OnePlus, the well-known smartphone brand today, was launched by Pete Lau (CEO) and Carl Pei in December 2013. This Chinese phone maker is a fully-owned subsidiary of Oppo. The following year, the company launched its first smartphone; the OnePlus One. The smartphone made its way to the Indian market in December 2014. During that time, OnePlus also announced its plans to expand its presence in the South Asian region.

    The same year, OnePlus decided to open operations in several European countries including Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, the UK and many more. OnePlus has presence in 43 countries as of March 2016. The company last year hinted that OnePlus may launch its smartphones via local carriers in the US.

    Invitation System:

    For the first couple of years, OnePlus used something called invitation system for selling its smartphones. In order to obtain an OnePlus device, customers had to sign up for a reservation or respond to the company’s social media posts or receive an invitation from those with an OnePlus phone.

    However, after receiving criticism from fans, OnePlus decided to ditch the invitation-based system. With the launch of OnePlus 3, the company started selling its devices like any other conventional OEM.

    “Smash the Past” Campaign:

    In the year 2014, OnePlus had launched a controversial marketing campaign called “Smash the Past” campaign. As part of the campaign, selected customers were asked to destroy their phones in order to get the OnePlus One phone at just $1. Unfortunately, the campaign went horrible wrong when many damaged their phones even before the campaign start date.

    The campaign was also criticized for environmental purposes. Following the controversy, OnePlus asked winners of the campaign to donate their old phones.


    Some of the products which OnePlus has in its portfolio are: OxygenOS, OnePlus One, OnePlus 2, OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T, OnePlus 5, and OnePlus 5T.

  • OnePlus Might Have True Wireless Earbuds In Works

    OnePlus has expanded its product portfolio with the launch of OnePlus Bullets wireless earbuds, OnePlus TV, and more. The company is now planning to make OnePlus true wireless earbuds, which could...

    December 12, 2019 | Accessories News
  • OnePlus TV Users Can Get New OnePlus Remote For Free: Here’s How

    As promised at the launch, OnePlus has finally added support for Netflix for both models of the OnePlus TV. Users can now download the latest software patch from their televisions to experience 4K...

    December 9, 2019 | Accessories News
  • OnePlus Exporting 5G Smartphones From India: Report

    OnePlus is reportedly exporting 5G smartphones from India. However, this is on a pilot basis. The development comes at the time when there is no concrete information about the deployment of 5G in...

    December 7, 2019 | Mobile News
  • OnePlus 8 Lite Design Revealed Via CAD-Based Renders

    OnePlus is done with smartphone launches this year and is now gearing up for the OnePlus 8 series launch. The Chinese brand is expected to bring its next premium smartphone lineup in the first half...

    December 7, 2019 | Mobile News
  • OnePlus 6, 6T Receive Android 10-Based On OxygenOS 10.0.1

    OnePlus 6, 6T smartphones are finally receiving the stable Android 10 update. The OS is topped by OxygenOS 10.0.1. The new update features modified design, similar to the OnePlus 7T and the 7T Pro....

    December 5, 2019 | Mobile News
  • You Cannot Buy This Golden OnePlus 7T That Looks Incredible

    When it comes to smartphones, a meticulous amount of work goes into making a single phone. 1000s of designs, 100s of prototypes, and then comes one or two products that will go for mass production....

    November 28, 2019 | Mobile News
  • OnePlus Security Breach Affected 3,000 Indian Users: Report

    OnePlus was reported of a security breach recently in which the company has confirmed that the personal data like contact numbers, shipping address, name, email ID of the users have been exposed....

    November 27, 2019 | Mobile News
  • Here’s A Chance To Get Up To Rs. 10,000 Off On OnePlus 7T, OnePlus 7 Pro

    Amazon India and OnePlus are celebrating their 5th anniversary with attractive offers on the latest offerings from the latter. Well, there are exciting discounts on OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7T....

    November 25, 2019 | Mobile News
  • How To Get OnePlus 7 Pro’s ZenMode On Any Android Smartphone

    There is an easy method to get the OnePlus 7 Pro's ZenMode on any other Android smartphone. Both OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro have unique features and various specifications, which even includes...

    November 24, 2019 | How to Tips tricks
  • OnePlus Suffers From Yet Another Data Breach

    OnePlus has published a new security notification on its Forum. According to the company, certain personal information like name, contact number, email and shipping address may have been exposed to...

    November 23, 2019 | Mobile News
  • OnePlus 3, 3T Get Final Security Update Along With October Security Patch

    OnePlus 3 and the 3T are receiving the final security update along with the October 2019 security patch. The company has offered 2-years of software updates, and an additional one-year of security...

    November 20, 2019 | Mobile News
  • OnePlus 8 Images Leaked; Quad Camera Setup, Punch-Hole Display Revealed

    OnePlus 7T and the 7T Pro have gained popularity since their launch. Since the flagship smartphones were rolled out, speculations around the OnePlus 8 have started popping up online. The latest...

    November 20, 2019 | Mobile News
Opinion Poll
Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Yes No
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Gizbot sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Gizbot website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more