On May 26, Chinese smartphone maker Vivo shared a photo of its upcoming Vivo TWS Air Pro earbuds on Chinese social media platform Weibo, claiming them to be the industry’s first semi-in-ear earbuds with active noise cancellation (ANC). The company confirmed that the product will launch on May 31 in China, alongside the Vivo S17 series phone. The Vivo TWS Air Pro earbuds offer 14.2mm drivers, Bluetooth 5.3, DeepX 2.0 stereo effect, low game latency of 88ms, and an IP54 water-resistant rating. The earbuds’ AI algorithm automatically adjusts the ANC level based on the noise intensity, and users can manually switch between three different ANC modes: mild, normal, and deep. Additionally, the earbuds provide six hours of battery life with ANC enabled, the company said. [IThome, in Chinese]