There’s no denying that the OnePlus One is one of the smartphones most difficult to get your hands on – it had an initial invite-only purchase process which then included random flash sales. But while you’ve been busy trying to nab one, OnePlus has been busy making another device.
After months of speculation, OnePlus has made it official – it’s taking the wraps off a new device. The Chinese smartphone maker recently posted a teaser on its official Weibo account, hinting at an upcoming device.
The teaser’s basically a red and white picture of a lightning, with some text that translates to “the theory of evolution applies to all things in the world, including technological devices, so stayed tuned!"
This has gotten many excited, with sources claiming it could be the well-anticipated OnePlus Two smartphone, with beefed up specs as compared to its predecessor.
Word’s out in the tech sphere that the alleged unit will be more customisable, cheaper than other Android flagships, and come out of the box with “top-notch hardware” that includes a proprietary launcher instead of the CyanogenMod ROM.
But, could it be the purported OnePlus OneWatch that we haven’t heard much of since early this year? Perhaps, we shouldn’t discount the possibility of it so soon. The wearable device is said to boast a circular watch face (somewhat similar to the Motorola Moto360), wireless charging capabilities, and a curved battery.
Whichever the case, we’re excited to be seeing something new coming from OnePlus’ factories. Also, while an official release date hasn’t been set, we’re expecting more teasers coming our way. Keep watching this space.
[Source and image: GSM Arena]
UPDATED 4/12/14: OnePlus global director, Carl Pei, has confirmed that the successor of the OnePlus One (we're presuming it will be named the OnePlus Two) will launch by Q3 next year. However, that gives us no clear indication if it is the device OnePlus is getting ahead of itself and teasing us with.
India will reportedly be one of the first countries to receive the upcoming smartphone, but no other information was specified for the rest of Asia. There's also no word yet on the hardware's specs - except what you hear from sources of the smartphone being smaller and pricier than the OnePlus One.