The OnePlus Buds are already some of the most affordable truly wireless earbuds on the market, but OnePlus could be prepping an even lower-cost pair.
Recent leaks have hinted at the “OnePlus Buds Z” as a new pair of earbuds coming from OnePlus. Max J., who has been the source of several OnePlus leaks in the past, today posted an image that reads “BudZ” to Twitter.
— Max J. (@MaxJmb) September 16, 2020
Meanwhile, the folks at XDA-Developers recently spotted a reference to the OnePlus Buds Z in an OxygenOS 11 beta release. In it is a tuning profile referred to as “oneplus_bluetooth_BudsZ”, which is separate from the tuning profile for the regular “oneplus_bluetoothBuds”.
No other details about the OnePlus Buds Z are available right now, but OnePlus previous headphone releases suggest that the Buds Z could be a lower-cost version of the regular Buds. OnePlus previously launched the Bullets Wireless 2 earphones for $99 and then followed them up with the Bullets Wireless Z at a price of $49.95.
The OnePlus Buds are priced at $79.00, so if the OnePlus Buds Z could be some seriously low-cost truly wireless earbuds. The OnePlus Buds Z may have to sacrifice some features to achieve a lower price, but they could be a solid option for folks who just want a cheap pair of truly wireless earbuds that wouldn’t cause a big deal if they’re lost or damaged.