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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
The OnePlus Nord. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus Nord Lite? Snapdragon 690-powered OnePlus phone potentially on the cards

Recent information indicates that the OnePlus Nord may be more expensive than previously thought, but a new leak will stoke the flames of expectant fans. Apparently, OnePlus is working on a new device that will feature the Snapdra...
Ricci Rox, Sat, 11 Jul 2020 22:59:00 +0200
The OnePlus Nord's entire spec sheet has been leaked

Alleged OnePlus Nord spec sheet leaked ahead of launch

Prolific leaker Evan Blass has leaked the OnePlus Nord's spec sheet in its entirety. It confirms that the device will come with a 6.4-AMOLED panel clocked at 90Hz, a quad-camera setup at the rear, two selfie cameras, a 4,000mAh ba...
Anil Satyanarayana, Thu, 09 Jul 2020 17:51:00 +0200
The OnePlus TV Series offers 95% screen-to-body ratio. (Image source: OnePlus)

OnePlus TV Series is a huge hit for the Chinese OEM as it sells all its available units in just one minute of flash sales

OnePlus has been celebrating incredible sales for its recently launched smart TV series. According to the Chinese OEM, all of its new units were sold as part of a flash sale in just one minute. The recently launched OnePlus TV Ser...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 08 Jul 2020 01:34:00 +0200
Three months after launch, the OnePlus 8 Pro looks to be a major sales success

Three months after launch, the OnePlus 8 Pro looks to be a major sales success

The OnePlus 8 Pro was launched back in April but has routinely been out of stock since then. The phones has received mostly positive reviews and that appears to have translated into sales, with the implication of OnePlus selling a...
Column by Ricci Rox, Sun, 05 Jul 2020 11:16:00 +0200
The Meizu 17 Pro has LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. (Image source: AliExpress)

Meizu 17 Pro beats out the OnePlus 8 Pro as it muscles in on the Snapdragon 865-dominated June AnTuTu flagship smartphone chart

The Meizu 17 Pro has managed to squeeze its way into an increasingly tight AnTuTu flagship smartphone performance chart. The table for June shows the Meizu 17 Pro beating out the OnePlus 8 Pro, while a total of just 23,453 points ...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 04 Jul 2020 09:41:00 +0200
OnePlus has released a new range of smart TVs in India

OnePlus launches a new line of affordable smart TVs

OnePlus has unveiled its new range of smart TVs for the Indian market. The OnePlus TV Y costs INR 49,999 (US$670) and comes with a 55-inch 4K-ready HDR 10 screen, MEMC, and OnePlus' in-house Gamma Colour Magic chip. The OnePlus TV...
Anil Satyanarayana, Thu, 02 Jul 2020 17:17:00 +0200
The upcoming OnePlus Nord will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC

The OnePlus Nord will come with a 5G-ready Snapdragon 765G SoC

Two separate sources have confirmed that a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC will power the upcoming OnePlus Nord. The first one is OnePlus' co-founder Carl Pei, and the other is Qualcomm. The phone will be released in India on July 10...
Anil Satyanarayana, Wed, 01 Jul 2020 17:12:00 +0200
More potential OnePlus Buds details. (Source: Twitter)

The OnePlus Buds will come in black: new leak

The eminent and apparently OnePlus-focused leaker Max J. has posted a new image of this OEM's inaugural TWS earbuds on his Twitter feed. This one shows the other side of these stem-toting accessories for the first time - and also ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 29 Jun 2020 16:11:00 +0200
The OnePlus 5T. (Source: BGR)

The Android 10 update for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T may have introduced a notable bug

The OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T finally received the stable Android 10 update weeks ago—the third major OS update the phones have received. Sadly, though, the update seems to have broken an important feature on the phone, and owners ...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 28 Jun 2020 10:11:00 +0200
A new OnePlus TV, with an 8-series phone for scale. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus says its upcoming TVs will be even thinner than its flagship phones

