OnePlus has an official set of "Pro" earbuds, complete with premium design and materials and the requisite active noise cancellation. They did pretty well in our review, especially if you like headphones that tend to go really heavy on the bass. Normally the OnePlus Buds Pro are $150, competitive but a little beyond impulse buy territory. Today the OnePlus store is offering them for $20 off with a coupon code.
The OnePlus 9 Pro has been sitting on the market for about 6 months at this point. There have been some challenges in selling the phone — chief among them is the global supply chain congestion phenomenon which has meant that North America has only had access to the more expensive model with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. But today, there comes some more reprieve with a deepened discount on Amazon.
OnePlus has long announced that it's going to merge its OxygenOS with Oppo's ColorOS following the shocking reveal of its secret partnership with Oppo that was neither secret nor shocking. While a few new OnePlus devices are already running a ColorOS-based version of Android with an OxygenOS skin on top of it, OnePlus hasn't officially revealed how exactly it will transition all of its currently supported devices to ColorOS. Well, you've got to wonder no more — the OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has laid out a roadmap, detailing how things will progress from here.
We saw it earlier this week, now you can try it out for yourself. The latest software update for the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro just went live, and it's packing the new Hasselblad XPan shooting mode. This camera setting allows the phones' cameras to emulate a famously cool ultra-wide-angle camera in both the photo's aspect ratio and the camera's software interface.
OnePlus has just released OxygenOS 188.8.131.52 to the OnePlus 9 series, and the update is packed with new camera features. In the spirit of OnePlus' collaboration with Hasselblad, the two companies have recreated a ton of features known from the classic Hasselblad XPan film camera for a vintage shooting experience, including an interface based on the camera's viewfinder.
The original OnePlus Nord launched with much fanfare, promising a return to the flagship killing days the company had long since left behind. That first phone delivered excellent value for money, but subsequent devices in the Nord series have mostly left us scratching our heads (with the possible exception of the N200). Nord 2 5G is a true successor that comes at us from a slightly different angle. It’s the first OnePlus phone with a MediaTek processor and — at least on paper — it doesn’t seem to imbue the same excitement as its predecessor.
Last year's OnePlus Buds Z came in at a super low price — fifty bucks! — and offered decent sound quality and a comfortable fit. As you'd probably expect with a price so low, they didn't include any advanced features. OnePlus added ANC and wireless charging to its premium Buds Pro, but at a pretty massive markup over the original pair. If you've had your eye out for some new affordable earbuds, the company's next pair might be a perfect match between price and performance.
OnePlus’s phone prices have only gone up in the past couple of years as the company gradually recalibrated its flagship sales model. However, sticking with that strategy in a price-sensitive market like India would’ve backfired. That’s the reason behind the very existence of the OnePlus 9R — an India-exclusive upper-mid-range handset that looks closer to the new 9 series models but is essentially an 8T in a new suit.
OnePlus Nord owners who are part of the company's open beta program should check their phones now: there's a new update headed down the pipe. It's not amazing in terms of content; the biggest practical addition is that the Android security patch is bumped up to August. But there's some big stuff in there if you really like the always-on display.
Truly wireless earbuds are available in plenty, and there's most probably a pair that caters to your budget and needs. If you've been eyeing a pair of good ANC earbuds (and a phone), OnePlus has a sweet deal for you. You can get the company's OnePlus Buds Pro for free if you get either the 9 or the 9 Pro.