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OPPO ColorOS 12 beta comes with new software update promises

OPPO ColorOS 12 beta comes with new software update promises

The Android landscape has definitely changed significantly in the past few years. Huawei is no longer n the Top Five, and the likes of Xiaomi and OPPO have risen through the ranks more than ever before. Software updates have also become an important bullet point for manufacturers who are now racing to prove they're part of that growing trend. In light of that, OPPO is one of the first to announce the global version of its upcoming ColorOS 12 and is making a stronger public commitment to supporting its myriad phones.

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OnePlus 9T not to be: Tradition changes now

OnePlus 9T not to be: Tradition changes now

OnePlus announced this week that they're changing the way they do business when it comes to regularly scheduled smartphone model release. Over the past couple of years, OnePlus has been moving away from the single-phone release setup, where one device would appear early on in the year, then another with a "T" in its name would appear later. It might've been a long time coming - especially given the origin of the letter "T".

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OPPO tablet leaked with a large screen, new ColorOS for tablets

OPPO tablet leaked with a large screen, new ColorOS for tablets

The tablet market seems to have experienced a renaissance, partially thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic's effects on work, education, and even lifestyles. Apple is unsurprisingly at the top, leading by a huge margin against the dwindling number of Android tablet makers. It seems, however, that manufacturers are also reconsidering their mobile portfolios in light of recent global trends, and OPPO, just after its sub-brand Realme, might be the latest to jump on that bandwagon soon.

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OPPO MagVOOC takes another stab at magnetic wireless charging

OPPO MagVOOC takes another stab at magnetic wireless charging

Like it or not, Apple is really a trendsetter, even if it isn't the first to come out with a product or technology. When it repurposed its MagSafe branding to cover magnet-assisted wireless charging, it was expected that some manufacturers would follow suit sooner or later. It's no surprise, either, that one of those would be OPPO. The smartphone maker has admittedly been at the forefront of charging technologies for smartphones, and its new MagVOOC tech is its latest attempt to maintain that lead.

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Future OPPO phones will be using new under-screen camera and RGBW sensor

Future OPPO phones will be using new under-screen camera and RGBW sensor

With the Galaxy Z Fold 3, Samsung officially joined the bandwagon circling around under-display cameras (UDC), alternatively called under-screen or under-panel cameras. It isn't the first to jump on it, though, with ZTE stealing the thunder by launching the first UDC-equipped phone last year. OPPO, however, was also one of the first to actually get its R&D engine running to create the perfect under-screen camera implementation.

While OPPO isn't announcing yet when that will finally be available in a smartphone, it is revealing some of the imaging technologies that will be arriving on smartphones in the next six to seven months.

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OnePlus 2-screen phone trolls Samsung while OPPO patent stands

OnePlus 2-screen phone trolls Samsung while OPPO patent stands

Tomorrow Samsung has an event scheduled where we will, more than likely, see the next major foldable smartphones from the brand. OnePlus released a teaser for something today with a time and date that matches the start of the Samsung event. Given the relative lack of a lead-up with teasers and/or rumors and/or leaks of a device such as this, it seems likely OnePlus has something relatively simple planned, rather than a full-blown dual-screen smartphone ready for release.

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OPPO Under-Screen Camera promises to fix the full-screen phone problem

OPPO Under-Screen Camera promises to fix the full-screen phone problem

ZTE just released its second-gen under-display camera (UDC) in the ZTE Axon 30 5G, but the jury's still out on whether it is indeed a worthy upgrade. In the meantime, however, it might be getting some competition. Samsung, for example, is expected to debut its own UDC implementation next week in the Galaxy Z Fold 3. Today, however, OPPO is also revealing what it says is its third-gen Under-Screen Camera (USC), claiming to have addressed all the flaws attached to such technology.

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Xiaomi beat Samsung in Europe for the first time

Xiaomi beat Samsung in Europe for the first time

The past 18 months have thrown the smartphone market royalty into disarray. It was no surprise that Huawei was dethroned from its coveted spot but getting booted out of the world's Top 5 was still painful. Samsung barely maintains a lead in the global market after a decrease in shipments, while Apple remains stable against all odds. Amidst this reshuffling, Xiaomi is emerging as the strongest contender, having surpassed even Samsung last quarter, at least in Europe.

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OnePlus 9T may have been canceled

OnePlus 9T may have been canceled

At first, it was the COVID-19 pandemic that threw plans and schedules into chaos. Now the tech industry is facing yet another crisis, one that could affect anything that has an integrated chip, which is almost all electronics these days. Although smartphone companies are less forthcoming about it, insider sources reveal some reshuffling of schedules and products behind the scenes. One of those is OnePlus, which already canned some North American OnePlus 9 configurations because of the chip supply shortage and might even be canceling the OnePlus 9T for the same reason.

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OPPO Watch 2 launches with Snapdragon Wear 4100 inside

OPPO Watch 2 launches with Snapdragon Wear 4100 inside

The choice of processors has always been one of the biggest criticisms of the smartwatch market, particularly with Android Wear, now Wear OS. Even today, most models run on very old silicon, even while a newer option has been available for almost a year now. Better late than never, as they say, and OPPO is finally catching up with the OPPO Watch 2, the third smartwatch to run on the latest Snapdragon Wear 4100 platform.

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OnePlus Nord 2 OxygenOS is built on top of OPPO ColorOS

OnePlus Nord 2 OxygenOS is built on top of OPPO ColorOS

The line that divides OnePlus and its distant cousin OPPO is becoming thinner and blurrier. Not long after OnePlus CEO Pete Lau took up a key position in OPPO, OnePlus announced that it would be using OPPO's ColorOS instead of its own HydrogenOS for Chinese models. It didn't take long for the two companies' software teams to merge, and the first fruits of this unification of OxygenOS and ColorOS can be found but not seen in the new OnePlus Nord 2.

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Samsung foldable displays will have 120Hz refresh rates

Samsung foldable displays will have 120Hz refresh rates

Although Samsung seems to have the lion's share of the niche foldable phone market, it might not be the only noteworthy game in town soon. A couple of new foldable devices are rumored to be launching within the next 12 or so months, but, ironically and unsurprisingly, Samsung will also benefit from those indirectly. Its display panel business will be the one providing foldable screens for these phones, and those screens might even boast fast refresh rates usually seen on conventional phones.

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