Honor published a set of wireless earbuds today pronounced as the FlyPods and the FlyPods Pro, and they’re approximately a duplicate copy of Apple’s AirPods, down to the charging case. Honor’s origin company Huawei produced a pair of AirPods clones earlier this year, called the Huawei FreeBuds, and was assumed to deliver its replacement alongside the Mate 20, but plans seem to have changed. According to Gizmochina, the FreeBuds Pro 2 has been rebranded as Honor’s FlyPods Pro.
The FlyPods connects via Bluetooth 5.0, and boasts an IP54 waterproof rating, so it’s safe to work out with them. Earbuds can be utilized to answer calls, control media playback, and activate Honor’s YoYo voice assistant. The 420mAh battery should endure three hours on a single charge and up to 20 hours with the charging case. It can charge via USB-C, or on a wireless charging pad.
The FlyPods Pro hold what Honor is calling “BoneID technology” which seemingly can use a combination of voice recognition and “bone sound pattern” recognition as biometric authentication to unlock your phone by voice. It can also be utilized to make payments on WeChat and AliPay.
The FlyPods are ready for preorder now on Vmall for ¥799 (about $115 USD) and come in teal and white. The FlyPods Pro cost ¥999 (about $143 USD) and come in white and red. Both versions will be on sale November 6th.