Back in November, Chinese manufacturing giant, Huawei, released the Huawei FreeBuds 3 which is a wireless earbud. Today, we spotted the wired version of the FreeBuds 3 on JD.com. The current price of this device is 899 yuan ($129). The Huawei FreeBuds 3 wireless headset is a TWS headset that is currently selling for 1199 yuan ($172).
However, this cheaper version does not come with a couple of features like the wireless version. The Huawei FreeBuds 3 wired version does not come with wireless charging support. Furthermore, it also expunges noise reduction for phone calls. Only ceramic white monochrome is available, and it does not support voice wake-up mobile assistants.
Just like the wireless version, this headset also comes with the Kirin A1 chip. The original version supports active noise reduction and a dual-microphone call noise reduction. Furthermore, the game delay is 190ms, single charge battery life is 4 hours, and the charging box can reach up to 20 hours. In addition, the headset is the world’s first true Bluetooth 5.1 wireless headset. According to Huawei, the Kirin A1 chip makes FreeBuds 3 perform 30% higher than Apple’s AirPods. It also reduces power consumption by 50%. Its package size is only 95% of the AirPods H1 wireless chip.
HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 (wireless version) specifications
- HUAWEI Kirin A1 chipset, Bluetooth 5.1
- 14.2mm dynamic drivers
- Active noise cancellation, Ambient noise cancellation up to 15dB for different types of ear canal
- 190ms low latency for gaming
- Double-tap control, Pop-up and pair with devices running EMUI10 or above
- Dimensions: 41.5 x 20.4 x 17.8 mm (per earbud); 60.9 x 21.8 mm (charging case); Weight: 4.5 g (per earbud), 48 g (charging case)
- 30mAh battery (per bud) offers 4 hr. playback on 1 charge, 20 hr. playback with charging case (410mAh battery), USB Type-C (5V 1.2A 6W) and Qi (2W) wireless charging for charging case
Commenting on the launch of this device in India, Spokesperson, Huawei Consumer Business Group, Huawei India, said:
HUAWEI has always been at the forefront of technology innovation and customer delight is our utmost priority. With that said, we are glad to bring to India the world’s only open fit active noise cancellation earbuds. The idea is to make noise cancellation devices more portable. According to a report by Counterpoint Research, the Indian TWS market has posted a massive 700% growth in 2019, becoming the fastest growing market in wearables. Huawei brings a unique offering in this segment with the launch of HUAWEI FreeBuds 3, which is the first Open-fit TWS earbuds to support call noise reduction and accurate real-time active noise cancellation. We have ensured that users get an enriched and enhanced listening experience with the TWS technology. We are certain that this device will be a game-changer in the audio device industry in India.