OnePlus and nothing history beginning and present

OnePlus is a Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer that mainly produces smartphones. It was founded by Pete Lau and Carl Pei on 16 December 2013 as a subsidiary of Oppo. The company's vision was to create a high-end flagship smartphone that would balance high-quality design, powerful performance, and a lower price than other phones in its class. The company's slogan is "Never Settle", which reflects its aim to provide the best user experience possible. 

 

The company's first product was the OnePlus One, which was launched in April 2014. It ran on Cyanogen OS, a custom version of Android that was popular among developers and enthusiasts. The OnePlus One had a 5.5-inch display, a Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, 16GB or 64GB of storage, a 13MP rear camera, a 5MP front camera, and a 3100mAh battery. It also had a distinctive sandstone back cover that gave it a unique texture and grip. The OnePlus One was sold for $299 or $349, depending on the storage option, which was significantly cheaper than other flagship phones at the time. 

 

The OnePlus One was initially available only through an invite system, which required users to obtain a code from the company or other users who had purchased the phone. This was done to manage the supply and demand of the phone, as well as to create hype and exclusivity around the product. The invite system was gradually phased out over time, and the OnePlus One became available for general purchase in February 2015. 

 

The OnePlus One was followed by the OnePlus 2 in July 2015, which was marketed as the "2016 Flagship Killer". It had a 5.5-inch display, a Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB or 4GB of RAM, 16GB or 64GB of storage, a 13MP rear camera, a 5MP front camera, a 3300mAh battery, and a fingerprint scanner. It also had a USB Type-C port, which was a new feature at the time. The OnePlus 2 ran on OxygenOS, a new custom version of Android developed by OnePlus after its partnership with Cyanogen ended. The OnePlus 2 was sold for $329 or $389, depending on the RAM and storage option. It was also available only through an invite system at first, but it became open for sale in December 2015. 

 

The OnePlus 3 was launched in June 2016, and it was the first OnePlus phone to be available without an invite system from the start. It had a 5.5-inch display, a Snapdragon 820 processor, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 16MP rear camera, an 8MP front camera, a 3000mAh battery, and a fingerprint scanner. It also had a metal unibody design, which gave it a more premium look and feel. The OnePlus 3 ran on OxygenOS, which was based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The OnePlus 3 was sold for $399, which was still lower than other flagship phones at the time. 

 

The OnePlus 3T was released in November 2016, as an upgraded version of the OnePlus 3. It had the same design and features as the OnePlus 3, but it had a Snapdragon 821 processor, a 3400mAh battery, and a 16MP front camera. It also had a new color option, called Gunmetal. The OnePlus 3T ran on OxygenOS, which was based on Android 7.0 Nougat. The OnePlus 3T was sold for $439 or $479, depending on the storage option of 64GB or 128GB. 

 

The OnePlus 5 was launched in June 2017, and it was the first OnePlus phone to feature a dual-camera system. It had a 5.5-inch display, a Snapdragon 835 processor, 6GB or 8GB of RAM, 64GB or 128GB of storage, a 16MP + 20MP rear camera, a 16MP front camera, a 3300mAh battery, and a fingerprint scanner. It also had a new design, which was inspired by the iPhone 7 Plus. The OnePlus 5 ran on OxygenOS, which was based on Android 7.1 Nougat. The OnePlus 5 was sold for $479 or $539, depending on the RAM and storage option. 

 

The OnePlus 5T was released in November 2017, as an improved version of the OnePlus 5. It had the same specifications as the OnePlus 5, but it had a 6-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, which reduced the bezels and increased the screen-to-body ratio. It also had a new face unlock feature, which used the front camera to unlock the phone. The OnePlus 5T ran on OxygenOS, which was based on Android 7.1 Nougat. The OnePlus 5T was sold for the same price as the OnePlus 5, $479 or $539. 

 

The OnePlus 6 was launched in May 2018, and it was the first OnePlus phone to have a glass back and a notch on the display. It had a 6.28-inch display, a Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB or 8GB of RAM, 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB of storage, a 16MP + 20MP rear camera, a 16MP front camera, a 3300mAh battery, and a fingerprint scanner. It also had a water-resistant design, which was a new feature for OnePlus phones. The OnePlus 6 ran on OxygenOS, which was based on Android 8.1 Oreo. The OnePlus 6 was sold for $529, $579, or $629, depending on the RAM and storage option. 

 

The OnePlus 6T was released in October 2018, as an upgraded version of the OnePlus 6. It had the same specifications as the OnePlus 6, but it had a 6.41-inch display with a smaller notch, which housed a new in-display fingerprint scanner. It also had a larger 3700mAh battery, and a new night mode feature for the camera. The OnePlus 6T ran on OxygenOS, which was based on Android 9.0 Pie. The OnePlus 6T was sold for $549, $579, or $629, depending on the RAM and storage option. 

