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Can Pei hype his new brand with this competition? (Source: Twitter)

Carl Pei announces his new brand's launch date, holds an M1 MacBook Air giveaway to celebrate

Carl Pei is well known as the co-founder of the successful smartphone brand OnePlus. However, he has since left this company with plans to start another. It will launch on January 27, 2021; in the meantime, Pei has tweeted that he...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 20 Jan 2021 17:17:00 +0100
A new 800-series Snapdragon SoC is expected from Qualcomm. (Image source: Qualcomm/Inceptive Mind)

Possible Snapdragon 870 in Vivo V2045 smartphone shows up to +18% performance gains over Snapdragon 865 in Geekbench and holds up well against Snapdragon 888

A possible Snapdragon 870 processor has been spotted on Geekbench as part of a Vivo V2045 device. The recorded single-core and multi-core scores reveal decent gains of up to +18% over the Snapdragon 865. The “Snapdragon 870”, whic...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 15 Jan 2021 18:57:00 +0100
The prospect of OnePlus x Leica flagship cameras may be DOA. (Source: OnePlus, Leica)

No Leica partnership for the OnePlus 9, says influential leaker

Recently, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau made a public commitment to improved cameras in the upcoming 9 flagship series, thereby fanning rumors that these phones would launch with Huawei-esque Leica co-branding. However, a reliable tipster ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 09 Jan 2021 19:26:00 +0100
The OnePlus 8T. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus issues a fix for the 8T's new video-stalling issue

OnePlus last updated its premium 8T smartphone on December 29, 2020. However, this version of OxygenOS caused a strange issue in which videos on the device would pause out of nowhere. The OEM has just re-released the same update t...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 08 Jan 2021 01:47:00 +0100
OnePlus' low-cost Nord N10 5G and Nord N100 are now available for sale in North America

OnePlus Nord N10 5G and Nord N100 launched in the United States for US$299 and US$179, respectively

OnePlus has made its newest batch of affordable smartphones available in the United States and Canada. The OnePlus Nord N10 5G will retail for US$299 and the OnePlus Nord N100 for US$179. Both phones can be purchased via T-Mobile ...
Anil Satyanarayana, Tue, 05 Jan 2021 21:08:00 +0100
The OnePlus Band is classed as "smart everywear". (Image source: OnePlus)

OnePlus Band price, specs, design, and launch date leaked as the company starts officially teasing the upcoming fitness tracker

OnePlus has started officially teasing its upcoming fitness tracker that will feature useful tools such as SpO2 blood saturation monitoring and real-time heart-rate tracker. The alleged OnePlus Band price in India and its launch d...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 05 Jan 2021 04:47:00 +0100
The OnePlus Nord, OnePlus 7, and OnePlus 7T will be the first to receive the OxygenOS 11 update

The OxygenOS 11 update is coming to the OnePlus Nord soon; OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T users may have to wait a bit longer

OnePlus has just posted an update about the status of its Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 update. Registrations for the OxygenOS 11 open beta will open up next week for the OnePlus Nord. The OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro will follow su...
Anil Satyanarayana, Mon, 04 Jan 2021 18:53:00 +0100
The OnePlus Band will have to take on the might of the Xiaomi Mi Band series. (Image source: Xiaomi - Mi Band 5)

OnePlus Band incoming to challenge the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 in the budget fitness tracker market

The OnePlus Band is seemingly in the works and should soon be ready to challenge the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 in the budget wearable sector. Rumors state that the OnePlus Band will be unleashed with a sub-US$40 price tag and may be launch...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 31 Dec 2020 06:56:00 +0100
OnePlus 9 5G prototype revealed in new set of live images. (Image source: PhoneArena)

OnePlus 9 5G live images and specs leaked: Snapdragon 888, 120 HZ refresh rate, and UltraShot branding on the camera bump

Live images and specs for a OnePlus 9 5G smartphone have been leaked. Apparently, the smartphone in question is a prototype model, so there could still be changes waiting ahead. This particular OnePlus 9 device comes with a Snapdr...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 12 Dec 2020 18:04:00 +0100
Carl Pei in his OnePlus days. (Source: YouTube)

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei makes progress with his new start-up

Carl Pei announced a decision to leave OnePlus, a smartphone OEM he helped set up, earlier in 2020. Now, he has reportedly attracted US$7 million in capital for his new business from various private investors. It is also apparentl...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 11 Dec 2020 22:50:00 +0100
The 9 Pro might be water- and dust-resistant. (Source: Voice)

Rumor | The OnePlus 9 Pro will be IP68-certified, whereas the 9 and 9E will not

OnePlus is an OEM that has come to official ingress-protection ratings relatively late in its life cycle. However, it bowed to consumer pressure and provided the IP68 spec in its early-2020 flagship, the 8 Pro. Now, a reliable lea...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 10 Dec 2020 20:58:00 +0100
Newer devices on OxygenOS should get regular updates. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus reaffirms its commitment to regular software updates for its newer phones following a fan's worrying discovery

OnePlus has just added some of its newer devices to the Android Enterprise Recommended (AER) program. However, this has created confusion as the OEM originally left its new webpage on the subject on "quarterly security patches" fo...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 09 Dec 2020 21:57:00 +0100
OnePlus prepares a new blind box for its Malaysian fans. (Source: Facebook)

The OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077 Special Edition is coming to a new market in blind-box form

Good news, Malaysian fans of the latest OnePlus special-edition flagship phone: it's coming to your market! Then again, there are just 10 of them, and they are only found in blind boxes to be sold via Lazada. This promotional even...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 04 Dec 2020 16:17:00 +0100
The OnePlus 9 Pro offers a mix of the OnePus 8 Pro and 8T's design. (Image Source: OnLeaks on Voice)

OnePlus 9 Pro renders indicate a mix of 8 Pro and 8T designs, slated for a March 2021 launch

New renders of the OnePlus 9 Pro indicate that the smartphone will feature a mix of the OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8T designs with a punch-hole selfie camera at the top-left corner and a curved display. The rear camera mount is now...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Sat, 21 Nov 2020 22:26:00 +0100
This may be the OnePlus 9's rear camera module. (Source: 91Mobiles)

The OnePlus 9 is now touted to have dual 48MP rear cameras

The rumor mill is already working through reports on OnePlus' next-gen flagship smartphones. One of them is thought to be called the 9, and is linked to renders showing triple rear cameras, two of which are much larger than the th...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 21 Nov 2020 21:21:00 +0100
The 7T is at a good price right now. (Source: OnePlus)

Deal | Get US$250 off the T-Mobile OnePlus 7T for Black Friday

OnePlus has revealed its 2020 Black Friday deals for the US market. They include discounts on the flagship 8 and 8 Pro, as well as 40% off its latest wireless earphones. However, the best deal here may be the 7T, which can be had ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 18 Nov 2020 23:43:00 +0100
The first-gen Nord. (Source: OnePlus)

An early OnePlus Nord 2 leak purports to spill some important specs for the phone

The Nord is OnePlus' much-hyped contender in the 2020 upper-mid-range smartphone market. Now, a new report claims that it will get a second generation. It might run on a new Snapdragon 5G processor, have a high-refresh-rate displa...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 16 Nov 2020 23:10:00 +0100
The OnePlus 8 series gets one more of these new AOD options. (Source: OnePlus)

The latest official version of Android 11 for the OnePlus 8 series unlocks Canvas on the phones

OnePlus introduced a range of new always-on display (AOD) options with OxygenOS 11 (this OEM's take on Android 11) on its late-2020 flagship, the 8T. Now, one of these, Canvas, is available to this phone's immediate forebears the ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 09 Nov 2020 22:53:00 +0100
The OnePlus Nord is all set to get a successor in the form of the OnePlus Nord SE

OnePlus Nord SE reportedly slated for Q1 2021 launch; will come with a 4,500mAh battery, support for 65W fast charging, and more

OnePlus is expected to release the low-cost OnePlus Nord SE sometime in March 2021. The smartphone is set to feature a 4,500mAh battery that supports fast charging at 65W. It will likely be released in India first, followed by the...
Anil Satyanarayana, Mon, 09 Nov 2020 18:55:00 +0100
The OnePlus Watch is now expected to be based on the forthcoming Oppo Watch RX. (Image: Oppo via MyDrivers)

OnePlus Watch will skip Google's WearOS, design likely based on Oppo's forthcoming circular Watch RX

The eagerly anticipated OnePlus Watch is said to have dumped Google’s WearOS according to a reliable leaker. Instead it will run an unspecified operating system that is presumably a bespoke solution.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 09 Nov 2020 11:27:00 +0100
Fans have already been creating smartwatch concepts featuring Cyberpunk 2077 and Keanu Reeves. (Image source: Watchmaker/Zanderdia)

Leaked image of OnePlus Watch Cyberpunk 2077 Limited Edition straps gives hope that the smartwatch might be launched soon

An image showing the customized straps for a OnePlus Watch Cyberpunk 2077 Limited Edition wearable has leaked online, leading to speculation that the smartwatch could see the light of day soon. The OnePlus Watch was expected to ap...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 07 Nov 2020 14:02:00 +0100
The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro have a left-hand side location for the selfie camera punch-hole. (Image source: OnePlus - edited)

OnePlus 9 model numbers and key specs leaked: Snapdragon 875-powered OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro, and OnePlus 9 "Ultra" in the lineup

Model numbers and key specifications for the OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro, and a potential OnePlus 9 “Ultra” have appeared online. Unsurprisingly the OnePlus 9 series of smartphones is expected to sport the cutting-edge Qualcomm Snapd...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 07 Nov 2020 11:56:00 +0100
An 8T Cyberpunk 2077 Edition teaser. (Source: Weibo)

The confirmed OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077 Edition has a launch date

OnePlus' CEO has reportedly affirmed via Weibo that the Cyberpunk 2077-themed special edition of the 8T premium smartphone will launch in China on November 2, 2020. Little is known about this device, except the obvious point that ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 31 Oct 2020 23:28:00 +0100
Is this a OnePlus Watch logo? (Source: Voice)

The OnePlus Watch launch, originally slated for October 2020, is pushed back indefinitely

Recently, the tipster Max J. asserted that OnePlus would introduce its first-ever smartwatch in October 2020. Now, the same leaker claims that this launch has been postponed, possibly due to development issues with the new product...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 28 Oct 2020 16:14:00 +0100
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


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