OnePlus celebrates Star Wars day with a picture of a giant number 4


OnePlus' Twitter account is celebrating May 4, also widely known as Star Wars Day, with a curious graphic: a large number four positioned between a couple of crossed lightsabers OnePlus 3Ts. But could this actually be a teaser for something else? Say, a new flagship that's coming out soon?

Really, who knows at this point: the company's marketing team has, historically speaking, been very good at building up hype, as it knows just how to scratch that tech journalist itch. So this might not really be an admission that, unlike what we've previously heard, its next device is actually called the OnePlus 4, not 5. Our educated guess is, in fact, that the company is actually pulling a good ol' bait and switch – at least when it comes to the name, that is.


If you open the tweet on Twitter's website, do make sure to note that it was posted at precisely 4:00 AM.

In any case, this does appear to be the start of the hype campaign for the next OnePlus, whatever its name turns out to be, as just two days ago its CEO's Weibo account lit up with a cutesy teaser of its own. We've heard a variety of rumors regarding the phone, but the most credible ones so far point in the direction of a Snapdragon 835-equipped device, with either 6 or 8 GB RAM, depending on who you ask. The rear camera will reportedly be of the dual variety, with a 26 MP (!) sensor, while the battery will be 3,600 mAh. If that's not enough info for you, however, make sure to head to our rumor review for the full scoop.

Oh, yes, we almost forgot – may the 4th be with you!

source: @OnePlus

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11 Comments

1. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

It'll be called the OnePlus 4, as they don't want to seem superstitious to their 'never settle' fanbase

7. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Yeah, I thought otherwise before, but I'm about sure with this, that it will be called the OnePlus 4.

2. k9luvr

Posts: 122; Member since: Oct 17, 2016

I bet it means the next time you order a phone from OnePlus you will get 4 phones for the price of one !

3. AmashAziz

Posts: 2929; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

That's a nice one!

4. mohanitha11

Posts: 1; Member since: May 04, 2017

Maybe they are mentioning that there will not be a Oneplus 4 with a cross on it. I think they are building the expectation for Oneplus 5 which might be released tomorrow May 5 (05/05).

10. notfair

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

dream on :)) but I would love to...

5. athos07m

Posts: 137; Member since: Apr 22, 2012

That's clearly not the Oneplus 3/3T, the camera bulge is much smaller.

6. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Arsenal day

8. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Could be a teaser with the 2 devices (not OnePlus 3/3t) crossing out the "4".

9. Kil4thril

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 05, 2016

Could it be they're just huge Star Wars fans?

11. p51d007

Posts: 704; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Bait and switch...that's pretty much how they started.

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