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    OnePlus isn't going to let itself be victim to the OnePlus 3 haterade be it for the PenTile display, the weird color gamut it has or for the RAM management. People have escalated the issues to the point where the company feels compelled to address them and fast. So it shall with its first OTA update that will bring OxygenOS 3.1.4 to the table as well as an sRGB mode that sticks to more accurate color representation. RAM management will be more forgiving, supposedly being able to carry a heavier load. Review units will get the update first. Consumer-bought OnePlus 3 devices will receive a ...

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    T-Mobile had a heck of week with streaming and special offer issues. Is Google somehow upsetting manufacturing partners? Why are companies threatening to leave Android? We're wrapping up our OnePlus 3 coverage, and you can get a sneak peek of our full review. Lastly, we just can't seem to shake all of these conflicting iPhone 7 rumors. These stories and we'll be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 206 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on June 23rd (click here for your local time), or check out the ...

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    The OnePlus 3 might've represented a coming of age for the startup behind it, but with its past marketing material — telling consumers to "Never Settle" and buy their "Flagship Killers" — seemingly haunting what could be considered as an overspecced phone by default, OnePlus certainly has a challenge in telling people that it either has either narrowed down or completely shifted its target demographics for its products. There's one thing, though, that Carl Pei cannot forgive. [OnePlus] needed to cut somewhere and since they managed to get Samsung panels on discount it's not that ...

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    Never settle! Flagship killer! OnePlus makes some bold comments regarding its phones. On this third iteration, are there compromises to make when buying a phone for $400? Our Real Camera Review series looks to raise the bar on how we talk about smartphone cameras. These days, it's not a severe compromise for many people to use their phones as their main photography solution, so we're aiming to talk photos and videos for phones in the same way we would for a standalone camera. For the OnePlus 3, we've got a 16MP sensor, which is a bit more pixel dense than the trend of 12MP cameras found on ...

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    In the nebulous of smartphone manufacturers that is China, there's always one brand trying to be the same as Apple, another trying to be different and one more trying to be the same as everyone else. Take BBK, for instance. It owns the OPPO and vivo brands and is strongly connected to the OnePlus brand. The company has a massive presence in the consumer market. What it might want to do next is tailor its craft for the education industry. Enter this teaser poster that connects the BBK name and its 20 years of expertise in the education business to a new name: imoo. And apparently, what we ...

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    The OnePlus 3 was put on a leash with its six hearty gigabytes memorizing fewer apps than it was capable of in an effort to be power-efficient. As a result, we learned that it wasn't as fast as it could be loading and keeping open apps and games when compared to the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. XDA dug in to figure out a tweak that could radically change how the OnePlus 3 handled its RAM. One switch in a string of code later, what else would switch? C4ETech did the initial speedtest comparison and has done another with the tweak turned on. Spoiler alert, the OnePlus 3 has the S7 edge by a ...

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    How much difference might there be in one year? We here at Pocketnow are pretty conservative about recommending one year upgrades. Phones are expensive, and the changes from on year to the next might not always reflect the best bang for buck consumers might be looking for. You worked hard for your cash, and we want to respect that. It's a topic we're really interested in though, and when flipping a phone makes sense, it can be an exciting development. OnePlus is a tricky company to fully pin down. They're a smaller company, better recognized by the techier Android fans out there, and ...

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    What do you expect from a phone these days? Does a smartphone define or compliment your personal style? What kind of performance do you require to get your work done? How much are you willing to pay for that performance? For fans of Android we've been through some highs and lows over the last couple years when looking at manufacturers building "price disrupting" handsets. Initially the Nexus was a high water mark we could point to for companies to include high end processors in lower cost devices. OnePlus took that philosophy and paired it with a fairly unpopular purchasing system that ...

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    The OnePlus 3 has caught plenty of fire for the way it handles its memory. But maddening as it is to watch the device dump app after app, there is some solace for spec nerds. OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei explained that the phone's programmed more aggressively to be energy-efficient. Indeed, the launch of this device focused heavily on battery life and quick charging. .@LucaDuci we have a different strategy for RAM management that benefits battery. We think this is the best user experience. — Carl Pei (@getpeid) June 17, 2016 .@LucaDuci for those who don't agree, we've released device tree ...

