Riding on the wave of truly wireless earphones, and looking to take on Apple in the extremely competitive true wireless segment, Huawei has launched the Huawei Freebuds 3 earphones in India. The company claims the new true wireless earphones to be the only open-fit true wireless earphones with active noise cancellation. Price of the earphones is Rs. 12,990 in India.
The Huawei Freebuds 3 will go on sale on May 20 on Amazon. Interested customers can hit the ‘Notify Me’ button for the updates on the earphones from today onwards.
Freebuds 3 features & offers
Huawei has also stated that customers who buy the Freebuds 3 will get the Huawei CP61 wireless charger with the earphones, which are themselves equipped for wireless charging through the case. The Kirin A1 chip and Bluetooth 5.1, and have 14mm dynamic drivers power the earphones. The Huawei Freebuds 3 was first unveiled in September last year at IFA 2019 and comes as Huawei looks to diversify its product offerings in India beyond smartphones.
Huawei claims the earphones to be the only open-fit (outer-ear fit) true wireless earphones with active noise cancellation. This can be a bit strange in our opinion, as the outer-ear fit does not make for very good passive noise isolation. It is a critical requirement to ensure effective active noise cancellation.
The feature set means that the Huawei Freebuds 3 positions against the Apple AirPods Pro. With pricing and form factor closer to that of the Apple AirPods (2nd Gen).
Freebuds 3i for the UK
The Chinese electronics maker also recently launched the Freebuds 3i true wireless earphones, which come with a similar feature set but a more traditional in-canal fit. The new earphones cost GBP 90 (approximately Rs. 8,500). However, these are only set for sale in the UK for now.