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New renders suggest a hidden front-facing camera for the Honor 9X Pro. (Source: MySmartPrice)

Latest renders point to pop-up cameras for Honor 9X series

According to some new leaks, the Honor 9X and its Pro variant will have full-screen displays. This will allegedly be conferred by selfie cameras hidden in pop-up modules. One of these Huawei sub-brand phones may also have appeared...
Vivo are alleged to be hiring in Europe. (Source: Vivo)

The smartphone OEM Vivo shows signs of breaking into new markets

Vivo is an OEM that mostly produces smartphones with modern features such as multiple cameras. However, these handsets have not been officially available in certain regions. However, new reports indicate that this company is hirin...
The LG G6 may be updated to Android Pie soon. (Source: GSMArena)

Android Pie for the LG G6 (European variant) allegedly surfaces in leaked beta form

The G6 is LG's flagship smartphone for 2017. Despite this, it is yet to be officially updated to the latest version of Android. A Redditor claims to have found a beta for this very upgrade - albeit for just 1 region-specific varia...
OPPO introduced the shark-fin look in the Reno line. (Source: TechNave)

OPPO Reno's design allegedly copied in new smartphone patent

The lesser-spotted Chinese OEM Haipai has filed a patent for a new phone with a type of pop-up module for the selfie camera that rises from the top of the device as a wedge. Sound familiar? If so, you may be thinking of OPPO, who ...
OnePlus 7 Pro Android phablet gets OxygenOS 9.5.9 update with new camera features

OxygenOS 9.5.9 comes with new camera features for the OnePlus 7 Pro

In addition to the usual system optimizations and general bug fixes, the OxygenOS 9.5.9 OTA update for the OnePlus 7 Pro comes with new enhancements for the camera: improved back-to-front switching, faster autofocus, advanced Pano...
OxygenOS for the OnePlus 6 and 6T now inlcudes a screen recorder. (Source: OnePlus)

The OnePlus 6 and 6T get screen recorders in their latest software update

OnePlus has recently updated the 6 and 6T, its second-last generation of flagship phones. The upgrade confers the June 2019 security patch level on the devices. It also adds a native screen-recorder, which is now found in the seri...
The 12GB variant of the Red Magic 3. (Source: Nubia)

12GB camo version of the Red Magic 3 goes on sale internationally

The Red Magic 3 is already probably one of 2019's most interesting gaming phones. Its manufacturer, Nubia, has also now made a 12GB RAM variant available on its international retail platform. This phone also has a camo finish that...
The OnePlus 7 Pro is $100 less in Canada now. (Source: YouTube)

Canadian OnePlus fans get a CA$100 rebate on the 7 Pro

OnePlus has just instituted a CA$100 (US$78) discount for its latest flagship, the 7 Pro, in Canada. However, those who bought their phones at the device's initial higher price in the country need not fret: the OEM has sent them a...
OnePlus is entering the TV market, but in which category? (Source: Twitter)

The OnePlus TV may not be OLED

Last year, OnePlus announced that it was to release its first ever TV. However, not much has been heard about this product since then. Now, a renowned leaker claims that it is "not very far away", but that it is likely to have an ...
OnePlus smartphones compared: OnePlus 7 Pro vs. OnePlus 7 vs. OnePlus 6T

All current OnePlus smartphones compared: OnePlus 7 Pro vs. OnePlus 7 vs. OnePlus 6T

Which is the best OnePlus phone? Is an upgrade from the OnePlus 6T to the OnePlus 7 worth it? How big are the differences between the OnePlus 7 smartphones? For whom is the OnePlus 7 Pro the better choice despite the price premium? In our in-depth comparison review, we'll explore the essential everyday-use differences between the OnePlus smartphones.
The Shot on OnePlus web interface. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus found to have sprung a user-data leak through a photography app

"Shot on OnePlus" is an initiative by which users can upload their shots via a smartphone app or online. This is done via an API, which, when analyzed, was found to be a ready source of user emails and IDs. The company's response ...
Camera test: Xiaomi Mi 9 v. Huawei P30 Pro v. OnePlus 7 Pro v. Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus. OnePlus 7 Pro courtesy of Trading Shenzhen.

