HUAWEI’s AirPods competitor now comes with active noise cancellation and improved audio

At IFA 2019, Huawei today revealed the FreeBuds 3, the next generation truly wireless earbuds that will compete against Apple AirPods. Similar to the FreeBuds 2, the new FreeBuds 3 still maintains the same AirPods-style design. Internally, Huawei has packed several technologies into FreeBuds 3.

First, the FreeBuds 3 is powered by HUAWEI Kirin A1 chip, an ultra-low power application processor that comes with an independent power management unit. Huawei claims that FreeBuds 3 has reduced latency by up to 30%.

Also, Freebuds 3 now includes the world’s first open-fit active noise cancellation. It supports up to 15dB ambient noise reduction. FreeBuds 3 comes equipped with a Bone Sensor to distinguish voice from environmental noise and a Mic Duct to combat the wind. The high-sensitivity 14mm dynamic driver delivers superior audio quality.

Compared to AirPods, FreeBuds 3 will charge 100 percent faster through wired mode, and 50 percent faster wirelessly. The FreeBuds 3 supports Bluetooth 5.1 and Bluetooth Low Energy 5.1.

Huawei did not reveal the pricing of FreeBuds 3, but mentioned that it will be cheaper than AirPods.

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