OnePlus is a company that has always been able to generate headlines. Sometimes these came in the form of controversial ones, although a lot of the times the headlines are in respect of the building excitement prior to a OnePlus device launch. Right now, the latter is very much the case with a number of rumors doing the rounds about the next expected handset from the company, the OnePlus 3.
Earlier today, reports came through about an April 7th event which is due to take place. One of the reports detailed that the company might be preparing to unveil the OnePlus 3 at the April 7th event, while another report focused on the arrival of the Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) update to the company’s Chinese version of their homegrown OS, Hydrogen OS, suggesting the April 7th date will be for the launch for the Marshmallow update to Hydrogen OS. Following on from those rumors, out of the two of them, it now looks like the Hydrogen OS rumor might be the closest to the truth.
A report from Android Authority today notes that they have received confirmation from OnePlus that the OnePlus 3 will not be unveiled on April 7th. Which in reality, is more in line with the comments that Carl Pei of OnePlus made back in February at MWC, where Pei stated that the OnePlus 3 launch would take place “by June“. While April is certainly ‘by June”, the assumption is that the device will be unveiled much closer to the close of the second quarter of this year. That said, in the most recent report, the company did confirm the existence of the April 7th dated event and also stated that this is an event which is mainly catering towards the Chinese market. Which would naturally lead to the assumption that the Hydrogen OS update to Marshmallow is a high possibility for the event. Of course, with this being OnePlus, literally anything is possible so the April 7th event could be for Hydrogen OS or just about anything else. Although, if the OnePlus statement is correct, whatever they announce it will be for the Chinese market specifically.