Huawei launches Freebuds 6i with improved battery capacity and better noise cancellation

Huawei held a big event in Dubai yesterday, where it launched the Watch Fit 3, introduced two new laptops to international audiences and introduced new color options for its wearable devices.

The launch also saw the introduction of the Freebuds 6i, Huawei’s new affordable TWS earbuds. They have a similar design to their Freebuds 5i predecessors, but come with bigger batteries and better noise cancellation.

Huawei implements a new noise cancellation algorithm, Intelligent Dynamic ANC 3.0. It monitors environmental noises and adjusts noise cancellation accordingly. The new headphones feature a noise filtering chamber that detects mid- and high-frequency voices and sounds and filters them out as effectively as possible.

In terms of specs, the Freebuds 6i retain the 11mm quad-magnet dynamic drivers, but are now 50% more powerful and Hi-Res certified. The body is exactly the same as the predecessor, while the heads have tiny differences.

The biggest change is battery capacity. The earbuds retained the 55 mAh capacity, but the case now has a 510 mAh cell, a 25% increase over last year’s Freebuds. That means two extra hours of playback on a single charge: 8 hours with ANC off and 5 hours with ANC on. However, larger capacity means longer charging time: the case needs 110 minutes, while the earbuds will need 60 minutes to go from 0 to 100%.

The headphones are IP54 certified and can connect to any device via Bluetooth 5.3. There is seamless connectivity with devices running EMUI 10 and below, while any other Android phone can download AI Life from the app gallery for more control options such as noise cancellation type and control of gestures.

Huawei Freebuds 6i

Huawei has listed the Freebuds 6i in three colors: white, purple and black. The company has not yet announced details on pricing and availability.