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Is a 120-Hz display worth it? It depends. (Image source: OnePlus)

Do smartphones really need 120-Hz screens?

New smartphones are constantly outbidding each other with ever faster displays. The newest example is the OnePlus 8T. But do 120-Hz panels really make sense in ...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 | Qualcomm Adreno 650 | 6.55" | 188 g
Column by Florian Schmitt, Sat, 24 Oct 2020 17:40:00 +0200
OnePlus is expected to unveil two new low-cost smartphones on October 26

Key OnePlus Nord N100 and Nord N10 5G specs leaked days ahead of October 26 launch

Renowned leaker OnLeaks has lifted the veil off OnePlus' upcoming low-cost smartphones- the OnePlus Nord N100 and Nord N10 5G. The OnePlus Nord N10 5G gets a Qualcomm Snapdragon 690, four rear cameras, and a 4,300mAh battery, whil...
Anil Satyanarayana, Thu, 22 Oct 2020 22:51:00 +0200
OnePlus 8T

88% OnePlus 8T Smartphone Review – Faster charging for less money

An only child. The OnePlus 8T offers a lot of small improvements and a large drop in price compared to its predecessor. Find out whether the top-range smartphone really is the flagship killer we expect it to be in our review.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 | Qualcomm Adreno 650 | 6.55" | 188 g
Florian Schmitt, Thu, 22 Oct 2020 17:31:00 +0200
The new leaked image. (Source: Twitter)

A cryptic new leak may or may not show the OnePlus Nord N10's rear panel

The leaker Max J. has posted a mysterious new image to Twitter with an odd caption and no further comment. Based on the contents involved, it has led to speculation that it concerns the Nord N10, which is rumored to be an unusuall...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 21 Oct 2020 22:41:00 +0200
The OnePlus 9 will allegedly be released in March 2021

Company insider claims that the OnePlus 9 will be released in March 2021

A company insider says that OnePlus is all set to release the OnePlus 9 a full month early. OnePlus is the second company after Samsung that is mulling on an early flagship release in 2021. One can only hope that OnePlus also laun...
Anil Satyanarayana, Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:41:00 +0200
The OnePlus 8T is now on T-Mobile. (Source: OnePlus)

T-Mobile launches the OnePlus 8T with an introductory 50% discount offer

The US carrier T-Mobile now lists the new OnePlus 8T as its latest 5G phone. It costs the same as unlocked units in this country; however, a buyer may avail of an offer by which one is half this price when bought with a new line o...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 20 Oct 2020 19:22:00 +0200
The OnePlus 8T was officially launched on October 14. (Image source: OnePlus - edited)

OnePlus 8T attracts 100 million yuan (US$14.9 million) in sales in a single minute thanks to a Snapdragon 865, 65 W fast charging, and fine looks

The OnePlus 8T smartphone has hit the ground running on its first day of sales in China. The fine-looking device accrued sales worth 100 million yuan (US$14.9 million) in just a single minute, and it didn’t take too much longer to...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 19 Oct 2020 12:29:00 +0200
Carl Pei says goodbye to OnePlus' fans. (Source: OnePlus)

Carl Pei confirms his departure from OnePlus

OnePlus is a smartphone brand that has leveraged hype around "alternative" flagships into a market-leading position over the years, and Carl Pei has been there from the start as its co-founder. However, he has just posted a goodby...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 16 Oct 2020 18:30:00 +0200
OnePlus has a special version of the OnePlus 8T in store for us

OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077 edition will reportedly be released on November 5

OnePlus and CD Projekt Red are said to be working on a Cyberpunk 2077-themed OnePlus 8T. The limited-edition device is expected to come with custom animations, wallpapers, and packaging. It will likely be up for grabs on November ...
Anil Satyanarayana, Thu, 15 Oct 2020 19:24:00 +0200
OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has left the company. (Image: Carl Pei/Twitter)

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei said to have exited the company for a "new venture"

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has quietly exited the company to start a new venture. Pei’s departure appears to have happened shortly after the OnePlus Nord was launched.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 13 Oct 2020 12:34:00 +0200
The new "OnePlus power bank". (Source: Twitter)

