OnePlus Discontinues Custom Back Plates Before Even Launching Them

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  1. dgstorm

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    For months, OnePlus has been teasing the upcoming arrival of custom backplates for their One series phone. This included bamboo, silk white and sandstone black "StyleSwap" covers. Unfortunately, the company has decided to kill the option before they ever launched it.

    OnePlus shared in a blogpost that "technical difficulties" during mass production created some problems. Apparently, the custom covers would become slightly loose, which risked damage to the non-removable battery they was designed to protect.

    Here's a quote of the blogpost with a few of the details,

    Apparently, there were a few bamboo covers made that didn't suffer from this defect, so OnePlus plans to sell them in limited quantities with special instructions on how to install them.

    Check out the source link for the full blogpost: OnePlus Blog
     
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    Non-removeable battery was they're first mistake.
     
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    I'm going to ride it out, but part of me keeps looking at a sweet custom Moto X.
     
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