The OnePlus Buds Pro will come with 'adaptive noise cancellation' and an AirPods Pro-like design
Unlike Samsung's Galaxy Buds 2, which have made headlines since March despite only being slated for a formal announcement next month, the OnePlus Buds Pro managed to keep an incredibly low profile until the company itself casually name-dropped the unreleased product last week.
Set to be fully detailed alongside the mid-range OnePlus Nord 2 5G handset on July 22, the mysterious AirPods Pro rivals are revealing a number of their very well-kept secrets today, perhaps the juiciest of which is the inclusion of so-called "adaptive noise cancellation" technology.
OnePlus Buds come with no such AirPods Pro, Galaxy Buds Pro, and Galaxy Buds 2-matching feature, although the company does advertise the presence of "environmental noise cancellation" functionality using a "unique noise cancellation algorithm and three microphones to improve clarity."As you may already be aware, the OG $79
Somewhat similarly, the OnePlus Buds Pro are confirmed to employ three microphones of their own to "monitor exterior noises" and "intelligently produce noise-canceling counter frequencies."
Compared to their "regular" forerunners, the OnePlus Buds Pro are also confirmed to upgrade the already impressive battery life to no less than 38 hours (with ANC turned off). Obviously, that will only be possible when considering the endurance of the earbuds themselves, as well as the extra juice delivered by a bundled charging case supporting wireless technology.
That's another important change from the first-gen OnePlus Buds features, further adding to an undoubtedly costlier picture. Speaking of pictures, we actually don't have one showcasing the unreleased Pro model in full clarity, but apparently, OnePlus is not shying away from AirPods Pro comparisons.
Described as similar in both look and size to the world's best-selling high-end true wireless earbuds, the OnePlus Buds Pro will come in a sleek matte black finish with a "glossy metallic covering" on the stems aimed at offering a "better operating experience" while resisting sweat and dust to handle your most strenuous workouts.
Capable of recharging in just 10 minutes thanks to Warp Charge technology (similar to the non-Pro OnePlus Buds), the Galaxy Buds 2 rivals should cost less than $150 when eventually hitting the US, although the exact price point is likely to remain under wraps until next week.