OnePlus Flagship Smartphone Camera Test: OnePlus 7 Pro v. Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus v. Xiaomi Mi 9 v. Huawei P30 Pro

How good, or rather how bad, is the OnePlus 7 Pro's camera really? We decided to compare the OnePlus 7 Pro with the latest camera patch installed on the current crème de la crème of Android smartphone photography. Find out whether or not the OnePlus 7 Pro's latest camera patch is capable of catapulting the OnePlus 7 Pro right to the top in our review.
OnePlus 7

89% OnePlus 7 Smartphone: Phone with dual-camera setup in review

It's not easy... The OnePlus 7 isn't the only smartphone in its model generation anymore, but it still has the right to play an important role in the upper tier. The exterior design has barely changed compared to the OnePlus 6T. Will this help? We'll find out in this review.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 | Qualcomm Adreno 640 | 6.41" | 182 g
The OnePlus 7 Pro in Almond. (Source:

The OnePlus 7 Pro Almond SKU goes on sale, may gain a new Android Q navigation gesture soon

OnePlus has released a new colorway for the 7 Pro. This SKU (Almond) is available in the US or Canada so far. In addition, development leaks indicate that the OEM is preparing the new 'back' gesture, which consists of swiping inwa...
A firmware updating should be arriving within a few weeks to address the bug. (Image source: XDA)

Updated | OnePlus confirms that it is addressing the OnePlus 7 Pro ghost touch display issue

OnePlus is moving quickly to fix the ghost touch issue that has been affecting some 7 Pro smartphones, less than a week after acknowledging its existence. Thankfully for owners, it does not appear to be a hardware issue. Update: ...
Fans of the OnePlus 7 Pro have a new upgrade to look forward to. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus releases a camera-centric software update for the 7 Pro

OnePlus has announced a new update for OxygenOS (OOS, the OEM's Android skin) on its new flagship, the 7 Pro. It contains a long list of potential camera optimizations which, as the company claims, have been developed as a result ...
Analysis: DC Dimming vs. PWM – Can you dim AMOLED displays without the flickering?

Analysis: DC Dimming vs. PWM – Can you dim AMOLED displays without the flickering?

Some smartphone users have a problem: The AMOLED display of their smartphone causes them headaches, because it flickers at low brightness levels. DC dimming might be a solution for this. In this article, we explain the new technology and evaluate the advantages, looking at two examples.
The apparent OPPO A1s. (Source: MySmartPrice)

New OPPO A-line phone makes it through multiple certifiers

A new device called the OPPO CPH1925 (or A1s) has popped up on the websites of Russian, Thai and Indonesian regulatory bodies. Like the A1k before it, it has a 2.0GHz MediaTek processor, a 4000mAh battery and a 6.1 inch waterdrop-...
A BBC news report over 5G gets distinctly low-res. (Source: BBC)

BBC broadcast fails highlight potentially serious drawbacks of 5G

The UK's first 5G network launched recently, at the end of May 2019. The country national broadcaster, the BBC, attempted to conduct some news reports over the new data standard. Unfortunately, they faced severe issues due to the ...
The OnePlus 7 Pro. (Source: Kimovil)

OnePlus 7 Pro users on T-Mobile can now convert their phones to international units without the usual hurdles

Buying through T-Mobile may be a more intuitive way of getting one's hands on a OnePlus 7 Pro in the US. However, those units of this flagship are often subject to restrictions that keep them on this carrier's software update plan...
EE has launched the UK's first 5G network. (Source: EE)

EE launches the UK's first 5G network

Today (May 22, 2019), the carrier EE announced the launch of its 5G network in the UK, the first of its kind in this country. EE has also made some devices that are compatible with this network available. They include the OnePlus ...
OnePlus has made Android Q betas for the 7 and 7 Pro. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus releases Android Q Beta for the 7 and 7 Pro

The OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro have only been official since May 14, 2019. Despite this, the OEM has already rolled a new Android Q beta out for the phones. The build may offer insights as to what software updates of the future will be l...
OnePlus 7 Pro

