It's the survival of the fittest in the tech world, and OnePlus knows it well. That's why it is planning to look beyond smartphones and tablets.
OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei revealed his company's near-future plans to enter an entirely new product category.
While our minds would be tempted to think of trending smartwatches or ailing tablets, Pei has an entirely different vision. As for the details of this mysterious product category, Pei refused to reveal.
Even though the news ignited a flame of curiosity among OnePlus fans, it won't be too long before we finally find out what's behind the curtains. According to Pei, who exclusively revealed the cryptic details to GSM Arena at the grounds of MWC in Barcelona, OnePlus' foray into a new product category will officially be unveiled in April.
Pei might have narrowed down the product category by excluding smartwatches and tablets, but that still leaves us to speculate on a wide range of options. There's a good chance of OnePlus exploring wearables.
Without smartwatches in the picture, there's scope for a health and fitness tracking wrist band. But if OnePlus is aiming for the sky, the possibility of a Virtual Reality headset doesn't sound completely crazy. But that's just us taking wild guesses until OnePlus officially announces its plans next month.
In other news, OnePlus has been in the news for reports about launching OnePlus Two smartphone in the second or third quarter this year. According to a source familiar with the development, the company's next flagship will feature a revamped design with a metal frame, reports Business Insider.
If the rumors are true, the OnePlus One successor will run Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and sport a 2K display of the same screen size, 4GB RAM and a 3,300mAh battery. The company is working towards releasing a stable build of OxygenOS, a replacement to the existing Cyanogen OS. The next flagship is expected to run the latest software based on Android 5.0 Lollipop.