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The OnePlus 6 that might have been. (Source: OnePlus)

A OnePlus designer shows off what the 6 could have looked like

Hao Ran, a OnePlus employee, has shared one of its designs for its early 2018 flagship. It exchanges the glass rear panel normally found on this phone (the 6) for a more original backing made of wood. This render's non-optical fin...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 19 Jan 2020 22:19:00 +0100
OnePlus continues to support older flagships with regular software updates (Image source: OnePlus)

New OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T Open Beta 4 update announced

OnePlus recently announced the release of OxygenOS Open Beta 4 for the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T. The new beta upgrade offers incremental bug fixes as well as new Reading Mode functionality.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Wed, 15 Jan 2020 19:44:00 +0100
OnePlus officially unveils its 120 Hz Fluid Display slated to arrive on the OnePlus 8 Pro. (Image Source: Weibo via Gadgets360)

OnePlus officially announces the arrival of its 120 Hz Fluid Display with 4,096 levels of auto brightness control

OnePlus has officially confirmed that the company would be using a 120 Hz Fluid Display in the upcoming OnePlus flagship smartphone, touted to be the OnePlus 8 Pro. OnePlus's new display tech offers a host of features such as a QH...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Mon, 13 Jan 2020 14:00:00 +0100
The OnePlus 8 series may look like this. (Source: OnLeaks/91Mobiles)

The OnePlus 8 may launch as a Verizon 5G device in the US

The media outlet Android Police asserts that the OnePlus 8 will be compatible with Verizon's 5G network when it is released to the US market. Not only that, in fact, but it will also apparently launch through this carrier. However...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 12 Jan 2020 19:24:00 +0100
The OnePlus 8 Pro gets tested on Geekbench. (Image Source: OnLeaks / 91Mobiles)

Snapdragon 865-powered OnePlus 8 Pro appears on Geekbench with 12 GB of RAM running Android 10

The OnePlus 8 Pro has surfaced on Geekbench for the first time and has managed to post impressive scores thanks to the onboard Snapdragon 865 SoC. The device is shown to feature 12 GB of RAM and runs on Android 10. OnePlus is expe...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Sun, 12 Jan 2020 15:03:00 +0100
The OnePlus Concept One. (Source: OnePlus)

CES 2020 | OnePlus unveils the Concept One, its first "Electronic CMF" phone

OnePlus has come to its first CES event to unveil the Concept One. This device is built around the idea of color-shifting glass, and how it can be integrated into a phone to hide the main cameras while not in use. This material is...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 07 Jan 2020 20:01:00 +0100
A Concept One schematic. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus Concept One: looks like it's not foldable

OnePlus will unveil its first-ever concept device at CES this year. Given the prevailing smartphone trends, it is tempting to believe that it will turn out to be foldable in nature. However, new OEM teasers show that it is a tradi...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 04 Jan 2020 14:33:00 +0100
10.3.0 offers a stable(er) Android 10 experience (Image source: Gearbest)

Update | OxygenOS 10.3.0 update promises better camera performance for Oneplus 6, 6T owners

OnePlus recently released a stable OxygenOS 10.3.0 update for the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T. The update fixes a number of bugs and introduces improvements to camera and fingerprint scanner performance.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 30 Dec 2019 23:12:00 +0100
OnePlus has opened its OneSRC. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus opens its own paid security-incident bounty program

The OnePlus Security Response Center (or OneSRC) is this OEM's first bug-bounty initiative. It offers cash incentives (in USD) to report deficiencies in its own software. They start from US$50, but go into 3 to 4 figures for the m...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 20 Dec 2019 20:27:00 +0100
An up-to-date OnePlus 8 render. (Source: OnLeaks/CashKaro)

The OnePlus 8 Pro's latest leak points to a 120Hz display and 50W charging

OnePlus' next upcoming series of smartphones has been subject to rumors that suggest it will have specs such as the Snapdragon 865 SoC, 5G and LPDDR5 RAM. Now, it is linked to a next-gen charging standard apparently called "Super ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 19 Dec 2019 20:02:00 +0100
The Concept One may look nothing like the average OnePlus phone. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus will unveil its first ever concept phone at CES 2020

