Huwaei FreeBuds 4i is the latest TWS offering from the company and comes as the successor to the FreeBuds 3i, launched back in May 2020. The FreebBuds bring some significant changes over its predecessor with improved battery life.
It is officially priced at CNY 499 in China and will be available for purchase from March 8. However, it is already available for pre-order on Huawei’s own online store -Vmall.
Huawei FreeBuds 4i Overview
Huawei freeBuds 4i comes as a successor to the Freebuds 3i in the TWS lineup of the company. It brings quite an update over its predecessor with up to 10 hours of playback time and more. Let’s check in detail about the earbuds.
Many other companies like Oppo, Realme providing TWS earbuds have opted for an in-ear design with a long stem, like that of Apple Airpods, instead of a stemless design like the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro. Huawei FreeBuds 4i, like its predecessor, also has opted for an in-ear steam design with an ear tip. However, the heads are now more rounded whereas the stems have become flat.
The charging case has a new design with an oval shape, with an LED indicator and the company’s logo on the front. Each bud weighs around 5.5 grams, and the charging case alone weighs around 36.5 grams.
These earbuds are equipped with a 10mm dynamic coil unit paired with a polymer composite diaphragm which provides an immersive and vivid listening experience to the users. Each of the earbuds also features two microphones used to pick up the user’s voice from the environmental noise around the user.
It also features Active Noise Cancellation(ANC) technology, which helps to reduce the common environmental noise. It features transparency mode, allowing users to listen to the environment and a low latency mode for gaming. The earbuds have a special windproof design that helps in reducing wind noises.
Battery and Connectivity
Each earbud packs a 55 mAH built-in battery. With this battery, the buds offer up to 10 hours of playback time with the ANC turned off. However, with ANC turned on, it drops to 7.5 hours of playback time. The charging case also packs a 215 mAh battery which charges the earbuds and can extend the playback time to 22 hours. Huawei claims that 10 minutes of charge can provide up to 4 hours of playback time.
It uses Bluetooth 5.2 to connect to the devices and provides a more intuitive connection method by just popping open the case, which prompts automatic connection with a previously connected device.
Huwaei FreeBuds 4i Specifications
|Sound unit||10mm dynamic drivers with a polymer composite diaphragm|
|Weight||5.5 grams (Each bud) + 36.5 grams (Case)|
|Playback time||10 hours with ANC off, 7.5 hours with ANC on|
|Battery Capacity||55mAh (Each bud), 215mAh (Case)|
|Charging time( 0 to 100%)||60 minutes for buds, 90 minutes for case|
Huawei FreeBuds 4i Price in Nepal and Availability
The Huawei FreeBuds 4i is available for pre-order in China on Huawei’s online store –Vmall. It is officially priced at CNY 499 and will be available for purchase in China from March 8. It is not known when the company will launch the Freebuds 4i internationally. However, we can expect it to be priced around NPR 10,000 if it launches here in Nepal.
|Huawei TWS Model||Price in China||Expected Price in Nepal|
|Huawei FreeBuds 4i||CNY 499||Rs. 10,000|