OnePlus has in the past confirmed plans to launch more than one handset this year. OnePlus Co-Founder, Carl Pei, back in August had suggested that a new OnePlus smartphone would be revealed before the end of the year – in time for Christmas. Now, the first leaked images of the upcoming OnePlus handset have popped up on the Internet.
Chinese website Mobile-dad has released two images of what it claims are of the upcoming OnePlus smartphone.
If the leaked renders are believed to be true, the phone, which would be the third OnePlus phone, is seen featuring a different design than that seen on the OnePlus One or the recently unveiled OnePlus 2.
While the front of the phone doesn’t show any major design change, the rear features a design nowhere close to the OnePlus One or OnePlus 2. The leaked images show an Apple Touch ID-like fingerprint scanner at the back. Also, the back has a dual-camera set up with two LED lamps beneath camera sensors. The speaker grill is located at the bottom. And the phone appears to have an all-plastic body.
Rumours suggest that the company would not pack high-end specs in a smaller form factor, the ‘OnePlus 2 Mini’ would instead be an affordable phone with mid-range specs.
In any case this rendering admittedly does not look particularly official, so there is a chance it could simply be a mockup or a rendering created by a fan, so take it with a grain of salt for now.