With the OnePlus Buds Pro, we get a premium pair of wireless headphones from OnePlus, in an increasingly competitive market – and now we get our first look at what the company is planning for a follow-up.
More in 91mobiles (opens in new tab)there are some high-quality renders showing what the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 are supposed to be like (although, of course, we can’t know for sure until they’re actually released). From these images, it doesn’t look like much will change in terms of design.
New is an olive green color option, shown in these renders – the original OnePlus Buds Pro were available in matte black or gloss white. The design similarities extend to the charging case, which appears to be more or less the same.
What to expect
We don’t know much about what the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 will bring in terms of features and functionality, but this latest report suggests that Danish speaker manufacturer Dynaudio was involved in the production of the headphones.
The first OnePlus Buds Pro brought active noise cancellation, so it seems certain that the new pair will once again offer this feature. Battery life, which reached 24 hours with the OnePlus Buds Pro, could also be improved.
There hasn’t been any OnePlus Buds Pro 2 release date rumors we’ve come across, though considering the original pair were announced in July 2021, successors are overdue – and early 2023 looks like it could be a good bet for one. official release.
Analysis: lots and lots of options
There’s certainly no shortage of options when it comes to wireless headphones: that’s great for consumers, but it means it can be tricky for manufacturers to make their products stand out. OnePlus already has several versions of its wireless headphones on sale.
Then, of course, we have to mention Apple, who have the most common prices well covered with the AirPods Pro 2 ($249 / £249 / AU$399) and the AirPods 3 (starting at $169 / £179 / AU $279). These options are hard to ignore, especially for iPhone users.
Google has the premium Pixel Buds Pro ($199 / £179 / AU$299) and the cheaper Pixel Buds A-Series ($99 / £99.99 / AU$159), while Samsung offers the Galaxy Buds 2 ($149.99 / £139.99 / AU$219). and the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro ($229 / £219 / AU$349).
We’re thinking that, once again, OnePlus might use price as its biggest selling point: the original OnePlus Buds Pro sold for $149.99 / £139 when it launched, and somewhere around that mark, but its successors would be in a good place in terms of accessibility.