The OnePlus - a device with flagship-like specifications, premium design, and low price - has always wowed users around the world. OnePlus phones have always embraced the latest technologies, be it USB Type-C, fingerprint sensors, AMOLED screens, dual cameras, 18:9 displays, fast charging or even the dreaded notch. The OnePlus 6 is no different; it has a gorgeous AMOLED screen with minimal bezels, great front and rear cameras, top of the line Snapdragon 845 processor and a glass body.

But with OnePlus turning 5 soon, we thought of turning back the clock and revisiting the older OnePlus devices to see how unique they were at their times. The team at Topcut.in created a cool infographic that illustrates OnePlus' journey from the One to the 6, so have a look at the infographic at the end of the article.

In almost 5 years of its existence, OnePlus has had a rather small lineup of only 8 phones, pretty small considering brands like Samsung and Motorola launch that number in a single year.

OnePlus' journey began with the OnePlus One, a phone that was as popular as it was different at its time. For $300 it shouldn't have been as good as it was. Its 5.5 inch Full HD screen, Cyanogen OS, 64GB storage and Snapdragon 801 were usually found in flagships twice its price. With such top-notch features at such an affordable price, OnePlus sold almost a million units. It was from that time that the term Flagship Killer was coined and attributed to the OnePlus One - a term still in use today.

The OnePlus 2 brought a lot of changes. It started the AMOLED screen trend that is still existent on OnePlus devices. There was a 4GB RAM variant and it had the latest Snapdragon 810 processor. The phone was amongst the first with USB Type-C and fingerprint sensor.

But with the overheating processor, screen issues and poor software support, the OnePlus 2 wasn't the best OnePlus we had.

Not happy with only flagship killers, OnePlus wanted a share of the budget-mid range market as well. This led to the introduction of the OnePlus X. A phone sold almost at the same time of the OnePlus 2. The OnePlus X was just a OnePlus One with an AMOLED screen and microSD card support. Being just slightly cheaper than the OnePlus 2, the OnePlus X didn't do too well and future versions of it were scrapped.

Until the OnePlus 3, all OnePlus devices were sold in an “invite-only” sales model. A lot of people couldn’t get their hands on it. But with ample time and manufacturing experience, OnePlus finally launched the OnePlus 3 via open sales. The OnePlus 3 was massively popular and loved by critics. It had a lovely metal body, powerful yet thermally cool Snapdragon 820 processor, a great screen and best of all Dash Charging; OnePlus' proprietary fast charging which was also the fastest at its time.

Within 5 months of the OnePlus 3 launch, OnePlus pulled a fast one on the Oneplus 3 owners by launching an updated OnePlus 3T. The 3T had a more powerful Snapdragon 821 processor, a larger battery, higher resolution front camera and a larger 128GB storage option. This mid-cycle update did not go down well with many of their fans and OnePlus was severely criticised for this move.

Shortly after the OnePlus 3T came the OnePlus 5 another much anticipated phone that delivered the goods. It had a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, dual cameras and again a great price. People loved the OnePlus 5 so much it became one of the fastest selling OnePlus phone ever. Not quite done with launching phones, OnePlus got the OnePlus 5T to market - a mid-cycle update to the OnePlus 5. It had a larger screen, a repositioned fingerprint sensor and a different camera sensor. While it wasn’t that major an update, the 5T gained popularity due to the Star Wars edition.

With that, we come to the OnePlus 6 the latest and greatest in OnePlus' lineup. The OnePlus 6 is off to a great start in terms of sales and critics’ reviews, there are however rumors looming about a 6T coming in Q4 of this year.

So do let us know what you think of OnePlus' journey and your thoughts on the OnePlus 6. Also, share your OnePlus experience and comment on which OnePlus you think is the most important one.their latest model - OnePlus 6.

The Complete History of OnePlus ( Infographic )


The Complete History of OnePlus ( Infographic )

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