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The OnePlus 6 sold more than one million phones in its first 22 days on the market

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The OnePlus 6 is now the most commercially successful device released by OnePlus. The phone hit one million uints sold within the first 22 days of its release, in spite of its higher price tag and OnePlus's continued "underground" approach to marketing and retail.
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Let’s do some math. What is 1 + 6 + 999,993? The answer is the number of OnePlus 6 smartphones sold in less than a month.

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau told Business Insider in a recent interview that the latest “flagship killer” from the Chinese company has eclipsed one million units sold. The OnePlus 6 hit this landmark faster than any other device in the company’s history, reaching one million sales within its first 22 days on the market.

In light of juggernauts like Samsung and Apple, this isn’t terribly impressive. Even smaller players in the smartphone industry, like LG, routinely see their flagship devices join the million sales club within a few weeks (if not days) of release. However, considering OnePlus’s smaller presence among smartphone consumers and the fact that OnePlus doesn’t sell their phones through carriers or traditional brick-and-mortar retailers, one million sales within a month is fairly impressive.

What may be more impressive to aficionados is that the 6 hit one million sales faster than the 5 and 5T despite the higher price tag of the newer device. OnePlus made waves upon the introduction of its first phone, the One, which offered flagship specs at USD $300. Since then, the company has steadily raised the price on each successive release. The 6, released last month, is priced at a divisive $530. While still nowhere near as expensive as the latest from Apple and Samsung, it’s still a slight bit higher than the OnePlus 5, which came in at $480.

In spite of the criticism of its price, the OnePlus 6 is a bonafide success, the company’s biggest one to date. Considering flagship smartphone prices as a whole seem to be targetting $1000 or more, the next device from OnePlus may seem like an absolute bargain, even if it’s priced $250 more than the original One.

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Sam Medley
Sam Medley - Senior Tech Writer - 1125 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2016
I've been a computer geek my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a database administrator. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news and reviews. I've also written for other outlets including UltrabookReview and GeeksWorldWide, focusing on consumer guidance and video gaming. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not writing on electronics or tinkering with a device, I'm either outside with my family, enjoying a decade-old video game, or playing drums or piano.
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Sam Medley, 2018-06-15 (Update: 2018-06-15)