The OnePlus 8T will launch alongside a power bank: new leak

OnePlus has hinted that additional new products may launch with the upcoming 8T flagship phone. Now, the tipster Ishan Agarwal claims to know what one of them will be: a power bank. However, fans hoping for up-to-date Warp Charge ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 12 Oct 2020 22:33:00 +0200
OnePlus has started updating its flagship models to Android 11 (source: OnePlus)

Android 11: Update arrives for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro

With the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, two more smartphones will receive the Android 11 update, giving users a new UI and some new game space features. Also, the dark mode is made more easily accessible and gets a new feature.
Cornelius Wolff, Sat, 10 Oct 2020 17:40:00 +0200
The Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite has the OnePlus Nord in its sights. (Image source: Xiaomi/OnePlus - edited)

Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite takes on the OnePlus Nord in the AnTuTu benchmark and wins by a hair

The Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite has made an appearance on the well-known AnTuTu benchmark where it managed to score 329,032 points according to an image shared on Chinese social media. This would place the new Mi 10T Lite just ahead of the...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 06 Oct 2020 10:40:00 +0200
OnePlus has two affordable smartphones in store for us

Low-cost OnePlus Nord N10 5G and OnePlus Nord N100 to be launched later this month

An industry insider just confirmed that OnePlus is expected to release two new budget smartphones in October 2020. Both phones are billed to be a part of OnePlus' Nord series and are called the OnePlus Nord N10 5G and Nord N100. T...
Anil Satyanarayana, Mon, 05 Oct 2020 21:44:00 +0200
The 8T's latest teaser. (Source: OnePlus)

A new leak points to a 12GB RAM option for the OnePlus 8T

A device that may be the upcoming OnePlus 8T flagship refresh had appeared on Geekbench with 8GB of RAM. Now, a second phone with a nearly identical model number has made it onto the same benchmarking site, but with 12GB this time...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 05 Oct 2020 18:43:00 +0200
OnePlus teases its new Buds. (Source: Twitter)

The OnePlus 8T will launch alongside new TWS earbuds

OnePlus launched its first pair of TWS earbuds alongside the 8 series of flagship smartphones in July 2020. Now, the OEM has confirmed that their next generation will debut when the 8T launches on October 14, 2020. They are to hav...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 04 Oct 2020 18:17:00 +0200
The OnePlus Nord has a new software update. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus upgrades the Nord, along with its 2019 flagships, to September 2020 security patches

OnePlus has announced new stable versions of its version of Android, OxygenOS, for its premium mid-ranger the Nord. In addition, the 7T, 7T Pro, 7 and 7 Pro have also been updated. All of these OTAs contain the September 2020 secu...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 03 Oct 2020 19:59:00 +0200
A new 8T schematic. (Source: Twitter)

OnePlus 8T: leakers claim to reveal its camera specs and footprint ahead of its launch

OnePlus is scheduled to launch its usual late-year flagship phone refresh, the 8T, on October 14, 2020. However, tipsters claim to have found out how many rear cameras the phone will have, as well as the function of each sensor. F...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 02 Oct 2020 00:06:00 +0200
OnePlus has confirmed that the OnePlus 8T Pro does not exist

OnePlus CEO confirms that the OnePlus 8T Pro will not be released this year

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has effectively confirmed that the OnePlus 8T Pro would not be released this year. The OnePlus 8T will instead be joined by a low-cost alternative, along with other OnePlus-branded smart devices. Industry insi...
Anil Satyanarayana, Tue, 29 Sep 2020 16:33:00 +0200
A current OnePlus 8T render. (Source: OnLeaks x PriceBaba)

The OnePlus 8T will stay "smooth" for at least 3 years: Pete Lau

Pete Lau is the CEO of OnePlus, an OEM with a late-2020 flagship phone refresh on the way. He has taken to Weibo to discuss lag in mobile devices of this tier. The executive also indicated that the impending 8T will resist it unti...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 27 Sep 2020 16:58:00 +0200
The Galaxy S20 FE. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE US$599 price tag puts pressure on the OnePlus 8T and Pixel 5

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE was released earlier in the week and is already listed for pre-order on stores like Amazon and B&H with a US$599 price tag. Comparatively, the OnePlus 8T and Pixel 5 have been touted to be prices higher t...
Ricci Rox, Fri, 25 Sep 2020 12:15:00 +0200
OnePlus unveils Warp Charge 65. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus confirms an upgrade to 65W Warp Charging in the upcoming 8T

