Flagship Killers become Flagships themselves.
OnePlus Phones have stopped their original format and have created their own Flagships.
“You either die a flagship killer, or you live long enough to become a Flagship”
It has been announced that OnePlus is launching the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 pro, along with the announcement it was revealed that it would be capable of 30W Wireless Charging, Water Resistant, Long battery life, Strong performance and High quality quad cameras.
Oneplus was originally known as Flagship Killers, phone that are made at almost the same as Flagship phones, lacking a few of its key features, but runs the exact same. That was what OnePlus was trying to achieve. OnePlus is now a featured pack, high-end phone that complete with Samsung and other big brand companies.
Flagship Killers has always been about being cheap and affordable phones that are just as fast and capable as Flagships. OnePlus was trying provide costumers with high-end phone at an affordable price, disrupting the market with these affordable prices. Now the prices of OnePlus has grown drastically, yes it is still high-end and fulled with bleeding edge technology but affordable, no so much.
The newest rendition to the OnePlus series, OnePlus 8 Pro starts off at a pricey cost of $899 for 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. This is by far one of the most expensive phones put out by OnePlus. The company has been increasing prices each year, however, it does mean that the brand is losing the “Affordable flagship” title, which was what the whole company built off. Back in the days when OnePlus started off with the OnePlus 1 & OnePlus 2, it made it’s major breakthrough through pricing their phones are a low, affordable cost.
Now, are OnePlus phones still worth it? Yes, but only if you have to money, it has faded from the original title of being cheap and affordable, and now can be treated like any other Flagship phone. We can no long see OnePlus as it used to be, but rather now, judge it as if it was like Samsung or Apple.
This is the hard part, fans of OnePlus probably see OnePlus as the cheap alternative, like when you don’t have enough money to buy the newest iPhone, getting a OnePlus 7 Pro seems like the way to go. People only see the company as the cheap and affordable phones, but seeing phones like the Galaxy S20 coming in at about the similar price have made OnePlus phone owners question whether purchasing the new phones are worth it anymore.
The OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro coming out on April 29th, sure is attracting many costumers, but in the same way many are disappointed.