The OnePlus One A dream on the phone – the dream of Pete Lau and Carl Pei. The two met in Oppo and then parted ways, forming their own company, on the grounds of clarity and quality, “it does not fit” the mantra was one of the company’s mottoes from beginning
Before we get to the phone, a brief biography of the company’s developers will help us figure out how to get to the point. Pete Lau worked at Oppo as Vice President he was the strongest to bring CyanogenMod to the Oppo N1. Carl Pei was hired by Meizu after the popularity of the Meizu platform he created, when he moved to Oppo. They launched the OnePlus in mid-December 2013 and released their first product no later than a year later.
The tool at most on Oppo Find 7a, a “very big killer” by his former boss. But the OnePlus team carefully planned how to launch their mobile phones as mobile phones, they have created a phone that will make people like you happy.
To reduce costs, OnePlus has decided to buy online phones and avoid brick-and-mortar deals from retailers and carriers. Initially, it was planned to produce and sell only 50,000 units, which is usually a suitable reception system.
It wasn’t great for compilation, there weren’t enough phones for everyone. There are a couple of moves that have to do with promoting the launch components of the phone. “Smash the Past” has promised to pay $ 1 for the first 100 people to have their old phones smashed on tape. People jumped at the gun, however, and finally OnePlus solved it the gift of old phones Better a poor horse than no horse at all. Promoting the «First Lady» is worst.
The OnePlus One launched at the beginning of 2014 $ 300 for the 3 / 16GB model and $ 350 for the 3 / 64GB model. For comparison, Google bought the Nexus 5 a brutal price of $ 350 for a 16GB variant and $ 400 for a single 32GB. Getting a double for half the money is just the beginning.
The OnePlus has a 5.5 ″ 1080p screen, more than a 5 ″ 1080p panel on the seat. There was also a gigabyte of RAM and a large battery for the nearest pair of battery life. Also, the Sony IMX214 processor offers higher resolution for still photos (13MP) and video footage (2160p) on the Nexus. The Snapdragon 801 chip is one of the fastest in the whole day, a long-running version of the Snapdragon 800.
The Galaxy S5 Samsung topped the clock phone with part of the band flag that OnePlus wanted to ‘kill’. Samsung boasted some advantages in office display (5.1 ″ 1080p Super AMOLED display), 16MP camera, 2160p) and battery life, in addition to advantages such as water resistance and wireless charging. However, the Galaxy S5 base price is $ 650 which is attached to 16GB of storage.
Also, Samsung and LG (which created the Nexus), have a long time to make phones and rely on customers. Here is this unscrupulous company asking for $ 300 for a phone that can’t be picked up at stores before ordering.
We need to increase the confidence from our customers that this is the right thing to do with OnePlus (and continue to the right) – to build a strong online community, so sales are good, even without a budget. trade anywhere near Samsung or Apple.
Less than 50,000 units were previously planned and purchased by OnePlus nearly 1 million end of 2014. But not everything went well.
Lau’s connection to CyanogenMod influenced the decision to launch the OnePlus One and the commercial version of the Cyanogen OS ROM. Like the ROM created above, it promises for a pure and highly customizable Android experience.
However, when it came time to launch the phone in India, Cyanogen told OnePlus it was specific terms as and Yu, a brand of Micromax. Indian court has stopped selling OnePlus phone.
This inspired the company to develop software packages for OxygenOS for the global market and HydrogenOS for China. OnePlus released the installed ROMs in early 2015, although it took a long time to secure the software for daily use.
However, the writing on the wall of Cyanogen Inc. The CEO and company name boasted that it was fighting to run Android from Google, but due to the large OnePlus competition, other manufacturers will not sign up. when using your computer.
This is not to say that the OnePlus One does not get third-party ROMs. This is one of the few phones to get an official MIUI release, unlike Jolla and Ubuntu ports (although the pair did not go through much of the development cycle). Yes of course that is CyanogenMod.
After some sort of setup, CyanogenMod has retired and will be replaced by LineageOS. Amazing, 5 seconds of google search found LineOS 16 (on Android 9 from Pastel) for the OnePlus One. Getting backbacks from HTC HD2.
However, despite the drop in prices, OnePlus wanted to make money on its phone. Design by StyleSwap covers from the most popular, denim and Kevlar. The governor did not act canceled , but it was the third publication he made available later.
It is not bad to say that the OnePlus One is very successful. In the first year of its existence, 1.5 million units were sold, most importantly, a company was launched and it became Top 5 players in the financial sector.