OnePlus To Launch A Pair Of Truly Wireless Earbuds With The OnePlus 7
OnePlus is expected to launch its next flagship, the OnePlus 7 in the month of June. The smartphone will be a successor to the OnePlus 6T which was lauded for its performance and affordability. The device has been previously leaked to sport an all-new design and updated internals. A post by the CEO of OnePlus, Pete Lau on the Chinese social networking website Weibo has suggested that the company is working on a pair of truly wireless earbuds which may be announced along with the OnePlus 7.
OnePlus Truly Wireless Earbuds
In his post, the senior OnePlus executive mentions the current industry trend of removing the 3.5mm headphone jack in favour of a single port. He then asks for suggestions for truly wireless earbuds. Considering smartphone manufacturers like Nokia and Samsung have already released earbuds that are fully wireless, OnePlus may be looking to go down the same path. The earphones will be an upgrade to the Bullets Wireless earbuds, which were launched last year. Unfortunately, details about the device aren’t known yet, but the upcoming truly wireless earbuds from OnePlus are likely to retain the Bullets branding and will arrive with a charging case like the Apple AirPods. It is also reported to have a minimal audio delay, a small and lightweight body and will be comfortable to wear.
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Interestingly Apple started this trend of removing the 3.5mm headphone jack with its 2017’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. OnePlus removed the headphone jack with their current generation flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 6T. Like its predecessor, the upcoming OnePlus 7 is not expected to have the ill-fated headphone jack. So, the idea of launching truly wireless earbuds along with the device may turn out to be a good idea for the company. The truly wireless earbuds from OnePlus will compete against the likes of the Apple AirPods, the latest Samsung Galaxy Buds and Nokia’s True Wireless Earbuds. As the company is known to price its devices competitively, the earphones could be priced around the US$ 120 (Rs. 8300) range.