- OnePlus Buds Pro TWS earbuds will launch alongside the Nord 2 on July 22nd
- It may come with support for ANC
- The OnePlus Lab program has started to let applicants test Nord 2 and Buds Pro
OnePlus Buds Pro TWS earbuds will be announced with the OnePlus Nord 2 5G on July 22nd in India. The company has officially confirmed its arrival through a forum post. Ahead of the launch, the brand is offering a chance to test both devices through its OnePlus Lab program.
While the rumour mill has already leaked the specs of the Nord 2 5G, there is no information available on the specs of Buds Pro. The moniker suggests that it will be advanced version of the OnePlus Buds (review) that were announced along with the original Nord last year in July.
OnePlus Buds Pro and Nord 2 5G: how to apply for lab reviewer program
OnePlus fans who are interested in reviewing the Nord 2 5G and Buds Pro before launch can submit their applications on the company’s Lab page. Applicants are required to share links to photos and videos of their previous works. The company claims that it will entries will be reviewed on the basis of the photography and writing skills of the applicants. Here is the process of the application:
- July 9 – Application begins
- July 9 to July 17 – Community team reviews applications
- July 17 – Application closes at 23:59 HKT GMT+8
- July 21 – Lab reviewers will be announced
- July 22 – Review units will be shipped
The dates for unboxing, embargo, and releasing review videos will be confirmed later. All users except those have participated in beta test programs for the Nord 2 or Buds Pro are eligible for the program. The company will be giving out 10 devices for review around the official launch date. Reviewers will be provided with approximately seven calendar days to write their reviews. OnePlus also needs a follow-up review after using the device for a month. If the reviewers are able to complete the reviews on time, they can keep the devices. Lastly, the company expects reviews to submit reviews that are honest with zero censorship or influence.
OnePlus Buds Pro and Nord 2 5G specifications (expected)
While nothing is known about the OnePlus Buds Pro TWS earbuds, it is expected to arrive with support for Active Noise Cancellation (ANC). The Nord 2 5G rumours have revealed that it has a 6.43-inch AMOLED FHD+ display that offers a 90Hz refresh rate, a 32-megapixel front camera, and a 50-megapixel (Sony IMX766 lens) + 8-megapixel (ultra-wide) + 2-megapixel triple camera system.
The company has already confirmed that the Nord 2 5G will feature the Dimensity 1200-AI chipset by MediaTek. It is further speculated to arrive with 12GB of RAM, 256GB of built-in storage, a 4,500mAh battery with 30W fast charging support, and an in-display fingerprint sensor.