The OnePlus Nord 2V was announced earlier today and it stole the limelight, but the company also unveiled a new pair of TWS headphones – the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 Lite.
These products are currently on pre-order in China at CNY 750 and will rise to CNY 800 when regular sales start on March 13 at 10:00 am local time. This is a little cheaper than the original Buds Pro 2, which launched at CNY 900 in January.
So, what is “light” about these buds? Not the design, it looks just like the original Pro. However, the white color option is new, and the green option isn’t available — you can only get the Lite in white or black. The buds are IP55 rated, so they’ll withstand rain and sweat.
The buds feature active noise cancellation and can adjust to a value of 48dB of outside noise—the same as the regular Pros. There are three microphones on each earphone and they can be used for noise cancellation during calls as well.
The Buds Pro 2 Lite are rated for Hi-Res wireless audio streaming and feature audio tuning by the legendary Dynaudio and Hans Zimmer. For gaming, the headphones have a special 54ms low latency mode.
Even the battery life is the same – 60 mAh inside each earphone makes for 9 hours of continuous playback, and 520 mAh inside the carrying case brings the total listening time to 39 hours. Note that these numbers with ANC disabled, if you want noise cancellation, continuous listening time drops to 6 hours and the total to 25 hours.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 Lite in black and white
Connectivity is basically the same as on the originals — the Lite buds launch with LHDC 5.0 support, which can deliver up to 1Mbps bandwidth. The original Pro version is scheduled to get LHDC 5.0 as an update (it launched with version 4.0).
The only things missing are support for Qi wireless charging and head tracking (spatial audio is still supported).
If you were wondering if the OnePlus Buds 2 Pro will be available globally, we’re wondering the same (no word on that yet). Note that the price of the original Pro has dropped since launch, so the CNY100 difference is closer to zero.
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