Several leaks have painted the OnePlus 8T as a flat-screen refresh of the existing 8 flagship series. Now, it has released a new preview post to its community website revealing that it will get the next generation of this OEM's in...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 24 Sep 2020 23:30:00 +0200
The OnePlus 8T will be unveiled on October 15

The OnePlus 8T will reportedly cost €599 (US$703) in Europe

A new leak suggests that the OnePlus 8T will retail at €599 (US$703) in Europe. It is contradicted by another report, which states that the starting price could be as high as €799 (US$937). OnePlus will officially unveil the devic...
Anil Satyanarayana, Tue, 22 Sep 2020 15:26:00 +0200
The OnePlus 8T finally has a tentative release date

The OnePlus 8T will allegedly be unveiled on October 14

Insider reports suggest that the OnePlus 8T will be released on October 14. It is likely to be accompanied by the sub-US$200 OnePlus Clover and the OnePlus Watch. OnePlus is yet to officially confirm the date, but we should know f...
Anil Satyanarayana, Sat, 19 Sep 2020 11:14:00 +0200
The OnePlus Nord N10 5G will replace the OnePlus Nord in the US market.

Snapdragon 690-powered OnePlus Nord N10 5G set to launch in the US for under US$400

The OnePlus Nord may not have found its way to the US but OnePlus is apparently set to bring a great alternative after all. New information has now confirmed OnePlus's plans to launch a phone, branded as the "OnePlus Nord N10 5G",...
Ricci Rox, Thu, 17 Sep 2020 08:37:00 +0200
The OnePlus 8. (Source: OnePlus)

The OnePlus 8 is now available through the carrier Visible

OnePlus scored places for its flagship 8 series of smartphones with the US carriers T-Mobile and Verizon on its launch. Now, it has (technically) added a third: Visible, a pre-pay network. It now stocks the vanilla 8 in its Onyx B...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 16 Sep 2020 20:05:00 +0200
Vikas Agarwal, OnePlus India GM, speaks to Notebookcheck about the company's recent smartphone and smart TV strategies. (Photo courtesy: OnePlus India)

Interview | "Our community has empowered us": OnePlus India's Vikas Agarwal shares his thoughts on Nord, smart TVs, and plans for smart wearables in an exclusive chat

By launching the OnePlus Nord smartphone and diversifying the smart TV portfolio, OnePlus seems to get back to its "flagship killer' roots. We recently had an email chat with OnePlus's Vikas Agarwal to discuss more about the compa...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Tue, 15 Sep 2020 12:39:00 +0200
The OnePlus Watch will likely be released soon

OnePlus Watch reportedly in the works; will allegedly come with a round screen

A Twitter leak suggests that OnePlus is working on a smartwatch. Earlier reports suggested that it would sport the Oppo Watch's square aesthetic, but the OnePlus Watch will allegedly have a round screen. OnePlus will likely unveil...
Anil Satyanarayana, Thu, 10 Sep 2020 16:16:00 +0200
OnePlus has versions of Android 11 for the 8 series. (Source: OnePlus)

The OnePlus 8 series now has stable Android 11-based betas

Google has released the first stable build of Android 11 for the Pixel line of smartphones today (September 8, 2020). Now, OnePlus has announced that it too has such an update for its current flagships, the 8 and 8 Pro. They come ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 08 Sep 2020 23:26:00 +0200
The OnePlus 8T will allegedly not come with a Pro variant

Leak suggests that OnePlus will not release the OnePlus 8T Pro this year

A renowned Twitter leaker suggests that OnePlus has no plans to release a Pro version of the OnePlus 8T. The information falls in line with an earlier leak that tells us about some of the phone's specifications. OnePlus will likel...
Anil Satyanarayana, Mon, 07 Sep 2020 18:17:00 +0200
The most popular premium phones in India over 2Q2020. (Source: Counterpoint Research)

