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Never Settle

Today is a special day for me, because today my startup +OnePlus is born.

OnePlus is the realization of my long-standing dream to create a global and innovative company. It is also an opportunity for a group of young people to make their mark on the world. I hope for it to eventually become a playground for tech lovers around the globe.

What kind of a company will OnePlus be? Since leaving +OPPO I’ve spoken with many friends and influencers in the mobile and internet industries. Many visions and opinions were bounced around but we kept returning to one central idea: make the best possible product for users worldwide.

The desire to pursue this goal has been growing inside me since my days leading the Blu-ray division at OPPO. I remember how proud I felt at CES when our OPPO Blu-ray players were spoken of with awe and admiration.

Looking at the smartphone market right now, I see a lot of wannabes but few truly outstanding products fit for the demanding consumer. That's what I want to address with OnePlus.

It's a hard road ahead as I transition from my role as an employee to that of entrepreneur and launch a company from scratch. There will be many difficulties to overcome. I draw my strength and resolve from the success of OPPO's Blu-ray players and the overwhelmingly positive feedback for the OPPO Find 5.

I would like to thank OPPO and Tony for their support. I have spent my entire career thus far with this noble and forward-thinking company. Not every product engineer gets access to such a great platform and opportunity, and for that I will remain eternally grateful to OPPO.

A new year, a new beginning. Expect to hear great things from us in 2014.

#NeverSettle

Visit us: www.oneplus.net
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Thanks for the update +Pete Lau. I can't wait to see what you and your team do to revolutionize mobile.
 
Congratulations on the realization of a dream. We at +Paranoid Android are very excited to see your vision take shape. We hope our paths cross in the future.
 
I am decidedly excited to see where this goes. I've been waiting for a phone that submits to nothing for years! 
 
The smartphone industry is dull and lame, one giant leap was created with the iphone back in 2007, but then since then nothing original or beneficial for human's it's all about more screen/ram/storage... more about just to sell you stuff... it will be amazing if your vision converges into human forward technologies! cheers
 
Hello Pete, I red in engadget that you're planning to create the perfect mobile, It's good news i always wanted the fastest, better designed and best camera mobile, but till today I was not able to find one with the complete specifications. I have to carry S4 zoom in one hand and note 3 in the other, for instance (I've tried xperia Z1 and lumia 1020, the most nearly expression of perfect mobile, but the hardware is poor for me and I don't find all the things i need in windows phone) Please keep us up to date of the progress.. for sure I'll be one of the buyers of your product
 
So how many +++ models are going to be...
 
Congrats I look forward to seeing your phone
 
Congrats very exciting times can't wait to cover your products in the near future :) 
 
Congrats!
I wonder if you would consider the idea of making a 5" phone that can expand into a 7" tablet? I have a design concept for this that does not require flexible screen. This would be the FIRST convertible phone/tablet in the world.
 
I only heard recently of your company, but what you have on offering is amazing. I am patiently awaiting an invite as I feel it is more than worth the wait!
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