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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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OnePlus Watch iFixit teardown reveals no hidden surprises

OnePlus Watch iFixit teardown reveals no hidden surprises

Although it isn't exactly its first wearable, the OnePlus Watch is the company's first dip into the smartwatch pool. Not all first tries come out perfectly, however, and the OnePlus Watch seems to have disappointed many reviewers. Fortunately, most of those criticisms can be addressed with software updates, but some found the hardware to also be mediocre or common. iFixit takes the OnePlus Watch through its usual teardown process, and, fortunately, it was uneventful in a good way.

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Windows 11 on OnePlus 6T runs Crysis, Hitman 4

Windows 11 on OnePlus 6T runs Crysis, Hitman 4

If the original Doom is often used as a litmus test for computing devices, both seriously and jokingly, Crysis is sometimes used to test the graphics capabilities of a computer or GPU. There might be other more graphics-intensive games these days, but the tradition has remained the same throughout the years. Now Crysis is again being used for something almost so unlikely you wouldn't expect it to work, yet some did just make Crysis run on a OnePlus 6T running Windows 11.

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OnePlus Nord 2 5G launch date and availability announced

OnePlus Nord 2 5G launch date and availability announced

The OnePlus 9 is getting some unwanted attention over a performance throttling scandal, but it isn't the only OnePlus phone in the market this year. In fact, there might be even more OnePlus Nord phones available today, with the OnePlus Nord CE 5G and OnePlus Nord N200 5G debuting last month. There is one more coming, as OnePlus teased earlier this week, and now the company is putting a more exact date for the launch of the OnePlus Nord 2 5G.

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OnePlus 6 Android 11 beta marks the start of a long journey

OnePlus 6 Android 11 beta marks the start of a long journey

OnePlus has made big promises when it comes to Android and security updates, and while not perfect, it does manage to keep its word. It doesn't always come quickly, however, especially for older models that require more testing when running newer and more resource-demanding software. Such is the case of the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T, launched back in 2018. The company is proudly announcing the availability of the first beta version of OxygenOS 11 with Android 11, suggesting that the stable release is still months away.

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OnePlus performance throttling is barking at the wrong tree

OnePlus performance throttling is barking at the wrong tree

OnePlus seems to have an obsession with battery life and power efficiency. For the longest time, it held off implementing a rather common Always-on Display feature for those reasons and only moved the needle forward when its community voted for it. Even so, OnePlus has always cautioned users about the consequences of such features and gave them the freedom to do what they want at their own expense. With the latest drama surrounding the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro, however, the company is making the exact same arguments, but this time isn't giving users the option to opt out of its throttling mechanism.

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OnePlus 9 Pro spotted throttling popular apps months after launch

OnePlus 9 Pro spotted throttling popular apps months after launch

A few months after its launch, the OnePlus 9 Pro handset has been spied throttling the performance of many apps, including popular offerings and even ones from OnePlus itself. Soon after news of the matter began circulating, OnePlus confirmed what others had noticed, explaining that it is the result of working to "optimize" device performance when using these apps.

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OnePlus Nord 2 5G revealed with MediaTek inside

OnePlus Nord 2 5G revealed with MediaTek inside

OnePlus revealed a new device this week called the OnePlus Nord 2 5G. This new device has a processor in it made by MediaTek - that'll be the first OnePlus device with a MediaTek processor inside. The OnePlus Nord line is aimed at bringing affordable smartphones to the public with the OnePlus brand name to assure quality and reliability in software and hardware. With MediaTek inside their devices, it'll make that proposition slightly more difficult than it was when they were, at first, using the slightly more common Qualcomm.

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OnePlus Pad trademark hints at company’s new venture

OnePlus Pad trademark hints at company’s new venture

OnePlus has come a long way since it launched its first-ever "Flagship Killer" in 2014. Although it initially focused on smartphones, it has diversified its product portfolio to include accessories, both wired and wireless, a smart TV, and, most recently, a smartwatch. All throughout those changes, the one mobile device category that OnePlus hasn't touched is the standalone slate, something that might be changing soon if this recent trademark filing means anything.

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