Recently, OnePlus sent out a mysterious teaser concerning its first-ever appearance at CES next year. Now, on the date of its 6th anniversary, the OEM has offered slightly greater insight into this event. Its purpose is to showcas...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 17 Dec 2019 22:46:00 +0100
The iPhone 11 Pro lost to the OnePlus 7T Pro in the very first round after messing up the white balance in its shot. (Source: Gadgets Now)

MKBHD's 2019 blind smartphone camera test throws up a few surprises

Last year, popular YouTube tech channel Marques Brownlee hosted a blind smartphone camera test that had some shocking results—with the US$300 Pocophone F1 finishing in second place. This year's version is just as interesting, as i...
Ricci Rox, Tue, 17 Dec 2019 21:05:00 +0100
A render for the OnePlus 8. (Source: Android Authority)

OnePlus 8: new leak paints a picture of a real crowd-pleaser

OnePlus may launch the 8-series of phones in 2020. A new leak suggests that the OEM is covering nearly every base possible with at least 1 of its variants. They include the Snapdragon 865, wireless charging, an IP rating, the Sony...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 16 Dec 2019 16:27:00 +0100
The "special event" teaser. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus teases a CES 2020 "special event"

2020 will mark the first year that OnePlus will take part in CES, the traditional January Las Vegas tech fest. The OEM has just sent out teaser images for a "special event" that will run through the relevant dates in that location...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 13 Dec 2019 19:30:00 +0100
The new OnePlus TV remote control. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus announces a new, Netflix-buttoned remote for its smart TV

OnePlus released its first smart TV series (the Q1 and Q1 Pro) this year. Now, it has unveiled a new accessory for it: an alternate remote control with a Netflix-branded button. However, existing customers can get it for free.
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 09 Dec 2019 19:45:00 +0100
The Android 10 rollout has been swifter than usual. (Source: CNET)

Opinion | It looks like Android OEMs are getting better with OS updates

Many may have casually wondered how the speed of the Android 10 rollout compares to those of older versions of the OS. It almost feels like OEMs are sending out the OS update faster this time around. Does hard data agree with that...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 08 Dec 2019 09:36:00 +0100
Renders of the OnePlus 8 Lite. (Source: 91Mobiles)

New leak throws more light on the OnePlus 8 Lite, the purported OnePlus X successor

OnePlus started off making "flagship killers" at mid-range prices. The brand has slowly moved upmarket but is apparently set to offer a proper mid-range phone again, in the form of a OnePlus 8 Lite that'll be a successor of sorts ...
Ricci Rox, Sat, 07 Dec 2019 11:10:00 +0100
Nokia Smart TV

Nokia partners with Flipkart to launch Smart TV in India

Nokia's first-ever smart TV will be released in India on December 10th. The TV features a 55-inch 4K panel and runs Android 9.0. It will be available on Flipkart for ₹41,999($590).
Anil Satyanarayana, Fri, 06 Dec 2019 22:20:00 +0100
OnePlus has admitted that a third party may have made off with its customer data. (Source: DigitalTrends)

OnePlus reports a data security breach that affects its customers

OnePlus has sent an email to "some of" its customers advising them of a lapse in data protection at the company. In this case, it appears passwords and payment details are safe; however, personal information associated with these ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 23 Nov 2019 19:24:00 +0100
The OnePlus 7 series. (Source: GizmoChina)

The latest OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro official betas have November 2019 security patches

OnePlus has released its Open Beta 6 software update for the 7 and 7 Pro. This version of OxygenOS confers the latest security patch levels on the 2 phones. It also introduces a setting to disable Zen Mode, as well as some fixes f...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 22 Nov 2019 17:57:00 +0100
Some CES Innovation Awards have been given out already. (Source: CES)

