We are a few days away from The next big reveal from OnePlus and the Chinese company decided that it is a good idea to introduce a small product. While not a global reveal, the OnePlus Nord Buds CE could have been launched much earlier/later to avoid splitting customer focus.
On the plus side, these budget-friendly earphones will only be available in India at launch. According to OnePlus India, the Nord Buds CE will be on sale for just INR 2299 (about $30) through Flipkart and other retailers in the country. These are of course available at the OnePlus Store even if you prefer the extra official route.
The OnePlus Nord Buds CE are even cheaper than the OnePlus Nord die made their US debut a few months ago. But given that the OnePlus Nord Buds are already cheap ($40) by any standards, it’s unlikely that the OnePlus Nord CE will launch later in the US.
That said, we’re not ruling out a global launch of the OnePlus Nord CE at a later date. As for the specs, these are quite feature-packed. First, they must be water and sweat resistant (IPX4 certified) and support both AAC and SBC audio formats. The wireless range is about 10 meters and they come with Bluetooth 5.2 support.
According to OnePlus’ statement, the Nord Buds CE should offer up to 4.5 hours of playback time or 3 hours of phone calls. Charging these for 10 minutes will give you about 80 minutes of playback (charging case + earbuds combined) in case you absolutely need them right away.
While the OnePlus Nord Buds CE do have noise cancellation, this feature is only available for calls. The earbuds come with their own charging case, in two color versions: Moonlight White and Misty Grey.