Huawei announces its new FreeBuds 4i headphones, which succeed the 3i models while retaining the same attractive launch price: 99 euros. Aesthetically, the manufacturer has revised its copy with shorter rods and a more rounded charging case, with a vertical positioning of the headphones.
But where the new Noise Canceling (ANC) headphones stand out from the older models is in endurance. Huawei announces a maximum autonomy of 10 hours without ANC (7.5 hours with ANC), against only 3.5 hours for the FreeBuds 3i. With the charging case, the maximum autonomy reaches 22 hours (17 hours with ANC). In addition, it only takes an hour to fully charge the headphones (1.5 hours for the case). On the other hand, there is no wireless charging function for the case.
No iOS app yet
The FreeBuds 4i benefit from active 3-step noise reduction that adapts in real time to the environment. Unfortunately, it is not possible to manually select a level in the application for smartphones and tablets. This is available for Android, but not yet for iOS. The app also allows you to customize touch controls, but these are limited to two successive touches and one long touch. In addition, it is not possible to adjust the volume.
Equipped with the Bluetooh 5.2 interface, the FreeBuds 4i can be used separately from each other, but do not benefit from a multipoint connection. They are automatically detected on Huawei smartphones with EMUI 10.0 or higher overlay.
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Available in black, white or red, the FreeBuds 4i headphones come with three pairs of ear tips. They will be available for pre-order on the Huawei website from March 11 with a connected bracelet or scale as a gift. They will then be officially marketed on March 22, with a refund offer of 20 euros, valid until April 25.
Source : CP Huawei