OnePlus makes it to the top of the Indian premium smartphone market again

Counterpoint Research has published its latest report on the premium (~US$400 or more) sector of India's smartphone market. It declined by 32% in the second quarter of 2020 (2Q2020) - although this drop was less severe than that o...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 06 Sep 2020 18:51:00 +0200
The OnePlus 8T will come with a 120Hz screen

OnePlus 8T camera and display specifications leaked ahead of launch

A company spokesperson has revealed some critical OnePlus 8T specs. It will be the first non-Pro variant to come with a 6.5-inch AMOLED panel clocked at 120Hz. The phone will also ship with a 48MP quad-camera setup. We can expect ...
Anil Satyanarayana, Fri, 04 Sep 2020 10:00:00 +0200
The new "OnePlus 8T image". (Source: OxygenUpdater)

The OnePlus 8T will have a flat screen: new leak

OnePlus may release its typical late-year refreshed flagship series soon. The first snapshot of this 8T line may have leaked courtesy of material found in the OEM's own version of Android. Should this be the case, there may be a d...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 02 Sep 2020 16:07:00 +0200
The OnePlus Clover is expected to be available worldwide for under US$200. (Image Source: go4it.ro)

Entry-level OnePlus Clover smartphone to cost less than US$200, features massive 6000 mAh battery

OnePlus is planning to release its first budget handheld codenamed Clover. Unlike the OnePlus Nord, which is only available in India and Europe, the Clover will be available worldwide for under US$200. Specs include a Snapdragon 4...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 28 Aug 2020 15:21:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra comes with an SD865+ for the US market. (Image source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Galaxy Tab S7, and Galaxy Tab S7+ owners have started reporting the presence of the dreaded green tint display issue

Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (Snapdragon variant), Samsung Galaxy Tab S7, and Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ have been taking to online forums to report the well-known green tint display issues that many flagship devices hav...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 25 Aug 2020 23:56:00 +0200
This new phone seems to have a similar camera design as the Poco X2. (Source: Poco)

Poco X3? Details of Poco's upcoming OnePlus Nord rival surface

Xiaomi's sub-brand, Poco, is set to launch a new device in the near future. This phone, apparently branded as the Poco X3, will compete against the OnePlus Nord and more information about the phone has now been revealed.
Ricci Rox, Mon, 24 Aug 2020 21:07:00 +0200
The Xiaomi Mi A2 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Resurrection Remix 8.5.7 provides a custom Android 10-based experience for owners of Xiaomi smartphones such as the Mi A2, Redmi Note 8, and Pocophone F1

Resurrection Remix has announced a new stable version of its custom ROM that is based on Android 10. Resurrection Remix 8.5.7 is now available to download for Xiaomi and Redmi devices, such as the Xiaomi Mi A2, Mi 9T, Redmi Note 7...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 23 Aug 2020 22:02:00 +0200
The POCO F2 Pro was a rebranded Redmi K30 Pro. (Image source: POCO)

Xiaomi's OnePlus Nord killer could be launched soon as a POCO smartphone with a 120-Hz display

New rumors have stated that Xiaomi is almost ready to counter the OnePlus Nord threat with a possible POCO device being launched soon. As for specifications, little is known, although it is claimed the Xiaomi/POCO smartphone could...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 19 Aug 2020 23:35:00 +0200
POCO will apparently release a new phone soon. (Source: POCO)

An upcoming POCO phone has the OnePlus Nord squarely in its sights

POCO's product-marketing manager and global spokesperson, Angus Kai Ho Ng, has posted a tweet suggesting that the brand will soon release a phone that will be worth passing the OnePlus Nord over for. This suggests the device in qu...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 04 Aug 2020 21:27:00 +0200
With the OnePlus Nord, the manufacturer has revisited its old recipe for success: A low price and great features

OnePlus Nord: Is the high-end Smartphone worth its mid-range price?

A cheap smartphone with lots of features that would otherwise cost you a lot more. That is what OnePlus promises the Nord to be. This summary of our test result...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G | Qualcomm Adreno 620 | 6.44" | 184 g
Florian Schmitt, Fri, 31 Jul 2020 19:46:00 +0200
OnePlus Nord

83% OnePlus Nord Smartphone Review – Comeback of the Value Champion?

