OnePlus did wireless earphones in recent years, but now it seems that the company could finally be ready to compete with big brands with the announcement of the new OnePlus Buds Pro.
Sporting a design that looks a lot like wireless headphones made by a certain fruit company—but with silver rods instead of white—there is an obvious comparison to be made between the OnePlus Buds Pro and the AirPods Pro. However, by offering built-in active noise cancellation supportation with a starting price of just $ 150 ($ 100 less than AirPods Pro), OnePlus’ buds appear to be offer much better value.
According to OnePlus, the The Buds Pro have three mics in each ear cup that can filter out up to 40 decibels of noise, which unlike other headphones can adjust the level of noise cancellation dynamically instead of being limited to a handful of predefined ANC levels.
Audio is fed by two 11mm drivers, and OnePlus Audio ID promises to a calibrated sound profile. the Buds Pro too Support Dolby Atmos sound. OnePlus says the Buds Pro should last around five hours on a single charge with ANC on (or around seven hours with ANC off), with OnePlus’ included wireless charging case adding over 30 hours of extra juice. And if you’re in a rush and need to recharge the go, OnePlus says that the Buds Pro’s charging case can absorb 10 hours of battery life in just 10 minutes when connected to one of OnePlus’ Warp Charge power bricks.
For gamers, OnePlus also reports that the Buds Pro’s latency can drop to as low as 94ms with Pro Gaming mode enabled. In the US and Canada, the OnePlus Buds Pro will go on sale in September. 1 for $ 150.
Additionally, in addition to the OnePlus Buds Pro, OnePlus also announced a new budget / mid-range phone in the Nord 2 5G. The Nord 2 features a 6.43 inch 2400 x 1080 AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate, MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chip, 6GB / 8GB / 12GB RAM, up to 256GB storage and three rear cameras. And with a price tag that starts at $ 400, the Nord 2 looks like a pretty good affordable phone. Unfortunately, OnePlus has no plans to bring the North 2 to the United States.