OnePlus One teaser hints at a metal back for the phone

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!

source: OnePlus via GizmoChina

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  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
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  • Storage 64 GB
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1. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Uranium battery. Screw LION.

6. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

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

2. AmitMajumder

Posts: 178; Member since: May 21, 2012

Yep!!! Back cover made of Uranium.

3. sadiqahmed

Posts: 71; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

Need adamantium!

4. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Aren't they already made from unobtainium?

11. crazytechnocrat

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 28, 2014

hahahha ,, clever

18. g2a5b0e unregistered

Took me a second. That was brilliant. +1

5. Meleagru

Posts: 92; Member since: Dec 03, 2012

Unobtanium, to go with the scarcity of the phone.

7. boules

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 06, 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.

14. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

is it selling well in beijing?

17. boules

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 06, 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.

8. frankg

Posts: 173; Member since: May 14, 2014

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

15. needa

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

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

9. nedooo

Posts: 71; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

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

13. boules

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

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

10. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

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

12. saiki4116

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

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

16. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 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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