The domestic premiere was in June, and it has been available in China ever since Huawei Freebuds 5i. The successor to the brand’s affordable and deservedly popular Freebuds 4i TWS earphones can be purchased on the international market from December 20, and the price of 100 euros does not seem like a gross exaggeration in light of the knowledge on offer. We do not yet know the official European prices, but as with its predecessor, we can expect a starting price of HUF 40,000.
There is minimal change in terms of form compared to its predecessor. (source: Huawei) [+]
For the buyer’s money, the Freebuds 5i gets a longer operating time (28 hours including the charging case), a stronger multi-mode active noise block capable of suppressing 42 dB, IP54 protection, two-device multipoint support, and LDAC codec support. The sound of the in-ear earphones communicating via Bluetooth 5.2 is provided by a 10 mm dynamic driver, which fits in a 30.9 x 21.7 x 23.9 mm body that weighs 4.9 grams. . The carrying case is 48.2 x 61.8 x 26.9 millimeters and 34 grams, made of plastic in blue, black or white, with matching colored earphones.
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There is a 55 mAh battery in the earbuds, and a 410 mAh battery in the case. The headphones are capable of 6 hours of continuous music playback with active noise filtering and 7.5 hours without noise filtering. There is fast charging, just put the headphones in the case for 15 minutes and they absorb enough energy for 4 hours of playing time. It takes an hour to fully charge, and according to Huawei, the case can be fully charged in 110 minutes via the USB-C connector.
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There is a pressure-sensitive and a touch-sensitive surface on the stem of the earphones, the former can be used to set commands for double and long pressure, and the latter can be handled by swiping up or down. An extra function is that you can control the phone’s camera with the touch screen, and you can use the headset as a remote trigger. AI-based noise filtering captures background noise during calls, low-latency mode can be activated during games, and Huawei devices have quick pairing with a pop-up window.