It is that time of the year, OnePlus rumours are under every nook and corner. Perhaps that’s because OnePlus phones have gone from purely budget to premium with a less premium price tag. That quality though, it feels like, is coming to an end. According to recent rumours, OnePlus is planning to introduce not one, not two but three new devices this time. It has, too, joined the status quo. Ishan Agarwal, who has been famous for floating a couple of rumours, has hinted that OnePlus will be experimenting with their displays.
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— Ishan Agarwal (@ishanagarwal24) April 17, 2019
According to the rumours, OnePlus will have three tiers of devices, a budget one, a standard one and a premium one. According to the rumour, the standard version would be coupled with a 90Hz display. Not only that, it would be coming with a teardrop selfie camera. Another thing would be that the device would be lacking a three-camera setup and a curved display. These are steps taken by the company to cut costs, clearly. The display, which was looking sweet a second ago, would be a low brightness display. This, again, is done to reduce cost. While this is what is known about the standard version, the premium or the pro version would support a 48-megapixel camera, a better display and a pop up front camera.
Perhaps this is something that was needed by the company to grow. But, while there are many positives to these decisions, I cannot help but overlook all the downsides. To understand where I am coming from, it should be taken into mind that OnePlus started off as a flagship killer with a modest price tag. By introducing the premium model, it has sort of killed off the essence of the company. The addition of the 90Hz display would definitely set it aside from the competition, the sacrifices made for that: the payoff doesn’t really make sense. Lastly, they must reevaluate their business tactics. Perhaps, increasing the price of their devices every year, they would not stand out for long. The innocence of the brand would be lost in this constant struggle.
While all of this is worrisome, it should not be forgotten that the news is not final and the rumours may be quite off. Be it as it is, everyone is quite excited about the new devices to come!