OnePlus launching a mystery product tomorrow in China, could it be the OnePlus Z?

16 April 2020
Or as it was previously known - the OnePlus 8 Lite.

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  • Droid

And where is that mysterious product you were talking about...

  • Anonymous

And, nothing happened...

  • Anonymous

Any news on this mysterious product today?

Claire Redfield, 16 Apr 2020I already bought and it should be delivered today. P40 P... moreSounds like a whining fanboy to me.

  • Anonymous

alera, 16 Apr 2020OnePlus doesn't sell good in China because of the price com... moreYou are absolutely clueless. OnePlus phones don't sell as well in China because they are not competitive, not because they are higher priced. In terms of brand recognition, OnePlus is way way behind many others. For comparable phones, people would choose Vivo and Oppo over OnePlus. There are many phones priced way higher than OnePlus, and they routinely sell tens of millions of units. The P series and Mate series are priced way higher than OnePlus models in Chinese market, but they routinely sell 20+ millions units. Mate 20 series sold over 40+ million units. The Chinese market is the largest market by a large margin, not just in terms units sold but also in terms of revenue. It is the most competitive market where the worthiness of a brand is ultimately tested. A smartphone model can sell competitively in US, but not so in the Chinese market with the same pricing, because the American market is basically closed and buyers don't have that much a choice.

Even though OnePlus has a tiny market share in China, probably less than 2%, OnePlus still sells 7-8 million units per year, larger than any other single country market for OnePlus. Does OnePlus sell 7-8 million units in US? OnePlus was ranked #1 premium brand in India, in terms of units sold. Does OnePlus sell 7-8 million units in India? For the last fiscal year, Sony barely sold 3 million units in total. Go figure.

Samsung has less than 1% of the market share in China, buy they still sell a few million units, almost exclusively flagships, e.g., Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Z Flip, Note series, etc. (S series are not in demand. Samsung mid-rangers are universally considered garbage.) In terms of the profit margin, Chinese market must have ranked high enough for Samsung to put in lots of marketing effort even today.

Anonymous, 16 Apr 2020Even without google systems in it !?I'm not heavily invested in Google and it doesn't mean anything to me. Also I rarely use any apps, maybe 5-7 apps in total.

I use Gmail which I can access through the Huawei mail app, I transferred all my Chrome bookmarks to Microsoft Edge browser (which I really love) and then I just use Whatsapp and Messenger and 1 game. That's it. My net banking I will just access through the browser.

I'm buying the phone for the camera. I love to takes photos of nature but don't want a real DSRL so this phone is the next best thing.

  • Anonymous

Claire Redfield, 16 Apr 2020I already bought and it should be delivered today. P40 P... moreEven without google systems in it !?

Anonymous, 16 Apr 2020You can't possibly believe that a worse screen, smaller bat... moreI was talking about the camera.

  • alera

the tech nerd, 16 Apr 2020i also used oneplus 3T for 3 years and i would say yeah i a... moreI feel you. I've heard Xiaomi software isn't as good. So I'm just stuck because now (after four years) I would like to upgrade, but Oneplus is too expensive, and I don't know what to buy...

  • alera

Anonymous, 16 Apr 2020Well it seems I misjudged you as I thought you were one of ... moreYeah, I think I gave the wrong impression so, my bad :D
I still think that Oneplus make great phones, and they're probably well worth the money (we'll see about that for the Oneplus z because the specs will be much different), but they're just too pricey for me now as in the past they were much cheaper for awesome quality :D

alera, 16 Apr 2020I've been using the OP3 for 4 years. I'm very glad with it,... morei also used oneplus 3T for 3 years and i would say yeah i also couldnt buy oneplus 7T in my budget and k20 pro(mi 9T pro) with 128GB storage had a good deal so i bought it 6 months and my advice is if you are a oneplus user and maybe don't buy a xiaomi phone(It does feel like a downgrade) but if this phone comes around 400 euros as rumored just buy it without a beat(mediatech chipset won't matter to you ,maybe battery life may get effected) but i honestly miss oxygen os to be honest(i don't know why mi9T pro software just doesn't feel good enough when compared to oxygen os and i miss dash charging and yes i know both dash charging and QC 3.0 are both 18W but QC 3.0 overheats the phone) honestly by mistake if i had not damaged my screen badly i for surely would have bought this phone

  • Anonymous

Claire Redfield, 16 Apr 2020Who cares - all their phones are total low/midrange-garbage... moreCalm down Claire.

  • Anonymous

Claire Redfield, 16 Apr 2020I already bought and it should be delivered today. P40 P... moreYou can't possibly believe that a worse screen, smaller battery, less & slower RAM and EMUI is that much better than the 8 Pro. I'm giving you that the camera is better.

  • Anonymous

Well they need it since with iPhone SE many of Android brands will need something good at midrange price.

  • ???

I think it's going to be a power bank.

  • Anonymous

alera, 16 Apr 2020I've been using the OP3 for 4 years. I'm very glad with it,... moreWell it seems I misjudged you as I thought you were one of those ppl who like to bash on Oneplus. I still think Oneplus phones have some value despite the increase in prices. Their phones are built better now. Their software is their best selling point for the Western market. They are competing with Samsung and Apple so it's still kind of a flagship killer. Tbh I don't buy expensive flagships, I go with midrange but I'm not quick to criticise just from the price. Also even if Oneplus fails in China, its siblings will live on. After all, China isn't their main market.

  • Anonymous

alera, 16 Apr 2020OnePlus doesn't sell good in China because of the price com... moreoneplus doesnt sell well, because its too bare bones aka too stock...Chinese prefer full flavoured ui. colorOS is more popular than hydrogenOS. Other facts are Oppo spends money on a lot more 4g bands than other brands (not including huawei, but honor cheaps out here as well).

The market is very different and after living in china, it is true, Stock android is inferior to such things as miui and flyme os from xiaomi and meizu respectively though ads, but then again chinese apps love ads, so not something unique.

Anonymous, 16 Apr 2020"Overpriced sh*t" - so says the person planning to buy a Hu... moreYou are a man of focus, commitment, sheer will. :D

Anonymous, 16 Apr 2020"Overpriced sh*t" - so says the person planning to buy a Hu... moreI already bought and it should be delivered today.

P40 Pro is the best camera phone in the world and it also just won an award for it so you can say whatever you want.

No other phone at this time can compare to P40 Pro.

On a scale from 1-10 where P40 Pro is a 10 then ONE+ 8 Pro is a 2, maybe 3 at best.

Anonymous, 16 Apr 2020Calm down, no one's making you buy themSorry:) I got carried away. Thanks for bringing me down to earth friend.