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OnePlus 9 leak shows why OnePlus is flailing in the smartphone wars

If any company can be said to not care what the competition is doing, it’s OnePlus. For years it’s been content to do things its own way, taking feedback from its loyal fanbase in the process, but generally acting as though it doesn’t matter what the rest of the smartphone industry is doing. Or so it seems from the outside.

Of course, this means OnePlus phones don’t always have the kind of features most people would consider standard. It took until the launch of the OnePlus 7 for OnePlus to include stereo speakers, and it’s still not clear what future there is for wireless charging and IP water resistance ratings. Both were included on the OnePlus 8 Pro, but vanished when the OnePlus 8T rolled around.