According to reports by counterpoint, smartphone company OnePlus was the best-selling smartphone of 2018. Taking a dig at Apple, OnePlus posted an image on Facebook in which it said, “Hey Siri, which is India’s no.1 premium smartphone?”.
Based on the Counterpoint news, OnePlus recorded the highest shipments in the fourth quarter of 2018 and maintains its lead in the premium phone segment for three consecutive quarters now. On the other hand, Apple’s share in the premium phone segment fell down by 15% in the last quarter of 2018, compared to 2017 in the same time period.
The market share of OnePlus during the fourth quarter of 2018 was 36% whereas Apple and Samsung secured 30% and 26% market share respectively. Counterpoint Research report said, “OnePlus 6 recorded its highest ever shipments in a single quarter to lead the premium smartphone segment for three successive quarters. Additionally, the success of OnePlus drove overall premium smartphone shipments to a record number in a single year.”
OnePlus 6 was the highest selling phone in 2018 followed by OnePlus 6T. To recall, the OnePlus sports an optic AMOLED 6.28-inch capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1,080×2,280 pixels. The aspect ratio of the screen is 19:9. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor. It runs Android Pie skinned with OxygenOS 9.0.2. When it comes to the RAM, the smartphone has two RAM variants—6GB and 8GB. The 6GB RAM brings an onboard storage of 64GB whereas the 8GB brings an onboard storage of 128GB and 256GB.
In terms of camera, the OnePlus 6 sports a dual rear camera setup that consists of a 16MP and a 20MP sensor. On the other hand, the front camera has a 16MP single sensor. Connectivity options of the smartphone includes WiFi 802.11, dual-band, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC and USB 2.0. The OnePlus 6 houses a 3,300mAh non-removable battery. The handset comes in four colour options—midnight black, mirror black, silk white and amber red.