Details about Jabra’s upcoming Elite 5 earbuds have been leaked, including their design, features, and colour options. Compared to the Elite 3, the Elite 5 has 6 mm drivers, active noise cancellation, six microphones, and Bluetooth multipoint support. Effectively, Jabra has moved many features from its Elite 7 Active and Elite 7 Pro earbuds to its mid-range earbuds.
Jabra Elite 5: Specs, Design, Colour
Roland Quandt has leaked information about the Jabra Elite 5, the next-generation earbuds that could replace both the Elite 3 and the Elite 4 Active. For some reason, Jabra decided not to release the Elite 4, so the Elite 4 Active came after the Elite 3. But the company still sells the Elite 3, albeit at a discount. Jabra could add the Elite 5 to its lineup without dropping the Elite 4 Active or the Elite 3; that seems unlikely, given how similar the Elite 3 and the Elite 5 are.
Specifically, the Elite 5 uses 6 mm drivers, just like the Elite 3 and Elite 4 Active. Also, the Elite 5 has active noise cancellation (ANC), found on the Elite 4 Active but not on the Elite 3. Also, Quandt’s leak shows that the Elite 5 can have up to 28 hours of battery life with its charging case or 7 hours of continuous use. The Elite 5 also has Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity and is IP55 certified, just like the Elite 3.
Jabra Elite 5: Prices
Thankfully, Jabra has made some improvements to the Elite 5. On the one hand, the Elite 5 has six microphones, the same number as the Elite 7 series. Also, the Elite 5 can call up Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant, and touch panels on each earbud let you control them. The price and release date are not known yet. For context, the Jabra Elite 4 Active still sells for US$89.99, even though it first costs US$119.99. Overall, the Elite 5 seems like a slight improvement over the Elite 3 and Elite 4 Active, at least based on what we know so far.