Alleged OnePlus One sketches and materials give us first look at the device’s design language

April 16, 2014
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    After tons of teasing, the OnePlus One’s formal unveiling is now just a week away, and yet we still have no idea what the handset actually looks like. The good news is that the image posted on Weibo might finally have let the cat out of the bag — well, sort of.

    The images above and below were first spotted by GizChina.it. In addition to a close up of a document showing a look at the shape of the phone’s back, we also get a look at some of the OnePlus One’s marketing materials. There’s even a sketch reportedly showing off what the front of the handset might look like.

    We can’t say with any certainty whether or not these leaked images are the real deal, though we wouldn’t be too shocked if they were. One thing you might notice is that the alleged OnePlus One seems to look relatively similar to Oppo’s Find 5, the antecessor to the Find 7, which makes sense considering a couple of the founding members for OnePlus where previously Oppo executives.

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    Looking closer at the backside of the phone, we are having a hard time spotting any speaker holes. This could just be do the angle or quality of the image provided, though here’s to hoping that the front of the phone actually contains front-facing speakers.

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    Let’s not beat around the bush, the red backing with the oversized “NEVER SETTLE” logo isn’t exactly “the most beautifully designed handset ever” like OnePlus has promised it would be. That said it’s important to remember this isn’t an actual image of the phone or even a render, instead it’s just a close up of the OnePlus One’s packaging material — though it does give us a better idea of what to except from the phone’s design language.

    For now, we’d take the alleged pics with a grain of salt, though luckily we don’t have to wait much longer to find out if they are accurate.

     *Updated to better reflect the fact the image is actually just a close up of the OnePlus One’s packaging material, not a render of the actual phone’s back*

    Comments

    • Jonathon Puckett

      looks like it will be a good looking phone.

    • Sergio De Bona

      Are those squares in the seets of paper QR codes? I’d bet they’re meant to be scanned. Otherwise, such a wasted good easter egg

    • Corey Watford

      I actually like the Never settle back slogan, always get people asking what phone I have, currently a nexus 5, so this slogan back, just throws it right out there, you don’t have to settle for Samsung just because you want android.

      • Andrew Grush

        Something tells me that’s just a cover art design and the actual phone won’t have that massive logo though.. but I could be wrong. :)

        • Iloveads

          What about the crap load of ads on your site..

    • [S]unjay Burn[s] Red

      I think it looks ugly.

    • stefan

      Like you guys said, it looks extremely familiar…

    • Adam

      Does the author seriously believe that huge never settle branding would actually be on the handset? Is that a joke?

    • fredphoesh

      I am hating this new Andriod Authority thing where you have to scroll down a page and a half before you get to the story… all these adverts, log in stuff, stay connected, givaways, social media bla bla bla… highly off-putting IMO.

      • supremekizzle

        I frequent the site less times now because of this. The irony is, in trying to generate more ad revenue, I will stop coming to this site and the potential revenue from me goes away with it.

        • Peter

          I’m with you. Now I rarely come to this site. They’ve made too many web site changes over the last several months. Their home page is now a nightmare to navigate.

      • Intellectua1

        Ad blocker. I didn’t know this site even had ads.

    • Daniel Bristow

      The drawing clearly shows speaker holes at the bottom of the phone…

    • Mf Lye

      i hope the wordings would not be there in the final version.
      it’s ugly in my opinion.

    • Na7noo7

      If the “Never Settle” really is in the back, i’m keeping my HTC.

    • Guest

      “if it jiggles it’s FAT”
      Boy, way to start hating yourself.
      There’s a difference between aggressive self-motivation and making you feel like shit about your own body.

      FYI: I hit the gym every once and a while and usually leg-press a few hundred.
      My leg muscles jiggle.
      It’s not fat.

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