The second quarter of 2014 isn’t that far off, which means that the OnePlus One’s days in hiding are numbered. OnePlus, a company founded by ex-Oppo executives, is due to release its first smartphone in Q2, 2014. So far it hasn’t shown us the actual device, but over the past few weeks it has been offering bread crumbs of information. Today’s bit was design related, and while it still didn’t show off the design, OnePlus confirmed that it is going to offer StyleSwap Covers for its first smartphone.
The idea behind StyleSwap Covers is simple. Eliminate the need to add size and bulk to the phone. Most customers tend to wrap up their phones in covers or cases to protect them. Dropping a phone and shattering its display is a genuine concern, but covers often hide a device’s design as well, design that takes engineers and designers months to create. StyleSwap Covers aim to provide that same level of protection without having to compromise on design.
OnePlus has confirmed that initially it will offer Silk, Sandstone, Denim, Bamboo and Kevlar StyleSwap Covers for the OnePlus One. To ensure that the look and level of protection is accurate, these covers will be made out of the made they’re named after, except Silk and Sandstone. That leaves out Denim, Bamboo and Kevlar.
So far OnePlus has announced that the OnePlus One is going to sell for under $400. Its 5.5 inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 800 processor, 3,100mAh battery, 13 megapixel camera and always-on voice commands have also been confirmed.