Alongside its all-new smartphone, Nord, OnePlus has also announced its first pair of truly wireless earbuds, the OnePlus Buds. The OnePlus Buds come with 13.4 mm dynamic drivers, environmental noise cancellation, and promises to offer 10 hours of listening for 10 minutes of charge. With a lot of manufacturers launching their TWS earbuds, it would be interesting to see how the OnePlus’ offerings fair.
To begin with, in terms of design, the OnePlus Buds appear to have a similar design language as some of the other earbuds in the market — inspired by Apple’s AirPods. The earbuds themselves have a stem design, and the case features a puck-shaped body that appears somewhat similar to the case of the recently announced Vivo TWS Neo earbuds. Moreover, there is also IPX4 water resistance. In terms of color options, the Buds come in three colorways: Gray, Nord Blue, and White.
Talking about features, the OnePlus Buds come with a 13.4mm dynamic driver, which the company suggests offers deeper bass and clear audio. One of the interesting features, the newest offering from OnePlus comes with support for fast pairing with OnePlus devices and also includes support for fast charging. Moreover, you also get the Noise Cancellation (ENC) feature, something that a lot of TWS earbuds are lately offering.
As for the battery, OnePlus suggests the Buds to offer up to 7 hours of music playback on a single charge, with a total of 30 hours backup with the charging case. To charge the Buds OnePlus offers a USB Type-C port on the case, which, as already mentioned, comes with support for fast charging. Besides, it is also expected that the company will soon be offering support for touch gestures and support for Dolby Atmos.
OnePlus Buds: Pricing and Availability
The OnePlus Buds is priced at Rs 4,990 ($79). As for availability, White and Nord Blue variants will be available in early access sale on July 31, with the open sale starting August 4.