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    One week ago, OnePlus offered the latest in a string of announcements about the upcoming OnePlus 2. But rather than teasing us with the latest hardware component it was revealing, the manufacturer had some bigger news, announcing plans for its launch event. In just over three weeks, on July 27, the company intends to introduce the OnePlus 2 to the world. And it's doing so with some unique showmanship, inviting fans to tune in live to watch the unveiling in full-3D VR. Of course, you'll need some special hardware in order to check that out for yourself, and to that end OnePlus shared plans ...

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    There's been no shortage of official OnePlus 2 info going back the past several weeks now, as the company teases the smartphone's features in anticipation of its end-of-July launch. Piece by piece, OnePlus has slowly been letting us know what to expect from its second-gen handset. And as we look forward to the company divulging the next bit of info about the phone, we've found ourselves turning to some additional sources, like the benchmark data that appeared to reveal three variants of the model. Now we're turning our attention back to a much more official source, though one who's ...

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    The OnePlus 2 is coming this month – that much, the company has not hesitated to let us know ahead of time. But even though we know about some key hardware details already, the majority of the phone's details have yet to be uncovered. Which is why it's so exciting to see leaks when they do happen – and we're learning some new OnePlus 2 info today thanks to a Bluetooth SIG filing as well as a GFXBench benchmark. Let's take a look at what we've got. Bluetooth certification documents tell us that three OnePlus 2 models bear model numbers A2001, A2003, and A2005. The A2001 had been seen ...

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    Inch by inch, the OnePlus 2 is slowly coming into view. For weeks now OnePlus has been teasing us with details about its upcoming new flagship, from its choice of SoC to news about the phone's selling price. Last week we heard about the presence of a reversible USB type-C connector, and later got a firm date for the OnePlus 2's full launch event: July 27. Of course, we've got weeks to go until then, and plenty that's yet to be confirmed about the phone, giving OnePlus ample opportunity to reveal even more specs. Today it shares the latest, confirming plans to give the OnePlus 2 a ...

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    For being the first product coming from a small startup company with a vague history and questionable PR stunts, the One from OnePlus sold like crazy when it was made available last year. In the end, it turned out to be quite a good phone, but even before anyone knew how it performed, there were two main selling points that largely drove the OnePlus One to its viral success: its price and its specs. The market has grown significantly since the One’s release, with phones like the Idol 3 and Zenfone 2 taking over the budget space, but at the time there were very few low-cost phones worth ...

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    Update (06/28 21:50): Well, Michael and friend Chris did a good job. Fish's back. And the high-quality return is as well. Good luck. Who ever said that summer's a bit of a slow period in mobile tech circles? In the space between WWDC and IFA, nothing much happens, right? Luckily for you smartphone and tablet fans out there, that couldn't be further from the truth, and there's been a busy week chock-full of interesting developments that we're just aching to sift through, chew up, and feed to all of you, momma-bird style, on this week's Pocketnow Weekly. Life used to be so simple. Phones ...

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    OnePlus has slowly been warming us up to the idea of the OnePlus 2, spending the last week now sharing a few key details about the company's upcoming smartphone. We know which SoC it will use, have a general sense of pricing, and most recently we heard to expect reversible USB type C connectivity. This is all great, and we look forward to learning more in the weeks leading up to the phone's launch. But when exactly might that be? Today OnePlus gives us a date to mark on our calendars, announcing plans to formally introduce the OnePlus 2 on Monday, July 27. What the company has in mind for ...

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    The OnePlus 2 is probably still a couple months off, but verified information about the smartphone is already beginning to surface. Last week brought us two important tidbits, first as OnePlus announced the Snapdragon 810 as the handset's SoC of choice, and second as the company revealed that the phone would be seeing a price increase relative to the OnePlus One. When that first bit of SoC news landed, OnePlus mentioned it would reveal additional hardware details in the weeks to come, one at a time. Well, today's the day for the next piece of the puzzle to slide into place, as the ...

