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

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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*

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