Next OnePlus phone will be a mid-range model says company executive

Next OnePlus phone will be a mid-range model says company executive
The upcoming OnePlus handset that company co-founder Carl Pei said would launch before Christmas, is a mid-range model that will be priced in a range between $180-$300. That comes from a report in today's Economic Times, which quotes OnePlus India GM Vikas Agarwal as saying that the device is going to be released before the end of the year. The executive adds that while it will be a global release, the phone will be focused on Indian consumers.

Agarwal also said that it would be a lifestyle and fashion product, and would not be considered a flagship phone. That dovetails with a comment made last month by Pei, who said that the next OnePlus phone would be made for a "different type of audience, perhaps for those who appreciate design over specs."

India is a big market for OnePlus, contributing 7% of its sales last year. In the first quarter of this year, India accounted for 40% of company sales. Speaking of sales, Agarwal said that next year, OnePlus will open its own online sales "portal" in India that will sell OnePlus phones without an invitation. Currently, OnePlus has an online portal that redirects consumers to Amazon and Flipkart, where the OnePlus 2 can be purchased with an invitation.

We recently showed you renders that allegedly show off the upcoming OnePlus handset, dubbed the OnePlus Mini. The images revealed a device carrying a fingerprint scanner, and a dual camera setup on the back. A trip through the AnTuTu site (where it scored 54,311) listed a phone with a display offering a 1080 x 1920 resolution, powered by the MediaTek MT-6795T chipset. This features an octa-core 2.2GHz CPU and the PowerVR Rogue G6200 GPU. 2GB of RAM was inside, along with 32GB of internal storage, and a rear-facing 13MP snapper was on board. Android 5.1.1 was installed on the handset.

Whether those specs belong to the next OnePlus phone won't be determined until the phone is officially unveiled. Unfortunately, Agarwal did not mention when OnePlus will hold an event to unwrap the device. We don't expect the company to put on an event using VR again, which it employed for the introduction of the OnePlus 2.

source: EconomicTimes via Technodify

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14 Comments

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Hmm...I might actually consider this!

2. TyrionLannister unregistered

Ironically, even the oneplus two isn't a flagship by any means. Except the processor, it uses nothing that makes it a 2015 flagship.

3. hafini_27

Posts: 945; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Gotta agree with you on that, Oneplus kinds of goes overboard this year with the 2016 flagship killer hype. OP2 is a decent phone but nothing close to what it was marketed. Personally, i prefer my OPO over this year OP2.

4. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

No more flagship killers?!

5. TyrionLannister unregistered

Don't worry, they will market this one as 2017 flagship killer.

8. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

That one will be called midrange killer.

6. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

They really need to fire their marketing team. Setting expectations so high was not a good idea. Actually it was nothing short of moronic.

7. nepalisherpa

Posts: 334; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

Have they even fulfilled all 1+2 orders yet? (You don't have to answer this)

9. ochuski

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

I might jst be interested in dis piece

10. SnakєBoyVincentLiu unregistered

Copying the mid-range iPhone 5c... duh

11. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Guess the OnePlus One might be the first and last device I buy from them...

12. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

because they already release "2016 flagship killer"? lol

13. King_bilo

Posts: 115; Member since: May 20, 2015

Mid range killer

14. Loveneesh

Posts: 424; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

Well it could come with SD 808 so don't think it lightly. It really could be a mid range killer.

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