OnePlus did wireless earbuds in the past few years but now it feels like the company might finally be ready to compete with the big brands with the announcement of the new one OnePlus Buds Pro.
With a design that looks a lot like a certain fruit manufacturer’s wireless earbuds –but with silver handles instead of whiteThere’s an obvious comparison between the OnePlus Buds Pro and the AirPods Pro. With the support of the integrated active noise cancellationStarting at just $ 150 ($ 100 less than the AirPods Pro), OnePlus’ headphones look like they are offer much better value.
According to OnePlus, the Buds Pro has three microphones in each earbud that can filter out up to 40 decibels of noise which, unlike some other headphones, can dynamically adjust the noise suppression adjust rather than being limited to a handful of preset ANC levels.
Audio is powered by two 11mm drivers, and OnePlus’ audio ID promises a calibrated sound profile. The Buds Pro too support Dolby Atmos audio. According to OnePlus, the Buds Pro should last around five hours with the ANC on (or around seven hours with the ANC off) on a single charge, with the OnePlus wireless charging case providing more than 30 hours of extra juice. And when you are in an emergency and need to recharge the go, OnePlus says that the Buds Pro charging case can use 10 hours of battery in just 10 minutes when connected to one of OnePlus’ Warp Charge power bricks.
For players OnePlus also says that the Buds Pro’s latency can drop as low as 94 ms with Pro Gaming mode enabled. In the USA and Canada, the OnePlus Buds Pro will go on sale in September. 1 for $ 150.
In addition to the OnePlus Buds Pro, OnePlus has also announced a new budget / mid-range phone in the Nord 2 5G. The Nord 2 has a 6.43 inch 2400 x 1080 AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 90 Hz, a MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chip, 6 GB / 8 GB / 12 GB RAM, up to 256 GB memory and three rear cameras. And with a price from 400 euros, the Nord 2 looks like a really great cheap phone. Unfortunately, OnePlus has no plans to bring the Nord 2 to the US.