OnePlus is billed to release new mid-range TVs soon. The OEM has released more details on these devices ahead of their July 2020 launch. One of these teasers involves the apparent fact that they will be thinner at their narrowest ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 26 Jun 2020 23:03:00 +0200
OnePlus Z/OnePlus Nord will come with six cameras in total

The OnePlus Nord will come with two selfie cameras

The OnePlus Z will reportedly ship with two selfie cameras featuring a 32MP sensor assisted by an 8MP wide-angle lens. An earlier leak suggested that the phone would come with a quad-camera setup at the rear. The device is slated ...
Anil Satyanarayana, Fri, 26 Jun 2020 14:53:00 +0200
The OnePlus Z/Nord is coming. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus Z/Nord: US market set to get the short end of the stick again

OnePlus has confirmed the imminent launch of its upcoming mid-range phone. The phone is expected to be the OnePlus Z or OnePlus Nord, and will be a spiritual successor to the OnePlus X. Sadly, though, a US release looks to be in d...
Column by Ricci Rox, Wed, 24 Jun 2020 15:31:00 +0200
The OnePlus Z now has a dedicated Instagram account

OnePlus Z gets a dedicated Instagram account; July 10th release date teased

OnePlus is all set to release the affordable OnePlus Z smartphone on July 10th. The information comes via a couple of teasers posted on the phone's newly-created Instagram page. The phone will reportedly be 5G-ready, come with a q...
Anil Satyanarayana, Tue, 23 Jun 2020 16:29:00 +0200
An OPPO smart TV will have to face the established competition from rivals like Xiaomi. (Image source: Xiaomi)

OPPO joining OnePlus by entering the crowded affordable smart TV market to take on Realme, Redmi, and Xiaomi

The affordable smart TV sector is about to get much more competitive now it seems OPPO will be joining OnePlus by offering its own entry-level televisions. The two OEMs will be taking on strong rivals with products such as the Rea...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 11 Jun 2020 02:49:00 +0200
The OnePlus 8 Pro. (Source: OnePlus)

DxOMark: The OnePlus 8 Pro offers audio performance on par with the Galaxy S20 and Pixel 4

After going through the website's rigorous camera tests—and performing impressively—the OnePlus 8 Pro has now also been subjected to DxOMark's audio tests. It is, at the very least, competitive, as it compares nicely to other flag...
Ricci Rox, Wed, 10 Jun 2020 23:03:00 +0200
OnePlus files a new trademark. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus registers a mysterious new trademark with the USPTO

OnePlus is a smartphone OEM that may have started out as a "flagship killer", but has branched out into additional areas such as audio accessories and smart TVs since then. Now, it appears it may have another new project underway,...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 09 Jun 2020 18:25:00 +0200
OnePlus is all set to release some new smart TVs on July 2

OnePlus will unveil new, low-cost smart TVs in India on July 2

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau took to Twitter to announce that the company would be releasing a new line of affordable smart TVs in India. Sources familiar with the matter state that prices could start at $200, making it an attractive buy ...
Anil Satyanarayana, Mon, 08 Jun 2020 14:04:00 +0200
OnePlus will launch the OnePlus Z in India on July 10th

OnePlus Z slated for a July 10th launch in India; will allegedly retail at $330

A user survey conducted in India has shed light on the upcoming OnePlus Z's price and specifications. The phone will allegedly come with a triple-camera setup, a 6.5-inch 90Hz AMOLED panel, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC, and a 4,...
Anil Satyanarayana, Mon, 08 Jun 2020 11:15:00 +0200
OnePlus announces changes to its Beta Programs. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus halves the frequency of its Open and Closed Beta programs for OxygenOS

OxygenOS is OnePlus' well-received skin for Android. The OEM runs a beta program for this software, by which users can access new features in advance and offer feedback on the same. Now, however, the company has announced that it ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 07 Jun 2020 19:54:00 +0200
The iPhone 11 Pro Max may be suffering from a peculiar green tint display issue. (Source: GadgetsNow)

