Introducing the Power of Community

  1. Pete
    CEO Staff Member May 28, 2021

    Pete , May 28, 2021 :
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    Hey, everyone.

    When we say co-creation, we mean it. We're incredibly excited to announce a major community-driven project that will establish a number of historic precedents – both for OnePlus itself and also for the wider community.

    Welcome to Power of Community

    The premise is simple: We will empower OnePlus community users by making you collectively responsible for creating at least two products – a virtual product and a physical product – potentially as swag. You, as the community user, will adopt the role of “Product Manager” and experience all the key decision-making steps. You’ll be in the room when major decisions are made, conceive the product concept and design, and even decide how the products go to market.

    ‘Never Settle’ vision given form

    The emphasis is on bringing the ambitious concept of co-creation to life. It's a word often used in this community but carries a little special significance this time around: the collective community has ownership over the entire creative process. You’ll be on the inside track with your valuable feedback shaping every step. Experience the incredible challenges – feel the highs and lows – of turning an idea into a high-quality, market-ready product.

    What does the project involve?

    With involvement and hands-on participation integral to the success of this milestone project, the community will have a front-row seat as it continually evolves. Feedback, idea sharing and discussion will take place right here on this forum. As we progress hand-in-hand on this aspirational journey from concept to fully-realized products – both virtual and physical – exclusive rewards will be up for grabs.

    As we all know, the development cycle of smartphones and even accessories is long, often spanning years. Due to confidentiality issues, we can’t disclose all of product details before the product officially goes to market. We will therefore replicate the experience with swag or merchandise across a number of categories. Bottom line: you’ll have the same experience but with a different set of products.

    The project timeline

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    The co-creation project officially launches today, May 28, 2021. In June 2021, the foundation will be laid with a flurry of principal events. These include an online product brainstorming workshop for our global users, followed by an offline workshop in China to evaluate feasibility, before moving on to our online Open Ears Forum event. The month will conclude with detailed concept reviews involving key stakeholders.

    Moving onto July 2021, the agreed co-creation plan will be published and submitted for final approval and evaluation. During Q3 and Q4 2021, the challenging work of product testing and manufacturing will take place. Finally, we aim to release the product on OnePlus Day on December 17 (we will try to push really hard for the production timeline), one week before Christmas.

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    OnePlus needs you

    Inspired? Excited? Terrified? Here's how to get involved.

    To kick-start the creative process for developing and evaluating ideas, please complete a quick survey. It only takes a few minutes and will provide us with invaluable information on how we can proceed together. After the survey, you can also apply to join the Open Ears Forum event on June 11 20:00 HKT, 2021.

    Since its inception, OnePlus users have been involved in building our legacy but now it’s time to co-create a future together. Join us on our unforgettable journey with the Power of Community.

  2. Leo X.
    Community Team Staff Member Jun 8, 2021

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    Leo X. , Jun 8, 2021 :
    Hey guys, few updates about the project!
    Our product manager take your comments seriously! We have received around 700 valid comments from the survey! Really appreciate it!
    And I printed all of your comments and send them to our product managers to read. I believe you can tell they are happy when they received those thick pages :p:p:p

  3. Jade D.
    Community Intern Staff Member Jun 9, 2021 at 12:18 PM

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    Jade D. , Jun 9, 2021 at 12:18 PM :
    Hi everyone, thank you so much for participating in this project.:blush:Your opinions are essential for us and we have checked every survey you have submitted.

    For users who would like to join our OEF, we are really happy to have you all, but the places are limited. So we have selected these users considering their regions and the content quality of the open question (question No. 5). Congrats to all of you! ;)

    They are divided into 3 groups based on the choice of question 4 about product categories. So our participants can discuss the one they love most. Here is the list:

    Desktop Office scene:
    @Vansh99 @PritishPriyam @Slashbeetle.Labs @Arjun_Choudhry @Z1611728402493 @imashrafali @AlienEye @Shriyanksaini @YRJ @ashikravindran @eddyros @J4t1np4r3kh @P1606 @vrcat @nosvasedis @Trung.qn @Gio567full @DominarSolon

    Sports&Health scene:

    @anunayC @HeartlandDogDad @N1622242643662 @KeBlam @K_Hunter @Antonio_Luis @Bittoo06 @DarshanMeniya @Abhishek654 @Oreo. @nerdkabir @CosmicPaladin @panos.p17 @Helder_DAlmeida @PuCiNhOOO @Sanjay_NS46

    Outdoor Camping scene:
    @Red Bearded BA (Jason C.) @Wbratton @Bhargavesque @manojsurya99 @unworld @The Dinosaur @Rajnish_Dhull @suhantm @Technical SuranaJi @Overzee @R.Peter @Chris_Hill @derLenno @ksx4system @Adesh.sanmukh @AlphaMetis @Patnaikakp

    Welcome to the OEF and let’s turn your idea into physical product together!