The CTA announces several CES 2020 award winners and honorees early

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has conferred a number of CES 2020 Awards on some OEMs ahead of this event. They include OnePlus, LG and Acer, who have won recognition for their latest flagship devices, (or, in some case...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 10 Nov 2019 18:05:00 +0100
OnePlus has new software updates for some of its phones. (Source: Business Insider)

OnePlus announces new stable and beta updates for the 7T and 7/7 Pro respectively

OnePlus is now rolling OxygenOS 10.0.5 out for 7T users on this OEM's 'stable' update channel. There is also an Open Beta analog for the same. Those who own the 7 or 7 Pro and participate in this program also have a new build to t...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 07 Nov 2019 21:02:00 +0100
May get hot: The OnePlus 7T Pro.

Emergency off: The OnePlus 7T Pro overheats during our test

While we were impressed with the OnePlus 7T Pro in our extensive review, the heat development under strong load and the resulting app crashes are an issue.
Florian Schmitt, Wed, 06 Nov 2019 19:13:00 +0100
OnePlus 7T Pro

87% OnePlus 7T Pro Smartphone Review – the fastest charger

Matte outside, shiny inside. Even though OnePlus has placed the focus on the OnePlus 7T: The OnePlus 7T Pro has once again turned out to be a really good smartphone. Its price, however, is slowly creeping up to match its competitors. Does that make it loose its appeal? Find out in our review.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus | Qualcomm Adreno 640 | 6.67" | 206 g
Florian Schmitt, Mon, 04 Nov 2019 19:35:00 +0100
The OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition. (Source: YouTube)

The OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition is coming to the US after all – with 5G

OnePlus originally introduced the 7T Pro McLaren Edition in the absence of US availability or pricing. However, T-Mobile has just announced that it is to stock this phone in the country. Moreover, this carrier’s version will suppo...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 26 Oct 2019 14:18:00 +0200
Destroyed. (Source: SomeGadgetGuy)

Super optimized! Series of performance tests touts the Google Pixel 4 as the fastest Android phone in the world

A series of tests have shown the Google Pixel 4 XL hilariously outpacing the OnePlus 7T in real-world, resource-intensive processing tasks. The fact that the Pixel 4 XL has less RAM and a weaker SoC than the 7T makes it all the mo...
Ricci Rox, Mon, 21 Oct 2019 16:52:00 +0200
The 7T ends OnePlus' durability hot streak. (Source: YouTube)

OnePlus posts a rare partial fail in a famous durability test

The OnePlus 7T has undergone the JerryRigEverything test of device robustness. Unfortunately, it faltered during the last stage of this process. Therefore, it is the first in many generations from this OEM to do less than come thr...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 20 Oct 2019 23:25:00 +0200
The OnePlus 6T. (Source: CNET)

The OnePlus 6 and 6T are now receiving the Android 10 beta update

OnePlus has once again shown its dedication to providing timely software updates, as it's now sending out the Android 10-based Oxygen OS 10 beta build to the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T. The build is exclusive to factory unlocked, no...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 20 Oct 2019 15:22:00 +0200
OnePlus will maintain a steady course for now. (Source: Pocket-lint)

OnePlus has no intention of becoming Huawei or Xiaomi (yet)

OnePlus' chief executive officer, Pete Lau, has given an interview on the company's future in its home market. Its main message was that the company has no plans to diversify into non-premium smartphones at present. Furthermore, n...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 16 Oct 2019 19:52:00 +0200
OOS 10 is presented on-stage. (Source: YouTube)

OnePlus releases its first stable version of Android 10 for the 7 and 7 Pro

OnePlus has already provided users of its recent 7-series phones with OxygenOS based on Android 10 in the form of official Open Betas. However, those who have not opted into this program can also now upgrade to this new ROM on the...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 13 Oct 2019 16:49:00 +0200
This is an upcoming feature on OOS 10. (Source: YouTube)

Android 10 on OnePlus will come with an automatic translation feature

OnePlus held a launch event for its 7T series today (October 10, 2019). The OEM also went over OxygenOS 10 - which is based on Android 10 - a new software update that will ship on these new phones and come to older ones soon. Its ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 10 Oct 2019 23:08:00 +0200
The OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition is introduced on stage. (Source: YouTube)