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    We've been using the iOS 10 and Apple Watch OS 3 developer preview BETAs for almost a week. How is Apple stacking up to it Android competition? Bluetooth 5 is coming with more bandwidth and a focus on "Internet of Things". And, Net neutrality is defended again, this time in the courts. Will companies start accepting it now as the law of the land? These stories and we'll be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 205 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on June 17th (click here for your local time), or check out ...

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    With the OnePlus 3's wholesome 6GB of RAM, you'd think it'd be a beast at multitasking between apps and games. And in the past, the major marketing peg that OnePlus has stood on was that fact that it made flagship killing phones. So, the logical fallacy here would be that the OnePlus 3 would beat up, say, a Galaxy S7 edge with its pesky 4GB of RAM and bullet-fast Exynos 8890 in a speedtest comparison, right? Nope. Not according to C4ETech's video. The outlet tested the two on loading apps and keeping them in memory. It included loading both "Temple Run 2" and "Asphalt 8" along with ...

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    In case you were wondering whether Y comes after X or perhaps an X2 or X Plus, you need not wonder anymore, with OnePlus intent on investing all its production, distribution and marketing resources in the company’s one “true flagship” line. Talk about a tech outfit that knows exactly what it wants, and what it’s good at, as both rookie smartwatch and fitness tracker efforts got nipped in the bud due to lack of focus concerns. Meanwhile, the OnePlus X “experiment” received the green-light last fall, was largely praised by reviewers and consumers on very tight budgets, but is now ...

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    Update: Users from all 31 countries the OnePlus 3 is available to can now buy a device from the company's site at these prices: [table] Countries,Price Canada,$519 China,¥2499 Czech Republic,10990 Kč Denmark,2990 kr All Eurozone countries except Ireland,€399 Hong Kong,$3098 Hungary,124990 Ft India,Rs. 27999 Poland,1799zł Sweden,3695 kr United Kingdom,£309 United States,$399 [/table] Our original story is below. When you download the "OnePlus 3 Launch: The Loop" app from the Google Play Store, be prepared to wait. It's a 623MB download. But once you get into it, you'll learn all ...

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    As if pro leaksters, regulatory agencies and even company officials didn’t already spoil the surprise well in advance of the OnePlus 3 VR announcement and invite-free commercial launch, the Indian branch of e-tailer Amazon slipped up and listed the phone as exclusively up for grabs earlier today. Needless to point out the blunder was rapidly mended, though the harm is done, and the cat out of the bag with a few hours still to go until the “flagship killer” officially breaks cover. Apparently priced at the equivalent of $415 (INR 28,000) in a top-notch 6GB RAM/64GB ROM configuration, ...

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    Wondering how the next “flagship killer” from young but seasoned Android OEM OnePlus might look in the flesh, what kind of pictures it’ll be able to snap with its 16MP rear-facing camera, and how much it’s going to cost, no invites involved for a change? Probably not, since all appears to be out in the open already. Still, it can’t hurt to examine the robust, premium metal exterior of the OnePlus 3 one more time, as well as a quartet of high-quality official sample shots captured in different outdoor conditions. The latest batch of leaked renders seemingly meant to promote a ...

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    The Moto Z is coming together for a launch this week. Why are we talking about another phone here? Because it got a pretty meaningless photo leak today. Just like how the OnePlus 3 has a pretty meaningless photo leak today — well, at least for the places that aren't China. A Tweakers forum was able to dig into Chinese eBay-like TaoBao and find a product image for the OnePlus 3, not exactly on sale just yet. We'll see the OnePlus 3 launch in exactly one week. Source: Tweakers Via: PhoneArena

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    Like any great musical act, the OnePlus 3 is about to head on world tour. Shortly after sales begin next Wednesday, OnePlus will be popping up at several outlets across the world to introduce the new smartphone to its fans, let them try it out and even buy one if you get to the fun early enough. On June 15, the Colette shop near the Palai-Royal in Paris will host the first event at 11am local time. Londoners can head to the Joshua Kane on Brushfield in Whitechapel while Berliners can go to Firmament just off Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz at 7pm in each respective place. Those in New York can head ...

