OnePlus CEO says the company is looking to talk to U.S. carriers; next model to be released Q2 2018
by Alan Friedman / Jan 11, 2018, 10:30 AM
In addition, Lau said that OnePlus would start talking with U.S. carriers this year about selling its devices through one or more stateside wireless operators. The company initially required that those buying its phones have an invitation from OnePlus to make the purchase. This allowed the company, new at the time, to save money by matching the number of phones built to the number it sold. Eventually, the company dropped the invitation system as its handsets became more popular and OnePlus got bigger.
Analysts estimate that 85% to 90% of U.S. consumers purchase their phones through their carrier, which means that OnePlus is currently missing out on this huge segment of the market. Making a deal with one or more U.S. carriers will give OnePlus access to millions of potential new customers.
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If you thought the conspiracy nuts that said the U.S. government lobbied to keep Huawei off the carriers (AFAIK to keep their Chinese spyware out of consumer hands... allegedly) were wacky, wait till 1+ gets turned away. This is gonna be hilarious...
posted on Jan 11, 2018, 11:07 AM 2
The US doesn't want competition in the spying on users thing.
posted on Jan 11, 2018, 12:22 PM 5
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Op got popular because of near stock experience, low price, and huge mod community. If they sell through carriers then there are bloatwares, lock bootloader, slow update. So they just like Galaxy or LG phones but without brand recognition.
posted on Jan 11, 2018, 1:27 PM 1
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