 

The OnePlus 7 was launched in May 2019, and it was the first OnePlus phone to have a pop-up selfie camera. It had a 6.41-inch display, a Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB or 8GB of RAM, 128GB or 256GB of storage, a 48MP + 5MP rear camera, a 16MP front camera, a 3700mAh battery, and an in-display fingerprint scanner. It also had a dual stereo speaker system, which was a new feature for OnePlus phones. The OnePlus 7 ran on OxygenOS, which was based on Android 9.0 Pie. The OnePlus 7 was sold for $499 or $549, depending on the RAM and storage option. 

 

The OnePlus 7 Pro was released in May 2019, as a premium version of the OnePlus 7. It had a 6.67-inch display with a 90Hz refresh rate, a Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB, 8GB, or 12GB of RAM, 128GB or 256GB of storage, a 48MP + 8MP + 16MP rear camera, a 16MP front camera, a 4000mAh battery, and an in-display fingerprint scanner. It also had a curved edge-to-edge screen, which gave it a more immersive and futuristic look. The OnePlus 7 Pro ran on OxygenOS, which was based on Android 9.0 Pie. The OnePlus 7 Pro was sold for $669, $699, or $749, depending on the RAM and storage option. 

 

The OnePlus 7T was launched in September 2019, and it was an improved version of the OnePlus 7. It had a 6.55-inch display with a 90Hz refresh rate, a Snapdragon 855+ processor, 8GB of RAM, 128GB or 256GB of storage, a 48MP + 12MP + 16MP rear camera, a 16MP front camera, a 3800mAh battery, and an in-display fingerprint scanner. It also had a new circular camera module on the back, which gave it a distinctive look. The OnePlus 7T ran on OxygenOS, which was based on Android 10. The OnePlus 7T was sold for $599 or $699, depending on the storage option. 

 

The OnePlus 7T Pro was released in October 2019, as an upgraded version of the OnePlus 7 Pro. It had the same specifications as the OnePlus 7 Pro, but it had a Snapdragon 855+ processor, a slightly larger 4085mAh battery, and a new color option, called Haze Blue. The OnePlus 7T Pro ran on OxygenOS, which was based on Android 10. The OnePlus 7T Pro was sold for $699 or $799, depending on the storage option. 

 

The OnePlus 8 was launched in April 2020, and it was the first OnePlus phone to support 5G connectivity. It had a 6.55-inch display with a 90Hz refresh rate with a 90Hz refresh rate.The Nothing phone is a smartphone brand created by Nothing Technology, a company founded by Carl Pei, the former co-founder of OnePlus. The company's vision is to create a seamless digital future by removing barriers between people and Technology 

 

The history of the Nothing phone can be summarized as follows:

 

- The company was founded in October 2020 by Carl Pei, who left OnePlus to start a new venture. He raised up to $7 million from various investors, including iPod inventor Tony Fadell, Twitch co-founder Kevin Lin, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman, and YouTuber Casey Neistat. 

- The company announced its name, Nothing, on January 27, 2021. It also acquired the Essential Products trademarks and brand, which was a smartphone company founded by Android creator Andy Rubin. 

- The company announced its first founding partner, Teenage Engineering, a Swedish design and engineering firm, on February 25, 2021. The firm was responsible for the design aesthetic of the brand and its products. 

- The company launched its first product, the ear , which are wireless earphones, on July 27, 2021. The earphones featured a transparent design, active noise cancellation, and wireless charging. 

- The company announced its first smartphone, the phone , on March 23, 2022. The phone featured a 6.55-inch OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, a Snapdragon 778G+ processor, 8GB or 12GB of RAM, 128GB or 256GB of storage, a 50MP dual-camera system, a 16MP selfie camera, a 4500mAh battery, and an in-display fingerprint scanner. The phone ran on Nothing OS, a custom version of Android 12. The phone was sold for $499 or $549, depending on the RAM and storage option. 

- The company released its second generation of wireless earphones, the ear (2), on March 22, 2023. The earphones improved on the ear (1) by offering high-resolution wireless audio, adaptive active noise-control, and better battery life. The earphones were sold for $149. 

- The company announced its second smartphone, the phone (2), on February 23, 2023, during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The phone featured a 6.67-inch OLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate, a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, 8GB, 12GB, or 16GB of RAM, 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB of storage, a 64MP quad-camera system, a 32MP selfie camera, a 5000mAh battery, and an in-display fingerprint scanner. The phone ran on Nothing OS 2.0, a custom version of Android 13. The phone was sold for $699, $749, or $799, depending on the RAM and storage option. 

 

The Nothing phone is one of the most popular and innovative smartphone brands in the market, and it has received positive reviews from critics and users alike. The company has also opened its first physical store in London's Soho district, and it plans to expand its product portfolio and global presence in the future.

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