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OnePlus teases "beauty in the making"
OnePlus is not one to stay quiet about its upcoming smartphones and teasers for something “beautiful” have begun showing up today. The image, which was shared both through Facebook and Twitter, simply shows what seems like either creased paper or some kind of powdery material. Regardless of what the photo displays, though, OnePlus claims it represents “beauty in the making”, and goes as far as using the hashtag #PowerfullyBeautiful.
Needless to say there is not much we are getting out of this ad, but we have previously heard of a second 2015 OnePlus handset coming. OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei mentioned this mysterious gadget wouldn’t be like previous handsets the Chinese startup has built. Instead of focusing on high-end specs and power, this rumored device is to have a high emphasis on design, a statement which happens to go right in line with today’s teaser.
“I think its going to be a phone catering to a different type of audience. Perhaps for those who appreciate design over specs.” -Carl Pei, Co-Founder at OnePlus
Rumors say OnePlus is working on a “Mini” smartphone. The smaller device is rumored to feature a 5-inch 1080p display, a MediaTek Helio X10 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, a 13 MP rear camera, a 5 MP front shooter and a 3000-3100 mAh battery.
But all of that is irrelevant to those who OnePlus is targeting with this handset. As already mentioned, what matters is the aesthetics – so what is it that will make the OnePlus Mini (or whatever device they announce) stand out? We know nothing but rumors so far, but if the OnePlus Mini happens to be real and the rumors prove to be true, it will all be about customization.
While the phone is said to be built of plastic, the true lure is that the company might also sell accessories that change the colors and styles of the phone. Something like what others have been doing with removable back covers, we suppose.
Don’t you worry, guys. The hype train has just taken off and you can be sure more teasers will be coming soon. This is OnePlus, after all! What do you guys think about the idea of a good-looking phone that has lesser specs, though? Is that something you would be interested in? By the way – judging by the rumored specs, the phone might not be a weakling either!
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