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    Yesterday, OnePlus got the ball rolling on official details about the forthcoming OnePlus 2 as it disclosed its choice of the Snapdragon 810 as the SoC that will power the handset. That announcement has served to act as the catalyst to get lots of people talking about the phone, speculating about performance and pricing. OnePlus hasn't been blind to all this, and today it issues a formal “chill out” message, telling its fans to stop listening to all the rumors – and offering a little insight into OnePlus 2 pricing in the process. OnePlus talks about component costs, and how the ...

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    In just a couple more weeks, Q3 2015 will be upon us, and as we've noted before, that's going to mean a period full of some of the highest-profile smartphone launches all year. One of the many handsets we're expecting to see debut is the follow-up to last year's OnePlus One, and though the manufacturer has long confirmed that a OnePlus 2 is in the works, so far it hasn't shared many details about the phone. Today that all starts changing, as the manufacturer shares one of the most important components that will go into making up the OnePlus 2: a Snapdragon 810 SoC. The decision to go with ...

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    As we start pushing into the middle of June, Q3 2015 is within sight, a quarter that is set to bring us some of the most anticipated phones of the year. One device on the slate for a Q3 debut is the follow-up to last year's OnePlus One, and so far rumors have been making the OnePlus 2 out to be one hell of a smartphone. We've heard rumors about quad HD screens, Snapdragon 810 SoCs, and other top-shelf specs. More recent reports have become a little more conservative with their predictions, instead pointing to the return of a 1080p panel. Does this also mean that the rumored $430 launch ...

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    Back at the start of the month, OnePlus teased what was supposed to be a major announcement – one that would “shake up” the industry. Well, we didn't get the launch of any new hardware or anything so interesting, and found ourselves left with the consolation prize of a $50 discount on the OnePlus One. On its own, that wasn't huge news – sales comes and sales go, and especially for a one-year-old phone, a price cut now and then is to be expected. Today, however, OnePlus tweaks that deal in a very important way that suddenly has us a bit more interested, making the price cur ...

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    It took the better part of a year, but back in April we saw the OnePlus One take a big step forward as it put the invite system that had long plagued sales of the handset behind it. In the weeks since, we've been keeping an eye on some OnePlus One software developments, while also thinking about what we'd like to see from the OnePlus 2. That model's not expected until Q3, but now a new teaser has us wondering if OnePlus might not have some early news to share with us, as the company mentions something coming on June 1 with the potential to “shake up the tech industry.” OnePlus tells us ...

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    According to OnePlus, the sequel to its affordable OnePlus One flagship is set to arrive later this year around Q3. Which means, at this point, it's not too early to begin drumming up hype for the release of what's expected to be another powerful phone with a good value. Today, a possible OnePlus Two benchmark has given us a look at some possible specs the phone is expected to carry when it goes official later this year. This benchmark lists the model number of the processor as the MSM8994, which corresponds to Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 SoC. Geekbench lists this as an 8-core CPU, though ...

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    The vast majority of our interactions with smartphone occur through the devices' touchscreens. Sure, we'll use voice commands now and then, and maybe even connect a Bluetooth controller, but without touchscreen input, we'd be utterly lost. So some OnePlus One owners have been understandably frustrated as they deal with touchscreen glitches that seem to have been plaguing the handset since it launched. Despite OnePlus delivering update after update that attempted to put these touchscreen bugs to rest, problems have persisted. At least, they have so far, but it looks like salvation may have ...

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    What we know about the OnePlus Two, the follow-up to the OnePlus One, is that it will most likely not be powered by CyanogenMod, after the two companies broke up and OnePlus introduced its own OxygenOS. We also (think) we know what the company needs to do right with its next phone, and that the image above is a concept. Thanks to OnePlus CEO Pete Lau, we now also know that the OnePlus Two specs, coming in the third quarter of the year, will include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor (which, by the way, doesn't overheat, claims a company executive). Lau took it to Weibo to discuss ...

