The Chinese company behind yesteryear’s most famous (and sought after) flagship killer is preparing to launch a new product, and by the looks (or teases) of it, OnePlus has a game controller in store for us.
The official launch of OnePlus’ next big thing has yet to happen, and the company has decided to tease the world (as it always does) with a few images that don’t even depict the product, but suggest pretty clearly what it might be. Basically, the new device is a “game changer,” but the company assures us that it’s neither a smartphone, nor a tablet. As I doubt that OnePlus will launch a gaming console straight away, I’m willing to bet it’s a game controller that we’ll get from Oppo’s subsidiary.
In a post on the company’s official forum, OnePlus mentioned that:
“It’s been a little over a year since OnePlus was founded, and while we launched with our flagship killer smartphone, we have, and always will be, a technology company. Innovation and revolutionary ideas that shake up the industry are what OnePlus has built itself upon.
The One was created to disrupt the smartphone world. The Power Bank was born to give our users more options and greater mobility. So, when it came time to think about our next product, we decided on a curveball.
It’s not a tablet, and it’s not a smartwatch. But it is a game changer.”
The way it is sold might be yet another problem with the OnePlus game controller. The 10,000 mAh made by this company is already out in the wild, despite the official website saying that it is “Coming Soon,” but Chinese stores sell it at twice the launch price. Sure, most of these stores offer free shipping around the globe, and it’s really anyone’s guess that the shipping costs are included in the price we’re paying. However, instead of paying $29 or more for the OnePlus’ power bank, people might be better off with Xiaomi’s $24 16,000mAh Mi Power Bank.
That being said, OnePlus’ game controller might still attractive, supposing that the resellers don’t offer it at a steep price. Of course, there’s always the option of buying it off the manufacturer’s website, but given the shipping cost, it might be preferable to get it along with a OnePlus One smartphone, which still performs well, despite being a 2014 device.
There has been no word on how much the game changer will cost, but we don’t have that much to wait, as April is just around the corner. Brace yourselves!