20 February 2019
OnePlus is confirmed to be working on at least two smartphones for the next year where one will be the usual upgrade, OnePlus 7, and another one will be the OnePlus 5G phone. The latter one is definitely the most interesting one as it will be one of the first 5G phones but with quite expensive pricing. And now, a new leak has surfaced showing a device what could be the OnePlus 5G or the OnePlus 7.
The leak has been shared by a usually reliable tipster @IshanAgarwal24 citing an anonymous source. The leak shows an image appears to be clicked during a meeting between OnePlus CEO Pete Lau and other team members. It shows a new OnePlus smartphone on the presentation slide with a completely new look. It is shown in Red color and with a big circular ring on the back panel. This is likely to be the rear camera with the design reminding us of the Nokia Lumia 1020.
EXCLUSIVE! Here's your first look at an upcoming OnePlus Device I don't know much about. This image shows the device in prototype/designing stage and it is not final but this is probably how the device may end up looking. That's Pete (CEO of OP) in the img and the device itself. pic.twitter.com/Yau9EsgSDy— Ishan Agarwal (@IshanAgarwal24) December 19, 2018
Another important thing to notice in the leaked image is that there is a Red-colored device placed on the table. Even Lau can be seen checking out a phone with the same design as the one shown in the slide but in White color. This suggests that this could either be the final design or just one of the different designs that the team might be exploring for the upcoming device.
It is difficult to say what phone exactly this is but since OnePlus is expected to announce the 5G smartphone first, there is a good chance it could be the OnePlus 5G device. We will share more as any further details will surface.