OnePlus

OnePlus Buds Pro are here, should you buy or ditch

OnePlus Buds Pro are here, should you buy or ditch

The OnePlus Buds Pro have been finally launched. The company bills it as the “most advanced listening device” in the portfolio that now adds the third set of TWS earbuds. The advanced earbuds have been revealed alongside the OnePlus Nord 2 and there’s enough reason to be excited.

Continue Reading

OnePlus CPU throttling will have a toggle switch in Android 12

OnePlus CPU throttling will have a toggle switch in Android 12

A former darling of the smartphone market, OnePlus has recently received a lot of flak over one unpopular strategy after another. Its software commitment for some of the OnePlus Nord phones didn't sit well for fans of the company's "Never Settle" philosophy, and its "merger" with OPPO raised doubts about its future. Its biggest offense of late, however, is its secret throttling of performance on OnePlus 9 phones. Now it seems to be reconsidering its position and will offer a compromise, but probably not until next year.

Continue Reading

OnePlus Nord 2 5G released in full, with a free Stadia package

OnePlus Nord 2 5G released in full, with a free Stadia package

The OnePlus Nord 2 5G was revealed today and released with a ship date of "within 5 days". This device isn't necessarily meant for people living in the USA, mind you, as it's part of the Nord collection launching in the UK, while the USA gets "N" line Nord phones. The OnePlus Nord 2 5G will appear in Gray Sierra and Blue Haze color options with two options for capacity and RAM: 8GB RAM + 128GB storage or 12GB RAM with 256GB storage. Both versions include a Google Stadia Premiere Edition (controller and Chromecast, for a limited time) - neat.

Continue Reading

OnePlus Buds Pro revealed with ANC and white noise for $150

OnePlus Buds Pro revealed with ANC and white noise for $150

Today the OnePlus Buds Pro true wireless earbuds were revealed with Active Noise Cancellation and a two-color launch. These buds will be available in Matte Black and Glossy White, and they'll be released in North America, Europe, and India. These earbuds work with Bluetooth 5.2, Warp Charge, Qi-standard wireless charging, and interesting features like "Zen Mode Air."

Continue Reading

OnePlus Nord 2 battery and 65W charging officially confirmed

OnePlus Nord 2 battery and 65W charging officially confirmed

OnePlus has a marketing strategy that, just like its earliest phones, broke all the conventions of traditional smartphone businesses. While most companies try hard to keep things under wraps, OnePlus embraced the tech industry's "leaks culture" and does its own not-so-subtle teasing days ahead of a new product launch. With just hours before the OnePlus Nord 2 5G's debut, the company is dropping the last few pieces of the picture while still leaving a few tidbits unconfirmed.

Continue Reading

OnePlus Nord N10 5G Android 11 rolls out as its first and last upgrade

OnePlus Nord N10 5G Android 11 rolls out as its first and last upgrade

The OnePlus Nord series is a bit of a double-edged sword for the company. On the one hand, its decision to launch affordable mid-range phones in certain markets has been warmly received. On the other hand, there has been major dissatisfaction with its commitment to the phones' software. That is commitment will be greatly tested in the OnePlus Nord N10 5G, which has finally started receiving OxygenOS 11 with Android 11, marking the beginning and the end for the phone's Android upgrades.

Continue Reading

OnePlus Buds Pro adaptive noise cancellation will be its headline feature

OnePlus Buds Pro adaptive noise cancellation will be its headline feature

Truly Wireless Stereo earbuds are a dime a dozen these days. Some use their brand strength to catch buyers' attention and money, while others try to come up with gimmicks or feature buzzwords to stand out from the crowd. OnePlus' upcoming TWS buds will probably try to use both strategies. Based on its own teasing of its features, the OnePlus Buds Pro will be flaunting a newer, more advanced kind of noise cancellation technology to appeal to audiophiles.

Continue Reading

Sorry US OnePlus fans: No base model 9 Pro for you

Sorry US OnePlus fans: No base model 9 Pro for you

The OnePlus 9 Pro has been available in the US in some configurations for several months now, but those of you holding out for the base model to make its way Stateside should probably abandon hope. Though OnePlus has indicated in the past that it would bring the base model - which offers 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage - to the US, the company has now confirmed that it won't be releasing that model here after all.

Continue Reading

OnePlus Nord 2 display leak confirms a camera downgrade

OnePlus Nord 2 display leak confirms a camera downgrade

A recent teaser coming from OnePlus itself revealed that the OnePlus Nord 2's screen would be pretty much on par with its predecessor. That is, of course, a simplification since they do differ ever so slightly in dimensions. They do also have one very obvious difference, at least based on the latest unofficial images of the phone's front. While it will still sport a punch-hole cutout in a corner, the OnePlus Nord 2 will take a step down in terms of cameras.

Continue Reading

OnePlus 9 Pro throttling explanation takes a jab at the Snapdragon 888

OnePlus 9 Pro throttling explanation takes a jab at the Snapdragon 888

OnePlus was plunged into the center of controversy again these past few days after something that would have flown under most people's radars. Very few owners of the new OnePlus 9 Pro had complaints about the phone's performance, at least not until some decided to compare it with its peers. The revelation and OnePlus' own admission that it was indeed throttling some apps for the sake of battery life and thermal management have become almost similar to the benchmarking cheating it got accused of a few years back. The company has now made a more official and detailed defense of that practice that makes a somewhat ironic point about the smartphone market's obsession with specs and figures.

Continue Reading

OnePlus Nord 2 display confirmed to be like last year’s

OnePlus Nord 2 display confirmed to be like last year’s

OnePlus' new Nord series seems to be all over the place in more ways than one. The first OnePlus Nord was highly popular, but the models that launched in the US were a few steps down the ladder. While the OnePlus Nord N phones did offer budget-friendly handsets, the company's software commitment has left many disappointed. The OnePlus Nord 2 might embody that mix of the good and the bad, the future and the past, especially with OnePlus' confirmation of the display that the phone will have.

Continue Reading

OnePlus 9 Pro IP rating isn’t worth the publicity, says CEO

OnePlus 9 Pro IP rating isn’t worth the publicity, says CEO

Although OnePlus' flagship killers always impressed the market with their relatively more accessible price tags, it's safe to say that there are some corners that have been cut along the way. Until recently, for example, many OnePlus phones didn't reach the QHD resolutions of their peers at that time. There was also a time when OnePlus didn't even use glass on the back of its phones even while its rivals did. One of the biggest missing bullet points for years has been IP rating, and while OnePlus did finally concede that, it is now practically downplaying its significance.

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4 Next