OnePlus teases new "gamechanger" product, calls it a curveball

OnePlus teases new
OnePlus has become pretty well known over the course of last year – either due to the fact that its spec-loaded One was priced at about half the regular flagship price, the pesky invite system which barred itching users from getting one immediately, or due to the many controversial giveaway contests it held.

The company's policy to offer attractively priced products then extended to a couple of different earbud models – the $14.99 Silver Bullets and the $39.99 E1+ headphones, which were made in collaboration with JBL. Additionally, the company launched a 10,000 mAh portable power bank for $14.99 just a few days ago.

Today, OnePlus took to its forums to post yet another teaser. The only hints given were that "The One was built to disrupt the smartphone world [...] When thinking about our next product, we decided on a curveball.". Along with these cryptic words came three promo posters, and the words that it is not a smartwatch and it is not a tablet, but it's a gamechanger.

Taking a look at the fan comments, the three general theories are that it's either an Android-powered game console (like the OUYA), a controller for mobile gamers (like the MOGA), or a... drone? We have to say, we wouldn't be surprised by either of those. And, while a controller sounds more feasible than anything, we just keep coming back to that "this is a curveball" statement, which throws us off a bit.

In any case, OnePlus says this new product will be unveiled some time in April. Got any guesses on what it is?



1. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

great teasers always from oneplus, tho the first one was just an ok product, truly hope oneplustwo is a departure...

16. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

:-\ What's just an OK product? The OnePlus One? For the price there's nothing like it. I imagine you don't own one. It's easy to compare it to $800 products and pick little specs apart, but the fact that the specs on a $350 phone ($363 delivered) is so similar to the $900 iPhone 6 Plus says something about what you're getting. REALITY CHECK!

19. Twisted247

Posts: 282; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

There are plenty out, xiaomi note, Asus Zenphone2

24. Medicdroid1

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

Yes but the one plus offers worldwide 4G, other Chinese manufactures don't offer this yet. To me that puts the One ahead

21. seven7dust unregistered

still has better batterylife than 2015 flagships so far, like the s6 and it's measly 2550 mah battery oneplus one got it right with the focus on batterylife and performance, hope this continues.

26. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

round curved fitness band.

2. tury694

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

A Window's Phone ten handset with snapdragon 820 and it will crush the competition. You heard it here first.

7. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

A windows phone will NOT do any good. Look at where's nokia now, and the performance of Microsoft Lumia department. Doing windows phone will DRAIN OnePlus.

13. hypergreatthing

Posts: 44; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

You lost me at Windows.

3. Phooey506

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

You know what would be a game changer for OPO? The ability to buy the phone from Amazon, big box retailers, and carriers. Anything else from this fluke of a company, I'll pass on.

5. jesusnexo unregistered

amazon yeah, but carrier i dont think so... its not as widely popular. It it were to be more successful maybe carriers would look into contacting opo.

8. Phooey506

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

Lol, carriers sell less popular models than the OPO everyday. How many kyocera brigadiers do you think Verizon sold? How many HTC firsts on AT&T? How many Sharp Aquos on Sprint?

10. jesusnexo unregistered

Okay HTC and Kyocera are more popular than OPO... I give you SHpart phone... idk how it got into sprint but i guess there is hope?

27. Nabil111

Posts: 105; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

For the price though, the HTC First wasn't a terrible phone. It was like getting a Galaxy S3 for $50 at the time.

17. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Cool story bro! Go play with your iPhone and get out of here.

4. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Galaxy S6 called, they want their slogan back.

6. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

Let me guess the curve ball is your awful, and I mean God awful software. 100% positive that's why when I sold it on eBay the guy never replied when I asked how good the phone was. He's like great I just gotboned hard

9. andhraking17

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

i think it's gonna be a game console or controller

11. BigBoss10

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

Curveball :D I would call it Myball xD

14. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

These morons are back. The most disgusting company in the face of earth. Bunch of filthy scums.

15. p51d007

Posts: 705; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Maybe they think they can SUCKER a bunch more people with their social advertising crap. Invite after invite...challenge after challenge. Nope, pass. Whatever they release, phone wise, it will be a less expensive and cheaper made version of an Oppo.

18. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

So many haters. Cool with me, less competition to buying the next one. Feel free to miss out on a great deal, go ahead and dump too much money on something with similar specs. The old saying "A fool and his money are soon parted" applies well right now.

23. 8logic

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Yeah. It's the worst phone ever made. It's all CRAP! crap specs, crap os, and just crap in general. Please, no one go but the OP2 ;)

22. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

well its something to do with a laser...clearly

25. Medicdroid1

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

I'm thinking it may be a handheld gaming device like PS Vita but powered by android, that's my best guess.

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