It took OnePlus just 22 days to sell 1 million OnePlus 6 units
by Joshua Swingle / Jun 14, 2018, 10:57 AM
Speaking to Business Insider about the news, OnePlus’ CEO Pete Lau confirmed the company’s positivity following the achievement, stating that they are “definitely happy” with the sales results and the feedback received from customers, suggesting the brand is continuing to grow its following of loyal users. Now, despite the achievement, the numbers pale in comparison to those of Samsung and Apple, but Lau pointed towards OnePlus’ lack of physical sales channels as one of the main factors. As an additional reason, he also noted that the company only sells its devices directly to customers, with it avoiding any unnecessary carrier interference.
Ultimately, the lack of carrier backing limits the number of customers OnePlus can access as a brand, but over in the US, for example, this hasn’t proven to be a problem, with the Chinese company taking the crown in the unlocked smartphone segment. Additionally, OnePlus has also found success in developing markets such as India, where the OnePlus 5T was the best-selling flagship during Q1 2018.
Starting at just $529, the OnePlus 6 is capable of competing with the majority of flagship smartphones out there thanks to its Snapdragon 845 processor that is coupled with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM, and the choice of 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB of internal storage which is then backed up by Android 8.1 Oreo. Also, a dual-camera setup is present on the rear, while a 6.3-inch display dominates the front.
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I know oneplus gets a lot of hate for not being the best flagship, and not having all the features other phones have; but the reality is that these phones are still a hell of a package for the price they offer. If you want a no-nonsense phone around $500, it's your only option. The only competition is last year's flagships like the s8, but they are already nearing end of software support, have older chipsets and come without treble. And this is about the US, a market the phone is not designed for. In markets like India, Oneplus just obliterates the competition. Pixel 2XL/S9+ cost 2x as much and the iPhone X 3x as much. And they either come with single-sim and low RAM(pixel or iPhone) or faulty chipsets (s9 exynos)
posted on Jun 14, 2018, 11:11 AM 12
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I would argue that Xiaomi flagships do offer the same and even more for cheaper than what the OnePlus costs.
posted on Jun 14, 2018, 12:29 PM 6
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This I would agree with for sure. OP is up against other serious players at this price point, they have the wares too. So it's not like OP is the only affordable premium tech phone this year or anymore.
posted on Jun 14, 2018, 1:28 PM 3
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Agreed, but they do skimp on quality hardware. Good example is the MI6, which came with a stupidly slow digitiser that had touch delays - impossible to play games at all with it. From what I see on XDA developers, the MI8 is in exactly the same situation as the MI6 - where as the OnePlus 6 (which i have) is perfect and the build quality is impeccable. After experiencing Xiaomi, I'd prefer the OnePlus every day of the week and twice on sunday.
posted on Jun 14, 2018, 8:39 PM 2
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In China, probably yes. However, for my country(India), OnePlus assembles the phones inside and hence gets a significant cut on the import duty. As a result, the xiaomi phones often end up costing a bit more. For the same price, I would definitely go with OnePlus. Much better software support, better XDA scene, more camera features(4k 60 and 720p 480 missing on mi8). The mi8 also lacks support for widevine L1 certificate, which means only SD Netflix, doesn't offer always on 'ok Google' support, lacks a headphone jack, and doesn't support A/B seamless updates. I'm certain that the OnePlus 6 will get updated to android P much, much faster than the mi8. And the mi8 might not even get upgraded to Q.
posted on Jun 14, 2018, 9:25 PM 3
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Total sell of this model will never exceed 3 million as within a few months they will bring out 6T .
posted on Jun 14, 2018, 11:12 AM 6
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Really looking forward to the phone...but when i saw the notch....nah... I hate notches, so i went for the xiaomi mi mix 2s
posted on Jun 14, 2018, 4:48 PM 1
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Lol these aren’t water resistant. That alone makes it a $500 paper weight.
posted on Jun 14, 2018, 9:19 PM 0
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Congrats to OnePlus on selling 1 mil in less than a month that's a good achievement for them. Although OnePlus has stiff competition now such as Asus with their Zenfone 5z and Honor with the View 10 both which are cheaper than OP, Xiaomi with the mi 8, mi mix 2s, black shark phone all within or a little more than the price range of the OP 6.
posted on Jun 15, 2018, 5:35 AM 0
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