OnePlus made a documentary about the design of the OnePlus Z/Nord, here's the trailer

Peter, 25 June 2020

OnePlus was founded in mid-December 2013 and had its first phone out in April 2014. The company is trying to pull off something similar for its “new beginnings” project – the OnePlus Z/Nord. Pete Lau, Carl Pei and company are working on a side project too, a documentary on how they built the new phone.

A trailer for the documentary was published today, the premiere is set for June 30, just before the July launch of the phone (whose name is kept under wraps but hinted at with various teasers and puns).

The trailer has a hook – the team working on the project had only 6 months to get it done.

That’s much shorter than a typical development cycle. The snippets of interviews with the team show that it was a stressful time.

The documentary will be published in four parts, the first one comes out on June 30. Did the team succeed? We'll find out next week. You can pass the time by trying to decode the teasers from @onepluslitezthing.


Reader comments

  • AnonD-909757
  • 03 Jul 2020
  • pZQ

*Laugh in a phone without spying Google services*

  • Ukrs
  • 02 Jul 2020
  • MN4

*Laugs in actual app store*

If the entry level Pixel 4a is $299 then Z/Nord is DOA. 1+ left it too late to bring this out.

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