OnePlus has simply introduced that it’s engaged on a “Pro” model of its earbuds, seemingly following up on final 12 months’s OnePlus Buds and Buds Z. A launch date for the brand new OnePlus Buds Professional or “Buds Pro Edition” (it’s known as each) wasn’t talked about within the announcement, however a handful of fortunate testers can apply to examine them out early. Purposes shut July seventeenth.

Not an excessive amount of is identified concerning the new earbuds, however the “Pro” moniker is possible meant to draw a parallel to Apple’s Airpods Professional, which differentiate themselves from the bottom Professional-less mannequin with the addition of ANC and a design that extra firmly seals towards your ear canal.

OnePlus might not have stated a lot concerning the product, however it did reveal a timeline that would point out a launch will occur very quickly. In accordance to OnePlus, functions shut July seventeenth, reviewers shall be introduced on the twenty first, and gadgets shall be shipped to testers as quickly as July twenty second, with an embargo to comply with at an as-yet-undetermined date. Nevertheless, OnePlus additionally later states that “reviewers will receive devices around the official launch event date,” so we may see a product launch earlier than the tip of the month. The Nord 2 is additionally set to launch on July twenty second, so it could possibly be launched then.

I used to be a fan of final 12 months’s OnePlus Buds, and I nonetheless use them recurrently, although they are not with out their points. Whereas they’re snug for my ear form and sound nice for that model of open pass-through earbud, Bluetooth connection high quality is missing, and contact controls are restricted — two points I hope the brand new Buds do not endure.

Those who snag early entry to the Buds Professional will want to write up their assessment inside seven calendar days, and it sounds like OnePlus is solely handing out 10 gadgets in complete. If you’d like to toss your hat within the ring, OnePlus is choosing based mostly on images and writing expertise, in addition to prior expertise. If you’re , good luck, and you can apply right here.