OnePlus One display and components leak, Xiaomi preparing a tablet for April 23 announcement?

The OnePlus One's modules shamelessly exposed.

The OnePlus One's modules shamelessly exposed.

Xiaomi is preparing a counter-measure for April 23.

Xiaomi is preparing a counter-measure for April 23.

Some days, the smartphone industry can be unforgiving. OnePlus, the Chinese up-start that wants to one-up all smartphones out there with its upcoming OnePlus One, is getting punched from two sides today. First, the Great God of mobile leaks, @evleaks, published a photo of the OnePlus One's fancy innards for everyone to see. We have its display, the inside of its chassis, and the motherboard. There's not a whole lot to deduce from the photo, but we have to note that the parts seem extremely well crafted. They give out that "custom-built" quality that's typical of high-end gear. Look at the logo and the "designed by OnePlus" branding on the board - they aren't even meant to be seen from the outside, but they are there! The display panel's shape, meanwhile, looks a lot like that of the Oppo Find 7. This is somewhat predictable, given that OnePlus is founded by Oppo expats.

In the smartphone world, such leaks are equal to a celebrity's paparazzi shots leaking out - and the hotter the celebrity, the crazier everyone goes. Granted, the OnePlus One isn't quite as craze-inducing as the next iPhone or the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, but its one of 2014's most hyped smartphones nevertheless. You know why, because we've sung the song about its high-end specs and affordable price enough times already. We're eagerly awaiting its next-week announcement (April 23), but guess who else's got their sights firmly pointed at the calendar? It's our best-selling overseals pals at Xiaomi, and from the looks of it, they are planning to steal some thunder away from OnePlus by introducing the vendor's first... is it a tablet? Xiaomi just posted this promotional image that shows the date, some beautiful Chinese writing that (very) loosely translates to "expect the unexpected", and the angle of a device that seems familiar to Lenovo's Yoga tablets. It could also be something else entirely, like a track-pad or a Wi-Fi router, but we expect something more unexpected from Xiaomi.

That's not all there is to this, though. Below, we have these leaked images of an actual Xiaomi tablet, but strangely enough, they don't look like the gadget in the poster. Unless these are prototype images, the tablet looks like an ordinary, functional slab of plastic. Reportedly, it's called the Mipad, and it has a 720p 7 or 8-inch display, a Snapdragon 400 CPU, 1GB RAM, 8GB of storage space, an 8MP rear camera, and, wait for it - LTE! It also runs Android 4.3. We'll wait and see what the Chinese vendor is up to soon.

source: @evleaks , GizChina (1, 2)



1. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

I'm getting excited about this OnePlus One.

2. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Just don't jizz in your pants ;)

3. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

I don't know how I'm going to live after the 23rd when there isn't going to be a 1+ leak a day...

5. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Try to make due with the daily G3 and iPhone 6 leaks, I guess. At least this time the OnePlus article was confusingly merged into an article for some obscure low-end Xiaomi tablet release.

9. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

Feel free to tell us more about how a company that's about to sell 60 million smartphones throughout 2014 is considered obscure.

10. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

It's got an obscure color. The name is also obscure and so is the price. Well, come to think of it, almost everything about it is still obscure, so I guess it goes well in the mix with the 1+. ;)

11. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

I think your reasoning is obscure. ;)

4. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

iPad-ish Xiaomi tablet. Lawsuit?

6. lukkiristi unregistered

"Low-end price"?! It's a steal, I agree, but I wouldn't call €350 low-end.

7. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Getting bored with 1+ leaks everyday. Thinking that PA is endorsing this product so proud. By the end day will rely on hands on review .

8. drazwy

Posts: 352; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Screw Xiaomi. They are the worst.

12. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

And it gets Cyanogen... which means life-time software support

13. zeus1

Posts: 8; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

How come this phone From an unknown company is making such a big fuss

14. andonia2

Posts: 34; Member since: Jul 26, 2013

SHamelessly exposed?????????????

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