Some iPhone 11 Pro series units may be suffering from a green tint display issue

An iPhone 11 Pro user has reported that their phone displays a green tint under certain conditions. It's currently unknown if this is a software or hardware issue. It isn't the first time something of the sort has happened, though...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 07 Jun 2020 18:40:00 +0200
The OnePlus 8 Pro. (Source: DxOMark)

DxOMark: The OnePlus 8 Pro delivers impressive but not class-leading cameras

The OnePlus 8 Pro has now made the trip over to DxOMark, where it impressed by breaking into the top ten, ahead of the Galaxy S20+ and iPhone 11 Pro Max, but below phones like the Mi 10 Pro and Galaxy S20 Ultra.
Ricci Rox, Fri, 05 Jun 2020 13:06:00 +0200
The OnePlus 8 Pro costs from US$899. (Image source: OnePlus)

OPPO Find X2 Pro leads BBK Electronics-dominated AnTuTu flagship smartphone chart as the OnePlus 8 Pro makes its first appearance

AnTuTu has revealed its fastest flagship smartphone chart for May and there are three OPPO devices in the top four positions, headed by the OPPO Find X2 Pro. The new OnePlus 8 Pro smartphone has found a place in the BBK Electronic...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 02 Jun 2020 19:43:00 +0200
There will be no more McLaren themed phones from OnePlus

McLaren confirms that it is no longer working with OnePlus

McLaren has just acknowledged that its partnership with OnePlus has ended. The company doesn't explicitly state why the nearly two-year-old endeavor came to an end and hopes that it can work with OnePlus in the future. OnePlus sti...
Anil Satyanarayana, Fri, 29 May 2020 20:23:00 +0200
OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro get new OxygenOS update

OxygenOS 10.3.3 brings 960fps video recording, lens stain detection, and more to the OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro

OnePlus has released the OxygenOS 10.3.3 update for OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro. The update lets users record slow-motion videos at 960fps, adds a 'lens smudge detection' feature to the camera app, and more. It is rolling out in...
Anil Satyanarayana, Fri, 29 May 2020 14:22:00 +0200
The OnePlus 5T has now received three major OS updates. (Source: BGR)

Update | The OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T receive the stable Android 10 update, their third and final OS update

After months of beta testing, the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T are now receiving the stable Android 10-based OxygenOS 10 update. The update weighs in at almost 1.9 GB and delivers all the typical Android 10 features to the three-year-...
Ricci Rox, Thu, 28 May 2020 09:51:00 +0200
Some OnePlus phones can now play Fortnite at 90fps. (Source: OnePlus)

The OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro are the first phones to get Fortnite at 90fps

OnePlus has announced a new deal with Epic Games, by which the OEM's current flagship 8 series will be the first mobile devices to be able to play the runaway hit Fortnite at 90 frames per second (fps). The game will do so through...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 27 May 2020 15:12:00 +0200
OnePlus will release affordable smartphones in the near future

OnePlus reportedly working on a barrage of affordable products including mid-range smartphones

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau stated that the company wants to get back to its roots as an affordable gadget provider. We can expect to see a host of reasonably-priced OnePlus gadgets and smartphones on the market soon. It is all part of a...
Anil Satyanarayana, Wed, 27 May 2020 13:38:00 +0200
Are these OnePlus' latest upcoming accessories? (Source: Twitter)

Rumor | OnePlus will launch its first pair of TWS earbuds alongside the Z in July 2020

The tipster Max J. claims that OnePlus is closer than ever to releasing its first pair of truly wireless (TWS) earbuds. He also asserts that they will be launched in about 2 months from today (May 24, 2020). However, those hoping ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 24 May 2020 21:38:00 +0200
The OnePlus 8. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus 8 vs Mi 10: Which entry-level flagship is better for you?

