OnePlus Announces Type-C Bullets Earphones

OnePlus Announces Type-C Bullets Earphones

According to the company co-founder, more than 50 percent of OnePlus owners are already using wireless headphones - and that was before the company launched its Bullets Wireless headphones. Pei was quick to note that it is not doing it for the sake of doing it, adding that this had been an option for a long time but the timing just wasn't right, until now.

The updated version of the "acclaimed" 3.5 mm jack-connecting Bullets V2 will be made available along with "the company's next device" in "Q4 2018" (why so vague?) for the same ultra-affordable $19.95 price. OnePlus, unlike many companies, chose to keep the jack on its flagship smartphones even in 2018, but it looks like the company will part ways with one of the most divisive features in today's smartphones when it launches the OnePlus 6T in Q4 2018.

OnePlus is also touting a number of improvements and upgrades for the newly unveiled Type-C Bullets compared to the already powerful "classic" Bullets V2, including a higher dynamic range, higher signal-to-noise ratio, and lower noise floor.

The Type-C Bullets continue the company's signature earphones design and improved audio quality with built-in high-end, professional DAC by Ciruss Logic. While Pei did not confirm what this meant, it would well be pointing toward the in-display fingerprint reader and/or a bigger battery. In that case, OnePlus has you covered. Like all previous OnePlus smartphones, the 6T will also not include a microSD card slot for further expansion.

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Speaking to TechRadar, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei explained why the headphone jack is being shelved: "You've got to make decisions that optimise the user experience, and understand that at times things that provide user value can also add friction", he said.

"By removing the jack we've freed up more space, allowing us to put more new technology into the product", he continued.

Its 3,500 mAh battery is 200 mAh more than the OnePlus 6's battery, so users should expect a slight endurance bump. The earphones will be launched alongside the company's next device - expected to be called the OnePlus 6T - in the coming quarter.

Thoughts on leaving the headphone jack behind, friends?

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