89% OnePlus 7 Pro Smartphone Review

Profoundly premium. The OnePlus 7 Pro is the company’s new flagship. The device has a huge notch-free display, triple rear-facing cameras and much more. Read on to find out whether this so-called flagship beater can live up to expectations.
Update: Test completed.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 | Qualcomm Adreno 640 | 6.67" | 206 g
The OnePlus 7 Pro. (Source: YouTube)

OnePlus reportedly scores about 1 million reservations for the 7 Pro in China

A well-regarded tipster claims to have heard that OnePlus has managed to amass 1 million reservations for units of its new flagship, the 7 Pro. These reservations could be made in China only in advance of the phone's launch. There...
The OnePlus 7 Pro's DxOMark score. (Source: YouTube)

The OnePlus 7 Pro hits the big time in DxOMark's camera tests

During the OnePlus 7 Series launch event (on May 14, 2019), the OEM announced that the flagship of this line scored 111 in its DxOMark review. This puts it behind just 2 other premium devices in the benchmark's rankings.
The OnePlus7 Pro's selfie camera makes for an all-display front panel. (Source: YouTube)

The OnePlus 7 Pro's screen is the notchless panel that was promised

The OnePlus 7 series has just been announced today (May 14, 2019). The marquee device of this event was decidedly not the 7, as it is a direct upgrade for 2018-looking hardware. The Pro variant, on the other hand, may be a quantum...
The OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro. (Source: YouTube)

The OnePlus 7 Series is now official

OnePlus has launched its latest flagship series. As expected, it includes the 7 Pro and the base 7. The 4G variant will go on sale on May 21, 2019; however, there will be some special events prior to that.
Official promo vids for the OnePlus 7 Pro have hit YouTube ahead of the official reveal later today. (Source: OnePlus)

Official OnePlus 7 Pro product promo vids have already hit YouTube ahead of today's launch

Official promo videos for the One Plus 7 Pro have landed on YouTube mere hours before their official launch. The videos give us the best look yet at what is sure to be one of the most sough-after Android smartphones released this ...
Huawei is now inviting developers with the Mate 20 Pro to test Q Beta 3. (Source: Huawei)

The Mate 20 Pro gets Huawei's Android Q Beta treatment

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is one of 21 devices certified for the latest beta for Android Q. The OEM has now made places on a program to test it available to users of the 2018 flagship. It appears that this program is best suited to d...
Having the latest Android Q preview may be cool, but perhaps less so when going about your daily life. (Source: Android Central)

Some Google Pay users find the latest Android Q beta is not daily driver-ready the hard way

Google announced that the newest preview for the next version of Android would be made available on a total of 21 devices, including the more recent Pixel phones. Therefore, a relatively large number of users may have gained acces...
Not the Note 10. (Image source: Twitter/Ice universe)

This is NOT the Samsung Galaxy Note 10

Images of a mystery smartphone have been shared on Twitter, with some tweeters immediately presuming they were gazing at the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 10 for the first time. Unfortunately, it was quickly revealed that the rende...
Google hasn't yet revealed which dessert Android Q could be. (Image source: Twitter/Jessica Dolcourt)

Google releases list of 21 smartphones that support Android Q Beta 3 - Essential and Xiaomi but no Samsung

Google has revealed which companies, and specifically which smartphones, will be supporting Android Q Beta 3. There are a couple of surprising entries in the list of 21 devices and a seemingly glaring omission. Essential, Huawei, ...
The OnePlus 7 Pro's rumored Almond color. (Source: WinFuture)

OnePlus makes HDR10+ for the 7 Pro official

The OnePlus 7 Pro is already definitely associated with the UFS 3.0 standard ahead of its launch on May 14, 2019. Now, the OEM has confirmed that this phone will support HDR10+ content. In ongoing leak terms, it may also have had ...
OnePlus 7 Pro Indian pricing. (Source: Ishan Agarwal on Twitter)

OnePlus 7 Pro pricing for the Indian market gets revealed, likely to start from ₹49,999

Leakster Ishan Agarwal has revealed the likely pricing for the OnePlus 7 Pro in the Indian market when it launches on May 14. The 6 GB/128 GB variant is said to be priced at ₹49,999 with the top-end 12 GB/256 GB variant is expecte...
One of the latest "OnePlus 7 Pro hands-on" photos. (Source: IndiaShopps)

