HMD Global, the Nokia phone maker, announced its first ANC-supported earbuds called the Nokia Noise Cancelling Earbuds (BH-805). Nokia Mobile is a bit late to the party as RichGo and Flipkart have been selling Nokia ANC earbuds for months now.
Anyhow, the BH-805 earbuds can cancel out the background noise of up to 25 dB, which the company claims “is on par with commercial hearing protectors.” There is an Ambient Mode that you can activate to listen to your surroundings when needed. The earbuds, which look similar to the Nokia Lite Earbuds (BH-205), are powered by 13 mm graphene drivers.
Each earbud has a 45 mAh battery that can provide up to five hours of playback time, while up to four hours with ANC turned ON. They support Bluetooth 5 and are IPX5 rated that offers protection against sweat or water projected by a nozzle from any direction. Google Assistant voice functionalities will work as well.
The touch control area is present on the side, and the LED indicator light at the front, while the microphone is there at the bottom. The charging case packs a 400 mAh battery that can extend the runtime by up to 20 hours. There are four battery status LEDs at the front, and the USB Type-C port and the reset button at the bottom.
Nokia Mobile is shipping the earbuds, the charging case, ear tips of three different sizes (small, medium, and large), a USB Type-C cable, and the quick start guide in a box made of 100% recyclable paper.
Nokia Noise Cancelling Earbuds (BH-805) come in Charcoal and Polar Sea colors for €99.99 (₹8860, $118) and will be first available in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland.