You may have heard of the OnePlus 6T, a phone with plenty of buzz surrounding it. Launched in October 2018, the device has sparked a lot of interest in its manufacturer - OnePlus.
Established in 2013, OnePlus hasn't been around for long. The company has only just started making waves in the UK and Europe, despite being well-known across Asia. Keep reading to discover more.
OnePlus was created by CEO Pete Lau and co-founder Carl Pei, both entrepreneurs born in China. While Pete Lau remained in China, working for consumer electronics and mobile communications company Oppo, Carl moved to America as a young child and had a brief role at Nokia, before returning to China to also work for Oppo. The pair joined forces and on 16th December 2013, OnePlus was born. Based in Shenzhen, OnePlus now employs over 700 people and sells smartphones worldwide.
In 2017, the company's revenue doubled from the previous year to more than $1.4 billion. This huge increase is a firm indication that OnePlus is on the rise. Coincidentally, OnePlus' parent organisation is, in fact, Oppo. Oppo and, therefore, OnePlus are both owned by an even larger tech company: BBK Electronics.
Who are BBK Electronics?
BBK Electronics specialises in smartphones, as well as other electrical items such as MP3 players, digital cameras and TVs. Four brands fall under the BBK Electronics umbrella: OnePlus, Oppo, Vivo and Realme.
Shipping 199.3 million handsets in 2017, BBK Electronics is actually the world's third-largest smartphone company. Apple is in second place, shipping a fraction more at 215.8 million, while Samsung claimed the top spot with 317.7 million shipments.
OnePlus phones run on Android, but you'll find a customised version of the Android operating system on board. Known as Oxygen OS, you'll still find all of **Android'**s best features available - for example, the latest Oxygen OS version is based on Android 9.0. aka Android Pie.
This includes features such as Do Not Disturb mode, gesture navigation support and adaptive battery - but there's a completely unique interface to enjoy for the ultimate OnePlus experience.
Introducing OnePlus 6T
OnePlus' flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 6T has plenty to offer Android lovers who are after something new. It boasts an amazing dual-lens rear camera that measures 20MP and 16MP, a high-tech fingerprint scanner that can be activated anywhere on the handset's screen and a huge 3,700 mAh battery which powers up in 30 minutes on fast charge.
There's loads more to love too, including a stunning all-glass design and 6.41-inch display with an 85% screen-to-body ratio.