It looks like we finally have the name of the upcoming OnePlus TWS headphones. The OnePlus TWS has been a part of the rumour mill for quite some time now and it looks like we may finally have a glimpse at the possible name of the headset. The “oneplus_tws_pods” name was discovered by XDA Developer in the Android 11 beta code for the OnePlus 8 series. The code revealed individual battery levels for the left and right earbud which is only necessary if the headset is a TWS. According to the source, “In some parts (of the code), there are mentions of an “oppoPodsService” which may suggest a relation between the OnePlus Pods and one of OPPO’s existing truly wireless earbuds—perhaps the OPPO Enco W31 or OPPO Enco Free? The BluetoothDeviceDetailsFragment class references double-tap actions for playing/pausing music or skipping to the next/previous song, OTA updates, and a “find my Bluetooth earphone” setting which could be related to Google’s new Find My Accessory feature for Fast Pair devices.”
Known tipster Max J. was the first to bring up the existence of the OnePlus TWS. He said that they were expected to launch alongside the OnePlus Z. Recent developments suggest that the OnePlus Z could actually be the Nord by OnePlus. Or under the Nord by OnePlus umbrella. OnePlus has filed for a trademark for the “Nord by OnePlus” name. The trademark was filed in March 2020. It is possible that the name OnePlus 8 Lite and the OnePlus Z were internal names for the new Nord by OnePlus Lineup. The trademark reveals a number of devices under the Nord by OnePlus name including devices like “Tablet computers; Smartphones; Sleeves for laptops; Loudspeakers for mobile phones; Headphones for mobile phones; Electronic book readers; Smart television; Remote controls for televisions”. You can read more about Nord by OnePlus here.
Coming back to the OnePlus TWS, it is suggested that the headset will launch alongside the upcoming OnePlus smartphone. OnePlus did launch the OnePlus bullets Wireless Z alongside the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. The Bullets Wireless Z is the third-generation neckband-style headphones from OnePlus. Interestingly, there aren’t many audio upgrades to talk about in this one, but OnePlus did add a splash of new colour options to choose from. The OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z retail for Rs 1,999 in India.