An OnePlus spokesman confirmed the mistake of Engadget, saying that the person who wrote the slide show was not an English speaking speaker. As a result, our original report became incorrect (we have since updated the story), but the issues here run deep. On several occasions on Wednesday – including in an interview conducted with CEO Pete Lau ̵
"We appreciate the opportunity to clarify that we will be one of the first to access and use Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, and apologize for the incorrect communication," a spokesman said in a statement.
The confusion looks like to sit around the use of the word "feature" that by saying that the phone in question would be the "first to feature" in 855, it actually said that the company was the first to access the Qualcomm chipset. Although it may be True, suggested the language used in the slide that was presented to an international audience of journalists, something else. The confusion ran so deeply that members of the OnePlus social media team trumpeted the announcement on Twitter, apparently unaware of the wrong communication.
and succeeded in growing a devoted base of users worldwide, but progress has not come without danger: The credit card information for up to 40,000 OnePlus users was canceled between November 2017 and January 2018, and before that, the company left Backdoor open in specific devices that allow root access to the device without having to unlock the uploader first. And less than a month before the company drew up users and privacy managers when it was revealed that OnePlus devices forwarded personally identifiable information to the company without special user permission.
OnePlus error is one of the Company's more public (and probably most embarrassing) errors, but it's just one of a handful of notable mistakes that have been made over the past two years. As OnePlus's profile continues to increase, we can only hope that it will consistently try to solve issues like these (and others) before they start to seriously affect the company's business.