Huawei has confirmed the launch of its Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro smartphones for October 16. New leaks suggest that the upcoming phones could also come with an AirPods-like set for earphones, for which Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro will be wireless chargers. The device called Freebuds 2 Pro was reported by WinFuture, which has also leaked images of the device, and its setup.
The leaked images of Freebuds 2 Pro, showcased by tipster Roland Quandt, greatly resembles Apple’s wireless earphones in design. Huawei’s wireless headphones can be wirelessly charged through their portable case, that doubles up as a loading dock.
Freebuds 2 Pro is estimated to be compliant with Qi-based wireless charging options, though the casing is also expected to ship alongside type-C USB support.
Additional images show Huawei Mate 20’s back, with the earphones case sitting on top during charging. The report also claims that Freebuds 2 Pro could charge through wireless mode in 3 hours, while the USB charging option reduces the same to 2 hours.
Also, it is being suggested that Freebuds 2 Pro will function with artificial intelligence (AI)-based technology, so that it can distinguish a user’s voice from that of others. In addition, these will feature Ki-based speech recognition, and are expected to feature support for Google Assistant.
WinFuture also reports that these wireless earbuds could come with a standby time of 15 hours. Each of these buds are estimated to have a weight of 4.1g, as well as overall length of 43mm, and earbud height of 18mm. This report estimates the pricing of Freedbuds 2 Pro to lie between 150 and 160 euros (Rs 12,627 approx. – Rs 13,469 approx.)