OnePlus started out as a scrappy underdog from China and carved out a niche for itself in the smartphone industry to an extent that today nobody would tell you to not get a OnePlus because it’s Chinese. All has not been well for the flagship killer company though, but after a rough 2015, the company seems to be back on track with a more than amazing 2016 and two successful flagships. The company managed to deliver one of the best and consistent experiences that one could purchase in its price bracket.
But OnePlus has once again made headlines with the launch of the OnePlus 3T: an “enhanced re-release” of their best product, aiming to solidify their position as one of the top dogs despite the continuous barrage of new competition.
The company recently took part in a Reddit AMA where OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, Aaron from the ROM team, Jonathon from Customer Services, Steven from Logistics, and Caio from the EU team answered any questions that fans may have had about the new handset, and how things are going at OnePlus in general.
Q: Will the OnePlus 3 and 3T be updated to Android 7.0 or 7.1?
A: “We are initially shipping with 7.0, 7.1 was released midway through development and integrating it would have delayed the update.”
Q: Update cycle for OP3 and OP3T?
A: “Both devices will be on the same update schedule following Nougat.”
Q: How is the merger of Oxygen OS and Hydrogen OS shaping up?
A: “we are able to move at much faster pace than before while maintaining two different products with the same team.”
Q: Why launch the OnePlus 3T 6 months after the initial launch of the 3?
A: “We had the capability to improve the product, wanted to try it out, so we did.”
Q: Can I charge the 3T with the 5V/3A charger for my current Nexus 5X without any risk of damage?
A: “You’re free to use 3rd party chargers, but the dash charging will only kick in with the official cable and adapter.”
Q: Does the 3T’s front camera come with PDAF or not?
A: “The front camera on the OP3T is fixed focus.”
Q: Why not improve the 3T’s rear camera?
A: We didn’t have any improvements ready to go.
Q: Why not make it to be able to put 1 sim card and an sd card insted of the second sim card?
A: “What’s the pain point that SD card solves? We now have a 128GB UFS2.0 version that performs so much better than any external storage could.”
Q: What are your thoughts on disgruntled devs and their statement that they won’t support the 3T with kernels or roms?
A: “Dev support is something we’re serious about, and it’s an area where we really put our money where our mouth is. Honestly, we just love the custom ROM scene. It’s why we are one of the few that allow for rooting/installing custom ROMs without voiding warranty. It’s also why we always release kernel sources and devices trees super early, as mentioned in the OP.
As for devs who are upset about the 3T – we hear you, we understand where you are coming from, and it’s something we were prepared for. We have something planned (that we can’t announce just yet) to address this. Just hang on a bit. We got you.”
Q: Why did you not put 3400 mah in the OP3? Apparently it fits.
A: We were testing the reliability of a higher density cell. The tests weren’t ready in time for OP3. Quality is very important, especially when it comes to battery. It’s better to be on the safe side.
Q: Why not support Daydream?
A: Daydream was announced after the product design of the OnePlus 3, so we did not design is with Daydream compatibility in mind.
Q: Do you guys see yourself releasing multiple product lines in the near future?
A: Maybe when we’re 10x our current size. Still a lot of work to do better before product line expansion.
Q: What do you guys feel like you’ve learned from the OnePlus X and 2?
A: To think more, and reflect more. To better know ourselves and our situation, and do the right thing. In other words, to find our own true north, and not to have noise such as the market or competition lead us.
Hopefully these answer any questions you had, if not, XDA Developers has categorized and sorted all the answers given by the OnePlus team as quick bullet points so it shouldn’t be any trouble going through them.
Source : Reddit