When we talk about affordable smartphones at an affordable price, the first name that comes to our mind is OnePlus. Keeping innovation, style, and a premium feel in mind, OnePlus manages to create some of the best smartphones that don’t burn a hole in our pockets.
OnePlus was supposed to reveal its latest flagship, the OnePlus 8, in March or early April. However, they have revealed something out of the box. This time it is ‘Snowbots’ that can fire snowballs at crazy speeds up to 120 miles per hour.
It will be one of its kind with a first-ever 5G-powered interactive snowball fight. It will be kicked off starting 9 March 2020 at 12:00 pm GMT in a special Human vs. Robots event.
OnePlus community members will be given the opportunity to manage the Snowbots in a live game that can be fought for more than 70 consecutive hours in the Ruka-Kuusamo area, Lapland, Finland.
All you need to play Snowbots battle is a OnePlus device with a 5G network. But there is no clarity whether the battle can be registered from a non-OnePlus device or a non 5G one. The interactive real-world gaming experience will be seamless in the remote Lapland region powered by Finnish operator Elisa.
The OnePlus Snowbot Battle will be available for play from the afternoon of 9 March to 12 March. Giving everyone chance whosoever joins in, it will run 24 hours a day. Each member will get only one chance to play the game but he needs to have a OnePlus account to start with.
Once enrolled, the player needs to join the queue list of the game to get started. The brand has set a queue cap at 2 hours so that the maximum number of users can avail of the chance to play.
This is not the end of surprise. OnePlus will also organize a contest for the community on its social media handle. The winners will be given an opportunity to travel to Lapland and join the OnePlus Snowbots Battle in person.
The Twitter account of OnePlus has been teasing its “Special project” for quite some time. They have clarified that it is not going to be a phone or, as a matter of fact, a commercial product.
Recently, the Twitter account for OnePlus India has teased that the year 2020 will be “the year of surprises.” A tweet from the official UK followed this tweet, and they posted some cryptic messages. One of these messages which can only be read when the brightness is turned up to 100 percent says, “You won’t find anything. Stop trying. But always remember. Robots are cool.”
CEO of OnePlus, Pete Lau, seems to love these kinds of messages. He came up with a couple of hints, which were not helpful at all, saying, “Alright, two hints. Snow and 5G.”
These tweets could be linked to another one of Lau’s mysterious tweet where he wrote about mountains. This tweet reads,
“Two takeaways: we should spend less time scrolling mountains, and more time running, jumping, and playing outside. If you are going to scroll this much, make sure every moment is fast and smooth.”
The last time OnePlus tweeted such cryptic messages related to a non-commercial product. They came up with a piano that was made up of a bunch of OnePlus smartphones. It was ridiculous and was an attempt to grab some attention.
But this time it is real with the first interactive real-world game-play, Snowbots, which is devised to manifest the capabilities of 5G.