OnePlus launches the 7T Pro and its McLaren special edition in London

OnePlus has unveiled its second-gen McLaren Edition phone today (October 10, 2019). It is a 12GB/256GB version of the new 7T Pro (which was also unveiled today)...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus | Qualcomm Adreno 640 | 6.67" | 206 g
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 10 Oct 2019 18:43:00 +0200
The small notch differentiates the OnePlus 7T from the OnePlus 7 Pro.

Still normal or already Pro? What we noticed while testing the OnePlus 7T.

The OnePlus 7T has become a very high-quality upper class smartphone that clearly stands out from its predecessor. Many features from the OnePlus 7 Pro have bee...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus | Qualcomm Adreno 640 | 6.55" | 190 g
Florian Schmitt, Thu, 10 Oct 2019 06:25:00 +0200
Keeping the Galaxy Fold mint could get expensive. (Source: Samsung)

Breaking a Galaxy Fold's screen more than once could cost as much as a whole premium phone

Samsung has released an updated schedule of repair charges for a number of its newer phones. The recently-released Galaxy Fold is at the top of this list. It sh...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 | Qualcomm Adreno 640 | 7.3" | 276 g
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 09 Oct 2019 22:25:00 +0200
OnePlus 7T

86% OnePlus 7T smartphone review: A large package of improvements

The Pro becomes normal. The OnePlus 7T is a powerful update from its predecessor and comes with many features previously reserved for the "Pro" model. This sounds like a good thing for all buyers, but you'll find out in this review if the budget high-end phone is really worth it.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus | Qualcomm Adreno 640 | 6.55" | 190 g
Florian Schmitt, Tue, 08 Oct 2019 20:59:55 +0200
The Realme X2 Pro may be here soon. (Source: Realme)

The Realme X2 Pro comes with Dolby-powered dual speakers and is headed for Europe

Realme has announced that its upcoming flagship, the X2 Pro, will have dual stereo speakers. Furthermore, they will be equipped with Dolby Atmos and "hi-res" audio. The brand has not given a launch date for this phone, but is now ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 05 Oct 2019 17:51:00 +0200
A future OnePlus device? (Source: OnLeaks/CashKaro)

OnePlus will adopt punch-hole screens and wireless charging in 2020: new leak

OnLeaks and CashKaro have posted a new set of renders that suggest an upgrade to an in-display camera in the OnePlus 7's successor. The 2 groups also now assert that this device will support wireless charging. Otherwise, this phon...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 03 Oct 2019 23:15:00 +0200
The OnePlus 7T comes with a 90 Hz AMOLED display and Snapdragon 855 Plus. (Source: OnePlus)

The OnePlus 7T is now official — 90 Hz screen and Snapdragon 855 Plus offer an incremental upgrade over the OnePlus 7

OnePlus has officially launched the OnePlus 7T in India featuring a 90 Hz AMOLED HDR10+ display, Snapdragon 855+, and a triple-camera setup. The OnePlus 7T also features a new design and is the first new smartphone launch to featu...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Thu, 26 Sep 2019 17:00:00 +0200
The OnePlus 7T. (Source: OnePlus)

The OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro will launch with Android Q

The OnePlus 7T will be launched tomorrow, and OnePlus has confirmed that the device will run Android Q straight out of the box. That would make it the second de...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus | Qualcomm Adreno 640 | 6.67" | 206 g
Ricci Rox, Wed, 25 Sep 2019 11:43:00 +0200
OnePlus 7 Pro running OxygenOS based on Android 10 - About Screen.

