OnePlus CEO teases a full metal build for the upcoming OnePlus 2

OnePlus CEO teases a full metal build for the upcoming OnePlus 2
Like its predecessor, the OnePlus 2 is shaping up to be one of the most interesting smartphones of the year. Among a multitude of rumors and leaks, the company officially confirmed up until today that the OnePlus 2 will come with a fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C connectivity, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset. As it turns out, OnePlus CEO Liu Zuohu recently took to his Weibo account to tease the fact that the upcoming smartphone will come with a metal build.

Our Chinese is a bit rusty at this point, but according to Google Translate, Zuohu's recent Weibo post asks people to define "full metal".

Judging on this recent Weibo post, there's a chance that the upcoming OnePlus 2 will come with a full metal build, as we can't think of anything else that the OnePlus CEO could be referring to. The original OnePlus One came with a polycarbonate body and two back cover options, Silk White and Sandstone Black. Even if the handset doesn't turn out to come with a full metal build, there's a chance that we'll get to see at least some sort of metal frame or chassis. Furthermore, we shouldn't dismiss the possibility that the manufacturer will offer to sell the smartphone, or at least some version of it, with a metal back.

Yesterday, three separate OnePlus 2 versions were spotted on the Bluetooth SIG website. At the moment, we're unsure how the three OnePlus 2 versions will differ, but in the light of this recent teaser from Liu Zuohu, it wouldn't be entirely unthinkable for the three models to feature different build materials.

OnePlus will unveil its second smartphone in history on July 27, but given the manufacturer's habit of announcing features before the official unveiling, we might learn more about this "full metal" thing before the aforementioned date. What would you guys think of a full-metal OnePlus 2?

source: Weibo via GforGames



1. Aaqib_B

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Full metal - excited .. But with Snapdragon 810.. Hmm..

2. DevilsAdvocate

Posts: 47; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

So basically I can instantly fry my egg in the morning without using anything extra. Love you SD 810.

3. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

and cook some meat in the evening

7. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

This fry egg joke was funny the first thousand times it was told

9. Busyboy

Posts: 733; Member since: Jan 07, 2015


11. cyborg009

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 17, 2011

still funny!

4. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

isn't the CEO Pete Lau?

6. mihai.a

Posts: 47; Member since: Apr 15, 2015

Pete Lau's real name is actually Liu Zuohu.

14. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

ohh thanks, thats so confusing wth lol

12. lallolu

Posts: 733; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

So he has an alias for the public. Why can't he just be using his real name?

5. erikiksaz

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 22, 2010

This will be hilarious if the full metal only refers to the frame and not the body.

8. waddup121 unregistered

Stop teasin!

10. neonix

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 04, 2014

Interesting. Or maybe the three models will be mini/compact, mid-size, and phablet? One can hope, at least.

13. lallolu

Posts: 733; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

That will be the smartest thing to do; keeping the specs and making 3 different sizes of it for people to choose from. They can pull it off since they will be using the invite system at the begining anyway. In this way, they can see which size is most popular.

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