OnePlus 6 Has Already Sold One Million Units

Posted on June 14, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Android with 17 Comments

It will never challenge Apple’s iPhone, but the OnePlus 6 is already the firm’s fastest-selling handset. It has sold one million units in just three weeks.

“OnePlus 6 is our most successful product yet,” OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei tweeted today. “Thanks to our community for the overwhelming support. We’ll keep doing our best in making the best flagship phones.”

Separately, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau told Business Insider that his firm had sold over one million OnePlus 6 handsets in its first 22 days of availability, a company record.

“We are definitely happy with these results and most important, that users like the new phone,” Lau said, noting that its previous two phones each required three months to hit the one million units milestone.

Granted, Apple sells more almost one million iPhones every single day: In its most recent quarter, that company posted sales of 77.3 million units sold.

But then that’s the biggest difference between OnePlus and Apple: The scale of their respective sales organizations. “We have fewer sales channels (mostly online), are available in [fewer] regions, and sell direct to consumers.”

OnePlus’ phones are further hampered in the United States by a lack of CDMI compatibility. So they won’t work on Verizon, the biggest carrier, or on Sprint.


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