Chinese manufacturer OnePlus is releasing two new phones this year, according to a new report.
The maker of the OnePlus One will follow up the cult success of its first phone with the OnePlus Two, as expected. However, there will be another handset launched in 2015.
Bloomberg recently visited the company’s Shenzhen HQ, from which it filed a brief video report. In that video, the reporter claimed that we would see a second new OnePlus phone alongside the OnePlus Two, which will launch in the third quarter.
This second device will be “a cheaper model”, and will be released “by the end of the year”.
It’s been rumoured in the past that the OnePlus Two will be a classier bit of kit with more premium components and an elevated price tag to match. This would explain why OnePlus would want to launch a cheaper alternative, to preserve the spirit of the OnePlus One that made its name.
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The OnePlus Two is expected to run on Qualcomm’s troubled Snapdragon 810 CPU, while another recent rumour suggests that it will include a fingerprint scanner.
Prior to this, OnePlus executives confirmed that the OnePlus One won’t have a removable battery, a microSD slot, or wireless charging.