We’d been hearing rumours that OnePlus would be launching a second cheaper device this year and while we aren’t sure whether the next device will indeed be a cheaper device, we now have confirmation that a second device is on the way
In a recent interview with USA Today, OnePlus CEO Carl Pei had the following to say when asked about any additional devices in the pipeline:
There’s going to be a second phone this year, before the end of the year. Hopefully for Christmas.
It may or may not be (higher spec’d than the OnePlus 2). When I saw the prototype for that phone I was like ‘holy s— that’s going to be my daily driver’ but then when the OnePlus 2 production version came out it’s also super nice, so its really hard to decide now what to use.
It’s going to be amazing, but today I’m not going to talk about it.
As you can see, Mr. Pei didn’t really divulge all that much about the device itself. It may or may not be the budget device we’d been hearing about but he was blown away by the device nonetheless. And knowing OnePlus, they’ll undoubtedly start teasing things soon enough so I’m sure the picture will come together sooner rather than later.