OnePlus rumors abound today, starting with the fact that the company is apparently working on a pair of Nord-branded true wireless earbuds, to go with its line of mid-range smartphones.
A few renders purportedly showing the Nord buds have been leaked, but the source says some changes may occur on the path to a finalized product, as these renders are based on live images of “final prototyping stage units”. In other words, the actual shipping product will probably resemble what you see here, but just how much remains to be seen.
The Nord buds seem to have a physical button with a gold hue on it, thus eschewing touch controls. Or perhaps the touch control surface is marked by the gold accent. Otherwise, they’re very black and have a very short (but very wide) stem.
The Nord buds should become official at some point later this year. There aren’t really any other details about these yet, but given the Nord branding we assume they should slot in right under OnePlus’ Buds series of true wireless earbuds, just like the Nord phones are cheaper than the numbered OnePlus flagships.
Moving on, in other OnePlus news the company is rumored to be working on a new phone that will be part of the numbered flagship series. It’s codenamed Oscar, and that’s all we know about it so far. Wait, there’s one more detail: it will allegedly debut in Q2, so between April and June.
Since the OnePlus 10 Pro launched in China without a OnePlus 10 non-Pro alongside it, the most obvious thing to assume here is that this Oscar device will end up being sold as the OnePlus 10.
OnePlus’ lineup will be constantly expanding this year, with rumors suggesting a bunch of new Nord devices, as well as a fitness band, a smartwatch, and a tablet all arriving in 2022.