OnePlus tipped to launch new phone and wearable tomorrow
OnePlus is going to unveil two new devices at a launch event tomorrow, according to a new report.
GizmoChina has suggested the firm plans to show off a pair of completely new products – a pretty big deal for a firm boasting just one SKU so far.
Unfortunately this is where the details get murky – there’s currently no way of telling what products will be unveiled.
Thankfully, we do have a poster announcing the event, albeit completely in Chinese, which proffers a few much-needed clues.
For starters, there’s a heart-rate line that curves into the shape of a heart, which would imply some kind of health-tracking functionality.
This immediately points to a wearable device, which would likely gel with OnePlus’ current strategy of flogging tech at manufacturing cost.
Considering the cheapest smartbands can cost south of £10 to produce, it wouldn’t be insane to suggest a similar market-undercutting price tag.
The other device is somewhat more mysterious, although we have a few ideas as to what it could be.
The most obvious option is a smartphone, a category into which two devices could fall – the OnePlus Two and the OnePlus One Mini.
The OnePlus Two has long been expected to land in 2015, and we’ve seen very little in terms of finalised leaks for the handset, so the flagship sequel could be a bit premature.
In contrast, we saw leaked shots and a spec sheet of the purported OnePlus One Mini only today, which would be a solid fit to see a pre-Christmas unveiling.
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Despite the OnePlus One having been restricted to an invite-only purchase system for much of its life, global sales of the competitively priced smartphone have already topped half a million units.