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OnePlus: The Journey to 6!

OnePlus 6 created ripples the moment it launched. Widely known as “Flagship Killer,” OnePlus 6 stands true to its motto – ‘Never Settle’ by providing flagship phone features at a budget price. With its presence in 38 countries, and incorporation of great features such as AMOLED screen, fast charging, 4K60 video recording, improved design and a larger screen, OnePlus 6 has incorporated the best features in their latest release.

Although OnePlus 6 comes with many features and is spectacular in every aspect, how did OnePlus get to this? Incorporated in December 2013, OnePlus has existed for about 5 years now. And in this brief time, the flagship killer has managed to leave a mark and compete with giants such as Apple, Samsung, and Huawei.

OnePlus’ story began with the release of OnePlus One, the first-ever flagship killer released by the company. This phone was subject to an “invite-only” sales procedure. However, the “invite-only” sale was limited to OnePlus One and OnePlus discontinued this for their next model the OnePlus 2 – an a phone with even better features than its predecessor.

OnePlus launched “OnePlus X” their entrance into the budget segment. They made improvements to the OS of the device and made many changes to the phone’s performance. However, success for OnePlus came with their next iteration with the “OnePlus 3 and 3T” in June 2016 and November 2016 respectively.

This third installment was an instant hit with their fans and highly appreciated. The OnePlus 3 came out when Nexus phones were cool and beat the user experience of the Nexus phones. With OnePlus 3 and 3T, the company became the only company in the world to provide fast charging phones. OnePlus 3 and 3T were the world’s fastest charging phones.

In 2017, the company took its success forward and outdid itself with the OnePlus 5 and 5T’s launch. OnePlus 5 came out and was on par with the iPhone7. Becoming the fastest selling OnePlus smartphone, OnePlus 5 and 5T’s best feature remained the fast charging feature and the camera.
May 2018 saw the release of OnePlus 6, which we feel is is by far the best phone launched by OnePlus to date. This phone comes with fewer bezels and even incorporates a notch on top of the screen. The single-most powerful phone to be launched by OnePlus, OnePlus 6, even comes in an Avengers edition!

With many improvements done to OnePlus 6, OnePlus has come a long way from OnePlus 1. In a matter of simply few years, the company has managed to wrestle with the mobile giants and offer people flagship phones at budget prices. With only an 8-phone lineup, OnePlus has given the world premium quality phones that offer them much more than what they are priced for.

The company’s founder Pete Lau stated that OnePlus would not be different for the sake of being different, and the company has stuck to Lau’s words. Here is a little infographic that documents their ascent in the smartphone market.

This article was contributed by the team at Topcut.