The OnePlus Buds / Pods are coming soon, and a well-known tipster has just shared an image of the product. If you take a look at the image provided above, you'll be able to see the black variant of OnePlus Buds / Pods.
We still do not know what name will OnePlus go with. Max J., the same person who shared this image, suggested they'll be called 'Buds'. The name 'Pods' surfaced in another report, and was also spotted in Android 11 Beta for the OnePlus 8 series.
So, it's anyone's guess at this point. One thing is for sure, these are OnePlus' TWS (Truly Wireless) earbuds, and chances are this leak is spot on.
These earbuds will be a bit different than the Vivo TWS Neo earphones. These earbuds will not come with a silicone seal, they'll be open-ear earbuds. They'll also have that metallic accent on the back, same as OnePlus' Bullets Wireless Z Bluetooth earphones.
They are clearly inspired by Apple's AirPods
They'll have that stem below, similar to Apple's AirPods. The case will be quite small, which is not something you can gather from this image, but, you can expect a rather small case.
The case will close down thanks to magnets, almost certainly. In this image, you can see the LED status light on the outside. That light will tell you how much battery charge does the case itself have.
It will also indicate the charging status of the case. The second LED light will be included on the inside, and that one will indicate the battery charge in the earphones themselves.
These earbuds will become OnePlus' very first pair of TWS earphones. They are expected to launch next month. Rumors are suggesting these earphones will arrive alongside the OnePlus Nord, on July 10.
That date hasn't been confirmed by OnePlus just yet, but it may be soon. The OnePlus Nord, for those of you who don't know, is the company's upcoming mid-range smartphone.
We're still not sure how much will these earbuds cost, nor if they'll offer ANC. If we had to guess, we'd say that ANC (Active Noise Cancelation) will be included.
The OnePlus Buds / Pods are coming in black, but that won't be the only available option
That feature will help a lot with the outside noise, as these are open-ear earphones. The black variant of the OnePlus Buds is more or less confirmed here, while the white ones will probably become available as well.
It remains to be seen if OnePlus plans to offer these earbuds in any more color options. We're quite interested to see the price tag on these earbuds.