OnePlus is a new Chinese smartphone company that burst on to the scene in 2014. In the era of a clear divide between budget and premium smartphones, the OnePlus One was a breath of fresh air. It provided flagship phone-like specifications with very little compromises at almost half the price of top premium smartphones at that point.
The company followed up the OnePlus One with the OnePlus Two and even launched the OnePlus X, an even more inexpensive device with a glass build. However, they weren’t received too well by the consumers and in 2016, the company launched the OnePlus 3 and a few months later, the OnePlus 3T. While many [...]
OnePlus 5T was launched back in early-November 2017 as a refreshed variant of the OnePlus 5. The OnePlus 5T has a modern design with thin bezels and a tall display and has a different camera setup at the back as well. However, OnePlus introduced another feature in the OnePlus 5T that was a first for the company, Face Unlock. Subsequently, the company announced that the OnePlus 5 would soon get Face Unlock via an OTA update and the company’s co-founder, Carl Pei asked OnePlus 3 and 3T users to voice their opinion and demand the Face unlock feature for their devices.
OnePlus 3 and 3T users, make yourselves heard! ? [...]
The OnePlus 5T was recently launched in November and since then, there have been three variants of the device launched in different part of the world. The OnePlus 6 widely expected to be launched in the second quarter of 2018 and the company’s CEO, Pete Lau has just confirmed that.
In an interview with CNET, Pete conceded that the company has no other option but to use the Snapdragon 835 chipset for its upcoming device in the second quarter of 2018. While he did not confirm the name of the smartphone, logic dictates that the company will name it OnePlus 6.
He also said that there is no confirmation of a second device (OnePlus 6T) that could be launched in [...]
Another week, another red colour variant of a popular smartphone has launched in India. After dropping hints on social media for the past few days, OnePlus has launched the Lava Red colour variant of the OnePlus 5T in India. The Lava Red colour will only be available in the 8GB RAM/128GB storage variant and we are expecting it to be priced at Rs. 37,999. The device will go on sale on 20th of January via Amazon.[...]
Samsung has launched its new iteration of the Galaxy ‘A’ series, the Samsung Galaxy A8+ in India. The smartphone, priced at Rs. 32990 will go on sale from the 20th of January in India via Amazon. Compared to other Asin markets, the price of the Galaxy A8+ comes as a surprise but, still remains pricier than the Honor View10 and on par with the OnePlus 5T (6GB RAM variant).
While the OnePlus 5T and Honor View10 are powered by flagship chipsets and feature a dual-camera setup on the back, the Galaxy A8+ is powered by the Exynos 7885 but, has a front-facing dual-camera setup. The Galaxy A8+ has the advantage of an IP67 rating which is missing from other other two [...]
Ever since the OnePlus One was launched back in 2014, the Chinese smartphone maker’s devices have been considered to be the flagship killers. Year after year, the company has launched Android phones with high-end specifications at nearly half the price of devices by other tier brands. While 2017 saw a lot of flagship devices being launched under Rs. 40000 bracket, the OnePlus 5 and then the OnePlus 5T priced at Rs. 32999 for the 64GB variant remained a fan favourite.
However, Honor has recently announced the price of its Honor View10, the Kirin 970-powered affordable flagship phone. At a price of Rs. 29,999 the [...]
The OnePlus 5 was launched back in June of 2017 and within five months of being launched, was replaced by a better-looking variant, the OnePlus 5T. The company subsequently announced that manufacturing of the OnePlus 5 will be stopped but, the device will continue to get software support up to Android P, at least. A few days ago, after testing the beta version of Android 8 Oreo on the OnePlus 5, the company was about to seeding the stable build with OxygenOS 5.0.
However, on the 3rd of January, the company cancelled the rollout due to some bugs found in the stable build of Android 8.0 Oreo. Here’s what [...]
In late-December, OnePlus started teasing the launch of another variant of the OnePlus 5T. It was expected that the company will launch a new phone with a sandstone finish, that became famous thanks to the OnePlus One and OnePlus Two. On January 5th, the company launched the OnePlus 5T Sandstone White at the same price as the original OnePlus 5T.OnePlus 5T (Midnight Black 6GB RAM + 64GB memory) [...]
The OnePlus 5 and 5t have seen their fair share of ‘limited edition’ releases in 2017. In September, OnePlus teamed up with French artist and design, Castelbajac to launch the limited edition OnePlus 5 Castelbajac in Paris. In December, the OnePlus 5T Star Wars limited edition was launched in India. However, between these two limited edition releases, China saw the launch of a Lava Red colour variant of the OnePlus 5T.
It appeared that this would remain a China-exclusive and never see a global release, just like many other exciting products. However, the Chinese manufacturer might be [...]
OnePlus is finally seeding the OxygenOS Beta 3 to OnePlus 5 owners who will be able to enjoy the face unlock feature that the OnePlus 5T features. A lot of OnePlus 5 owners were upset about the software based FaceUnlock being featured only on the OnePlus 5T and the company, as promised, has brought down the feature to the OnePlus 5 as well.
The FaceUnlock on the OnePlus 5T and now the OnePlus 5 allows users to unlock their phone as soon as they click the power button. While this feature is quick and reliable, it does not work at all in low light environments and it is not as secure as the dot encrypted hardware based FaceID unlock of the iPhone X.
The new update [...]
OnePlus might be bringing back a fan-favourite in the coming weeks. On its official YouTube channel, OnePlus released a video of average London citizens explaining what they’re feeling about the product inside a mystery box. The video proceeds with people giving their own versions of what could be inside the box and a few people point out that it felt like the sandstone OnePlus One from back in the day.
The OnePlus One was a groundbreaking smartphone in more than one ways. It became famous for providing flagship specifications at less than half the price of an average flagship. But, another standout feature of the phone was the [...]
The OnePlus 5T was launched back in November and many were disappointed to see that the newly launched device was still running Android Nougat despite Android 8.0 Oreo launching in August. OnePlus had its reasons and promised that it would launch the beta program on its latest flagship in the coming weeks.
After the OnePlus 5 started receiving the stable build of Android 8.0 Oreo and OxygenOS, there is now news that the OnePlus 5T will soon receive its first-ever Android 8.0 Oreo open beta version. The tweet from OnePlus Germany seemingly confirmed that the open beta of Android 8 Oreo for OnePlus 5T is one the fore.
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