Here’s your first look at the upcoming OnePlus Buds Z

Here’s your first look at the upcoming OnePlus Buds Z

OnePlus is all set to unveil its next flagship — the OnePlus 8T — later this month. The company has already started dropping teasers for the device, some of which have confirmed that the device will feature a 4,500mAh battery and 65W fast charging support. Along with the OnePlus 8T, the company is expected to unveil its next pair of TWS earphones — the OnePlus Buds Z.

We first heard about the upcoming OnePlus Buds Z early last month, when XDA Senior Member Some_Random_Username spotted a mention of the device in an OxygenOS 11 beta release. While we’ve seen plenty of leaks and teasers about the OnePlus Buds Z since then, we’re yet to see any renders of the TWS earphones. That changes today, as Some_Random_Username has managed to extract images of the earphones from an APK shared by a reliable source.

OnePlus Buds Z

As you can see in the attached images, the OnePlus Buds Z look like a cross between the older OnePlus Buds and the Honor Magic Earbuds. While the earbuds retain most of the same design as the OnePlus Buds, they now feature silicone tips and a charging case that greatly resembles the Magic Earbuds.

OnePlus Buds Z

The charging case features OnePlus branding on the lid and it houses the earbuds horizontally. It has an LED indicator over on the front, a USB Type-C port on the back, and a single function button.

While the APK file mentions three color variants — Black, White, and Silver — it only includes images for the white and silver color variants.

Although the APK reveals no further information about the OnePlus Buds Z, the company has confirmed that the earbuds will be IP55 certified for dust and water resistance. It’s worth noting that the teaser also included an image with a silhouette of the OnePlus Buds Z, which falls in line with these images.

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