Posts tagged with: OnePlus
  • by | April 23, 2014 11:05 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's roll in the Apple vs. Samsung trial, at least monetarily in favor of Samsung. Samsung follows as we get the first leaked photos of the Galaxy K. Then we talk about the Samsung Galaxy S5, and the user complaints on the camera software. Apple follows the news as we talk about how the iWatch could replace the iPod, and how Nike+ could be elemental to the iWatch. We end today's show talking about the OnePlus One launch, and our thoughts on the phone. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google will pay for some of Samsung’s ...

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  • by | April 23, 2014 9:35 AM

    We've heard a lot about OnePlus, and their first smartphone, the One, or, the "2014 Flagship Killer", as the company has been slowly building up the buzz and anticipation around the device. The phone has been finally made public today as the company announced its first, Cyanogen-powered device. "Never settle" is the motto behind it, and, as we've recently seen, our readers prefer more bang for their buck, opposed to cheaper options. What if there was a phone that could bring the best of both worlds? We're talking about a phone powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, a quad-core ...

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  • by | April 21, 2014 3:31 PM

    Last year certainly helped change and shape the future of the wireless industry – more so than years past. Android, for one, transgressed beyond the false pretense that specifications are the be-all and end-all of great smartphones. Before, it was always about bigger, better, more impressive specifications – optimization be damned. OEMs were more worried about packing smartphones with 1080p screens, high-res cameras, faster CPUs with more cores, etc. All the while, prices of most the viable smartphones remained the same. Nearly all the affordable smartphones of yore offered a terrible ...

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  • by | April 21, 2014 1:34 PM

    The OnePlus One is set to go official this Wednesday, but with all that's already been revealed about the Android smartphone, it doesn't feel like there are too, too many secrets left. Specs are pretty much an open book by this point, and we've heard about how and where sales of the phone will get underway, as well as what we should be expecting to pay. Still, a few questions have lingered, and some of the details that have largely remained under wraps have concerned the handset's design. We've checked out the odd sketch, prototype render, and component shot, but a whole bunch of much more ...

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  • by | April 18, 2014 4:39 PM

    We've got under a week to go before the OnePlus One launch event, but new details about the phone keep pouring in all the time. Already this week we've checked out a couple hardware leaks, got details on launch countries, and learned about the unusual invitation system OnePlus has elected to go with in order to manage sales of the smartphone. Today we add to the phone's story with the arrival of some sample images showing the kind of shots capable with the handset's 13MP Sony Exmor camera. Earlier this year, OnePlus ran a photography contest in its forums, and about a week ago it announced ...

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  • by | April 17, 2014 12:28 PM

    All too often, we find ourselves complaining about smartphone manufacturers botching the initial sales of their phones. Maybe delays push back availability, or when the hardware actually does arrive, it's in nowhere near sufficient quantities to meet demand. “Should the manufacturer have just waited until it could be sure that proper stocks would be available?” we ask. It turns out that OnePlus has been thinking about those kinds of problems, and what it might do to avoid them for the One's debut. As we get into the home stretch before the phone's launch next week, the company shared ...

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  • by | April 17, 2014 10:57 AM

    Yesterday brought us our first chance to check out pictures of (what sure seem to be) actual OnePlus One hardware. Well, at least some of it was real hardware: in addition to pics of an exposed One motherboard, we also saw a shot of a little printout that appeared to show a render of the prototype handset. At the very least, that gave us a general sense of the shape the phone's contours might take, but today we do one better, with a new leak offering a glimpse at the phone's front panel. One thing that catches our eye straight away is that the curve at the top edge of this component ...

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  • by | April 16, 2014 12:31 PM

    With one week to go until launch, we're seeing a rush of last-minute OnePlus One news. Just a little earlier today we shared with you those leaked pics of a purported One motherboard and that render of a prototype handset that may share its design with the final, commercial model. Now we follow that up with some news from OnePlus itself, as the company talks about just where you'll be able to get your hands on its premiere smartphone. The OnePlus One is confirmed for release in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, ...

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  • by | April 16, 2014 10:52 AM

    We've got one week to go until April 23, when OnePlus makes formally introduces the One as its inaugural smartphone. While the company has just been a doll when it comes to sharing pre-announcement hardware details, we've been at a loss for much in the way of visual evidence – sure, there was that one leaked sketch, but that's been about it. This week we finally get the opportunity to start, with the arrival of a few pictures, both inside and out. Up there on the left is how the OnePlus One might just look from the rear. Sources describe the rendering as representative of early ...

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  • by | April 8, 2014 1:01 PM

    OnePlus has been anything but shy regarding sharing details about the company's inaugural smartphone, the OnePlus One. For the past month or so, spec after spec has been confirmed, and OnePlus is nearly ready to formally introduce the phone, with a launch scheduled for April 23. As the days count down until then, the company is filling in the few cracks that remained in our understanding of the phone's hardware, today discussing its SoC and RAM configuration. You might remember, the One was first tipped to get a Snapdragon 801, before OnePlus announced that it was going with the older 800 ...

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  • by | March 25, 2014 4:14 PM

    If the new HTC One has redefined just how many leaks we can see of a new smartphone before it goes official, OnePlus has been working to make its own One the equivalent for company-sanctioned teasers, letting a few new details slip every now and then, going back the past several weeks. All this has been leading up to a formal launch, but when would that occur? We've heard the company talk about availability sometime in the second quarter of the year, and now it starts getting a little more specific, announcing plans to unveil the One on April 23. That's just over four weeks from today. On ...

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  • by | March 24, 2014 8:57 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's launch of Photowall, a new service that turns your Chromecast into a photo frame. Then we talk about Samsung's possible return to Windows Phone with the ATIV SE for Verizon. Then we talk about the OnePlus One and the official details we've received for its specifications. Then we talk about the iPhone 6 and the rumors of a possible delay for the phablet, along with some some leaked dummy models for its possible cases. We end today's show talking about the All New HTC One, and the reports we have of its benchmarks, aside from more ...

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  • by | March 24, 2014 12:38 PM

    For the past few weeks now, OnePlus has been filling us in on some of the specifics behind its upcoming CyanogenMod-running One smartphone. A lot of that has sounded really good, like the swappable backplates made of a variety of interesting materials, or the 13-megapixel Sony Exmor camera. Really, if there's just one spec we were a little less than impressed with, it was the decision to go with a Snapdragon 800 SoC. Granted, the 800 is still an absolutely fantastic chip, but it's also last year's design – and if we're talking about a 2014 flagship, we'd sure like to see a slightly more ...

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  • by | March 24, 2014 7:20 AM

    When talking about smartphones, Apple and Blackberry are somewhat alone in that they make their own  hardware. Phones powered by Microsoft's OS and Android are built by OEMs like HTC, Nokia, Samsung, LG, Motorola, and others. Back in the day, major companies like Dell, HP, Compaq and others would outsource the production of their devices to OEMs. Over time, these OEMs began to gain popularity and eventually brought hardware carrying their own brand to the market. Ironically, Compaq, Dell, HP, and others have all but gotten out of the smartphone/PDA game, having been replaced by the OEMs ...

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  • by | March 19, 2014 5:13 PM

    OnePlus continues to deliver news of its upcoming One handset piecemeal, and earlier this week we got details about what to expect from the smartphone's imaging systems. Our next update arrives today, pulling back the camera a little and focusing on the One's external design as we get word of interchangeable covers crafted from a number of materials. OnePlus calls these “covers,” but from the harsh words it has to say about cases that are applied on top of a phone, obscuring its design, we're almost certainly talking about Moto G-style backplates. Five such options get confirmed today: ...

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