After the launch of the OnePlus 3, the CEO of the company, Pete Lau, has confirmed that the OnePlus X series is no more. He elaborated that OnePlus will instead focus on “one true flagship” to strengthen the company’s foundation.
According to Engadget, OnePlus will be going through some changes as well. For one, the development resources of Oxygen OS and the China-only Hydrogen OS will be combined; the company will put out an announcement regarding this later this year. Other than that, OnePlus will also be putting more emphasis on after-sales services as well as offering more lifestyle products.
The end of the OnePlus X series may be quite a disappointment for fans of the device. After all, it’s one of the very few compact Android smartphones in the market. The OnePlus X is also the only OnePlus device with expandable storage; such a feature isn’t available on other OnePlus smartphones, including the recently announced OnePlus 3.
However, if this means OnePlus will be a more focused company, the end of the X series may prove to be a good thing in the long run. After all, the OnePlus 2 wasn’t very well-received by consumers, and the OnePlus 3 seems to be changing things for the better already. Here’s hoping the company’s latest flagship device will be arriving on our shores soon: OnePlus Malaysia is already foreshadowing this.