OnePlus CEO Carl Pei tried to troll Xiaomi's ephemeral polls, but it backfired beautifully

Hey, remember that unfortunate poll that Xiaomi hosted a couple of days ago? You know, the one where asked its fans to cast votes for either stock Android or the company’s own heavily-skinned MIUI, and deleted promptly after vanilla ‘Droid scored a crushing victory? Yes, that’s the one.

Funny enough, a OnePlus engineer came up with a similar poll on Twitter just yesterday, asking OnePlus fans to compare stock Android with the company’s own OxygenOS. Initially, the poll was going strongly in OxygenOS’ favor, but then Carl Pei, the CEO and co-founder of OnePlus, weighed in and …

OnePlus co-founder Pei: OnePlus X2 rumor is Fake News

Back in 2015, OnePlus took time out from producing “Flagship Killers” to offer a mid-range model called the OnePlus X. Recently, there has been some talk about a sequel to the mid-ranger that would be called the OnePlus X2. This model will carry the Snapdragon 835 chipset inside, and feature a dual camera setup on back. The OnePlus X2 is also rumored to be equipped with a 5.5-inch display, 4GB of RAM and 32/64GB of native storage. A front-facing 16MP camera will handle selfies and video chats, and a 3000mAh battery keeps the lights on.

Sounds good, right? However, there is one thing that …

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei addresses the “iPhone 7 lookalike” concerns for the OnePlus 5

The OnePlus 5 – the anticipated “flagship killer” of 2017 – is right around the corner and, after teasing the device numerous times, the company actually revealed its looks well before the announcement day. The shown render confirmed previous leaks and concerns that the device would look a lot like the Apple iPhone 7 Plus.
Naturally, the backlash is prominent. Across user boards, Twitter posts, and Reddit threads, consumers are voicing their disappointment, some mocking the design humorously, others all-out bashing it.
OnePlus …