Is this the first look at a Cheaper OnePlus Model?

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Weibo posters are reporting that the above image might be the first look at a new cheaper OnePlus model set for release sometime in the future.

Later today OnePlus will hold an announcement relating to some mystery service or product from the brand. No one is sure what it will be, but there are reports that the company will unveil a low-cost version of their popular OPO.

To partly prove these reports a famous tipster on Weibo has posted a photo of a phone that has the distinct OnePlus look and rumoured to be an entry level phone. In the photo the device has the same metal panel around the main camera and single flash on a white plastic body with power button on the right.

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At this point it is hard to tell if this is in fact a budget OnePlus phone or one of the many knock off devices which have been available for the past few months.

If it is a budge OPO then what specifications could it offer? In our opinion OnePlus would likely stick with Qualcomm for a processor and allow for easy development, they could even go for the same 801, but with 2GB RAM instead. The screen could remain 5.5-inch with a HD resolution or possibly a 5-inch FHD. What are your ideas for a possible budget OnePlus device?

[ Weibo ]
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  1. Qidamin
    April 20, 2015

    They also should lower the price of their One, others have already done it (Mi4, MX Pro, U3…)

  2. Roger
    April 20, 2015

    Hopefully it will be afordable. The One PlusOne costs twice as much as I can afford to spend on a phone.

  3. pa5t1s
    April 20, 2015

    I really wish OnePlus will release 2 devices: one ‘low-budget’ (5-inch screen, 2GB/32GB) and one ‘flagship’ (>5.5″ screen, 4/64GB)…

    • Aa
      April 20, 2015

      You want 4 GB????? Why would anyone need more than 2 GB of RAM?????
      Even 1 GB is enough for most users.

      • Dels
        April 20, 2015

        future proof phone that can be use next 2 years perhaps?

        • Aa
          April 20, 2015

          Well, that is correct.

      • pa5t1s
        April 20, 2015

        Are you kidding or trolling?
        Just think about Windows PC’s history… Today, would you say “1GB is enough for most users”?
        Obviously NO:
        a) OS becomes bigger and bigger on every release
        b) programs are demanding more and more memory and storage (coding lazyness and un-efficiency -most probably-, bad memory optimisation/ leakage, it’s most of time muscle over mind…),
        c) multi-tasking, add-ons, widgets, background tasks and services …
        d) more and more graphics and animation to be loaded in memory for fast execution and good user feedback

        -> 2GB is the minimum ‘viable’,
        -> 3GB is the “current” offer on 2015-high end phones (Nexus6 and al)
        – >4GB RAM is my wish (to come true) for 2015-2016! YES!

        • Aa
          April 20, 2015

          It depends on what are you using your phone for. I am using Viber, Tapatalk, e-mail, SMS and calls and 1 GB is more than enough for me.
          For now, more than 2 GB is not really needed.
          Take it easy with applications and widgets and use only ones that you really have to use.
          But yes, more RAM is future-proof.

        • Tajwar
          April 20, 2015

          Well there is the Asus Zenfone 2 with 4gb of RAM

      • Fred
        April 20, 2015

        You are right. 2G is quite enough. And with regards to Apple rolling with 1G, we can say that Google developers really should review the coding of Android.
        Ok to make everybody happy: let’s say that we might need 4 G to record slow-mo video in 4 K.

        • pa5t1s
          April 20, 2015

          You can’t compare Apple’s 1G to Android’s 2G, it doesn’t make sense: different OS, different hi-level coding language…

    • ébrenjáró
      April 20, 2015

      4,7″ would be nice with 2GB

  4. Venci
    April 20, 2015

    Qualcomm 615 + 2GB RAM+ 5.5 FHD + 200$ price

    is the thing i am looking for!

    Well actually i would prefer mtk6752, but OPO wouldn’t go for it.

  5. Caxxo
    April 20, 2015

    please 5″ with 64gb 2gb ram

  6. Jay
    April 20, 2015

    Going by the One’s origins, I think OPPO would have to release a scaled down version of one of their phones for OnePlus to come up with something!

  7. frederik
    April 20, 2015

    I wish there was a 5″ or less with a 6752, 2gb, 3000 mah for like 150$

  8. kogan92
    April 20, 2015

    5″ hd, snap615, 2gb ram, 16gb+microsd

  9. sai bhagavan
    April 20, 2015

    Mtk 6752 could be better both on computing and price regards….coz i think if its a budget device they probably might go with qualcomm 615..i think

  10. Kingu Prima
    April 20, 2015

    5″ FHD, 2GB RAM, Mediatek MT6795, 3,000mAh battery, 13mpx camera