Huawei announces FreeClip open-ear buds, MatePad Pro 13.2 goes global


Today, Huawei announced the FreeClip – a truly wireless earbud with a unique open-ear design for all-day comfortable wearing.

The FreeClip is part of Huawei’s wearable Fashion Forward proposition and are the answer to what Huawei says is a growing demographic of listeners who want in-ear wireless headphones that allow them to stay attuned to their surroundings.

The clip design features three parts – the Comfort Bean, the Acoustic Ball, and the C-bridge Design. The Comfort Bean uses an ergonomic bean shape that molds itself along the curvatures of the human ear. The Acoustic Ball is based on the shapes of real cavum concha models to achieve the optimal size to not cause discomfort. The C-bridge design features an adaptive sensor that adjusts the clamping force of the clasp mechanism – it’s constructed to add 9 core wires in its thin cantilever arm.

Huawei FreeClip
Huawei FreeClip

Huawei FreeClip

Additionally, Huawei says the FreeClip is the industry’s first open-ear bud that doesn’t distinguish between left and right ears.

Specs-wise, the FreeClip can go up to 32 hours and charge fully back in 40 minutes – 10 minutes nets you up to 3 hours of listening. The buds (not the case) are IP54 splash-proof.

The FreeClip is coming to the UK and Europe in late December, priced £180 and €200, respectively. UK buyers will get a free Huawei Band 8 if they order between today and January 29.

Huawei announces FreeClips open-ear buds, makes MatePad Pro 13.2 global

Huawei also made the flagship MatePad Pro 13.2″ tablet globally available today. It will go on pre-order in Europe on January 8 and launch on January 22. Prices are €999 for the 12/256GB model, €1,199 for the 12/512GB unit, €199 for the Smart Magnetic Keyboard, and €99 for the M-Pencil.

The MatePad Pro 13.2″ is powered by the Kirin 9000S SoC, runs HarmonyOS 4, and has up to 16GB RAM and 1TB storage onboard. It’s built around a 13.2″ 144Hz OLED display of 2,880×1,920-pixel resolution and packs a 10,100 mAh battery with 88W wired charging. The MatePad Pro 13.2 also features six speakers and three cameras – 13MP primary, 8MP ultrawide, and 16MP selfie (joined by a ToF 3D sensor).

Huawei announces FreeClips open-ear buds, makes MatePad Pro 13.2 global

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