Thursday, February 25


News, OnePlus, Phones

OnePlus 9 series will reportedly not feature periscope cameras

OnePlus' next flagship, the OnePlus 9, probably won't come with a periscope zoom lens based on recent rumors. Also, the OnePlus 9 Pro can ship with a large Quad HD (QHD +) panel. First, filter Max Jambor (@MaxJmb) shared on Twitter that the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro will not have periscope camera lenses. That can be a disappointment for some fans, especially since many other phone makers are releasing devices with periscope lenses. Samsung, Huawei and even Oppo, which are owned by the same parent company as OnePlus and now share research and development with OnePlus, have devices or will launch devices with periscope cameras. If you want to know if the 9 or 9 Pro have a periscope camera: they don't - Max Jambor (@MaxJmb) January 25, 2021 For those unfamiliar w...
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OnePlus, Oppo will stop pretending to be apart, combine R&D strength

It seems that OnePlus is getting really cozy with Oppo, as the two tech companies combine their research and development (R&D) departments. Oppo, OnePlus, Realme, and Vivo are part of BKK Electronics, a China-based tech giant. So far, the company has tried to make all of its brands stand out from each other. That hasn't always worked with OnePlus phones given that they often look a lot like Oppo devices from the same year. This isn't a big deal in North America, as Oppo devices aren't officially sold here, which makes OnePlus feel very different from Apple and Samsung smartphones. A report from a Chinese publication DoNews says Oppo and OnePlus combined their R&D departments at the end of 2020, but now the transfer is almost comp...
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OnePlus 7 Pro and 7T finally get Android 11, but only in beta

If you have a OnePlus 7 series phone, you can finally get Android 11 with Oxygen OS Open Beta 1. If you are already part of the OnePlus Open Beta program, you should receive this update directly to your phone. If not, you can download the OnePlus file and install it manually. If you are running the stable version of Oxygen OS 10 and want to join Open Beta, you should be aware that it will erase all your data. If you are already in the Open Beta program, you can install this update without losing your data. That being said, there is a glitch with the local update package for OnePlus 7T on the OnePlus website, and it is wiping user data. So if you install this version, make sure to back up your files. OnePlus has a pretty comprehe...
News, OnePlus, Phones, Telus

Don’t buy a OnePlus Nord if you are a Telus subscriber

If you are thinking of getting a OnePlus Nord N10 5G and are a Telus subscriber, wait for now. MobileSyrup has received reports that the Nord N10 5G is missing the Telus APN number, and a bug is preventing users from adding the number manually. Without this number, the phones cannot connect to your mobile data and are instead locked so that they can only make calls and send text messages. This means there is no web browsing, video streaming, or app downloads unless you're connected to Wi-Fi. If you've already bought a Nord N10 5G and it's on Telus, you can try adding the APN number manually, but if that doesn't work, you'll have to wait for an update that will arrive in February, according to OnePlus. . OnePlus also sent some im...
News, OnePlus, Wearables & Gadgets

OnePlus launches fitness tracker in India

OnePlus is expanding its smart tech portfolio with a new smart fitness tracker for the Indian market. This fitness band looks stylish and offers fitness features like step tracking, training monitoring, heart rate sensor and more. OnePlus has even added sleep tracking, which is something that is becoming more popular on wearable devices. One of the coolest things about the fitness band is that it takes a new approach to hardware design that looks a bit more sporty and attractive than typical OnePlus devices. The basic wearable comes in gray and black, but OnePlus says it will also sell accessory straps to give people some pops of color. It is important to note that this band is unlikely to be coming to Canada anytime soon. India...
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OnePlus Nord N10 5G and N100 go on sale in Canada on Friday

OnePlus will finally launch its OnePlus Nord N10 5G and N100 phones in Canada. Pre-sale for the two devices will go live on January 8 at 10 am ET / 7 am PT on the manufacturer's website. The N10 5G comes with 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and is priced at $ 389 CAD. The N100 is the cheaper of the two smartphones and only comes with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and is priced at $ 239. Both phones also include expandable storage. OnePlus Nord N10 5G and N100 are low-end phones with fairly medium specs. We've tested the N10 5G, and while it's not a bad phone for its $ 389 price point, it's not the first on our list when it comes to a sub $ 500 phone. You can read our full review of the phone if you're interested in picking up the d...
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OnePlus is reported to be working on even faster wireless charging technology

