If you are a Google Android fan in the Western world, a lot of your latest attention will probably be passed to OnePlus 6. But ever since OnePlus burst into view years back, claiming to be a small manufacturer that’d outgun larger rivals with internet sales and clever price cutting, there is been speculation over who is really behind the project. OnePlus co founder and Chief executive officer Pete Lau is previously of huge Chinese phone brand Oppo, that will be widely reported to be a part of an even larger company named BBK Electronics that also homes fellow Chinese megabrand Vivo.

Oppo and Vivo were co based on Duan Yongping, a Chinese billionaire who seldom gives interviews, and his company BBK has virtually no public confronting existence, unexpected, given that Oppo and Vivo’s combined shipments are substantial enough to make it the 4th largest telephone company in the entire world. OnePlus phones in the past have borne similarities to devices from Oppo, prompting speculation on whether OnePlus is as independent as it claims. I have been utilizing the Oppo R15 Guru, the flagship phone that many publications suggested can have been a blueprint for the OnePlus 6, with the Vivo X21, and the comparison is not as directly as you could think.

All 3 of those phones have comparable form factors. They are built around notched 6.28 inches 2280 x 1080 OLED displays, aluminium frames, and curved glass rear panels, although with slightly different contours. They all have headphone jacks, up top on the Vivo, on the bottom on the Oppo and OnePlus, along with dual camera arrays, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage&hellip, all things you might anticipate. The most unexpected thing they share in common is delightfully clicky volume and power buttons on the other side. OnePlus much vaunted proprietary Dash fast charging system, too, uses precisely the same power brick to Oppo’s VOOC solution, the only distinction is the interior of the USB interface and the plug is red for Dash and green for VOOC. But whenever you actually pick up the R15 Guru, there is really not much reason to compare it to OnePlus 6. It can well be utilizing the same notched 6.28 inches OLED panel, sure, but that is unlikely to be a hallmark of this season, virtually every Android manufacturer is embracing the notch, so to speak, such as LG, Huawei, Xiaomi, and reportedly even Google. The R15 Guru doesn’t possess the attribute curved top and lower edges of the OnePlus, and I really prefer it this way because it seems more natural and even for the screen to run parallel to the upper edge of the telephone.