OnePlus has recently begun to dive into the now thriving true wireless headphone market and, after launching the OnePlus Buds and Buds Pro, the company is now preparing to launch its newest product: the OnePlus Buds Z2.
The design of these headphones was leaked earlier last month and showed an in-ear design with silicone grommets as well as a capsule-shaped case with the company’s logo printed on the top. When compared to their predecessors, the earphones don’t look too different: OnePlus decided to play it safe and didn’t revolutionize the design much and chose to limit itself to small changes instead.
It does look like the OnePlus Buds Z2 will have more angled ear tips, which means that they will fit more comfortably.
There are no changes for the case’s design at all, however, the new model features a USB Type-C port.
The previously leaked images showed us just white earbuds but the latest ones shows us a black color variant as well. In addition to that, we now also have almost complete info about the specs.
In terms of connectivity, they will have Bluetooth 5.2, AAC/SBC but no LDAC or aptX codecs, and will support gestures for multimedia controls and calls. An LED will indicate connectivity and charging status.
They also have 3 microphones for ambient noise reduction and wind noise reduction.
Battery-wise, each earphone has a 40mAh battery while the case hosts a 502mAh. This offers about 3 hours’ worth of playback, with active noise reduction, and up to 27 hours if you consider the case.
If you choose to go without the noise reduction however, it will be 7 hours without the case and up to 38 with it.
It should take about 90 minutes for the box to go from 0% to 100%.
The headphones weigh 4.6 grams, while the case itself is 46 grams.
The earbuds will now have an IP55 certification against water and sweat, while the charging box has a similar IPX4 rating.
For now, we don’t know when these earbuds will see the light of day, though they might make an appearance alongside the OnePlus 9 RT smartphone. However, this device might not be available globally, so hopefully the earbuds will not have the same fate.