OnePlus recently launched its latest flagship – OnePlus 8T via an online event. In the same event, the Chinese brand also announced the launch of its latest truly wireless earphone. The announcement does not come as a surprise as the company had been teasing the earphones for some time now. The new OnePlus Buds Z is its second TWS this year and it serves as a cheaper alternative to the original OnePlus Buds. Let’s check out the specifications, features, expected price, and availability of the OnePlus Buds Z in Nepal.
OnePlus Buds Z Overview
While the original OnePlus Buds ran into some problem because of its resemblance to the Apple AirPods. To avoid this, OnePlus has now tried to give the new earphones a distinctive look with a seashell design. The new earphones still sport a stem design but they now come with silicone ear tips. The company will be offering three sizes of ear tips inside the box. The earbuds are lightweight and weigh only 4.35 grams each.
The charging case of the Buds Z now resembles that of Samsung Galaxy Buds and Buds+. It features an LED indicator on the front just below the lid. Opposite to it, OnePlus has included a USB Type-C charging port and a button. OnePlus has also stamped its logo on the lid of the case.
Drivers and Connectivity
OnePlus Buds Z comes with a 10mm driver which is smaller than the 13.4mm one in the original Buds. It has included Bass Boost technology to enhance bass, while the earbuds will also support “3D Audio” thanks to Dolby Atmos. Buds Z will support wireless transmission via Bluetooth 5.0 connection. The wireless range of the earbuds is 10m.
The earphones support Quick Pair that lets the earphone connect automatically with the last paired device when taken out of the case. In addition to that, there is a Quick Switch that allows a seamless transition between two recently paired Bluetooth devices. To make the switch, users will have to touch and hold the control on either earbud for up to 3 seconds. There is a dedicated gaming mode that helps bring down the latency as low as 103ms. Similarly, the earphones can automatically pause the music when they are taken out of the ear.
OnePlus has included a 40mAh battery in each earbud and it is said to offer up to 5 hours of music playback on a single charge. The 450mAh battery of the charging case can add additional 15 hours of playback time. The earbuds will also support fast charging. A 10-minute charge will be able to fill the earbuds with juice that can last up to 3 hours of playback (earphones + charging case).
OnePlus Buds Z Specifications:
- Dimension: 3.798 x 2.335cm (Earbuds); 7.5 x 3.59 x 2.905cm (Charging case)
- Weight: 4.35g (each earphone); 40g (Charging case)
- Sound Driver: 10mm driver with Bass Boost; 97dB ± @1KHz
- Connectivity: Wireless (Bluetooth v5.0)
- Wireless Range: 10m
- Music Time: 5 hours (20 hours with charging case)
- Charging Interface: USB Type-C fast charging (10mins ~ 3 hours playback)
- Water Resistant: Yes, IP55 rating
OnePlus Buds Z Price in Nepal & Availability
OnePlus Buds Z will go on sale from the company’s official site from November 2 for a price of $49.99. We can expect the price of OnePlus Buds Z in Nepal to be around NPR 7,000 when it launches later on.
|TWS Model||Price (US)||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|OnePlus Buds Z||$49.99||NPR 7,000|
- Check out our long-term review of the OnePlus 8 Pro.