Huawei Freebuds Look A Lot Like Apple AirPods And Cost 159 Euros
On the 27th of March, Huawei launched the P20 Pro, P20 and the Mate RS Porsche Design. While the P20 Pro and Mate RS sport a triple-camera setup, the P20 has impressive specs as well. But, the company also announced a new accessory that looks curiously similar to an Apple product. Huawei has launched the Freebuds, a pair of wireless Bluetooth earbuds at a price of EUR 159.
Interestingly, the new Freebuds look very similar to the Apple AirPods that retail for US$ 159 in the US. Similar to the AirPods, the Freebuds also retail with a carrying/charging case. However, the Freebuds are available in Black and White colour options. However, the company has deviated from Apple when it comes to the implementation of the carrying case. Unlike the vertical orientation of the AirPods, the Freebuds lay horizontally in the tiny charging case.
The Freebuds one-up the AirPods in the battery department. Huawei claims the earbuds have a battery life of up to 10 hours, while the AirPods only last 5 hours on a single charge. The Freebuds will work nicely with the Huawei P20 series, however, it’ll be interesting to see the ease of usability of the earbuds when compared with the AirPods.
The AirPods have the W1 chip, which means they can be instantly paired with an Apple device by just flipping open the charging case. Unlike regular Bluetooth earbuds, there isn’t painstakingly long pairing process. Whether the Freebuds will have features, only time and testing will tell.
Huawei has launchd an updated pair of Active Noise Canceling Earphones 3. The third sound accessory is a new DAC Headphone Amplifier.