Huawei’s Freebuds 2 Pro wireless earbuds with bone conduction finally launch
As something that many feels happens too much in the Android industry, when Apple does something other OEMs follow behind them. This happened with the 3.5mm headphone port being removed, it happened again with the notch, and it’s happening with the company’s AirPods as well. Before the launch of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, it was leaked that the phone would be able to wirelessly charge one of its accessories. That specific accessory was called the Huawei Freebuds 2 Pro and they are very obviously designed around Apple’s AirPods.
This isn’t to say that the AirPods, and in extension, Huawei’s Freebuds 2 Pro wireless earbuds are a bad idea. Many casual and enthusiast Android owners are using these AirPods, but it just shows a lack of design and innovation when they look this similar. In any case, these Freebuds 2 Pro wireless earbuds were leaked before the launch of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro so many were expecting to see them released right alongside it. September came and went and then halfway through October Huawei launched both the Mate 20 and the Mate 20 Pro.
At the launch event, we talked about a lot of different aspects of the phone. We highlighted the special Nano SIM slot, the reverse wireless charging feature, but there wasn’t any mention of the previously leaked Freebuds 2 Pro. That changed this week as the company officially launched this accessory in China for 999 yuan. Now, while the design of the Freebuds 2 Pro may look similar to the Apple AirPods, they actually have some different technology built inside them.
Specifically, the company is focusing on the bone conductivity which is actually able to match up the bone sound pattern of whoever is speaking into them. Similar to Google’s voice match feature, this enables the Freebuds 2 Pro to accurately identify who is speaking into them. And with integration into Alipay and WeChat Pay, this adds yet another level of convenience to the owner as they can use their voice for biometric authentication. The Freebuds 2 Pro are available to purchase from vmall, tmall, jd.com, and sunning.com
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