Huawei FreeBuds wireless earphones last twice as long as Apple AirPods

Alongside the Huawei P20 range of smartphones officially unveiled on Tuesday, the Chinese firm has announced an Apple AirPods rival.

The completely wireless FreeBuds look quite similar to Apple’s offering, but over twice the battery life.

They’ll last ten hours of playback from a single charge, while there’s also a charging case for replenishment on the go. Their arrival comes as Huawei drops the headphone jack from its flagship P20 range.

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Announced at the firm’s big event in Paris, the FreeBuds will cost 159 Euros, which is the same price as the AirPods in Europe. The FreeBuds will be available in white, but also in black.

Whether the FreeBuds will offer the easy-pairing convenience of the AirPods remains to be seen.

The wireless stereo earphones are joined by two further audio accessories.

There’s the Active Noice Cancelling Earphones 3 will support hi-res audio as well as active noise cancelling tech (as the name will suggest).

Lastly, the Huawei DAC Headphone Amplifier will arrive with an audiophile grade DAC chip which aids the phone’s support for hi-res audio.

Elsewhere, there’s a new Moonlight Selfie Stick and a Pro edition of the Huawei Band 2.

Will you be splashing out on the P20 Pro? How about a set of FreeBuds to go along with it? Let us know @TrustedReviews on Twitter.

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