OnePlus co-founder says the OnePlus Two will "surprise people", company won't do tablets

OnePlus co-founder says the OnePlus Two will
OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei opened up about the company's existing products and upcoming devices in an interview with Android Headlines. Thanks to the One's success, OnePlus is on a consistent growth trajectory and is looking forward to many nice things. First, future products will be having separate American, European, and probably Asian versions to accommodate each region's network and data bands. As you might know, the OnePlus One supports just one band in the UK, for example. 

What else did we learn? Apparently, the company loses $0.50 on each one of those beautiful portable battery packs it's been selling for a while. To us, they are quality cheap accessories. To OnePlus, they are an investment and marketing tool. There's a lesson to be had here.

Further down the conversation, Mr. Pei is adamant that nobody in the industry is profiting from tablets, and that the smartphone commands enough industry and consumer interest to be the sole focus of a device maker. In other words, don't expect a tablet from OnePlus like, ever. Pei did mention the company has prototypes of wearable devices, but hasn't decided upon what to do next. It has, however, decided on a OnePlus Two. The co-founder revealed that the smartphone's display size has been changed several times already, and the device will "surprise people". Having changed its release window four or five times as well, OnePlus has settled on the second or third quarter of 2015.

Talking about older products again, Carl Pei said that a new batch of 10,000 Bamboo StyleSwap covers for the OnePlus One has beenproduced and they are available for purchase. In addition, as the smartphone is nearing the end of its product cycle, the company is looking forward to clearing its inventory by selling it sans the invite system when the time to unveil the Two comes. So keep a spare three hundred bucks around if you're still after the OnePlus One.

source: Android Headlines

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21 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It'll fail just as hard as the first one if they opt for the invite-only method.

5. EC112987

Posts: 1213; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

The invitation then only works for a 24hr period, I didn't have the funds available :(

11. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yes, it'll as OnePlus One also surprised us with the new selling scheme. :D

22. Z3R091 unregistered

The only surprise they will made is no invite system for OnePlus Two. That's all.

2. techsavvy.jaz

Posts: 163; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

Had One, yellow band and touch issues were hard to ignore, returned.

3. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Surprise people? How are they gonna surprise us? We need to get an invite to get an invite to get a phone? Now that's a whole new level! lol

4. SaintHelena

Posts: 397; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

Please 64 bit + 4K + Qualcom Quick Charge 2.0 + 4000 maH (bonus Triple sim card all 4G, 2 sizes, 5.2" & 5.7")

7. udie123

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

The most ridiculous request ever.

9. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 725; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Probably.

19. Like-A-Sir

Posts: 67; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

whats wrong for asking for advance feautres

20. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

it's like asking a car to make a nuclear powered car. dreaming something is not the same as requesting it. what he said is a dream currently for one plus two. (I'm referring to 4k display on one plus two)

21. SaintHelena

Posts: 397; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

LOL. My math were off a bit. It's turn out that 1440p is NOT 4k, it just 3.6k. But, it's not something dreaming. If not 2015, maybe 2016, the 4K will be put into phone.

17. fernancgf

Posts: 15; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

dafuq?!

6. surethom

Posts: 1618; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

The big surprise will be, that you can actually buy the dam thing without junping through hoops.

13. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Bigger surprise is if they'll sell it inside apple stores only.

8. iampun33t

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

Enough with the Invite System Nagging. I wanted to buy a One, commented positively about the Oneplus in forums and blog posts and 2 days later, I got an Invite from Oneplus. I bought the phone, using it without any issues, and got to say, its ONE OF THE BEST DEVICES I HAVE EVER USED, and thats saying something cause year by year I have only used flagship devices. PS Seeing the Specs of the Oneplus One, and the price, I just couldnt justify spending 950 USD for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 when I got the, slightly downspecced Oneplus One for just 395 USD after shipping and customs duties.

10. havoc

Posts: 95; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

SURPRISE!!!!!!! You can't buy one cause you dont have an invite... LOL.............

12. yahia_malka

Posts: 186; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

If I can't buy it , then I'm not going to be surprised

14. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

They can only surprise me with a sub-5" display, or a flexible one.

15. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

This is a good device to buy and sell immediately. Good way to earn quick money.

18. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

So basically not only a would be paying customer has to wait for an invite, he or she should also be subjected to perform ass kissery via posting flowery comments and only then will they get to pay for the product... Suddenly that Apple tax looks like a spa trip in comparison. Gtfo with that it can't work long term.

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