Pei: One Plus 2 coming in Q3; recent teaser for June 1st had nothing to do with the sequel
A recent interview with OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei published this weekend, clears up some of the questions surrounding a recent teaser sent out by the company. Showing an image of the OnePlus One being partially erased and ready to be "re-drawn" using a nearby pencil, the tag line "Time to Change" had many fans expecting the sequel to be announced on June 1st.
But alas, the only announcement we expect from OnePlus tomorrow is one introducing some price cuts for the two OnePlus One models. The new pricing will bring the 64GB Sandstone Black down to $298 and the 16GB Silk White version down to $248. Pei admitted in the interview that the teaser had nothing to do with a new phone.
But the executive did say that the OnePlus 2 (the sequel will use the numeral "2" in its name, confirmed Pei) will be unveiled in the third quarter. He would not name the exact month that this will take place. The third quarter covers July through September. Pei also talked about the dreaded invite system, which was not a fan favorite. He reiterated that they were used to help manage supply and demand. The brand spanking new company, selling handsets at a thin margin, could not afford to build a ton of phones on spec. After all, OnePlus was expecting to sell only 50,000 to 100,000 units and ended up with nearly one million sold. The invitation system will be back initially for the OnePlus 2, but this time the company plans on sending out a lot more in the beginning.
Lastly, Pei says that OxygenOS will have a lot more new features announced at the same time that the OnePlus 2 finally sees the light of day next quarter. While those in the West received OxygenOS, customers in the East received HydrogenOS. Pei didn't say whether the latter will also see new features introduced along with the unveiling of the new handset.
source: AusDroid.net via Mobipicker