Arctic blue challenger. OnePlus charges less than 400 Euros (~$470) for the OnePlus Nord: A smartphone with a 90-Hz display, 5G, a fast SoC, a lot of internal storage and a premium exterior. Has OnePlus finally managed to return to offering the undisputed best value phone?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G | Qualcomm Adreno 620 | 6.44" | 184 g
Florian Schmitt, Mon, 27 Jul 2020 09:00:00 +0200
With the OnePlus Nord, the manufacturer wants to go back to its roots and make its fans happy.

OnePlus Nord – Hands-on and unboxing video of the budget flagship

It's back to its roots for OnePlus with the Nord: It should be a budget upper-class smartphone that makes high-end features affordable. We describe our first impression of the device here.
Florian Schmitt, Sat, 25 Jul 2020 02:35:00 +0200
The OnePlus Nord has already received two consecutive updates since launch. (Image Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus Nord has already received a couple of OTA updates; Support for OnePlus Buds and camera improvements in tow, 4G+5G dual SIM support to come later

The OnePlus Nord is yet to start retailing in stores but has already received a couple of updates that improve camera functionality and bring the phone up to date with the latest Google Android security patches. Also, the Nord alo...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Fri, 24 Jul 2020 15:12:00 +0200
It's going to be Xiaomi Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 vs. OnePlus Buds. (Image source: Xiaomi/OnePlus - edited)

Xiaomi Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 reduced to ₹3,999 (US$53) to counter the upcoming OnePlus Buds threat

Xiaomi has slashed the price of its Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 in India to counter the upcoming threat from the recently launched OnePlus Buds. The Xiaomi earphones are now priced at ₹3,999 (US$53), which should help the Mi True...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 23 Jul 2020 13:05:00 +0200
OnePlus Nord sees the company returning to its flagship killer roots. (Image Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus Nord will be available in India on Aug 4 starting from ₹24,999, faces tough competition from Realme X50, Find X2 Neo, and others; OnePlus Buds launched too

OnePlus has announced that its latest Nord smartphone will be available in India for a starting price of ₹24,999 from August 4. OnePlus Nord sees the company refocusing on affordable flagships, but it is not without competition ow...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Wed, 22 Jul 2020 07:23:00 +0200
The OnePlus Buds will retail for lesser than $100

OnePlus Buds' sub-$100 price teased by OnePlus' official Instagram handle

OnePlus' official Instagram handle has put out a teaser that hints the OnePlus Buds' price. The TWS earbuds will be released alongside the OnePlus Nord on July 21, and promise to deliver up to seven hours of battery life and suppo...
Anil Satyanarayana, Mon, 20 Jul 2020 13:53:00 +0200
The OnePlus Nord. (Source: YouTube)

The OnePlus Nord will run Google Phone, Messages and Duo out of the box

OnePlus is currently busily hyping its upcoming take on the mid-range 5G phone, the Nord. Its latest teaser indicates that it comes with certain communication-related Google apps out of the box. This, apparently, is done to keep i...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 18 Jul 2020 19:42:00 +0200
The OnePlus Nord's will come with six cameras in total

OnePlus confirms that the OnePlus Nord will come with a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor and a 90Hz screen

Two separate posts by OnePlus employees have confirmed that the OnePlus Nord will come with six cameras in total, and a 90Hz AMOLED screen. The rear camera will consist of a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a...
Anil Satyanarayana, Fri, 17 Jul 2020 17:30:00 +0200
Some official OnePlus Buds branding. (Source: Twitter)

The OnePlus Buds will also launch on July 21, 2020

"OnePlus Buds" has just been acknowledged as a real product name by their OEM. The company has also announced that they will launch on the same day as its upcoming first-gen Nord smartphone. The former are expected to be TWS earph...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 13 Jul 2020 18:28:00 +0200
The Vivo X50 series will be India’s first Snapdragon 765G devices (Image source: Vivo)

Vivo X50 Pro and Vivo X50 set for July 16th launch, beating OnePlus Nord as India’s first Snapdragon 765H devices but US$500-plus pricing makes them hard sells

@Vivo_India tweeted the launch date for Vivo’s X50 series. The Vivo X50 and Vivo X50 Pro will both arrive on July 16th. The Pro will feature an innovative gimbal camera for capturing video. However, high pricing and the midrange S...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 13 Jul 2020 09:39:00 +0200

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