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OnePlus launches the OnePlus Buds Z TWS earbuds with 10mm drivers, ENC, 20hrs playback


Alongside the OnePlus 8T, the company has launched an affordable Truly Wireless Earbuds, OnePlus Buds Z. Starting at $43.5(₹3,190) in India, the earbuds offer 10mm drivers, IP55 rating, and more.

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OnePlus Buds Z Pricing, Availability, and release date

The OnePlus Buds Z will be available as early access in India on October 15, at 0:00 IST. And, it will go for sale on the OnePlus websites/website-builder/" 51818 target="_blank">website and Amazon starting November 2 in the USA, Canada, and November 4 in the UK. The special edition will be available sometime in November 2020. It’s price details are below:

  • USA- $45.99
  • India-$43.50(₹3,190)
  • Canada-$69.99
  • UK-£55


Design-wise, the Buds Z has a seashell design with polished CD patterns. It has an in-ear design angled earbuds with silicone ear tips. The charging case has a bit cylindrical design and it comes in Grey, White colors, and a special Steven Harrington Edition. The weight of each bud is 4.35g and the charging case is 40g.


Talking about audio, OnePlus Buds Z has a 10mm driver unit for punchier bass. It also has Dolby Atmos support that features bass boost, and dynamic 3D stereo audio. However, the Dolby Atmos works only on OnePlus 7/7 Pro, 7T/7T Pro, and 8/8 Pro/8T. Next, the Buds Z features ENC(Environmental Noise Cancellation) but lacks ANC that is on its higher-priced sibling. It also supports Dirac Audio Digital Technology, and Panoramic sound fidelity to aid 3D stereo.

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Battery life, Charging

OnePlus claims a 20hrs of playback time with earbuds and the charging case combined. This means you get about 5hrs with each bud and extra 15hrs with the case. However, OnePlus says this is subject to keeping the volume 1/3 of max and playing it in AAC mode.

The company says the earbuds supports fast charging and a 10-minute charge gives up to 3hrs playback. However, the 3hrs is a combination of earbuds and case which means the earbuds will give about 1.5hrs playback. Also, it requires a minimum of 5V~0.6A charger and a Type-C cable.

Other features

OnePlus Buds Z has Other features like IP55 rating for water and sweat resistance, 2-microphones, touch controls, Quick Pair, Quick Switch, ultra-low latency mode of 103ms, access to Google Assistant, and more. Here, the latency mode works only with Fnatic mode on OnePlus 6,7,8 series, and Nord devices. Also, Quick pair lets you automatically connect to devices on opening the case. It also has a “HeyMelody” app feature that tells the status and of the buds. You can also customize the tap functions in the app.

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