20 July 2021
The Lab is a traditional OnePlus program that offers fans an opportunity to try out and review new OnePlus products ahead of the majority. This year, it has been opened for the upcoming OnePlus Nord 2 5G and OnePlus Buds Pro. The program is aimed at gathering feedback from fans around the world and its newest edition will do exactly the same.
There are 10 slots each for the new smartphone and truly wireless earphones. It means from all applications, OnePlus will select a total of 20 fans as The Lab reviewers. It will send OnePlus Nord 2 5G units to 10 of them and OnePlus Buds Pro units to the remaining ones. They will be required to send a review based on a 7-day usage experience and one based on one-month usage.
OnePlus says the program is open to everyone around the globe except those who have already participated in beta test programs for either of the two devices. The window for submitting applications is already live and will remain open until July 17th. The team will go through all of them and announce winners three days later i.e. July 20th.
All reviewers who will submit both 7-day and one-month reviews on time will get to keep the review units. OnePlus is tipped to launch both Nord 2 5G and Buds Pro at an event on July 22nd. This is also the time when it will start shipping units to all selected reviewers.