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Native name
Company typeSubsidiary
IndustryConsumer electronics
Founded16 December 2013; 10 years ago (2013-12-16)
FoundersPete Lau
Carl Pei
HeadquartersTairan Building, ,
Area served
Key people
Phone cases
Smart Watch
Number of employees
2,700+ (2019)
OnePlus Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
Simplified Chinese深圳市万普拉斯科技有限公司
Traditional Chinese深圳市萬普拉斯科技有限公司
Literal meaningOnePlus
Footnotes / references

OnePlus Technology is a Chinese company who makes smartphones, headphones, and backpacks.[6] OnePlus was made in 2013 by Pete Lau and Carl Pei. Carl Pei left in October of 2020 to "pursue new ventures" and to "take some time to decompress and spend time with his family."[7] OnePlus is owned by BBK Electronics, BBK Electronics also owns Oppo, Vivo, and Realme. OnePlus has a small presence in America with only 0.61% control of the market. In India they have a big presence with 29% control.[8] OnePlus office is in Shenzhen, China.

Products[change | change source]

Phones[change | change source]

OnePlus One

Oneplus makes new products every year. The popular ones are the cellphone of which are: OnePlus One, OnePlus 2, OnePlus X, OnePlus 3, OnePlus 4, Onplus 5, Oneplus 6, OnePlus 7, and the OnePlus 8. All the phones from OnePlus 3 and on also have diffrent options such as the T option and the Pro option. In 2020 OnePlus also made a new cheap product named the OnePlus Nord. They are cellphones for people who want a nice phone but cannot afford to purchase an expensive phone. OnePlus Nord got its first software update. This Software Update started around August 4, 2020, in India. It made the system better. It also made depth sensor effect better, and it was called version 10.5.1.AC01DA.[9] OnePlus sometimes put special colors on the phones like the McLaren Edition.

Wearables[change | change source]

In 2020 OnePlus made a wearable watch. The first product is the OnePlus Band, a fitness smartwatch. It comes in three colors. It is only available in India.

Charging[change | change source]

OnePlus has good charging. Every phone is shipped with an extremely fast charger. OnePlus introduced its wireless charger. It can also charge at the same speed. If it is not made by OnePlus then it will be slower.

Televisions[change | change source]

OnePlus has its own brand of televisions with three options. The Q series, the Y series, and the U series.

History[change | change source]

Carl Pei

OnePlus was made on 16 December 2013 by former Oppo vice-president Pete Lau and Carl Pei. The company's main goal was to design a smartphone that would balance expensive quality with a lower price, believing that people who buy the phones would "Never Settle" for the lower-quality phones made by other companies. Lau explained that "we will never be different just for the sake of being different. Everything done has to improve the phone. The actual experience in day-to-day use has to get better. The company showed its first phone, the OnePlus One, on 23 April 2014. It intended to capture the market from the Google Nexus series.[10] In December 2014, with the release of the OnePlus One in India exclusively through Amazon, OnePlus also announced plans to establish a presence in the country, with plans to open 25 official walk-in service centers across India. According to market research firm Counterpoint Research, OnePlus topped the Indian premium smartphone market last year with a 33 percent share, beating Samsung Electronics with 26 percent. In the IDC survey, OnePlus ranked third in India's market with more than $500 in the first quarter of this year after Apple and Samsung Electronics. And it ranked second after China's Vivo in the 300-500-dollar market.

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Reference[change | change source]

  1. Xiang, Tracey (13 January 2014). "Smartphone Startup OnePlus Aims at Developed Markets". TechNode. Retrieved 2 May 2014.[dead link]
  2. "OnePlus publishes 2017 annual report: revenues and sales on the rise". GSMArena. 30 January 2018. Archived from the original on 9 May 2019. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
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  4. F., Alan (26 April 2014). "Is OnePlus a wholly owned subsidiary of Oppo? Chinese document suggests that the answer is yes". Phone Arena. Archived from the original on 9 May 2019. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  5. "Who is BBK, the world's second-largest phone manufacturer?". Android Authority. 19 January 2020. Archived from the original on 30 December 2019. Retrieved 16 July 2020.
  7. Manish Singh (12 October 2020). "OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei leaves the company to start a new venture". Tech Crunch. Retrieved 11 February 2022.
  8. Ananya Bhattacharya (8 September 2020). "China's OnePlus lag Samsung in India's premium smartphone segment" (2020-09-08). Quatz India. Retrieved 11 February 2022.
  9. "OnePlus Nord Starts Receiving Its First Software Update With Camera Optimisations". 22 July 2020. Retrieved 22 July 2020.