OnePlus is about to re-enter the mid-range smartphone segment with the launch of Nord tomorrow. The smartphone is definitely going to be the beginning of the product announcement. However, we’ll also see the launch of the latest true wireless earbuds from OnePlus at this same event tomorrow. Before the launch, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei teased the product in blue color. This may be the first TWS earbuds from the company and is likely to be called OnePlus Buds.
Now, tipster Evan Blass has shared more pictures of OnePlus’ first truly wireless earbuds. The pictures posted by Blass on Twitter indicate OnePlus Buds will are available blue, black, and white color options. One of the pictures shows the case, which seems like a mixture between the Vivo TWS Neo and Google Pixel Buds. 9to5Google managed to uncover even more images of this device by diving into an APK from the publicly available latest OnePlus 8 update. The looks are definitely inspired where the case seems to have a matte finish.
OnePlus Buds appears in leaked images
The earbuds themselves match the color of the case and the blue one contains a green interior. OnePlus is also borrowing from its successful Bullets Wireless for the true wireless earbuds. The flat circle on the highest of the earbud is directly from the OnePlus Bullets Wireless. We will expect these earbuds to remain comfortably in your earbuds. However, the half in-ear design has not proven to be the one that matches all ear shapes and sizes.
There is a light-weight on the exterior side of the case, similar to Vivo TWS Neo, and will be used to understand the battery percentage. The earbuds themselves look to be made from plastic but we’ll have to wait for the final product. It’s also confirmed that OnePlus Buds will be affordable TWS earbuds and can lack features like wireless charging. However, it’s expected to support fast charging via USB Type-C port.
The APK teardown has also revealed support for the “Find My Device” option, which might be used to find the lost earbuds. These are expected to supply equalizer settings and support Dolby Atmos. The app to manage OnePlus Buds is reportedly called OnePlus Pods. The exact specifications or battery life of these earbuds aren’t known just yet. We do know that it’ll support touch control on the stem and offer fast pairing with OnePlus phones. It’ll have a lot of company in the TWS market when it goes official tomorrow. In India, we know that OnePlus Buds are available via both Flipkart and Amazon India.