OnePlus introduced the Ace 3 smartphone today and also launched its new TWS wearables called Buds 3. The new audio accessory comes with a dual-driver design, active noise cancellation of up to 49 dB, and an ultra-light body.
The Buds 3 look a lot like the Buds 2 Pro, but here, the earbuds are slightly more glossy. On the inside, OnePlus used the same dual-driver solution seen in its Pro earphones, which should offer a rich audio output.
Noise cancellation comes in several modes, with 10 dB and 20 dB being the intermediate options before the big jump to 49 dB. There is an intelligent mode that automatically recognizes the environment and adapts the ANC levels. The buds have rubber tips, to help with noise isolation.
The Buds 3 have a touch-sensitive area on the outer side of the stem. There are three microphones, and OnePlus said AI is helping reduce noise during calls. The buds themselves have IP55 certification and are incredibly light, with each weighing just 4.8 grams. The battery of the buds is 58 mAh, and the case is 520 mAh.
Pre-orders are live at the Oppo store in China, with sales scheduled to begin on January 8. OnePlus Buds 3 are available in Black or Blue and cost CNY 500, which is $63/€57.
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