Huawei patent reveals design of new truly wireless earbuds

“Patent images suggest the Huawei truly wireless earbuds could have a touch sensor at the back to pause/ play music, take calls and more”

Huawei has filed a patent for a new pair of truly wireless earbuds at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), as discovered by 91mobiles. The patent images show a design language that is similar to Samsung Galaxy Buds+ with in-ear style ear tips and a microphone. It’s possible the Huawei truly wireless earbuds could have a touch sensor at the back to change tracks, take calls and more. Not much else is known about the Huawei truly wireless earbuds at the moment. It is possible that these TWS earbuds could be launched by Huawei or by the company’s sub-brand Honor in the near future.

Huawei TWS earbuds patent images

As the images suggest, the Huawei TWS earbuds will have a pod-shaped design much like the Samsung Galaxy Buds. We see markings on the inner side of the earbuds for what could be charging pins and a proximity sensor to detect when the earbuds are in your ear and when they are not. The Huawei earbuds will likely come with a small charging case similar to the Galaxy Buds. Apart from these details, bit much else is known about the truly wireless earbuds.

The flat rounded surface would be perfect for a touch sensor that can allow the user to change music tracks, pause and play songs, answer or dismiss calls and invoke an AI assistant, among other things. There is a microphone as well for calls and the silicone eartips would offer some amount of noise cancellation.

Huawei already offers the FreeBuds 3 TWS earphones that come with a stem design. It makes sense for the company to be working on a smaller pod-shaped earbuds, and it is possible these could launch alongside the Huawei P40 series on March 26th

Huawei FreeBuds 3 specifications

Separately, Huawei is gearing up to launch the FreeBuds 3 truly wireless earbuds in India soon. These were listed on Amazon recently along with a listing price of Rs 14,990. The earbuds feature a stem type design, similar to Apple AirPods and come with a circular charging case. The 30mAh battery on each earbud is claimed to last up to 4 hours on a single charge. They are powered by the Kirin A1 SoC for wearables and supports dual-mode Bluetooth 5.1 SoC and patented BT-UHD transmission protocol for 6.5Mbps transmission speed.

The Huawei FreeBuds 3 are equipped with 14.2mm dynamic drivers and Isochronous Dual Channel transmission technology for low latency and low power consumption. The earbuds feature touch controls to play/ pause music and the ability to pair devices, and Isochronous Dual Channel transmission technology for low latency and low power consumption.