More alleged real-life OnePlus 7 Pro photos surface prior to its launch

An Indian media outlet claims to have found more "hands-on" images of the OnePlus 7 Pro. Much like the rest, they appear to confirm the phone's edge-to-edge screen, if little else about the phone. However, it must be said that the...
It now seems this OnePlus teaser had multiple meanings. (Source: Twitter)

OnePlus 7 Pro preview confirms 3X optical zoom for the phone

The Verge has reported on access it was allowed to a near-production unit of the upcoming OnePlus 7 Pro. The outlet is in a position to state that one of the phone's main cameras has 3X optical zoom as a result. In other news, Ice...
DisplayMate has given the OnePlus 7 Pro an A+ ranking. (Source: DisplayMate)

OnePlus 7 Pro scores DisplayMate's highest accolade, even prior to its launch

The Pro variant is OnePlus' newest marketing tag, and will be used for the first time to differentiate one variant of the upcoming 7 flagship from another. DisplayMate has announced that it has given this phone its "highest A+" ra...
The OnePlus 5 and 5T have a new official update. (Source: YouTube)

Latest stable update for OnePlus 5/5T brings April security patch, fixes some things

The OnePlus 5 and 5T have been updated to OxygenOS 9.0.5, a software update that raises the 2017 flagships' security patch level to April 2019. It also addresses some problems with calls in third-party apps reported by users. This...
China is the 3rd country on Earth to get 5G. (Source:

Shenzhen becomes first Chinese city to get 5G

China Unicom has deployed a 5G network in an area of Shenzhen called the Qianhai-Shekou Free Trade Zone. This makes China one of only 3 countries with the new generation of wireless networks. The carrier is now planning exhibition...
The OnePlus 7 Pro is shaping up to be more expensive than its predecessor. (Source: Twitter)

OnePlus 7 Pro's European pricing is allegedly revealed on Twitter

The OnePlus 7 Pro could cost the rough equivalent of $US928 in one of its markets. At least, this is what the prolific leaker Ishan Agarwal has apparently heard. A Tweet from this individual has set out the apparent memory SKUs of...
The OnePlus 6T's successor will get an official launch date soon. (Source: Engadget)

OnePlus 7 launch date to be announced "next Tuesday"

We may think we know when the next OnePlus flagship will be officially unveiled. However, the company's chief executive officer (CEO) has stated that the applicable rumors will be confirmed or denied on April 23, 2019. Judging by ...
The latest official OnePlus teaser for 2019. (Source: Twitter)

OnePlus CEO's tweet appears to confirm some rumors about the OEM's next flagship

OnePlus' chief executive, Pete Lau, posted a tweet with more details on a "new device", as promised. It mainly consisted of what could be a new tagline for 2019, in addition to a short video showing a device that could have curved...
The OnePlus 3 series finally has an open Android Pie-based beta. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus 3/3T: new OxygenOS beta based on Android Pie available now

A new version of OxygenOS for the OnePlus 3 and 3T is finally here. However, there are a few slight caveats: it is still in beta (albeit an official Community Beta), and thus may still have some bugs. On the other hand, it has an ...
One of the new "OnePlus 7" renders. (Source: PriceBaba)

New, "exclusive" OnePlus 7 renders look suspiciously like the 6T

The OnePlus 7 may launch alongside some new variants for 2019 sometime next month. However, if a new leak from PriceBaba is to be believed, it could easily be mistaken for its predecessor at its launch. This site claims that the 7...
Some recent renders for the new OnePlus phone. (Source: CNet)

OnePlus 7 series to launch on May 14: new rumor

The well-known tipster Ishan Agarwal has announced on Twitter that he has found out when the new OnePlus devices will be unveiled: May 14. This has not been confirmed by the OEM; however, the date is in line with its launch schedu...
The Samsung Galaxy S10 range is inline for a major camera update. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Galaxy S10 range set for major camera update with new night mode

The arrival of the Huawei P30 Pro with its stunning night mode hasn’t gone unnoticed by Samsung. According to Samsung insider Ice Universe, the Korean giant is targeting late April or May for a major camera update that will bring ...


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