Together with the release of the Ace 3, OnePlus also unveiled the Buds 3, a new TWS wearable that boasts an ultra-light body, two drivers, and active noise suppression that can reach up to 49 dB.
The Buds 3 bear a striking resemblance to the Buds 2 Pro, without the shiny exterior. OnePlus employed the same dual-driver setup found in its Pro earphones, which should result in a richer audio output.
Rubber tips on the earbuds aid in noise isolation. There are multiple modes for noise cancellation, with 10 dB and 20 dB serving as the intermediate settings before the dramatic rise to 49 dB. An intelligent mode is also available, which automatically detects the surroundings and adjusts the ANC levels.
The OnePlus Buds 3 boast an IP55 certified design, three microphones, a touch-sensitive area on the outside of the stem, and OnePlus claims AI is assisting in reducing noise during calls. The buds themselves weigh just 4.8 grams each, and their combined batteries are 520 mAh and 58 mAh.
The Oppo store in China is currently accepting pre-orders for the OnePlus Buds 3, which will go on sale on January 8 and come in black or blue. The price is CNY 500, or $63/€57.