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OnePlus One teaser hints at a metal back for the phone

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OnePlus One teaser hints at a metal back for the phone
An teaser posted by OnePlus on its Weibo page, shows the periodic table with the company slogan "Never Settle" on top. On bottom, it says 10:00AM. That just might add up to an announcement coming from OnePlus tomorrow at 10am Shenzhen time, during which the company could announce a new premium back cover for the OnePlus One.

Call it a hunch, but it would make sense if the material of this possible new back cover was one of the materials listed in the table. We know it is not going to be helium or rutherfordium, but that still leaves quite a few choices including aluminum. Currently, OnePlus offers a bamboo back cover for $49. But production problems forced the manufacturer to stop producing the StyleSwap covers and the company is merely selling off remaining inventory.

Actually, the periodic table could mean something else entirely. As soon as we know what OnePlus has in mind, we will pass the news along to you. 10am in Shenzhen is 9pm EST in the U.S. Check in early and often!

Does this teaser mean we should expect a metal rear cover for the OnePlus One?

Does this teaser mean we should expect a metal rear cover for the OnePlus One?


source: OnePlus via GizmoChina

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posted on 29 Jan 2015, 02:28

1. tacarat (Posts: 727; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)


Uranium battery. Screw LION.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 03:49

6. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3717; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Helium? Hydrogen??? Or All in One???

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 03:07

2. AmitMajumder (Posts: 178; Member since: 21 May 2012)


Yep!!! Back cover made of Uranium.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 03:22 2

3. sadiqahmed (Posts: 71; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


Need adamantium!

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 03:34 6

4. Planterz (Posts: 2015; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Aren't they already made from unobtainium?

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 04:36

11. crazytechnocrat (Posts: 5; Member since: 28 Jul 2014)


hahahha ,, clever

posted on 30 Jan 2015, 15:20

18. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3716; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Took me a second. That was brilliant. +1

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 03:35

5. Meleagru (Posts: 92; Member since: 03 Dec 2012)


Unobtanium, to go with the scarcity of the phone.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 03:50

7. boules (Posts: 12; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)


About a week ago, I was in the Oneplus Store in the Solana shopping center in Beijing. The bamboo covers were hanging on the wall, and you could buy a new Oneplus with the bamboo cover fitted for CNY 2599,-.
I am not sure about the remaining inventory. What is so hard to get here in Europe is sold off the shelf in China.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 07:24

14. tiara6918 (Posts: 2022; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


is it selling well in beijing?

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 14:48

17. boules (Posts: 12; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)


I don't know, I was only there for a week. Surprisingly, almost all phones I saw at work and during meetings with others were iPhones.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 03:52

8. frankg (Posts: 152; Member since: 14 May 2014)


They should focus on creating a working phone..... Their phone has too much hardware and software problems...

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 07:40

15. needa (Posts: 205; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


they did focus on it. smipment by shipment... they ironed out the kinks. the oneplus is an absolute beast of a phone.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 04:06

9. nedooo (Posts: 59; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


Hilarious :) that teaser has same yellow crap like their displays

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 06:04

13. boules (Posts: 12; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)


Really? You have fantastic eyes. I don't see anything as I don't see any yellow on my phone.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 04:33

10. Spedez (Posts: 440; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


Yes, I won't settle with a Chinese phone.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 05:42

12. saiki4116 (Posts: 379; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)


I guess they would announcing the new OS name for the ROM they are working on. They have already shortlisted to 10 names.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 12:43

16. dimas (Posts: 1921; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Is 2015 the year of slippery metal backing? What's with phone manufacturers today making their new phones slippery? Can't they make a design that will improve people's grip without having the need to buy ugly rubber cases?

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