The “leak” has been confirmed as a hoax. OnePlus have made a statement saying that they are not working on a tablet and @evleaks has confirmed the screenshot was a hoax:
Yesterday was not a good day. I got hoaxed 2x. First was OnePlus. Second was Volantis. 14-yr-old posing as a Google engineer. Embarrassing.
— @evleaks (@evleaks) July 3, 2014
When it comes to OnePlus and especially the OnePlus One, which is the start-up’s first smart phone, opinions are split. Some love it, some hate it. The reason some hate it? Disappointment after disappointment, delay after delay, mistakes after mistakes. Bad news around the once so hyped Chinese startup do not seem to find an end.
In the past @evleaks have been privvy to some interesting details from OnePlus with the first leak from the tipster being a photo of the actual OnePlus One packaging ahead of the launch. Today on Twitter he struck again with an alleged screenshot of the OnePlus homepage with navigation for a product called “OnePlus Tab”.
This does sound like OnePlus are expanding their range of products to include and Android tablet. If this is true it likely be the first tablet to launch with CyanogenMod, and will probably go up against the MiPad.
But is a OnePlus tablet really what fans want? Just this past week OnePlus claimed that production problems were part of the reason for the latest delay, do they really want to stretch capacity further?