O Huawei can be considered anything – for example, many Russian buyers prefer their smartphones to iPhones – but this company manages to stay on the edge by copying the design of products Apple, but adapting it so that there is no problems with the law.
For example, the new flagships of the company, the P20 and P20 Pro, although they borrowed from iPhone X the notch in the display and the vertical arrangement of the camera modules, they still offer unique functions – especially with regard to the photographic capabilities of the new products. So in general we can say that Huawei is not directly involved in copying. She adopts the current trends of the smartphone market and seeks how they can be improved.
The release of the FreeBuds wireless headphones has become just such a case. Huawei promises 10 hours of audio playback on a single charge, and the case can be used as a portable charger. This is almost double that of other modern wireless headphones. Even AirPods lose to the new product from Huawei in autonomy. At the same time, the design of FreeBuds is as similar as possible to headphones from Apple.
Nevertheless, FreeBuds are presented not only in white, but also in black versions – which AirPods cannot boast of – and also supplemented with silicone pads for a more secure fit. To achieve this, Huawei almost certainly used new chips from Qualcomm and Bluetooth 5.0, but until the headphones go on sale and disassembled by iFixit or others, it's impossible to say for sure.
The official price of FreeBuds in Europe was € 159 – twenty less than AirPods. Considering that these headphones offer even more for less (but without the apple on the case), they might have a good chance of finding their audience.