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OnePlus Buds Pro Mithril special edition launched; dual connection arrives via firmware update

Highlights

  • OnePlus has launched a new special edition variant of the Buds Pro in China
  • The brand is also rolling out a new update for the earbuds
  • The special edition variant comes with the same specs as the regular option

OnePlus Buds Pro special edition variant has been launched in China. It was announced alongside the next-generation flagship OnePlus 10 Pro smartphone. The TWS earphones debuted last August in Black and White colours. 

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The OnePlus Buds Pro special edition variant is called ‘Mithril’ and it is inspired by a fictional metal found in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. The Chinese brand is also rolling out a software update to the OnePlus Buds Pro (review). 

OnePlus Buds Pro special edition specifications and features

OnePlus Buds Pro

The OnePlus Buds Pro special edition retains the same design as the regular colour variants that debuted last year. However, the latest offering features a Silver paint job and the same finish throughout instead of a dual-tone design. OnePlus says that the coating is made through NCVM (non-conductive vacuum metallization) technology adding a distinctive metallic effect. The charging case also comes in Silver colour.

Apart from the design, the rest of the specifications of the OnePlus Buds Pro Mithril edition remains the same. They are equipped with 11mm audio drivers and three microphones for ANC up to 40dB. It comes with 94ms low latency and Zen Mode Air feature. The TWS earphones are powered by a 520mAh battery unit with each earbud backed by a 40mAh cell. It supports USB-C wired as well as Qi-compatible wireless charging.

OnePlus Buds Pro is getting a software update with Dual Connection feature

On the software front, OnePlus is rolling out an update to the Buds Pro with version number 531.531.410. It comes with a Dual Connection feature allowing users to connect the earbuds to two devices simultaneously. It can also automatically switch between two devices based on which starts playing audio. The feature is similar to other TWS earphones in the market like the Jabra Elite 85T (review). The dual connection feature is still rare in the TWS market and was once found primarily on premium earbuds from Jabra. 

OnePlus Buds Pro special edition pricing and availability

The OnePlus Buds Pro special edition costs RMB 799 (~Rs 9,282) which is the same as the regular option. It is available for purchase in China.

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