Chinese phone maker OnePlus has released a new promotional video via YouTube that may be hinting at a new product launch. The video heavily implies that the company will be announcing a new set of headphones on Aug. 25.
OnePlus is mostly known for its “flagship-killer” smartphones, but it no stranger to making audio accessories. The company currently sells the OnePlus Icons, earbuds that come with an aluminum build and 11 mm drivers for full and rich sound. The company also sells OnePlus Silver Bullets, another set of earbuds that is less expensive than the $50 Icons.
Now, it looks like OnePlus is set on announcing a new pair of headphones this week as per the promo clip. The video plays a funky jazz track while a vinyl record is seen spinning. The video doesn’t actually show the product, but the object in the middle of the record looks like an earbud, as pointed out by 9To5Google. The video ends by showing “Tune In On 08.25.2016.”
It is currently being speculated that the new earbuds may just be a successor to the OnePlus Icons which is almost a year-old product. Given that USB Type-C connectors are becoming more popular, it’s possible that OnePlus’s new set of earphones will come with a USB-C connector.
It wouldn’t be too farfetched either considering that the company’s flagship handset for 2016, the OnePlus 3, comes with a USB-C port. The OnePlus 3 also comes with a regular 3.5mm headphones jack, but a pair of USB-C earphones could deliver superior quality sound.
It’s also been pointed out that the vinyl record playing on the video is labelled as OnePlus V2. This may imply that the new product is the second version of an already existing product, according to Android Headlines. OnePlus V2 could also be the official name of the set of earbuds.
Even though it seems like the teaser video heavily implies a music-related product, some are saying that OnePlus may announce something entirely different. Some have speculated that OnePlus may be introducing a new variant of the OnePlus 3 or even a next-generation OnePlus X, as pointed out by Techno Buffalo.