OnePlus Buds Z: After a month of teasing OnePlus finally announced the OnePlus 8T, the successor to OnePlus 8. It comes with some changes and minor improvements over the vanilla OnePlus 8. For instance, it features a 120Hz panel over the 90Hz panel found on the 8. The charging speed has been also amped up to 65W which is a major upgrade over both OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro.
OnePlus 8T is being marketed at a slightly awkward position since it’s not the flagship and it’s better than OnePlus’ current flagship, the OnePlus 8 Pro.
OnePlus 8T was not alone in the event as OnePlus also announced a bunch of accessories to complement the new smartphone. It includes OnePlus Buds Z, Bullets Wireless Z – Bass Edition, and an OnePlus branded Powerbank. Apart from these we also got a new colour for Nord dubbed as ‘Gray Ash’.
OnePlus Buds Z
The Buds Z are an affordable version of OnePlus Buds which launched earlier this year alongside the Nord for $79/₹4990.
The Buds Z features 10mm audio drivers that are promised to deliver powerful bass and clear vocals. OnePlus claims that these earbuds could last 5 hours on a single charge while offering a total of 20 hours of life with the charging case. These earbuds support fast charging which allows them to offer 3 hours of playback with 10 minutes of charge.
The OnePlus Buds Z uses Bluetooth 5.0 for connectivity purposes which are said to enable low latency operation. Further, these earbuds also have support for Quick Pair for seamless connectivity.
The Buds Z have an IP55 rating that means they are resistant to dust sweat which makes them more comfortable for working out. These buds lack the ANC, but the silicon ear tips help in passive noise cancellation.
The OnePlus Buds Z are available in two colours- white and gray. The Buds Z will be retailing for ₹3,190 through OnePlus.com, Amazon, and Flipkart starting November 2 but you can pre-book them for ₹2,990 on OnePlus.com and OnePlus Store app starting October 15.
The OnePlus Buds Z also gets a ‘Steve Harrington’ special edition which has a funkier design over the plaid design of vanilla Buds Z. The ‘Steve Harrington’ edition is expected to go on sale soon on the OnePlus.in.
OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z – Bass Edition
The OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z – Bass Edition is an India exclusive product which means it won’t be selling anywhere apart from India. Being priced at ₹1,999, the Bullets Wireless Z – Bass Edition features the same neckband design as its predecessor Bullets Wireless Z. The Bass Edition, comes with 9.2mm drivers for a better bass effect and vocals. It also offers environmental noise cancellation and has a latency of 100ms as compared to 110ms on Bullets Wireless Z.
As you’d expect, the Bullets Wireless Z – Bass Edition has support for Wrap charging giving it 10 hours of playback time in 10 minutes of charge and 17 hours of battery life on a single charge.
The Bullets Wireless Z will be available for purchase through OnePlus.com and OnePlus Store app starting October 15. From October 16 it will be up for sale on Amazon, Flipkart and OnePlus exclusive offline stores.
OnePlus Nord ‘Gray Ash’ Variant
The Nord debuted back almost 3 months ago as OnePlus’ entry to the budget segment in two colours- the Gray Onyx and Blue Marble. Now we have one more colour of the Nord – the Gray Ash which isn’t very different from the Gray Onyx but it’s slightly lighter in tone than the Gray Onyx.
The Gray Onyx color is just available for the top-end variant with 12GB of RAM and 256GB storage for the same price as the other colors of this variant- ₹29,999.
OnePlus also announced its first-ever power bank alongside the OnePlus 8T. The OnePlus Powerbank has as a 10,000mAh lithium-polymer battery which can charge your device at a maximum rating of 18W. The power bank is said to have the capability to adjust the output based on the device connected. It has a Micro-USB/USB-C cable which makes it compatible with a variety of devices.
The OnePlus Powerbank will be available in two colours- black and green. It will be up for purchase starting October 15 for ₹1,299 through OnePlus.in while you can get it on Flipkart, Amazon and OnePlus exclusive offline stores from October 16.