Earlier, little-known Chinese startup OnePlus just announced its first smartphone – and it almost broke the Internet. Within minutes after the One’s launch ended its website’s servers broke under the intense worldwide attention it got. And it’s not a surprise, either: they knew it was going to happen. What else would you expect when you price a flagship smartphone at almost a third of the retail price of smartphones with similar specs?
Now that the dust has almost settled, there’s one important question to ask: is the OnePlus One really the 2014 flagship killer the company claims it is? Let’s find out.
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OnePlus has finally unveiled its flagship smartphone, the One. Teased by the company for the longest time, this premium device is set to shake the mobile industry with its “flagship killer specs“. With a retail price that starts from only $299, this may well be the game-changer the industry has been waiting for.
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You may not have heard of them, but by the end of today you will most definitely be very intrigued by a company called OnePlus. Barely six months old, this startup is releasing a smartphone that it’s calling the “2014 flagship killer” – and at a price that will floor every single premium smartphone in the market.
But just who is OnePlus?