Chinese smartphone brand OnePlus enjoys quote a fan following in India. The company is known to launch smartphones with premium specifications at a price that is relatively affordable compared to most other flagship handsets. OnePlus’ popularity in the country has surged to an extent that the company also surpassed Apple in the premium smartphone market in India, according to research firms IDC and Counterpoint.
And now OnePlus has hinted that it may be launching its own car soon. Yes, you read that right. The company took to its Twitter profile yesterday and posted a picture that has an outline of a car and says ‘Coming Soon’. Besides this, OnePlus has not said anything else about its ‘upcoming’ product.
You may be surprised about the company’s plans as till now, there have been no reports that suggest that OnePlus is planning to foray into the auto-business too. Also, when was the last time when OnePlus took to Twitter to announce about a product that is under development?
Since there are too many first times involved as far as this post by OnePlus goes, we should tell you what exactly we think the company has up its sleeve. Considering that the company tweeted this yesterday, it was the perfect time to be an April Fools’ Day prank on its users. Think from OnePlus‘ point of view: What can possibly be better than getting its customers excited about its new upcoming car, only to tell them three days later that it was just a prank on their part?
Coming soon. pic.twitter.com/0Kn0ozIjYh
— OnePlus (@oneplus) March 29, 2019
We have to say, it indeed is a very well thought out post by the company and there were many on Twitter who actually believed it too. Some even thought that the company is again partnering with McLaren, but to launch a car and not a smartphone this time.
However, some were smart enough to catch that the company is just bluffing since April Fools’ Day is right around the corner.
We should mention that a number of technology companies troll their users every year on April Fools’ Day. Google, Microsoft, Snap and Tesla among others are known for the pranks they play on their users on April 1 every year.
However, this year Microsoft has taken a stand against it and said that it would not be participating in any pranks this time on April 1. This is because previously, some of these pranks, which are actually meant just for fun, have caused problems to users. Google even had to apologise after it used Minions from Despicable Me in Gmail a few years back. We will have to wait to see if some other companies join Microsoft too. OnePlus clearly hasn’t.