Update, December 17 2019 (1:12AM ET): OnePlus shared a teaser image (seen above) for an event at CES 2020 last week, but gave no clues as to what it would be showing off.
“Variable design, variable future (sic),” reads the text in the OnePlus Concept One video, according to Google Translate. It’s not quite clear what we’re looking at, but I suspect it might be a concept smartphone.
The references to design suggest that a OnePlus concept phone will look rather different compared to OnePlus’s pop-up selfie cameras and waterdrop notches seen this year. Could it be a phone with an under-screen camera? Is it perhaps a foldable concept? We’ll likely have to wait until January to find out.
Original article, December 13 2019 (8:53AM ET): OnePlus expanded its portfolio of devices in a pretty significant way in the last few months, delivering the OnePlus 7T series as well as the OnePlus TV. The company has something else up its sleeve though, as it’s just announced an event at CES in Las Vegas.
The company sent out a teaser for an event (obtained by Android Authority), with the image giving little in the way of clues. We do see a venue, but it’s unclear if the numbers related to a date or the venue. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau didn’t really give us a clue either, simply saying it will be “something special.”
We’ll show you something special. See you in Las Vegas.😎 https://t.co/22Vb4Gr0Zk
— Pete Lau (@PeteLau) December 13, 2019
It’s a little too soon for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8T, as the mainline series is traditionally launched in May or June, while the T series tends to drop in September to November. It also seems far too soon for a refreshed OnePlus TV series though, as its first range launched in September.
One possibility is that we’re looking at the OnePlus 8 Lite, which was leaked earlier this month. Another rumor is that OnePlus is working on a rival to Apple’s AirPods, so these could potentially make an appearance there.
What do you think OnePlus will announce at CES? Give us your answer in the comments!