OnePlus has carved out a small niche in North America by offering fast charging speeds with its smartphones. Now, it looks like the upcoming OnePlus 9 series is ready to continue that trend. The OnePlus 9 series is expected to support 45-watt wireless fast charging, bringing the OnePlus wireless charging implementation closer to the speeds of its plugged-in chargers. Rumors suggest that both the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro will support wireless charging, but it is unclear whether they will both feature fast wireless charging. OnePlus currently has some fast-charging versions, all branded 'Warp charging'. Previous versions were called 'Dash chargers' and they are slower. The latest implementation of Warp Charge on the OnePlus 8T can cha...
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Android 11 is coming soon to the OnePlus 7 series

OnePlus has presented its strategy to upgrade the OnePlus Nord phones and the 7 series to Android 11. So far, the company has only brought its new interface design to the OnePlus 8 series phones, while the 7 series was supposed to get the update in 2020. If you're interested in our review of the OnePlus version on Android 11 , you can read here. It is now 2021 and OnePlus is about to bring the software to Nord phones. Next week, the company says it will begin open beta testing of OxygenOS 11 at the Nord that did not launch in Canada. Shortly after that, it plans to start beta testing Android 11 on the 7 series, including the OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7T in Canada. I guess this will mean that OnePlus 7 series owners will probably ...
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OnePlus to launch inexpensive fitness band in early 2021: report

OnePlus is reported to be launching a budget-oriented wearable fitness device dubbed the 'OnePlus Band' in the first quarter of 2021. Android Central reports internal sources claim that the Band will be the company's first wearable device, retailing for around $ 40 USD (about $ 51 CAD) and designed to compete with other budget wearable devices like Xiaomi's Mi Band series. The OnePlus Band is expected to arrive before the company's long-rumored smartwatch. OnePlus Band will reportedly debut in India before hitting other markets at a later date. It is not clear whether Canada will be included. If OnePlus takes a Band-like approach like it did with the Nord line, I'd say we probably won't see the OnePlus Band launch in Canada. Al...
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Alleged OnePlus 9 Live Images Leaked In Line With Specifications

The alleged live photos of the upcoming OnePlus 9 show a hole-punch camera and reveal a reverse wireless charging feature. Currently, only the OnePlus 8 Pro supports wireless reverse and wireless charging and it was believed that the two functions would only be available for OnePlus' Pro models. However, that doesn't seem to be the case with the OnePlus 9 series. the the leak comes from 91Mobiles, which reveals that the phone will support 30W wireless charging and reverse wireless charging. Other specs point to a 4,500 mAh battery, which is larger than the 4,300 mAh battery that is included in the OnePlus 8. Also, the device is expected to come with the 65W fast charging feature that the manufacturer included in the OnePlus 8T. ...
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OnePlus CEO says the company’s smartwatch will arrive ‘early next year’

In a recent tweet, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau shared that his company is working on a smartwatch that will launch early next year. This isn't the first time the company has hinted at a smartwatch. In fact, OnePlus has teased the wearable quite a bit this year, so this isn't a huge surprise. Many of you said you wanted a watch and as you may have heard over the weekend, we are making one, which will be released early next year. The wishes come true. - Pete Lau (@PeteLau) December 22, 2020 What will be interesting is if the smartwatch makes it to Canada. The company sells a TV and a great version of the Nord in India, OnePlus' biggest market, so the watch could end there too. In an interview with Entry, Lau sai...
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The OnePlus 8T concept phone has a color-changing back panel

OnePlus is back this year with another phone concept based on the OnePlus 8T. Last winter at CES, the company showcased a phone concept with tinted glass on the back that could conceal the camera. This year, the Chinese phone maker is using a film of electronic color material that changes color from dark blue to silver when electrons pass through it to accentuate the back of the phone. To take it further, this material is also sensitive to mmWave 5G signals, which can also change the color of the back of the phone. OnePlus says this has the potential to be a new way of notifying users when they receive messages or calls. Users could use a gesture on the back of the phone to potentially answer the call. There is a very slim chan...