  4. Karis Y.
    OnePlus Branding Manager Staff Member Jun 11, 2021 at 3:08 PM

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    Karis Y. , Jun 11, 2021 at 3:08 PM :
    Hey guys! Really appreciate all the comments and exciting discussion. Well, I wanna thank every one of you for joining us in this event today and really heat up the conversation. :kissingheart::kissingheart::kissingheart:
    All the products went through tonight are selected by you (based on the survey we post with the announcement). There are 1589 people joined the questionnaire survey(Globally), and surprisingly, your pick are so syne with China community user. Both side are made similar choice on the items you are interesting in.

    Tonight result for the OEF discussion:
    Top pick in all the listed Occasion
    - Desktop Office - Smart Clock (I think… best shot we can combine everything together):smirkcat:
    - Sport & Health - water bottle (but Gym Bag is also really on hit!!):tongueclosed:
    - Outdoor Camping - OUTDOOR JACKET!!:sunglasses:
    Best Pick occasion is
    - Desktop Office scene

    As with any product development, budget allocation plays a big role in how things will shape up from now. We can’t share the budget for now, as it will also depend on the final chosen product. And I believe because your comments, it will be exciting, fabulous and surprising to everyone at OnePlus, especially the management team. I will take care of that part :smirk:

    As we said on the announcement, all the precious comments made today will be translated to Chinese and also shared with the China community team. Each piece of your comments will be shared with China community users. They will have their own OEF session to discuss with our product managers based on today's input. Same, you will hear the other side of voice in the coming weeks and we will keep the update on the post on community.

    Sneak peek for the next phase:
    before we choose the final list of the product, we will have a little internal chat with all the function department to discuss which product has the best Potential shot to the world in this short time (remember, our goal is aiming to launch the products on Dec 17, OnePlus Day). We will calculate the budget on R&D by OnePlus production standards, including serious rules and regulations. All your feedback are very valuable and we will take it seriously. I promise.
    The decisions will be listed out the with reason why and barriers that we may face. In the end, You will be the one choose which product can turn into reality. Yup, there will be another voting global wide.

    Again, thank you!!! :hearteyecat::hearteyecat::hearteyecat:

  5. Overzee
    The Showcase Reviewer May 28, 2021

  6. _sreehari_
    Gingerbread May 28, 2021

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    Nougat May 28, 2021

  8. Yash Pratap Singh.
    KitKat May 28, 2021

    Yash Pratap Singh. , May 28, 2021 :
    So this is like an extended version of the TV Product Ninja program.... awesome 👏🏻

    Best of luck to everyone! 🙂

  9. Cheetosdust
    Starting Point Expert Community Expert May 28, 2021

    Cheetosdust , May 28, 2021 :
    Lovely initiative and a great opportunity for the community to be heard - and hopefully they will be.

    However, we already have a OnePlus neck massager. Just put any device prior to the OnePlus 7 Pro near your neck and those haptics will do the rest. :rolleyes::D

  10. Yash Pratap Singh.
    KitKat May 28, 2021

    Yash Pratap Singh. , May 28, 2021 :
    @Caoimhín Want to push our soundbar concept further? 😂

  11. YRJ
    The Lab - OnePlus 7T Reviewer; Community Hero 2020 May 28, 2021

    YRJ , May 28, 2021 :
    I have longed to see this happen, a true co-creation campaign. While many activities have scratched the surface by involving user input at various levels, this is by far the deepest involvement the community will ever have - right from brainstorming to official release.

    I understand that it isn't easy to involve users at every step of the process, so I truly appreciate the initiative. Even though, this is for merchandise/swag at the moment, I appreciate you taking the initiative. Im both excited and hopeful to see the fruits of this campaign. This goes back to what OnePlus has stood for over the years - making products hand in hand with the community. Congratulations! I can't wait to see what we will be able to achieve together. :)

    Thanks @Pete

  12. McJader
    Marshmallow May 28, 2021

    McJader , May 28, 2021 :
    Sounds very vague and full of buzz-words that mostly mean nothing:rolleyes:
    But let's see, could turn out to be something good.

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    OnePlus Accessory Tester May 28, 2021

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    Marshmallow May 28, 2021

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    Ice Cream Sandwich May 28, 2021

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    Jelly Bean May 28, 2021

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    Jelly Bean May 28, 2021

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    The Lab Reviewer - OnePlus 9 Series May 28, 2021

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    Gingerbread May 28, 2021

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    Froyo May 28, 2021

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    Donut May 28, 2021

  22. keithnyc
    Moderator Moderator May 28, 2021

    keithnyc , May 28, 2021 :
    This sounds great...thanks for the opportunity to contribute to a great community driven effort!

  23. the_o2
    OnePlus 9 Series Expert Community Expert May 28, 2021

    the_o2 , May 28, 2021 :
    Looks like you actually enjoying the 200% more powerful vibration of 7Pro ;):rolleyes::p