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OnePlus promises a second new smartphone before Christmas

Just when you thought the hype was over

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has said that the company plans to introduce a second new smartphone this year in addition to the much-hyped OnePlus 2. In an interview with USA Today, Pei said the new device would be arriving "before the end of the year. Hopefully for Christmas," but was vague on the details, noting that the phone "may or may not" have higher specs than the OnePlus 2.

"It's going to be amazing, but today I'm not going to talk about it."

"When I saw the prototype for [the new] phone I was like 'Holy shit, that's going to be my daily driver,' but then when the OnePlus 2 production version came out it's also super nice, so it's really hard to decide now what to use," Pei told USA Today. "It's going to be amazing, but today I'm not going to talk about it."

So far, more than one million people have expressed an interest in buying the OnePlus 2, which is set to start shipping to customers in August for $329. (The company's previous handset, the OnePlus One, sold 1.5 million units by comparison.) In an interview with The Verge, Pei said he wanted the company's devices to be known for more than just their low prices and high specs. "That's never been the goal. The goal has been to just think about the best user experience and make it happen."