With OnePlus 5T, OnePlus is now all set to lure in the iPhone users
Nazia BijalNov 17, 2017, 09.47 PM
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In a month’s time, Chinese smartphone maker
OnePlus is now onto its sixth flagship phone with the newly launched OnePlus 5T. The new phone has also joined the league of high end phones by creating a buzz and featuring in multiple leaks leading to the actual launch. The biggest change in the
What could be a bit of a downer for the OnePlus 5 buyers is the fact that the upgrade is already here and the pricing for the 5T version is pretty close to the 5. The OnePlus 5T will be available in 64 GB and 128 GB in the color Midnight Black priced at Rs 32,999 and Rs. 37,999 respectively. Amazon continues to be OnePlus’ exclusive online partner and the OnePlus 5T will be available in an early access sale on Amazon along with the company’s website and experience store in Bangalore on 21 st November. OnePlus 5 was extremely popular among online buyers in India, the phone became the best selling phone in the first quarter of the launch on Amazon.
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OnePlus made it quite clear that the company is eyeing the iPhone users. At one point Brian Yoon, Head of user experience design for OnePlus directly addressed the iPhone users attending the launch while talking about soon to launch app called OnePlus Switch which will enable easy transfer of data from oldphone to the OnePlus 5T and most importantly how it’s also compatible with iPhone. Carl Pei also talked about how back in 2013; the smartphone market in general was not doing too well which according to Pei was the reason why many users had no choice but to buy the iPhone. The situation back then was also the reason why a team of engineers started to create OnePlus - to bring together “the openness of Android with Apple’s focus on design and user experience”. It is perhaps the intention of creating a device that is high on performance and design, catering to avid phone users like themselves, which helped the company sell 1 million devices of the first flagship phone OnePlus One when they were only expecting to sell about 50,000 units.
OnePlus 5 is easily one of the best phones of the year, so the OnePlus 5T with handful but what seems like some super powerful changes (that too at almost the same price) is built to succeed. But will they be able to lure in the iPhone users, only time will tell.