New Android smartphones are becoming of plentiful on the market and the latest to join the party is that of the OnePlus 6. Earlier this week, OnePlus held its OnePlus 6 “Speed You Need” event in London and Mumbai. Introduced were new OnePlus Bullets and the flagship OnePlus 6 smartphone for 2018. The next installment of the only OnePlus smartphone line replaces the OnePlus 5T from six months ago. After reading all our content, what are your thoughts on the successor? Will you pick one up once it’s available?
OnePlus has been competing well among alternatives. The company sold OnePlus 5T in record numbers and already closed sale to make room for OnePlus 6. The company has been successful in the past using a six-month release cycle, and it’ll be interested to see if the momentum will carry over to the more incremental upgrade in OnePlus 6. While some OnePlus 6 inspiration comes from other flagships, it retains much of the OnePlus feel. OnePlus has carved a nice market not only in its homeland of China, but in India and other markets around the world. The company has been able to do this by creating “flagship killers” that rival the specifications and complexity of other flagships but come at a much lower price. This has been a growing sector in the market ever since the OnePlus One, and this has given customers better options at less cost. The OnePlus 6 adopts market trends including a modern design that is very similar to the competition. Phones are getting more and more similar, and OnePlus will rely on its low price in a crowded market. We’re just a week away from the first OnePlus 6 models becoming available unlocked, much earlier than usual. We don’t know if the company has plans to release a OnePlus 6T later this year, but in a lot of ways, we like what we’re seeing thus far from the OnePlus 6.
OnePlus held a stream of its London live event and it was quite the scene. Despite us knowing a lot heading into the event thanks to constant OnePlus teasers and many leaks, OnePlus delivered some surprises. People seem excited about the phone other than for its display notch, but this is no shock. Once we get a unit in hand, we’ll be able to bring you hands-on insight, and there’s a helluva lot to look forward to. We’ll also rank the phone on our list of 2018’s Best Android Smartphones thus far. To learn why we’re confident it’ll make the list, catch up on some of our coverage from the OnePlus 6 event at the links below.
This brings us to our poll of the week. Did OnePlus do enough to bring back its customers? Does the OnePlus 6 live up to your expectations? Is it a worthy upgrade over past OnePlus phones? Are you considering a purchase? Let us know in the comment section below this post and submit your response in our weekly poll. The poll will remain open all week and we look forward to hearing your response.
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