The OnePlus 8 Pro and Mi 10 Pro may be the stars of the show, but their cheaper, less feature-filled siblings may be a better option for most potential buyers. OnePlus 8 versus Mi 10: Which is the device for you?
Ricci Rox, Wed, 20 May 2020 22:58:00 +0200
The OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren. Source: YouTube

The OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition may be the last of its line

According to observations posted by a Redditor, the OnePlus and McLaren brand partnership is no more. Therefore, it seems we are not getting a flagship variant with a distinctive black-and-papaya finish this year. However, the OEM...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 20 May 2020 22:44:00 +0200
The OnePlus 8 Pro. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus 8 Pro: OnePlus confirms that it will disable the see-through color filter lens in an imminent update

OnePlus has now confirmed that it will disable the color filter camera on the OnePlus 8 Pro in an upcoming software update. The company acknowledges the privacy-violating implications of the feature and will work on it further bef...
Ricci Rox, Tue, 19 May 2020 08:05:00 +0200
OnePlus 8 Pro's color filter lens can see through some objects

OnePlus 8 Pro's Color Filter lens can see through some plastic objects

Some diligent users on Twitter and Reddit discovered that the OnePlus 8 Pro's camera could see through some thin plastic objects. One simply needs to navigate to the camera app and switch the 'Photochrom' mode on for the magic to ...
Anil Satyanarayana, Wed, 13 May 2020 19:19:00 +0200
The Xiaomi Mi 10 smartphone has high-end specs and a high price tag. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Exorbitant Xiaomi Mi 10 price tags for the Indian market lead smartphone users into taking a closer look at the OnePlus 8 Pro

The prices for Xiaomi Mi 10 smartphones for the Indian market have been revealed and have shocked fans expecting something more affordable. For example, the Xiaomi Mi 10 with 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage will cost ₹49,999 (US$662). T...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 08 May 2020 13:11:00 +0200
Warp Charge is a OnePlus USP. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus' next-gen flagship could ship with a 65W charger

The TUV Rheinland body has reportedly certified a new power supply unit (PSU) from the OEM OnePlus. This apparent next-gen Warp Charger is rated for a maximal rate of 10 volts (V)/6.5 amps (A) - or 65 watts (W). Therefore, it coul...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 07 May 2020 19:31:00 +0200
The OnePlus 8 series has a new software update. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus' new software update for the 8 and 8 Pro may not fix the green tint issue

The latest releases from the smartphone OEM OnePlus, the 8 and 8 Pro, have been issued new versions of their Android skin, OxygenOS. These updates are intended to fix the "green tint" defect reported by some users. They have also ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 04 May 2020 00:01:00 +0200
OnePlus 8 Pro

88% OnePlus 8 Pro Smartphone Review: Now also charges wirelessly

We've waited a long time. Wireless charging and IP certification in a OnePlus smartphone have finally become a reality. A 120 Hz display and a colour filter camera are other features, too. We will clarify in this review whether the OnePlus 8 Pro is worthwhile at its high price of at least US$799.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 | Qualcomm Adreno 650 | 6.78" | 199 g
Florian Schmitt, Thu, 23 Apr 2020 03:17:00 +0200
The OnePlus 8 Pro. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus 8 Pro: OnePlus' US$1000 phone may be suffering from a green tint display issue

The OnePlus 8 Pro tops out at US$1000, and one would expect a problem-free user experience. Just like the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, however, the phone seems to suffer from a green tint display issue—albeit only on some units.
Ricci Rox, Wed, 22 Apr 2020 23:28:00 +0200
Lower-end OnePlus phones could be on the way soon. (Source: OnePlus)

Rumor | OnePlus will engage ODMs to offer a greater range of more affordable phones per year

OnePlus is a smartphone OEM with a tendency to focus on just 1 or 2 phones per launch. However, a new report from the Chinese media points to the possibility that it will expand its operation so as to release more new handsets per...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 21 Apr 2020 19:44:00 +0200

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