As expected the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro were joined on stage by the new Bullets Wireless Z headphones. They feature an impressive $49.95 price tag – half the going rate of the Bullets Wireless 2.
Rumors of 20 hours of playback time on a single charge were confirmed as well. Plus, the Warp Charge support means you can get up to 10 hours of playback with just 10 minutes of charging.
The Bullets Wireless Z support Magnetic Controls for pausing and resuming music, when the two buds get attached and detached from one another. One-tap connect on supported OnePlus phones, as well as the double-tap gesture for instantly switching between two paired devices are here.
Unlike the Bullets Wireless 2, which only come in two color options, the Bullets Wireless Z feature two vibrant choices Blue, and Mint, alongside the more composed Black and Oat.
The Bullets Wireless Z buds come with IP55 rating and Bluetooth 5 chip and will be shipping alongside a trio of alternative silicon tips and a Type-C USB charging cable. No fancy OnePlus box wit these, but that comes par for the course with cost-savings.
As for the things you miss out on with Bullets Wireless Z – the beefy 10mm drivers of the Bullets 2 are replaced by 9.2mm . The official OnePlus site also mentions low latency mode for the Bullets Wireless Z, but doesnt really go into detail. Perhaps OnePlus cut on some costs by skipping the Qualcomm aptX HD and cVc noise cancellation support. That is still to be determined with absolute certainty, though.
Just to reiterate, the Bullets Wireless Z buds are priced at $49.95. Unfortunately, there is no official availability date yet. You can hit-up the source link and subscribe for an email notification form OnePlus, though.