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Should OnePlus have a longer refresh cycle

  1. TDroid074
    Gingerbread Apr 2, 2015

    TDroid074 , Apr 2, 2015 :
    Do you guys think OnePlus should have a longer than 1 year refresh cycle typically seen in U.S. markets. I was thinking that be a good idea since they are selling their hardware at cost, less time spent developing new hardware every year and more time spent fine tuning and optimizing software
     

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  2. risky1301
    Lollipop Apr 2, 2015


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  3. veratoloz2005
    Lollipop Apr 2, 2015


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  4. Kapitan Nemo
    Lollipop Apr 2, 2015


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  5. shcxatter2
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 2, 2015

    shcxatter2 , Apr 2, 2015 :
    Exactly what I think, there is no true innovation in those 1 year flagship phones
     

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  6. robthorley
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 2, 2015

    robthorley , Apr 2, 2015 :
    I listened to Android Central's podcast, they were talking about people on a two year refresh cycle, and they shot themselves down, saying that they get lots of emails from people with S3s looking to update to an S6.
    Oneplus need to innovate and release new products, but consumers don't need to adhere to the same cycles.
     

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  7. TDroid074
    Gingerbread Apr 3, 2015

    TDroid074 , Apr 3, 2015 :
    Yea I was looking at the business model of xiaomi and how they are selling their hardware at cost meanwhile putting more emphasis on software and services. I hope OP can do the same with their devices.
     

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  9. TDroid074
    Gingerbread Apr 3, 2015


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  10. Ramcharan Reddy
    Eclair Apr 3, 2015

    Ramcharan Reddy , Apr 3, 2015 :
    yes. product refresh cycle once in 18 months with futuristic good quality hardware & specifications would b ideal. makes cost effective & more time & resources can b spent on design aspect & long lasting newer battery advancements rather than just boringly increase specifications year on year.
     

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  11. badger906
    Jelly Bean Apr 3, 2015

    badger906 , Apr 3, 2015 :
    well the oneplus has been out a year and there's still no plus2 soo yeah they kinda already done that
     

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  12. Radeon962
    KitKat Apr 3, 2015

    Radeon962 , Apr 3, 2015 :
    They already are lagging behind with the new flagships launched.
     

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  14. TDroid074
    Gingerbread Apr 3, 2015

    TDroid074 , Apr 3, 2015 :
    Yea I hope they keep doing that especially since in some markets without subsidiaries people are hesistant to buy them
     

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  15. veratoloz2005
    Lollipop Apr 3, 2015

    veratoloz2005 , Apr 3, 2015 :
    Absolutely right.
     

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    Apr 3, 2015


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  18. lutti
    KitKat Apr 3, 2015

    lutti , Apr 3, 2015 :
    I would say 2 years is enough. I'm sure there are people who get the next phone every day if there is one to get but i'm sure a regular consumer doesn't get a new phone every year.
     

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  19. lutti
    KitKat Apr 3, 2015

    lutti , Apr 3, 2015 :
    Except they are rising the prices because they make so little. :D I'm sure they are making good money by now. Like you said the prices have drop for the parts and they are well known among people who know the difference between an apple and an android phone.
     

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