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Definition: OnePlus


A China-based manufacturer of Android smartphones. Introduced in 2014, OnePlus models are unlocked Android phablets with quad-core Snapdragon CPUs and up to 8GB RAM that initially ran the Cyanogen version of Android (Cyanogen was later replaced with the company's own Android-based OxygenOS). See CyanogenMod.

The OnePlus One, the company's first phone, was widely praised for its quality and USD $349 price with 64GB of storage, less than half the cost of top phones in 2014. Devices are sold directly from the company, and although subsequent models have risen in price, they are still below flagship phones from Samsung and Apple. For more information, visit www.oneplus.com.

OnePlus 2 and X (2015)
A slightly thicker OnePlus 2 added a fingerprint scanner, USB Type C port and dual SIM capability. The entry-level OnePlus X was introduced with a 5" screen and fewer features.

OnePlus 3 and 3T (2016)
The OnePlus 3 was slightly thinner and lighter and offered fast charging (Dash Charge), NFC and 4K video. The 3T model offered a faster CPU and larger battery, and the 3T's front camera doubled the pixels from 8 to 16MP. See NFC and 4K resolution.

OnePlus 5 and 5T (2017) - (There was no 4 model.)
The OnePlus 5 debuted with dual cameras, 8x zoom and up to 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. Night Mode adjusts the screen when viewing in darkness, and Reading Mode switches to monochrome while adjusting the white balance to the ambient light. The 5T has a larger 6" screen and facial recognition.

OnePlus 6 (2018)
The highlights of the OnePlus 6 are a large 6.28" screen, all-glass case and up to 256GB of storage, which is extremely large capacity for a smartphone.