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    If there’s one thing we’ve always liked and found refreshing about OnePlus co-founders Pete Lau and Carl Pei, that’s definitely their candor regarding the company’s plans, strategies and product lineup. Once again, CEO Pete Lau doesn’t shy away from talking past explorations of the fledgling wearable market, confirming a OnePlus OneWatch of sorts was very seriously considered before the Chinese startup concluded it needed to remain “focused.” Focused on smartphones in general, and budget-friendly high-enders in particular, which still have more room for growth than ...

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    Months of testing and a missed release target later, the OnePlus 2 is finally gaining Android Marshmallow. In a forum post, the company thanked the beta testers who fed back their user experiences to help OnePlus "produce a high quality update". It brings OxygenOS 3.0.2 — built on top of Android 6.0.1 — to the OnePlus 2 and is expected to saturate the population by about Tuesday. In addition to the typical tweaks and Marshmallow enhancement, the major feature gets here include a refreshed camera app user interface and autofocus optimization. Dirac HD Sound codecs replace MaxxAudio ...

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    How much longer can OnePlus keep the hype train going? Well, the goal is probably until June 14, with the remaining 10 days or so likely dedicated to the most unconventional imaginable OnePlus 3 publicity stunts. Case in point, a “blind”, limited pre-sale taking place on Monday, in China. While OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei recently confessed to his company not being a fan of so-called flash sales, this sure sounds exactly like one of those gimmicks so often employed by device manufacturers to garner buzz around a product that’s not technically ready for primetime yet. But true to ...

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    You'll soon be able to buy a OnePlus 3 without an invite! Is this the flagship killer you've been waiting for? We finally have confirmation on USA pricing for the Xperia X. Will Sony start supporting North America more consistently? Qualcomm delivers an official statement regarding the TrustZone exploit, but will consumers be able to protect their information if manufacturers have to send updates? These stories and we'll be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 203 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on June ...

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    Tipsters probably couldn’t rain on the parade of OnePlus fans if they wanted to anymore, now that we know the 2016 “flagship killer” will be the beginning of the end for the company’s despised invite system. Even better, it looks like the Chinese startup is all grown up and ready to handle a wide commercial launch of a hotly anticipated high-end Android phone going down the very same day of its formal announcement. But what exactly are its chances of not seeing the OnePlus 3 backordered moments after the fancy VR debut? Apparently, pretty solid, at least according to a Weibo ...

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    It was only a few hours ago that we thought the final piece of the OnePlus 3 puzzle had fallen neatly into place, but as it turns out, something got lost in the translation of a Weibo poster hinting at a Chinese announcement early June 15 morning. As previously suggested, the 2016 “flagship killer” will instead break cover on June 14 around the world. The big story however is that the very same day open sales are also scheduled to begin from New York to London and Paris to Bengaluru. No invitations needed, no strings attached, no restrictions or catches, just head over to OnePlus.net ...

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    In case you had any lingering doubt, the next “flagship killer” from unorthodox marketing champion OnePlus is coming soon. Really soon. Both publicly and commercially, with a regular, invite-free release tipped to go down as early as June 16 in China. But first things first, let us tackle the formal introduction date, which is June 14… and isn’t June 14. How so? Well, it turns out the OnePlus 3 shall come out during a glitzy Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre-set party kicking off at 10 am local time on June 15. That’s technically still June 14 stateside, and the clock will be 10 ...

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    You officially will never need an invite from OnePlus to buy its products ever again. Well, if we're talking about the OnePlus X and the OnePlus 2 in the US. To be clear, you can already get both phones from third-party suppliers on Amazon right now, but OnePlus will soon be officially providing the site with its phones soon. The OnePlus 2 will be $299 on the marketplace — we presume it's going to be the 64GB variant as that's the price it is currently up for at oneplus.net — while the OnePlus X will be up for $199. The UK is already getting some direct love from OnePlus as the ...

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