Last year when the OnePlus One was launched, right off the bat it seemed that the company took some marketing cues from Motorola as they announced that the handset would come with swappable backs made from different materials. One of the more recently announced materials was bamboo, but could OnePlus be getting ready to introduce new materials that weren’t used before?
According to a recent image posted by the company on their Weibo page (via GizmoChina), it seems that they are trying to hint at something with an image of the periodic table which you can see in the image above. Unfortunately it is unclear as to what the company has planned, but some have speculated that we could be looking at a new backplate option.
We can’t be sure as to what kind of material we might be able to expect from the company, but safe to say that we won’t expect any “hydrogen” or “oxygen” backplates. We suppose gold or silver are options, although that would make for a rather pricey accessory, so a safer and perhaps more obvious choice would be aluminum.
In any case we guess we will learn more once the company makes their announcement at 10am Shenzhen time which should be 6pm PDT or 9pm EST, so do check back with us then for the details. In the meantime what do you guys think OnePlus could be up to?