OnePlus first made its name as a phone maker, but it now has plenty of other devices for sale too – and according to a new leak, it looks like many of those other devices will be updated before the year is out.
This is in accordance with the generally reliable Mukul Sharma (opens in new tab)which says that two pairs of true wireless headphones (one branded Nord), the OnePlus Watch 2, the OnePlus Band 2, and some smartphones are expected to launch in Q3 2022 (so July, August or September).
Most of the accessories that OnePlus has made in the past, like the OnePlus Nord Buds, have been reasonably well received by consumers. If more hardware is on the way, OnePlus should be confident there is enough market for it.
The story so far
OnePlus currently sells three different types of wireless headphones, with a range of features and a range of prices. You can also get these audio devices in bundles with OnePlus smartphones in some parts of the world.
As for the OnePlus Watch, it was revealed in March 2021, so it’s been a year since we first saw it. It runs its own bespoke OS, so presumably the OnePlus Watch 2 will follow suit when it makes its debut.
The OnePlus Band fitness tracker, meanwhile, is only available in India – it remains to be seen whether the OnePlus Band 2 companion device, if it is indeed on the way, will be available in more regions when it continues. offer.
Review: Not just smartphones
The path OnePlus is taking is one that most other smartphone makers are also taking, and it makes sense: having headphones, smartwatches and fitness trackers that can be bundled with phones means more sales and profit.
Take a look at Apple, for example. We know all about the iPhone, but we also have the AirPods, Apple Watch, and more (although OnePlus is unlikely to move to laptops and streaming boxes, too).
Samsung and Google are two more companies that offer plenty of accessories around their flagship smartphones, and new products keep being added all the time – with the Google Pixel Watch now finally official and on sale soon.
With this kind of competition, OnePlus knows it needs to keep up. While the sales figures OnePlus sees for these accessories may not match those of its rivals, it’s important to have these products available to take on other companies.