The type-C "Bullets" are compatible with any Type-C USB port and pair easily with OnePlus devices.

OnePlus to launch type-C earphones with next flagship kills off headphone jack
Atom Tech Shorts Friday, September 14, 2018 - 13:13

Chinese handset maker OnePlus on Thursday announced it would unveil an upgraded USB Type-C wired earphones for Rs 1,490 in India along with its upcoming smartphone -- OnePlus 6T -- in the fourth quarter of 2018.

The new type-C "Bullets" would be based on delivering a superior sound and would be a step up from "Bullets V2", the company said in a statement.

The earbuds would sport a metal design and aramid fibre has been added to the wire to make the device more durable and resistant to stretching.

Type-C "Bullets" are compatible with any Type-C USB port and pair easily with OnePlus devices, thus allowing users to adjust the sound enhancement configuration for a more customised sound. There is improved sound quality, thanks to a built-in high-end professional digital-to-analog converter by Ciruss Logic, the company added.

The device has a higher dynamic range, higher signal-to-noise ratio and low noise floor when compared to the standard 3.5-mm jack that uses analogue. Type-C headphones ensure minimal loss of quality for a superior audio outcome.

Meanwhile, the company is likely to launch a successor to its highly-popular OnePlus 6 smartphone with an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Interestingly, this announcement from OnePlus comes at a time when OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei told TechRadar in an interview that it will be killing the headphone jack in its next handset. OnePlus was one of the few smartphone brands that retained the headphone jack on its flagships.

“"It [removing the headphone jack] was a very controversial decision. We're not doing it for the sake of doing it and because everyone else is. We believe now is the right time, as it'll benefit the majority of our users while keeping the downside low. We knew this was an option for a very long time, we were just waiting for the right time,” Techradar quotes Pei as saying.

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