HMD Global may announce a Nokia-branded AirPods alternative tomorrow
Following the success of Apple’s AirPods, a previous leak suggested that Huawei was preparing to unveil its own alternative on October 16. But according to some new information, it seems HMD Global may also have an offering of its own up its sleeves.
According to the information, the new earphones will bear the name “Nokia True Wireless Earbuds V1” and are set to cost €108. At this point in time, it’s unclear what kind of design or specifications are to be expected. However, a focus on fitness is likely which means they could resemble Samsung’s Gear Icon X earbuds. Moreover, in the hope of competing more directly with Apple’s AirPods, Google Assistant integration will presumably be included.
Alongside the new earbuds, it’s claimed that Nokia will also introduce a pair of cheaper earphones dubbed the “Nokia Active Wired Earphones V2.” These are set to retail for €30 in Europe and will presumably replace the current Nokia Active earphones.
These two audio products are set to join the upcoming Nokia 7.1, Nokia 7.1 Plus, and a mystery third device that will be powered by the Snapdragon 710. No information has surfaced in regards to the accessories for the latter two offerings, although HMD global is expected to announce a Flip Cover and a Clear Case for the regular Nokia 7.1, with these set to retail at €11 and €8 respectively.