OnePlus drops the beat: Buds 3 arrive with ANC, 44-hour battery life

Buds 3 earphones will go live on the Oppo China website on January 8
OnePlus Buds 2 Pro — OnePlus
OnePlus Buds 2 Pro — OnePlus

OnePlus launched two new devices on the same day, OnePlus Buds 3 and OnePlus Ace 3, on Thursday, January 4. The former is the focus today, as the newest addition to the OnePlus Buds series offers some serious specs. The OnePlus Buds 3 comes with touch controls, active noise cancellation on three levels, and a transparency mode. These True Wireless Stereo (TWS) earphones will be available for pre-order starting January 8, in China.

OnePlus Buds 3: price, availability, and specifications

According to Gadgets 360, OnePlus Buds 3 can be pre-ordered for a discounted price of CNY 449, though the original price is set to be CNY 499, which is around Rs 19,800. The Buds 3 earphones will go live on the Oppo China website on January 8.

These TWS earphones from OnePlus have an IP55 water-resistant rating, good for most daily use scenarios except for water exposure. Support for three mics and LHDC 5.0 Hi-res audio, and touch controls makes them perfect for calls and light gaming.

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The Buds 3 will last you an eternity with their 58mAh battery and 520mAh case battery. OnePlus claims the estimated battery life of these earphones is no less than 44 hours along with the case but without ANC, and 10 hours independently. With ANC, though, the battery will last 28 hours with the case and 6.5 hours independently. The Buds 3 supports fast charging, claiming seven-hour battery time on a 10-minute charge. The storage case can be charged with a USB Type-C cable.

Speaking of ANC, users can enjoy three levels of ANC: mild (10dB), moderate (20dB), and depth (49dB). Other than ANC, transparency mode is also available with the OnePlus Buds 3, giving it a quiet edge over other wireless earphones in this price category. They also come with 3D surround sound support and 94ms latency for exceptional audio quality.