OnePlus CEO Pete Lau teases company’s next smartphone

OnePlus 3T smartphone

While we’ve seen a variety of purported OnePlus 5 leaks over the past couple of weeks, OnePlus had yet to acknowledge the existence of its next smartphone.

That changed on Monday when the company posted the message below on Chinese social media website Weibo.

OnePlus 5 teaser

When translated, the update’s original text reads, “Indulge in labour without a break, just to make a big surprise.” Accompanying the update is a cartoon image of industrial workers building a smartphone.

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau then reposted the image, adding “Carry on!” Both updates included OnePlus’ signature #NeverSettle hashtag.

Together, the two messages represent the first official acknowledgment that the OnePlus is working on a new smartphone.

Unfortunately, neither OnePlus nor Lau say anything about an official reveal date, but if the company is teasing its next device, then an announcement is likely to come sooner rather than later.

Most rumours suggest the OnePlus 5 will feature a dual-lens rear-facing camera, bezel-less display and internal specifications that match the Samsung Galaxy S8.

[source]Weibo (Chinese)[/source][via]BGR[/via]