OnePlus Buds are TWS earbuds with 30 hour total battery life for ₹4,990/$79

OnePlus Buds are TWS earbuds with 30 hour total battery life for ₹4,990/$79

During OnePlus’ AR launch event earlier today, the company’s hype train finally culminated its months-long journey, and the OnePlus Nord was unveiled. Along with its new mid-range device, OnePlus also launched its first pair of truly wireless earbuds — the OnePlus Buds. The company’s new TWS earbuds look a bit like the recently released Vivo TWS Neo earbuds, with a pebble-shaped case and a half-in-ear style hardshell earbuds. But while the OnePlus Buds may look familiar on the outside, on the inside, things are a bit different.

OnePlus Buds: Specifications

SpecificationsOnePlus Buds
Dimensions and Weight
  • Earbud:
    • 18.81 x 16.13 x 37.89mm
    • 4.7g
  • Case:
    • 52.21 x 59.62 x 37.89mm
    • 37g
Battery and Charging
  • Earbud: 35mAh
  • Case: 430mAh
Speaker and Mic
  • 13.4mm drivers
  • 3x Mics
Connectivity
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Google Fast Pair support
ColorsWhite, Gray, Nord Blue

The earbuds pack in 13.4mm dynamic drivers, with a 35mAh battery and three microphones in each unit. The earbuds are rated for up to 7 hours of music playback on their tiny battery, which can be extended to up to 30 hours with the 430mAh battery in the charging case. OnePlus has also included fast charging support over USB Type-C on the earbuds, which can get you up to 10 hours of additional playback with just a 10-minute charge. However, unlike several other premium earbuds in the market today, the OnePlus Buds don’t offer wireless charging support.

OnePlus Buds

For connectivity, the OnePlus Buds make use of Bluetooth 5.0, and they include support for Google Fast Pair to simplify the first time pairing process, offer better battery details, and enable the Find My Accessories feature. The earbuds are IPX4 water-resistant, feature a low-latency Fnatic Mode that drops latency to just 103ms, and offer ambient noise reduction to eliminate background noise during calls.

Each earbud features a touch-sensitive area that can be used to answer and reject calls, play and pause music, and enable the low-latency Fnatic Mode with double taps and long-press gestures. In case you’re not fond of any particular gesture, you will also get the option to customize these gestures on your OnePlus device following a software update. Sadly though, there is no dedicated app to enable gesture customization on non-OnePlus devices.

Goodix is responsible for two features on the OnePlus Buds, which the company announced in a statement: “The very first TWS earbuds of OnePlus — the Buds – feature Goodix’s award-winning 2-in-1 solution of in-ear detection (IED) and touch control. The solution delivers two of the essential features – detecting wearing status and smart touch control with simply click on the surface of the earbuds– in one single chip, allowing additional design flexibilities in the earbuds.”

Pricing and Availability

The OnePlus Buds have been priced at ₹4,990/$79/£79/€89 depending on region, and unlike the OnePlus Nord, they will be available worldwide. However, buyers in Europe and India will be able to choose from three color variants — White, Gray, and Nord Blue — while in other markets, the buds will only be offered in the White and Gray variants. As of now, OnePlus hasn’t released availability details for its new TWS earphones. According to the Amazon India listing, sales will begin on August 4th.

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Pranob Mehrotra
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A Literature and Linguistics graduate with a keen interest in everything Android. When not writing about tech, Pranob spends most of his time either playing League of Legends or lurking on Reddit.