17 January 2022
Update: October 11, 2021
OnePlus Buds Z2 retail box has surfaced ahead of the October 13 launch. The leakster Evan Blass has managed to put out a clear picture of the retail box that shows the OnePlus Buds Z2, its USB Type-C charging cable, cylindrical-shaped case, extra silicone ear tips. It appears as someone just freshly unboxed the OnePlus Buds Z2.
The alleged retail box corroborates what we have seen so far in the renders. The real-life picture of the Buds Z2 match with the previous leak.
Later, Evan also shared what seems to be the promotional stuff of the Buds Z2. The new set of images show Buds Z2 in black and white color options.
Update: October 5, 2021
A tech site GizNext got the hold of what seem to be official images of the alleged OnePlus Buds Z2. These images match the renders we saw last month. In addition to the images, the report also mentions some key specifications of the wireless earbuds.
OnePlus Buds Z2 wireless earbuds are said to have IP55 water and dust resistance rating. They support Bluetooth 5.2 for connectivity and a USB Type-C port for charging. Each earbud has an 11mm driver and three microphones with noise reduction and an anti-wind noise design.
The Buds Z2 is tipped to feature 40mAh batteries and each earbud can last for up to 7 hours of playback on a single charge when noise reduction is turned off. With noise reduction, the earbuds will last for up to 5 hours on a single charge. As per the site’s claims, the Buds Z2 will get fully charged in 90 minutes. The earbuds are also expected to support touch inputs which include single tap, double-tap, and triple tap to control music playback.
The report even states the Buds Z2 will arrive in Day White and Night Black color options.
All the details mentioned in the report were also shared by the reliable tipster Max Jambor before.
Original Post (September 13, 2021)
OnePlus is reportedly gearing up to launch the Buds Z2, a direct successor to the Buds Z truly wireless earbuds launched last year. Just to make things a bit clear, the Buds Z2 earbuds are said to be the same pair of earbuds that were first deemed as a Lite version of the Buds Pro earbuds.
We now have more details on these earbuds, courtesy of the tech blog 91Mobiles and the notable tipster @OnLeaks. In addition to the details, the renders of the Buds Z2 have also been shared. These renders are said to be representing the final design of the alleged earbuds.
Coming to the appearance of OnePlus Buds Z2, they look quite similar to last year’s model, featuring the same cylindrical stems and a shiny, flat back panel. The charging case is pill-shaped and pretty identical to its predecessor.
The earbuds have smaller silicone ear tips, so they should be more comfortable to wear for long periods. The case has a USB Type-C port and a green LED. There are multiple cutouts on each earbud, and the publisher points out that these are probably for sensors like auto wear detection and possibly noise isolation as well.
Thanks to a previous leak, the only technical information available on these upcoming earbuds is that they feature Active Noise Cancellation. It should be noted that Max J. referred to these earbuds as the Buds Pro Lite version, but the latest report is addressing them as the Buds Z2. It is expected that the new pair of earbuds will launch alongside the OnePlus 9RT, which means sometime in October.