Since I am SLACKING (lol) Here is my first major Blog Inspiration:
Oneplus has disrupted the tech industry by offering premium phones with specs true engineers can appreciate, at half or less of the cost of their closest competitors. Today we are seeing POCOPHONE F1 doing the same thing to Oneplus themselves by releasing a well-built phone with top specs for $300 USD when Samsung, LG, Apple are all 2X – 4X more expensive.
The coolest part of OnePlus to me was releasing the OnePlus 2 with the world’s first VR product launch in 2015, and then following it up by launching the OnePlus 3 with the world’s first VR Game based product launch.
I attended the OnePlus 2 VR launch which was an awesome VR tour of OnePlus HQ with lots of awesome Cameos and easter-eggs hidden throughout. I had a good phone at the time and saw no reason to buy the OnePlus 2. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y02aDqOqcmg
One year later: I attended the OnePlus 3 VR Game launch which required users travel around a VR SpaceStation called “The Loop” and watch product videos, after each video you would be awarded a part of the phone as a token. Once a user had collected all tokens they could go to “The Loop Hub” and begin the order process for the OnePlus 3 right in the VR app(which redirected and opened a webpage for payment after prompting you to remove your headset). Oneplus also released a limited number of “Loop VR” headsets to go along with the launch, which I was too slow to claim (they were FREE even). I am still using my OnePlus 3 and not missing out on any “flagship features” and have yet to experience Lag even…
Link to VR Game launch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MvJH3BAwzg
OnePlus still seems to be chuckling about the fact they did VR product launched in 1080p while other manufacturers were saying 1440p was the base resolution to make a comfortable VR experience. I personally think OnePlus was more right to believe color, build quality & power usage is more important than the resolution on a <6″ screen. LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK!!
I guess I am just trying to say….. being *bold* pays off when you really understand your customers.