OnePlus became an internet sensation by releasing a high-end device with an awesome design and build quality, while dramatically undercutting the competition with an insanely cheap price point. They are now an important smartphone manufacturer, which is no easy feat, but they plan to take things a bit further and enter new markets.
Here’s something we bet none of you suspected. The latest reports suggest OnePlus is actually working on making its very own drone. And this is no mundane rumor, either. So much was said in an AMA session on Reddit, held by Carl Pei and David S. from OnePlus. In fact, one of them is a co-founder!
It seems this is what the #OneGameChanger teasers have been all about. David goes on to mention this drone will be named the DR-1 and they will begin selling it next month (April). I guess the secrets are over.
Most of us thought this “game changer” campaign was about some kind of gaming service or product. And in a way it is, but this was certainly unexpected. The company actually gave us a teaser a few months back in the form of a drone-taken image of the startup’s building. That thing is flying pretty high, I may add.
The real question is: what will make this drone special? OnePlus is known for differentiating itself very well from the competition. And most times they do it with price. Will this drone be super affordable? Will it have unique features? Only time will tell.
For now we can stop worrying about what OnePlus will be announcing this April.