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    "The affordable, high-end smartphone is no longer a pipe dream." Those are the words Taylor Martin used to describe the OnePlus One - and he was right. OnePlus seemed to emerge from the shadows, a Chinese manufacturer who apparently wanted to undercut everyone else, especially OEMs who create expensive flagships that come with too many compromises. Now the OnePlus Two is on the horizon. Rumors are spreading rapidly, and we have to stop and ask ourselves, what does OnePlus need to do right with  the OnePlus 2? The OnePlus One wasn't a small phone. It's 5.5-inch screen filled out even the ...

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    "Without Cyanogen, OnePlus would have sold like one device in international markets. Essentially they built their brand on the back of Cyanogen", said Kirt McMaster, Cyanogen's CEO. OnePlus can prove him wrong once the second iteration of its device will be out, one that will likely not be powered by a Cyanogen-modified version of Android. Early signs of the two companies breaking up could be also attributed by OnePlus' own OS, dubbed OxygenOS, released earlier this month. Where does that leave Cyanogen, with a user base of more than 50 million? Apparently, the company plans on ...

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    It may be the one-year anniversary of the launch of the OnePlus One, triggering a symbolic sale over at the manufacturer's site, but that's not the only news happening in the smartphone's world today. Earlier this week we learned that OTA distribution of the CM12S update for the One had been put on ice, ostensibly to introduce a new feature. Today OnePlus and Cyanogen get that update moving back out again, and in doing so offers a slightly different explanation for the initial halt. To hear Cyanogen's Steve Kondik tell it, the main reasons for stopping distribution earlier this week were ...

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    One year ago, to date, OnePlus announced its first smartphone on April 23, a "flagship killer" One from the "never settle" company. As such, the company is today celebrating its first anniversary, with a small recap of where it all began, and where things are today (of course, with something notable in between). In order to celebrate its first birthday, OnePlus is discounting the One smartphone by $1 (one dollar, or the equivalent in your currency). Of course, you need to look at the gesture, not at the amount (regardless of how affordable the phone is). Additionally, as OnePlus turns one, ...

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    The big news from OnePlus today concerns how it's selling the flagship One, doing away with invites and limited-time sales windows for good. But that's not the only thing that's happening with the phone today, and OnePlus's Carl Pei announced on social media that OTA distribution of the just-released CyanongenMod 12S update is being temporarily paused. While normally that would sound like bad news, it turns out it's happening for a pretty great reason, as Pei teases an new feature about to arrive for the One. CM12S distribution should get started again a little later this week, and it will ...

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    Last Friday, OnePlus invited the world to turn its attention on the company today, Monday,  April 20, with the understanding that big news was on its way. Was new hardware ready to make its debut? Could we be seeing the launch of the OnePlus 2 already? As it turns out, we're not getting any new device at all, but that doesn't mean that OnePlus doesn't still have a milestone of an announcement to share with us. Today it gets ready to mark the one-year anniversary of the OnePlus One launch by finally getting rid of its convoluted ordering system for the phone, fully opening OnePlus One ...

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    It was April 23 of last year when OnePlus had its big launch announcement for the OnePlus One. And with the one-year anniversary of that news coming up on us fast, it's little surprise we've been talking a bunch about plans for a follow-up to the that model. With multiple reports talking about Q3 (if not slightly later), though, we were all ready to be waiting for quite a while before the OnePlus 2 would be making its own debut. But could it actually land far sooner than anticipated, much closer to that one-year mark? That's what everyone's asking this afternoon, as OnePlus teases an ...

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    When we're talking about upcoming OnePlus hardware, the phone that immediately comes to mind is the OnePlus 2, the flagship-level follow-up to last year's OnePlus One. Rumors have suggested that it could be a substantial improvement over the One, while not costing a hell of a lot more. And as we look forward to picking up some more concrete info about this smartphone, there may be another new OnePlus model we also need to keep an eye out for, as a new report claims that OnePlus is planning to introduce an even more affordable model. Bloomberg repeats the Q3 ETA we've heard before for the ...

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