OnePlus finally stepped into the Truly Wireless Earbud segment, with its newly launched OnePlus Buds. The OnePlus buds boast off touch controls, 30-hour battery life, Warp Charging, and in-ear lightweight design. The OnePlus Buds have been priced quite aggressively to compete with the likes of Xiaomi, Realme, Noise, and many other brands in this segment of devices.
OnePlus Buds: Specs and Features
The main focus of the OnePlus Buds is the battery life and charging. The launch event too, focussed on these elements a lot. After all, the 30-hour battery life with the case is what differentiates the OnePlus Buds from the competition. Each Earbud has a 35mAh battery, while the case has a battery of 430mAh. OnePlus claims about 7 hours of use with full charged buds out of the case. Meanwhile, the small and pocketable case can recharge the buds up to 4 times again, giving a total 30 hours for the battery life figures. There’s even fast charging support with 10 minutes of charge to the case giving 10 hours of total battery life! Meanwhile, 10 minutes of charging the buds in the case will give you around 2 hours of playtime. These are some amazing figures here!
As for the design, OnePlus has kept it simple with a half in-ear design, much like the AirPods. The buds themselves are shiny, with touchpads on each ear, containing a concentric-circle pattern. This is reminiscent of previous OnePlus earphones. Coming to the case, it has a matte finish and consists of a small LED and a device pairing button to the back. The entire package is quite lightweight, with the case weighing 37 grams, and each bud weighing just 4.7 grams.
OnePlus Buds Sound Quality and Connectivity
Being a half in-ear design, we offer the buds to provide less than average noise isolation, due to the lack of rubber tips. However, the 13.4mm dynamic drivers should match up to deliver decent, if not great sound quality. They also have Dolby Atmos Support, alongside support for low-latency Fnatic mode on OnePlus devices. There is also Fast Pair support for superfast pairing for devices and the touchpads on the buds allow for various functionality says OnePlus.
Pricing and Availability
The OnePlus buds are priced at just ₹ 4,990 in India and are available in 3 striking colors – White, Gray, and Nord Blue. The first sale for the OnePlus Buds starts at 10 AM, 31st July 2020 on oneplus.in. The Amazon Page though, suggests the first sale to be on 4th August 2020. While OnePlus has decided to not launch the OnePlus Nord in the United States, it will be releasing the Buds, starting at $79 in Gray and White colors. The Nord Blue color is limited to India and Europe for the time being.