Phew, big week for leaked pictures of previously unseen phones. Earlier today I scribbled about the Amazon smartphone, and here we turn our attention to the imminent OnePlus One.
Admittedly the OnePlus One picture is comparatively terrible, but it’s a good excuse to chew the fat over the wallet-friendly super-phone.
Over on GizChina, big Andi relays a picture originally from, as far as I can tell, Weibo. The OnePlus One appears in a photograph tacked to a board, and in turn was snapped by a further smartphone. It’s like Inception for phone leaks.
There’s not a whole lot we can garner from the OnePlus One pic, though for what it’s worth, Andi has it on “very good authority that the design in the image is similar to an early prototype of the OnePlus One”.
He notes, however, that the OnePlus One design may have since been altered for John and Joan Public.
Plucky startup OnePlus, headed by former Oppo VP Pete Lau, is threatening to cause significant waves in the smartphone world. See, OnePlus One specs are very much at the top end of the scale, though we’re promised it’ll cost “less than $400”.
Official OnePlus One specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3,100mAh battery, 5.5in 1080p display and 6-piece 13MP rear camera.
All going well, the OnePlus One launch will go down one week from today, or “April 23” for calendar aficionados.