OnePlus has created wireless earplugs in recent years, but now it feels like company may be finally ready to compete with the big brands with the announcement of the new OnePlus Buds Pro.
With a design that looks like wireless earbuds made by a particular fruit company –but with silver stalks instead of white—there is an obvious comparison to be made between OnePlus Buds Pro and AirPods Pro. However, by offering support for built-in active noise reductionWith a starting price of just $ 150 ($ 100 less than AirPods Pro), OnePlus’ buds look like the offer a much better value.
According to OnePlus is Buds Pro has three microphones in each earplug that can filter out up to 40 decibels of noise, which unlike some other headphones can adjust the level of noise reduction dynamically instead of being limited to a handful of preset ANC levels.
Sound is driven by two 11 mm drivers, and OnePlus’ audio ID promises to one calibrated sound profile. The Buds Pro too Support Dolby Atmos sound. OnePlus says that Buds Pro should last about five hours on a single charge with the ANC turned on (or around seven hours with the ANC turned off), with OnePlus’ included wireless charging case adding more than 30 hours of extra juice. And if you are in a pinch and need to recharge the go, OnePlus says the Buds Pro charging case can soak up a 10-hour battery in just 10 minutes when connected to one of OnePlus’ Warp Charge power chips.
For players, OnePlus also says that Buds Pro’s wait time can go as low as 94 ms with Pro Gaming mode enabled. In the US and Canada, the OnePlus Buds Pro will go on sale in September. 1 for $ 150.
In addition to OnePlus Buds Pro, OnePlus also announced a new budget / mid-range phone in Nord 2 5G. Nord 2 has a 6.43-inch 2400 x 1080 AMOLED screen with a 90Hz refresh rate, a MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chip, 6 GB / 8 GB / 12 GB RAM, up to 256 GB of storage and three rear cameras. And with a price tag starting at 400 euros, Nord 2 looks like a really good, affordable phone. Unfortunately, OnePlus has no plans to bring North 2 to the United States.