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OnePlus revealing “something special” this week, all signs point to new earbuds

by Jacob Kleinman | August 23, 2016August 23, 2016 11:45 am EST

OnePlus casually announced on Tuesday that it’s unveiling “something special” later this week on August 25. The company also released a short video, which seems to suggest it could be prepping a new set of earbuds to replace the aging OnePlus Icons .

The video shows a closeup of a vinyl record playing an upbeat jazz tune. Hovering just above the record, there’s some other round metal object with what looks like a black wire coming out the bottom. It almost looks like an earbud, though the design seems a little off.

The focus on music and that mysterious image suggests we could be looking at a new pair of OnePlus earbuds. Maybe even one with a USB-C connector designed for the OnePlus 3 (which also sports a headphone jack), along with competing smartphones like the Moto Z.

Of course, the company could also surprise us with something else entirely. Other guesses floating around online include a new mobile battery pack with Dash Charge support, a new variant of the OnePlus 3, or even a sequel to the OnePlus X. But the safest bet is probably a new pair of earbuds.

OnePlus isn’t leaving us much time to speculate. The official unveiling is just a few days away so stay tuned to find out what the company has planned. For now, check out the original OnePlus Icons in the gallery below.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...