26 June 2020
In the past few months, we have seen various OEMs come up with true wireless earphones as a new product to sell. OnePlus is no different and it is also said to be working on its own variant. The reports about OnePlus TWS being under development have been surfacing since last month and now, we have slightly more details to talk about.
As XDA folks were investigating the recently released Android 11 Beta for OnePlus 8, they stumbled upon something interesting. They spotted code strings and other internal references to OnePlus' truly wireless earphones as OnePlus Pods. This seems like the commercial name for the earbuds as and when they will be released publically.
They further found codes related to detecting the battery level of each of the earbuds i.e. left and right. This suggests that both these buds will be packed with their individual batteries. This is something that we have seen in various other TWS earbuds as well and is undoubtedly a handy feature. These buds are expected to have their own dedicated companion app for better control over different options.
A previous leak by tipster Max J. showed an OnePlus Pods sketch suggesting a design similar to Apple AirPods. This is another thing that is not surprising as many other truly wireless earbuds have followed the same design language. As far as the launch is concerned, these are expected to become official sometime next month.