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OnePlus will reveal its newest smartphone next month, but it’s not the OnePlus 8

OnePlus will reveal its newest smartphone next month, but it’s not the OnePlus 8 1

OnePlus will reveal a new concept phone aptly titled the OnePlus Concept One at CES in Las Vegas next month. The company made the announcement in a tweet on its sixth anniversary (December 17). The Shenzhen-based tech giant said: “On the 6th anniversary of our founding, our commitment to doing things differently and pushing boundaries is stronger than ever.

“Come see an alternate vision for the future of smartphones with the unveiling of the OnePlus Concept One at CES.”

So what exactly is the OnePlus Concept One? Well, as the name suggests, it’s likely to be a concept phone showcasing new and exciting technologies the firm has been working on. That means a folding phone, a device with a camera under its display and more are all on the cards.

Concept phones certainly aren’t new. In fact, Express.co.uk got to go hands-on with fellow Chinese tech giant Oppo’s concept phone at its scheduled Innovation Day in Shenzhen last week. The device certainly offered a glimpse into the future with its distinct lack of ports and under-display selfie camera.

Xiaomi also has its Mi Mix Alpha that has a gorgeous display that wraps around the entire device to offer an insane 180 percent screen-to-body ratio.

As a quick reminder, CES 2020 will take place from January 7 to January 10. So OnePlus fans don’t have long to wait to see what the future holds.

Of course, OnePlus hasn’t given much away about the Concept One. One thing we do know is that the phone seems to be a completely separate entity from the firm’s presumably titled OnePlus 8 series.

The OnePlus 8 series is expected to be the direct successor to the OnePlus 7T series and could come in as many as three models.

In addition to standard and Pro variants, OnePlus has been tipped to be hard at work on a “more affordable device” that could be called the OnePlus 8 Lite.

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Such claims come from renowned tipster OnLeaks that recently collaborated with 91Mobiles to put together alleged renders of the handset. The purported OnePlus 8 Lite was exhibited with an all-screen design, a centred hole punch and a rectangular camera system on its rear.

Both the standard OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro are expected to look fairly similar to the Lite model but come with a camera hole punch positioned on the left-hand side of each display and feature more rear cameras.

OnePlus is not expected to unveil its next batch of flagship smartphones until around May of next year.

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