Pete Lau, CEO of OnePlus, has been discussing the company's plans for its next wireless earbuds on the Chinese social network Weibo.
Talking about the existing terribly-named Bullets Wireless earbuds, Lau said they're "very good" but is planning something "even more extreme." The fast-charging buds last up to eight hours, so presumably Lau is intending to increase that number – or hopefully make them true wireless, like the newly released Samsung Galaxy Buds.
The loss of the 3.5mm headphone jack has been even less popular with OnePlus users as it has the rest of the smartphone population. While OnePlus fans like flagship specs, they also pride themselves on being a bit different from the crowd, so mainstream decisions like adding a notch and going USB-C-only have not gone down well.
It's fair to say that the Bullets Wireless earbuds do not represent the best of OnePlus design. Besides the fact that at a time of seemingly constant shootings, they decided to call something you put in your head 'bullets', which is bad enough, they're not even wireless.
They're not really close to wireless, if we're honest. They have wires running from both earbuds to a big, ugly neckband. With AirPods, Galaxy Buds and various other proper wireless earbuds now available, Bullets Wireless don't look so good, even for a nice price of £69.
Given Lau's comments, we'll expect to see a new set of earbuds with the next OnePlus phone, the OnePlus 7. New images of the phone leaked this week, showing us three new gradient colourways and a triple rear camera. [T3]