In its typical way, OnePlus has started talking about its upcoming products that will be announced on July 22nd. This time it’s not about North 2, it’s Buds Pro, and they seem to be competing with AirPods Pro.
In an interview with CNET, Kinder Liu (OnePlus’ head of research and development) reveals that the knobs will have “adaptive noise reduction”
OnePlus’ previous attempt to make truly wireless earbuds, OnePlus Buds Z
Not surprisingly, they also support Warp Charge, where a 10-minute charge will power the earplugs for 10 hours. There is also support for wireless charging, but it is not for Warp-y (Only 2W speeds). When it comes to battery backup, OnePlus promises 28 hours of total playback with ANC on and 38 with ANC off – we do not know how long the earbuds will last on a single charge.
Fans of matte black rejoice when the color is confirmed, but we may see more. Buds Pro will also have some degree of water and dust resistance and support for iOS using the HeyMelody app.
For what it’s worth, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, who has now switched to working on his own startup called Nothing, is also ready to release a pair of ANC wireless earphones (would you like to bid on them?) In a questions about days. It will be interesting to see how they stack up against each other, and the rest of the competition.