OnePlus cryptocurrency teaser: Real or April fool's prank?

OnePlus to go against bitcoin?

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OnePlus sure knows how to sell its smartphones, offer a power packed device with high-end features and put a price tag that will attract someone seeking a flagship but at a lower cost. Besides, the company has been good at April Fool's day pranks too. In a recently launched video, co-founder Carl Pei is seen sharing company's vision beyond smartphones, and this year's joke seems to aim the biggest fad in 2017-2018 - cryptocurrencies.

 

This isn't the first time OnePlus tried to play a prank with its fans. The company has a history of such pranks. Its tiny drone was actually put on sale, and small quantities of the Dash Charge drink were made.

Besides the cryptocurrency prank, what's certain is the notched display on the OnePlus 6. Carl Pei had posted an image of their upcoming flagship smartphone which shows a part of the device and gives us an idea of how the notch will look like. Also, the exact dimensions of the smartphone's notch have also been revealed.

Pei made the revelations in an interview with The Verge and also detailed why they opted to embrace the display notch. The notch will house the selfie camera sensor, ambient light sensor, LED notification light, and earpiece.

Since there is no FaceID tech to be incorporated on the OnePlus 6, it will have a smaller notch falling somewhere between the iPhone X and Essential Phone. The notch will measure 19.616 x 7.687 mm.

Earlier, there were reports that the company might bring the X series back to life with the announcement of a new device. It is believed to be dubbed OnePlus X2. Dubbed as the OnePlus X2, the device might be unveiled after the OnePlus 6 and will be a cheaper alternative to the flagship device. It was said that this smartphone will be powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 835 instead of the more powerful Snapdragon 845 chipset.

 

Later, OnePlus rubbished the reports and confirmed that they aren't working on a device called the OnePlus X2. Carl Pei, took to Twitter to reveal that they are not prepping a successor to the OnePlus X.

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