Huawei’s FreeBuds 3 are the world’s first earphones to sport Bluetooth 5.1
Huawei just launched what are said to be the world’s first truly wireless earphones to sport Bluetooth 5.1. The FreeBuds 3 may not have an extraordinary design, but on the inside, they are truly amazing, at least on paper. The earphones use Huawei’s A1 chip, that supposedly reduces latency by 30% compared to the Apple AirPods. Also, the new Huawei A1 chip ensures a 50% lower power consumption, and it is a tad smaller than the H1 wireless chip used in the Apple AirPods. The new Huawei earbuds’ A1 chip has another ace up its sleeve too. It comes with a brand new Bluetooth protocol.
The BT-UHD promises quite a lot in theory. It remains to be seen whether the real-life experience will prove the advertisement wrong or not. Those who use the Huawei FreeBuds 3 paired with smartphones running on EMUI 10.0 or above will reportedly be able to enjoy up to 2.3 Mbps data transfer rates, both the smartphone and the earphones will be using the same Bluetooth protocol in this case. In order to have a fair image of what this means, we should mention that the second-best codec, which is LDAC is only able to ensure 990kbs data transfer.
Not many people pay attention to the performance of their earphones, however, those who do will certainly get excited about the new FreeBuds 3 wireless earphones and the new Bluetooth protocol they come with. The audio experience offered by the new gadgets should be well above what other similar earphones can offer at this point. Naturally, the earphones feature active noise cancellation technology and support Qi wireless charging for the earbuds when in the case. The 30mAh battery in each earbud is able to ensure up to 4 hours of playback time on a single charge. According to reports, the earphones and the case will only require 1 hour of charging.
Huawei disclosed the fact that the FreeBuds 3 will become available in two color options. Users will be able to choose between the Carbon Black and Ceramic White colors, both of which look really nice. unfortunately, there is no information regarding the availability and the pricing of the earbuds just yet.