AMA with Hope Liu - the OnePlus Industrial Design

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    Reecicle , via OnePlus 6 , Sep 8, 2020 :

    What inspires you to make and come up with designs like this for a phone?

    Have you always been passionate about phone/technology design, at what point did you know this is what you loved?


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    KJ.jpeg , Sep 8, 2020 :
    First off, hello @Hope L. I "hope" that you are able to answer my question!

    Question: Were the colours on more recent OnePlus phones inspired by Samsung's smartphone gradients, or the distinct lack in secondary colours in the smartphone market?

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  5. ArronClarke , via OnePlus 7 Pro Mirror Gray , Sep 8, 2020 :
    Since OnePlus is now branching out from Flagship Killers to supplying a range of devices for all price points why don't you guys use Sapphire Glass on future devices? (Plus who wouldn't love no scratches at level 6 with deeper grooves at level 7). I think this would be an interesting addition to the next top tier OnePlus device or even for the OnePlus 10 series.

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    Z1596478922955 , via OnePlus 8 Pro , Sep 8, 2020 :
    Even though this question is not about design, why is the camera app on 8 Pro so 'behind'?
    As a personal opinion, I loved the camera app and the way pictures looked on my mate 20 pro. Intuitive, fast processing, amazing shots out of nowhere. With the 8 Pro, phone of the year, I take a picture and I can still see it scrambled in the gallery seconds after the shot, getting rendered. Photos are washed out and lack contrast /saturation,highly detailed tho.

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    X1529571955018 , Sep 8, 2020 :
    OnePlus should focus on speed, screen, camera, software and battery. All the rest should be secondary to keep the price low.
    Plastic back considering that most people use cases anyway!
    Wireless charging isn't as fast as fast charging.
    There's no need of IP ratings! "Jerry rig everything" can show you that there's enough water protection from OnePlus.

    Isn't speed what we need?
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    M1586889073268 , via OnePlus 8 Pro , Sep 8, 2020 :
    Hi Hope!

    Sounds like an exciting process you guys have there, and I really like a lot of the finishes that come out of OnePlus (one of the reason I bought the more storgoe op8 pro for the teal [e]1f602[/e])

    My question: do you guys get external user feedback when trying different finishes, and if so how do you go about conducting that?

    Would be interesting to hear more about the process you guys go through!



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    M1599569229157 , Sep 8, 2020 :
    With last year's concept McLaren phone, do you think the ability of having a concealable rear facing camera will have any security implications, mainly regarding privacy of both the user and others?

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    T1574715645521 , Sep 8, 2020 :
    As an aspiring young designer, I just wanted to ask how you got to where you are now - were there any decisions you made that you think were instrumental to getting to where you are?

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    T1573226460110 , Sep 8, 2020 :
    when picking the CMF what are your personal favourites in each? and more importantly which is more important to you?

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    AdamBoulter , Sep 8, 2020 :
    How do you feel that the OnePlus Devices compete with the current and new releases of mobile devices from competing companies?

    I would just like to add I'm loving the McLaren Edition 7T

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    G_Bibin_Chacko_YhPZ , Sep 8, 2020 :

    I have owned several one plus smartphones over the year with the latest that I have gifted (Nord) to my family.

    one aspect that everyone thoroughly enjoyed when I had the one plus 7 pro was the pop up camera. why has this disappeared, I can point out at least 15 people who loved it on my phone and wanted a phone of their own!!

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