Enigmatic smartphone manufacturer, OnePlus, started teasing some interesting material last week with the tagline “Time to change”, prompting some to eagerly suspect that OnePlus was about to announce its new smartphone. Luckily, we have the truth, straight from the horse’s mouth – the horse being Carl Pei, OnePlus’ co-founder. In an interview with AusDroid, Pei confirms that the OnePlus 2 – which is to be written specifically with a numeric “2” – is still on track for a Q3 2015 release, and that the June 1st announcement is nothing to do with that device.
What we know now is that the announcement is for a number of discounts coming to OnePlus’ existing device, the OnePlus One. The announcement is still to be made, but it’s expected that the price of the 64GB Sandstone Black variant will be brought down to $298 USD and the 16GB Silk White version will come down to $248. That should help clear out the OnePlus warehouse, which OnePlus has been very careful to keep only lightly stocked due to their low margin strategy.
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