earbuds will be available in white and black. In terms of cost, Tronsmart is aiming for the mass market. We’ve learned that the the most expensive Apollo Air+ model will cost 99.99 USD.