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OnePlus Buds mentioned in Android 11 beta code: company’s first TWS earphones set to compete with AirPods and Galaxy Buds

A possible design for the OnePlus Buds (Image source: @MaxJmb)
A possible design for the OnePlus Buds (Image source: @MaxJmb)
A user over on the XDA forums spotted a mention of the TWS OnePlus Buds in code for the Android 11 Settings APK, lending credence to rumors that OnePlus will soon be releasing its own pair of TWS earphones.
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An eagle-eyed observer over on the XDA forums spotted a string of code in Android 11’s Settings APK that appears to reference TWS OnePlus Buds. These could be OnePlus’ very first TWS headphones. Interestingly, despite competitors like Realme and Vivo launching their own TWS AirPods alternatives, such as the Realme Buds Air, OnePlus has yet to do so. Their Bullets Wireless Z offers great found quality but still have a cable. 

This isn’t the first time we’re hearing about the OnePlus Buds. Tipster @MaxJmb earlier shared what look like marketing and teaser images for the OnePlus Buds. The Android 11 code string confirms that these TWS earphones exist. 

What about launch timeframes? According to the rumour mill, OnePlus is set to release the affordable, midrange OnePlus Z smartphone as early as next month in the Indian market. We wouldn’t rule out the possibility that OnePlus introduces the OnePlus Buds alongside the OnePlus Z. We will keep you posted as soon as we hear more.

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Arjun Krishna Lal
Arjun Krishna Lal - Tech Writer - 454 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2019
I've had a passion for PC gaming since 1996, when I watched my dad score frags in Quake as a 1 year-old. I've gone on to become a Penguin-published author and tech journalist. Apart from working as an editor at Notebookcheck, I write for outlets including TechSpot and Gamingbolt. I’m the Director of Content at Flying V Group, one of the top 5 digital marketing agencies in Orange County. When I'm not traveling the world, gathering stories for my next book, you can find me tinkering with my PC.
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Arjun Krishna Lal, 2020-06-13 (Update: 2020-06-14)