OnePlus has a new pair of TWS earbuds in the pipeline. Called the OnePlus Buds 3, the upcoming wireless earphones will succeed the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 launched alongside the OnePlus 11 earlier this year. While we don’t yet have a launch date for the new pair, a major leak has revealed its design. Renders shared by trusted leakster OnLeaks show the buds in all their glory. We also have the key specifications of the earphones.
Major leak reveals the design and specs of the OnePlus Buds 3
The OnePlus Buds 3 will look mostly the same as its predecessor, or even the original OnePlus Buds Pro. The company hasn’t changed the shape and design but has given a metallic finish to the new earphones. The positioning of the microphone holes is also unchanged. The upcoming buds will reportedly be lighter, though. The report says each bud will weigh 4.77 grams, down from 4.9 grams each OnePlus Buds Pro 2 weighed.
The case is also said to be lighter but we don’t have a figure to share. The current model’s case weighs 47.3 grams. Speaking of the case, OnePlus hasn’t altered its design either. The cuboidal case has a charging indicator on the front and features the “Dynaudio” branding on top, along with the “OnePlus” branding. The company teamed up with the Danish audio firm for sound tuning since the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 earlier this year.
As far as specs are concerned, the OnePlus Buds 3 will reportedly feature 10.4mm woofers and 6mm tweeters. It will retain the previous model’s 48dB Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and IP55 dust and water resistance. The case will have an IPX4 rating for water resistance, with no official dust resistance. OnePlus has equipped the buds with Bluetooth v5.3, Google Fast pair, and dual connection support, the report states.
The new OnePlus TWS earphones pack a 58mAh battery each, capable of delivering up to nine hours of playtime without ANC enabled and six hours with ANC enabled. The case houses a 520mAh battery to extend the playtime by another 24 hours without ANC and 16 hours with ANC. The buds support fast charging, with ten minutes of charging giving you five hours of listening time. The OnePlus Buds 3 will presumably support wireless charging.
OnePlus might launch the new buds early next year
This leak may have bared it all about the OnePlus Buds 3, but the new TWS earphones still appear a few months away. The company is expected to launch them alongside the OnePlus 12 series flagship smartphones in January 2024. The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 arrived alongside the OnePlus 11 in January this year. A tablet dubbed the OnePlus Pad Go is also rumored to be part of next year’s launch event.