Huawei launches low-cost FreeBuds 4i with active noise cancellation for under £80

Huawei has announced the new FreeBuds 4i, with active noise cancellation and 10 hours of battery life, available from tomorrow to pre-order.

The earbuds will go on sale officially on March 26th at the Huawei Store and other selected retailers, with a special bundle for those who place an order between now and then.

Pricing and Availability

  • Ceramic White and Carbon Crystal Black – £79.99
    Available March 26th, but pre-order between March 12th and March 25th and get £5 off, a Huawei Band 4 free (via redemption), and free delivery.
  • The Honey Red variant will launch in mid-April.

Press Release

London, UK  11th March 2021 – Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) has today announced the launch of the new HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i wireless earbuds, with a powerful battery life, active noise cancellation (ANC), stylish design and outstanding audio quality. The HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i earphones inherit the superb features from HUAWEI FreeBuds Series, including comfortable ANC, a remarkable battery life and crystal-clear audio for an unprecedented audio experience.

Hear What You Want

HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i can detect ambient noise through microphones on the body of the device to generate a reverse sound wave for effective ANC. The noise cancellation algorithm targets typical noisy scenarios such as a busy shopping centre, loud public transport, the office, or human voices for ANC optimisation; providing users with a comfortable noise cancellation experience.

HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i also features the Awareness Mode, allowing users to hear their surroundings without taking off the earbuds. By simply pressing and holding the earbud, HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i will switch between Awareness Mode and Active Noise Cancellation Mode automatically.

To reduce the interference of environmental noise during calls, HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i adopts three anti-interference technologies to improve the call quality. The exclusive beamforming technology allows the microphones to pick up the user’s voice accurately, the dual-mic system comes with a slit-duct design to effectively reduce outdoor wind noise, and the AI noise reduction technology filters out extra noise.

Last All Day, Music All the Way

Battery life is a key consideration for consumers. HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i adds a large, high energy density battery into the compact frame, bringing longer battery life in a smaller package.

When ANC is turned off, HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i offers 10 hours of continuous music playback or 6.5 hours of voice call. Together with the charging case, it can achieve 22 hours of music playback or 14 hours of voice call. If the ANC is turned on, it can offer 7.5 hours of continuous music playback and 5.5 hours of voice call. Moreover, the industry-leading quick charge technology provides 4 hours of audio enjoyment from a 10-minute charge, so users do not need to worry about the battery level when they are out and about or in a hurry.

Mini Size, Modern Look

HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i’s oval shaped and compact design is inspired by the world-famous black sand beach in Iceland. Alongside the classic Ceramic White and Carbon Crystal Black, the FreeBuds 4i are also available in a refreshing Honey Red.

The HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i’s charging case is designed to fit the arc of user’s palm, not too big or too small, the perfect size to carry in the palm of your hand. HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i has undergone thousands of rounds of comfort tests, finally adopting a design that fits the ear canal, greatly improving long-term wearing comfort.

Huawei designers aimed to introduce a design for active and energetic users, allowing them to listen to the beauty of life while on adventures. Thanks to Huawei’s advanced audio technology, HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i is able to provide crystal clear audio experience anytime and anywhere.

Balanced Audio Output Designed for Pop Music

HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i features customised components including 10 mm large dynamic drivers to offer larger amplitude for a powerful bass performance. The earphones also adopt the “PEEK+PU” polymer composite diaphragm which is flexible and powerful, providing high sensitivity and rich dynamic response, allowing users to hear more details in their music. At the same time, the superb wind noise reduction structure ensures the consistency of sound effects to make them comfortable to listen to.

HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i is also designed to cater to user’s music needs. The professional tuning team combined different instruments, rhythms, and vocal styles to adjust the audio quality to fit the frequency of pop music, offering a balanced audio output that is suitable for most users’ daily needs. Together with the noise cancellation, HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i allows users to enjoy crystal clear audio even in noisy environments.

Senses Your Touch Accurately

In addition to the crystal clear audio experience, HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i provides an excellent interaction experience. Users can easily control music playback, voice call, and activate noise with gesture touch. When using HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i with Huawei smartphones running EMUI 10.0 or above, it supports fast pairing with a pop-up notification that will prompt when the charging case is opened. When pairing, the battery information of the earbuds and the charging case will be displayed clearly.


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