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    OnePlus wants to set its latest smartphone to a "trial by fire". Could the hottest fire fueled by the passion of the people? The company seems to think so. It has set up "The Lab" as a community criticism outlet that will help the manufacturer tweak its products. Its first initiative is getting 30 OnePlus fans to submit comprehensive reviews the OnePlus 3. The application form includes a section that asks users to write "no fewer than 500 words" on how qualified they are to review the product and a fill-in box for URLs showing off their work. Approved applicants will receive test units ...

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    Knowing OnePlus and its often sneaky, unorthodox marketing tactics, we couldn’t help but feel this year’s “flagship killer” revealed its aesthetic secrets a little too early and easily. Besides, why would the OnePlus 3 stray so far from the sandstone build path of its predecessors after the controversial Chinese OEM spent so much time advertising said design and hyping its superiority over plastic and metal? As it turns out, some things just change over time, and device manufacturers are allowed to reconsider their stance on an always thorny issue like “premium” construction. ...

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    In case you needed further proof that the OnePlus 3 is nigh (under three weeks away, apparently), and set to cost even less than its predecessor upon launch, the China-based company responsible for so many great deals these past couple of years just outdid itself with a fresh round of global smartphone discounts. Wherever available, the OnePlus 2, X and One are significantly cheaper than before, and since there’s no expiration date attached to the super-attractive promos, you may want to hurry. Especially with invitations thrown out across the board. Stateside, if you visit the OEM’s ...

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    Mark your calendars, ladies and gentlemen excited about the VR launch of the OnePlus 3 “flagship killer”, as the last and arguably most important puzzle piece falls neatly into place today, thanks to an inside blabbermouth. Or maybe this is yet another intricate marketing ploy from the inventors of unorthodox advertising disguised as a goof. Either way, we strongly believe OnePlus will take the wraps off its HTC-inspired Snapdragon 820 powerhouse on June 14, just one day after the official kick-off of the 2016 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Pretty ambitious timing, but ...

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    We know that the OnePlus 3 will get an out-of-this-world purchase experience and a decent 8-megapixel selfie camera. We think we know that it has a 20W charging solution that may get branded as "Dash Charge". And we just haven't been sure about some other rumors, predicated on the phone's model name — a combination of the word "RAIN" and the alphanumeric combo "A3000". Well, Evan Blass was able to source some information about the phone as well as a screenshot of what this thing runs. OnePlus 3 basics: 5.5-inch 1080p, Snapdragon 820, 64GB storage, 16MP rear camera, NFC. SS from an N ...

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    The online teasing games for the next “flagship killer” from equal parts popular and controversial smartphone manufacturer OnePlus are far from over, with CEO Pete Lau joining co-founder Carl Pei in dropping vague hints about very important things or much more specific details on less paramount features. What we know for sure about the upcoming OnePlus 3 is a select group of early Loop VR headset adopters will be able to buy the handheld before anyone else in virtual space, and that it supposedly feels great in the hand. The 5 or 5.5-incher could launch like any other phone in the ...

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    For better or worse, OnePlus certainly has a knack for marketing gimmicks which make the company that “never settles” stick with you long after a silly April Fools’ prank taken too seriously, a VR-set smartphone launch event, or arguably distasteful “Smash the Past” contest. The latest eccentric publicity stunt will not only see the OnePlus 3 unveiled in VR… sometime soon, but actually made available in a space station called The Loop, where prospective buyers will go and order the new “flagship killer” via their virtual reality headsets. Don’t own one yet and refuse to ...

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    After more than two years of controversial activity, three highly divisive phones, a silly drone, bizarre iPhone case and a number of decidedly sketchy publicity stunts, you’ve probably come to expect all the unexpected in the world from OnePlus. Rumors of the company intentionally leaking a recent high-quality render of its own upcoming flagship handheld might well be accurate, and it’d also be no shocker if the image turned out to be a very believable decoy. Meanwhile, co-founder Carl Pei has been trolling the heck out of his Twitter followers for the past few days, claiming “this ...

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    Although we still have no idea when it’s supposed to go official (sometime in the next couple of months is the safe, vague bet), the OnePlus 3 has been the protagonist of several unauthorized photo-shoots of late, as well as speculative reports detailing confidential information like hardware specs and retail prices. Of course, you can’t trust everything you see and read on the web, and so, we didn’t. That first visual leak in particular felt sketchy and untrustworthy, but it turns out we’ve grown a little too suspicious for our own good. Believe it or not, arguably the most ...

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    What do we know about the OnePlus 3 so far? Well, it's going to be here soon in one of many boxes. There's some form of fast charging on the thing. And the rest is pretty much all TBD. Cross USB Type-C off that determinations list, though. @the_malignant on Twitter, typically on the HTC side of the leaksphere, has what is ostensibly our first clear view of the front and bottom of the OnePlus 3. #OnePlus3 front & bottom "I omit the rear side 'cause is not the retail shape ; ) " pic.twitter.com/aLBYsk4Wte — The Malignant (@the_malignant) May 13, 2016 Okay, the back may not be ready for ...

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    With only a few questions left unanswered regarding specs and features, and a formal announcement likely right around the corner, it’s time we finally caught a glimpse of the next “flagship killer” from OnePlus. The OnePlus 3 could stray far away from its predecessor’s design path, if a collection of freshly leaked live pics is to be trusted. Unfortunately, some of the images star the handheld in protective attire, while the others that seem to be showing it in full, unobstructed glory are just a little too bland to feel legit. This is not a manufacturer that likes to do things ...

