OnePlus Buds 3 was launched in China on Thursday, January 4, alongside the OnePlus Ace 3. These true wireless earphones come with a 10.4mm driver and support for LHDC 5.0 audio. They also support touch controls and offer three levels of active noise cancellation and a transparency mode. The earphones allow users to enjoy a 3D surround-space sound experience. The monotonous in-ear wearables are offered in two colour options. They are now open for pre-order and will be available for purchase starting January 8.
OnePlus Buds 3 price, availability
Offered in Clear Sea Blue and Space Grey colour options, the OnePlus Buds 3 are priced at CNY 499 (roughly Rs. 5,800) in China. The earphones are currently open for pre-orders in China at a pre-sale price of CNY 449 (roughly Rs. 5,200). It will be available for purchase starting January 8 via the Oppo China website.
OnePlus Buds 3 specifications, features
The OnePlus Buds 3 are equipped with a 10.4mm driver and three mics. They come with support for AAC and SBC Bluetooth codecs. The earphones also support LHDC 5.0 Hi-Res audio output and come with Dynamic Bass technology. These true wireless earphones allow users to enjoy a 3D surround-space sound experience, custom game sound effects and 94ms low latency.
Three levels of active noise cancellation (ANC) can be experienced with the OnePlus Buds 3. Users can choose amongst mild, moderate and depth modes, which offer ANC of 10 dB, 20 dB and 49 dB, respectively. They can also opt for a transparency mode which may allow users to listen to the noise of their surroundings. The earphones also come with an IP55 rating for dust and splash resistance.
Each bud carries a 58mAh battery, while the OnePlus Buds 3 storage case has a 520mAh battery and a USB Type-C charging port. The earphones support fast charging, claiming to offer up to 7 hours of music playback time with 10 minutes of charge. With ANC turned on, the earphones claim to offer a battery life of up to 6.5 hours independently and up to 28 hours alongside the case. Without the ANC function, however, OnePlus claims that the earphones can offer a battery life of up to 10 hours and up to 44 hours with the case, on a single charge.