The much-awaited OnePlus Buds Z successor dubbed, the OnePlus Buds Z2 has been launched in the European and US markets. The Chinese tech company has made its feature-laden earphones available globally, much to the delight of audiophiles. To recall, the original OnePlus Buds Z was launched back in 2020. The OnePlus Buds Z2 is a notable upgrade over its predecessor. They offer ANC (active noise cancellation) and are equipped with bigger dynamic drivers than last year’s Buds Z.
Aside from that, the earbuds offer longer battery life compared to what the Buds Z offered. On top of that, the recently unveiled earbuds have a Pro Gaming mode that ensures low latency, making it a must-have accessory for mobile gamers. Furthermore, the OnePlus Buds Z2 has the potential to give Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Live and Nothing Ear 1 a run for their money. On the downside, the OnePlus Buds Z2 retains the outmoded design of its precursor. However, they deliver a longer battery life.
OnePlus Buds Z2 Launched – Price & Availability
The Buds Z2 will set you back $99 / EUR 99 (about INR 7,600 and 8,600). Moreover, you can choose between two appealing color options including Obsidian Black and Pearl White. The OnePlus Buds Z2 Pearl White color variant is currently up for grabs via OnePlus’ official website in the US. The Obsidian Black color option is set to go on sale early next year. According to a post on the OnePlus forum, the Buds Z2 will go on sale in the UK and Europe starting December 20.
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Details about the OnePlus Buds Z2 earbuds’ India launch are still scarce. However, they were spotted on the company’s Indian website earlier this month. This is a sign that they will be going official in the country soon. To recall, the OnePlus Buds Z2 was launched in China back in October, along with the OnePlus 9RT. The earbuds retail for CNY 499 (about INR 6,000) in the Chinese market.
Specifications & Features
As mentioned, the OnePlus Buds Z2 adopts a design that looks similar to the OnePlus Buds Z. Furthermore, the Buds Z2 has an 11mm dynamic driver, just like its predecessor. The most notable difference between OnePlus’ new offering and the original Buds Z is that the new earbuds support active noise cancellation. Aside from that, they support transparency mode and mono mode. For connectivity, the Buds Z2 offers Bluetooth v5.2 support.
Moreover, the new earbuds from OnePlus draw their juices from a 40mAh battery. This robust battery can deliver playback of up to 5 hours with ANC on. When ANC is turned off, they can deliver up to 7 hours of playback. The earbuds offer 38 hours of battery life with the IPX4 rated charging case, which features a USB Type-C port. The earbuds can offer up to 5 hours of music playback after just 10 minutes of charging. Other notable features include Dolby Atmos support and wearing detection.