It has been confirmed that the OnePlus Buds will launch alongside the OnePlus Nord on July 21. Today, Pete Lau, the CEO of OnePlus has shared a post on the OnePlus Forum site that reveals more details of the TWS earbuds. We also get a first look at the blue variant of the earbuds.
The post first talks about the design of the OnePlus Buds. The company’s top executive said they have designed the earbuds to be “more than comfortable for long wear”. The TWS earbuds have a “half-in-ear design” to achieve this comfortability.
Coming to battery life, the OnePlus Buds will provide up to 7 hours of continuous use. That goes up to 30 hours with the case which can charge the earbuds more than three times before having to recharge it.
OnePlus boasts that even with the impressive battery life, the earbuds are “exceedingly light” at 4.6 grams each while the case weighs 36 grams.
Pete says the OnePlus Buds are designed to work with a wide range of devices but OnePlus phones get deeper optimizations; one of which is an ultra-low latency mode similar to that of wired headphones once you enter gaming mode on your OnePlus phone.
We also get a first look at the blue variant of the earbuds thanks to a video just updated by YouTuber, MKBHD. The video is an interview with Carl Pei on the OnePlus Nord, and we see the co-founder wearing a pair of blue TWS earbuds we are pretty sure is the OnePlus Buds.
The earbuds have a stem of average length. As you can see, they are not as short as that of the AirPods Pro. They look pretty good and with the 30-hour battery life mentioned above, it should be a best-seller as long as it is affordable.