OnePlus To "Shake Up" The Industry June 1st


While all the current talks firmly surrounds Google and what will be unveiled at this year's I/O event, the last month has seen one of this year's big headline grabbing manufacturers, OnePlus, also consistently making some waves. This all began a few weeks back when the company hinted that they would be unveiling a new product soon. At the time, it was not clear as to whether this was the highly rumored OnePlus 2, the also rumored OnePlus Lite or just another accessory or random device like the DR-1. The OnePlus 2 will be the device that everyone is eager to see, however, it has long been reported that this will not be available until Q3 of this year. As such, it seemed unlikely that it would be the OnePlus 2.

That said, as well as the hints at a new product, the last month have also seen a number of benchmarking reports coming through which very much seem to suggest they were for the OnePlus 2. That is, based on the specs listed in the benchmarks. This has reignited the idea that OnePlus might be gearing up to at least unveil the OnePlus 2 soon, maybe with a view to maintaining a Q3 release. As the company has also recently sent out invites to a May 28th event in China, which is due to see the release of HydrogenOS. It was figured this might be the time when OnePlus will unveil this possible new product.


Well, interestingly, OnePlus have today sent out a tweet suggesting that something will be happening on June 1st. Although the details are very limited in the tweet, the message does come with the statement "We're always looking for ways to shake up the tech industry. And we think it's time for change." As such, it does seem unlikely that this would be for a low-end accessory or something at the smaller end of the market. Of course, whether this is the actual OnePlus 2 unveiling still remains very much unknown. Although, with June rapidly approaching and Google I/O keeping everyone busy until then, it will not be long before we see what OnePlus have in stock and how they plan to "shake up" the industry.

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John has been writing about and reviewing tech products since 2014 after making the transition from writing about and reviewing airlines. With a background in Psychology, John has a particular interest in the science and future of the industry. Besides adopting the Managing Editor role at AH John also covers much of the news surrounding audio and visual tech, including cord-cutting, the state of Pay-TV, and Android TV. Contact him at [email protected]

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