OnePlus retrospective: Looking back at all OnePlus phones over the last six years

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With the OnePlus 8 on the horizon, we look back at all the phones OnePlus launched over the last six years. From the OnePlus One to the OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition, this is a comprehensive history of OnePlus.
OnePlus burst onto the scene back in April 2014. Its first phone was released in partnership with Cyanogen, and from the very beginning, OnePlus set itself apart by focusing on its user community. Whereas other manufacturers flooded the market with phones, OnePlus released just two flagships a year, with the brand laser-focused on the value category. Six years and 18 phones later, OnePlus is a dominant player in the smartphone industry. OnePlus defined the value segment for several years, and its penchant for delivering the best possible performance has led to some of the fastest phones money can buy. OnePlus also managed to turn its OxygenOS user interface into one of the best skins on Android. Best online learning tools for kids: ABCmouse, Reading IQ, & more With the OnePlus 8 set to be unveiled on April 14, I thought it would be interesting to see how OnePlus phones have evolved over the years. While OnePlus has switched to more exotic materials in recent years, it's easy to see that the core tenets for the brand — delivering value and top-notch performance — haven't changed too much over the years. OnePlus adapted its designs with the times as phones got taller and narrower, but you can see a clear evolution in the design aesthetic. So, with the brand about to introduce new phones soon, let's take a look back at all the devices that it launched over the last six years and the indelible impact they've had on the smartphone industry. OnePlus One: The one that started it all

The OnePlus One launched back in April 2014, with OnePlus teaming up with Cyanogen to deliver a clean and uncluttered software with a powerful set of customization options. The phone's retail price of $299 immediately struck a chord with the community. The Sandstone finish on the OnePlus One feels great after all these years. One of the things that made the OnePlus One stand out was the hardware. The phone featured a 5.5-inch 16:9 1080p display, 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 chipset, 3GB of RAM,…
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