Aside from the Huawei Watch 3 series, Huawei also took time to launch its latest True Wireless Stereo (TWS) Bluetooth earbuds, the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4.
Personally, the earbuds looks pretty premium and would likely feel that well too.
Highlights of the Huawei Freebuds 4
The earbuds inherits the world’s first open-fit active noise cancellation (ANC) technology from the previous generation, the Huawei Freebuds 3.
It comes with open-fit ANC 2.0 technology, is lightweight (4.1g per earbud), with Huawei claiming it has high resolution sound quality and intelligent audio connectivity.
This technology, obviously an upgraded version, has improved noise cancellation at the hardware and software level.
Alongside the new upgrade is a dual-microphone noise cancellation technology which deliver upgraded noise cancellation performance.
Huawei claims that it is the industry’s first set of open-fit earbuds to use dual-microphone noise cancellation technology, which ensures that the microphones pick up ambient noise with far greater accuracy, reaching industry-leading levels.
Huawei explains that in order for it to enhance noise cancellation effectively across different wearing scenarios, the FreeBuds 4 uses Adaptive Ear Matching (AEM) noise cancellation technology and are the first open-fit earbuds in the industry to do so.
This allows the earbuds to automatically detect the user’s ear shape and determine the optimum noise cancellation setup for each user, resulting in the most comfortable noise cancellation experience.
Other improvements to the earbuds include up to 40kHz frequency response which in turn delivers high resolution sound quality. This is paired with a 14.3mm dynamic driver which produces greater and more impressive bass sounds, which is also an upgrade.
With the charging case, the battery life of the earbuds can go up to 22 hours, but if you turn of ANC, you will get 4 hours of continuous music playback.
If the ANC is turned on, the duration of continuous music playback shortens by almost halve to 2.5 hours.
However, I don’t see this as a problem as the earbuds can be charged for another 2.5 hours use with a quick 15-minute charge.
The Huawei FreeBuds 4 come in Ceramic White, and Silver Frost colours and has an IPX water resistant rating.
Aside from all the features above the earbuds are made to easily pair with the Huawei AIoT ecosystem which means it can easily be paired with EMUI based devices with ease.
Price and availability
While there is no mention about the availability in Malaysia just yet, GSM Arena reports it will be sold for £130 (RM759) in the UK for the version with a wired charging case.
This variant will be released which are set to release on June 2021.
The wireless charging version will retail for £150 (RM877) which should be arriving in July 2021.
It seems the earbuds are already making its way to Malaysian online stores unofficially, but as usual, they are likely priced so much higher.
That said, if you want to save on the earbuds, you can patiently wait for the official launch for Huawei Malaysia in coming months and buy them via the official Huawei channels on both Shopee, Lazada and their official store.