Huawei FreeBuds Pro 3 launch with custom chipset, lossless audio and ANC 3.0
Huawei claims that the Kirin A2 silicon that powers the new FreeBuds Pro 3 is rated to optimize every signal flowing through the earbuds thanks to its dual DSPs, resulting in next-gen features such as Intelligent Dynamic Noise Reduction 3.0 and Quiet Call 2.0 via the extra mics found at the top of their stems.
The A2 also upgrades to the Polar Code and NearLink Bluetooth technology required to confer "unprecedented" 1.5Mb/s "super-CD-level lossless transmission" on the new TWS earbuds. Unfortunately, it seems a user would need a device like the new Mate 60 Pro+ to benefit from it, as they are the only ones compatible with the proprietary L2HC 3.0 codec required.
Otherwise, there is still LDAC and L2HC 2.0. The FreeBuds Pro 3 also still boast Huawei's latest Intelligent Dynamic ANC 3.0 and Spatial Audio 2.0, which is rated for 40% greater precision, 25% more dynamic response and 25% less latency compared to its predecessor.
The Pro 3s also have a dual-driver design and an IP54 rating. They may also get up to 33 hours of battery life thanks to their matching cases, and are also the first earbuds to run HarmonyOS 4 for potential advantages such as Find Offline, Multi-Device Connect and Audio Sharing when used with other own-brand devices.
The FreeBuds Pro 3 are finished in Galaxy Blue, Frost Silver and eramic White as well as the Yachuan Green from all their promos. They are priced at 1,499 yuan (~US$205) and are available through Vmall in China from now.