OnePlus' first truly wireless earbuds could launch in July with an AirPods-inspired design

Oneplus Buds Sketch
Oneplus Buds Sketch (Image credit: Max J. on Twitter)

What you need to know

  • OnePlus' first truly wireless earbuds will apparently be called the OnePlus Buds.
  • They are expected to feature an AirPods-inspired design.
  • The earbuds are tipped to launch in July.

OnePlus launched its third pair of wireless earbuds alongside the OnePlus 8 series smartphones last month, called the OnePlus Wireless Z. However, just like the previous generation wireless earbuds from OnePlus, the OnePlus Wireless Z are not truly wireless. According to a new tweet from leaker Max J, the company's first truly wireless earbuds will be unveiled in July.

The leaker claims the earbuds will be called the OnePlus Buds and feature a design that looks to be "inspired" by Apple's AirPods. While the design of the charging case appears to be slightly different, the earbuds themselves seem to be quite similar to OPPO's AirPods clone, the Enco Free (opens in new tab). Since OnePlus and OPPO are sister companies, it is possible that the OnePlus Buds will be similar to the OPPO Enco Free. However, the image embedded in the tweet above is only an illustration and doesn't represent the final design of the OnePlus Buds.

The OnePlus Buds will probably debut alongside the mid-range OnePlus Z smartphone, which is also tipped to launch in July. It is rumored to be powered by a Snapdragon 765 chipset, just like the upcoming Google Pixel 5.

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OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z

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Babu Mohan
News Writer
  • No surprise they would come up with an AirPod inspired design
  • They are made to fit in the same place, so the shape of inside a human ear kinda rules out using a cube with sharp corners 😉. But if they did, at least they would probably not fall out!
    HTC is coming out with some too, but at least they have a legal right to because of their licensing agreement with Apple.
  • Thanks for the info. I wasn't not even talking about the piece that goes in the ear. I'm talking about the stem. Couldn't they come up with a different design like some other companies have. Even the case resembles the Airpods case. And that was the purpose to rip off one of the most popular Apple product designs so ppl would think they have Airpods.
  • Oh, come on. These are blatant airpods rip offs. There's no argument to be made on this one that "they're just using the beast most logical design" because even Apple knows that isn't airpods.
  • They copied the case from the pixel buds 2.