First impressions of Android 10 on the OnePlus 7 Pro — OxygenOS continues to be one of the best OEM ROMs in the business

Dark times ahead. We have been using the latest OxygenOS release based on Android 10 ever since OnePlus dropped the first open beta earlier this month. In this article, we will take a look at some of the new features coming to Oxy...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Sun, 22 Sep 2019 15:12:38 +0200
The OnePlus 7 devices receive Q. (Source: OnePlus)

The OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro receive the Android Q update

Google only just released Android Q eighteen days ago and OnePlus is already sending out the update to its current devices, the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro. The update introduces OxygenOS 10 and will be a staged rollout over the n...
Ricci Rox, Sat, 21 Sep 2019 14:02:00 +0200
A new version of Warp Charge is on the way. (Source: XDA)

The OnePlus 7T series will come with up to 23% faster charging out of the box

Pete Lau, OnePlus' CEO, teased a new feature of the upcoming 7T series in a new interview. It will be called Warp Charge 30T, as opposed to the Warp Charge 30 found in the existing 7 Pro device. Lau claimed that the new standard w...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 20 Sep 2019 21:45:00 +0200
The OnePlus 7T will feature a distinctive circular housing for its main camera setup. (Image source: GSMArena)

Alleged Geekbench 5 OnePlus 7T record gives the OnePlus 7 Pro a good run for its money

A OnePlus 7T sporting an octa-core processor has apparently been spotted on the Geekbench 5 benchmark. The device in question amassed very respectable scores in both the single-core and multi-core tests, generally outperforming th...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 18 Sep 2019 22:43:00 +0200
OnePlus 7T official render showing a triple-camera setup. (Source: OnePlus)

Official renders of the OnePlus 7T confirm a circular housing for the triple-camera setup

OnePlus showed off official renders of the upcoming 7T detailing the radiant matte back panel and the triple-camera setup in a circular housing. While only the back of the phone was shown in renders, design sketches seem to indica...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Wed, 18 Sep 2019 09:52:00 +0200
The OnePlus 7T Series' 1st promo. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus sets dates for 7T Series launch

The OEM OnePlus has made its anticipated 7T series of phones official, and has also announced dates for its launch around the world. The first of these will be in India on September 26, 2019. The 7Ts will then get a 2nd event in L...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 16 Sep 2019 15:38:00 +0200
The back of the OnePlus TV will look like this. (Source: Twitter)

OnePlus reveals carbon-fiber backing for its TV, among other specs

A OnePlus executive has been spilling more details on its first-gen smart TV, in order to build hype ahead of its launch. The latest of these hints is that its back panel will be finished in a carbon-fiber effect. It will also sup...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 10 Sep 2019 19:40:00 +0200
The next 90Hz OnePlus screen may look somewhat like this. (Source: Android Police)

The OnePlus 7T's 90Hz screen is all but confirmed, but this may not be good news for all

Pete Lau, the chief executive officer (CEO) at OnePlus, has confirmed that a new phone with an imminent release will have a 90Hz screen. The use of the eptithet "affordable" also connected to this phone suggests that this device i...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 08 Sep 2019 20:14:00 +0200
The OnePlus 7 series has an Android 10 beta already. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus releases its first version of Android 10 for the 7 and 7 Pro

The OEM OnePlus has succeeded in releasing a build of Android 10 shortly after Google formally introduced this fresh version of the OS. It is an Open Beta compatible with the 7 series from the Chinese phone-maker. The ROM updates ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 04 Sep 2019 18:43:00 +0200
The "OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition and 7T Pro" renders. (Source: OnLeaks)

The latest OnePlus 7T Pro renders show no deviation from earlier designs

An earlier report has suggested that the rumored OnePlus 7T will be a substantial upgrade over its immediate predecessor. Now, a new leak hints that the same may not be true of the 7T Pro. Despite the possibility that it will get ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 01 Sep 2019 16:41:00 +0200
OnePlus may aim to beat other OEMs to an Android 10 stable release. (Source: ZDNet)

OnePlus allegedly plans to release Android 10 on the same day as Google

A new Reddit post shows a messaging thread that may have taken place between a OnePlus representative and a second party. The former mentions the date now linked to the official release of Android 10, and references the OEM's plan...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 28 Aug 2019 18:51:00 +0200



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