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    As we rapidly close in on the formal announcement of the OnePlus 3, rumored to go down no later than June, gossipmongers continue to do what they know best, mongering and clashing on key aspects of the new “flagship killer’s” spec sheet, while also agreeing on many things. For instance, several separate sources have been hinting at a 16MP rear-facing camera and 8-megapixel selfie-friendly front snapper, both of which would represent important upgrades over the 13 and 5MP cams of last year’s OnePlus 2. Then there’s Snapdragon 820 processing power to replace the SD810 silicon that ...

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    The OnePlus 3 has received its China Compulsory Certificate and we've found out that it supports a 5V, 4A charging standard. It does come as an about face for OnePlus, a manufacturer that hasn't embraced Qualcomm's Quick Charging standard in its phones. But be prepared to not be surprised once the dots get connected. While Quick Charge 3.0 does support up to 20W of power, there's word of the standard being OPPO's Super VOOC. Many associations have been drawn between OPPO and OnePlus with some speculators saying that OPPO owns, has ultimate control or some overbearing influence on ...

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    Part of the outstanding buzz surrounding OnePlus phones a while ago seems to have ironically fizzled out as marketing controversy died down and invite-based sales gradually transitioned towards normal, open practices. The device manufacturer was probably not among the world’s top ten in shipment figures last year, as it no doubt hoped, and both domestically and internationally, brands like Huawei, OPPO, Vivo or Meizu appear to be growing at a much faster pace. In response, OnePlus reportedly plans to do what it knows best in a few weeks, unveiling yet another ridiculously affordable ...

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    OnePlus is a company that seeks to give its users impeccable value for their smartphone-buying dollar, and while that means paying a lot less for your handset than you might with a bigger-name OEM, it can also mean making a few sacrifices along the way. With last year's OnePlus 2, users did without a number of features that we might expect to see on a more full-featured flagship, especially in the power department: not only did the phone lack a wireless charging option (forgivable), but there was no quick-charge mode to be found (a much harder pill to swallow). Can we expect OnePlus to ...

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    If OnePlus wants to put out another one of its "Flagship Killers" in 2016, it should "Never Settle" for 4GB of RAM. That's only going to kill last year's flagships, right? Well, it's been a while since we last talked about what the OnePlus 3 will bring, so we might as well update you with a couple of benchmarks. As a baseline, we're dealing with a typical powerhouse: Snapdragon 820, a five-inch, full HD display, Android Marshmallow, a 16-megapixel main camera and, well, only 4GB of RAM. Yikes. Since the AnTuTu benchmark of the "OnePlus A3000" we covered on March 25, we saw a GFXBench ...

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    OnePlus already sells some of the most affordable smartphones around, and while that's great for those of us looking for a good value, it becomes tricky when the manufacturer is trying to boost sales with a new promotional offer – how far can you cut costs before you start taking a loss? Instead, OnePlus has taken to the idea of making its handsets more attractive with some free bundle deals, like we saw it do back in February for Valentine's Day. Now it's back with a very similar offer, hooking new orders of the OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X up with a free StyleSwap cover or case. Shoppers ...

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    India, with its billion-plus population in some pretty densely packed spots, has been able to develop an immediacy-based economy. Everything can come to you in a snap or two. So, OnePlus is partnering with Amazon.in and product end-of-life management firm ReGlobe in order to deliver instant cash back for a smartphone trade-in. You can see the rules in full detail at our source link, but the gist of it is that you buy a OnePlus One, OnePlus 2 or OnePlus X from Amazon.in, then relay details of that order through a special page. Evaluate your old smartphone as well as your location for ...

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    In addition to an OxygenOS update to version 2.2.1 for the OnePlus X, OnePlus also announced that Cyanogen has been able to finish the Cyanogenmod 13 update package — based on Android Marshmallow — for the OnePlus One. This update is a sight for sore eyes as it's been more than four months since CM13 hit the decks — though only less than a month since a more stable non-nightly came up — and a bit over six months since the Android 6.0 images landed. But hey, if you were a OnePlus trailblazer back a couple years ago, you're getting support that looked a bit tenuous at some points. ...

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    Like so many other Android device manufacturers, some a lot more popular and experienced with these sort of things, OnePlus missed its own self-imposed Marshmallow upgrade deadline. But maybe not by much. Both the OnePlus One and 2 were initially due for major software renovations between January and March, which obviously didn’t happen. Granted, the newer flagship lets its users try out a fairly smooth and stable OxygenOS 3.0 public beta, but that’s not the same as a fully polished, commercial 6.0-based port. Meanwhile, despite little to no recent movement on the OnePlus One UI ...

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    This year has already brought OnePlus X users no shortage of updates: from bug fixes, to new features, we've seen manufacturer come through with new OxygenOS updates time and time again. And while that level of support has been great to see, so far OnePlus has yet to come through with the big one: Android Marshmallow in the form of OxygenOS 3.0. Users of the OnePlus 2 at least have the option to install an early 3.0 public beta, but OnePlus has been markedly silent about its latest plans for the update on the OnePlus X, not even giving us a broad ETA. Today we catch word about a new ...

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    Let’s be honest, it was completely unrealistic to expect something funnier from Samsung this year than the brilliant Galaxy Blade Edge 2015 April Fools’ Day hoax. That had it all. Ridiculousness, self-mockery, and even a hint of authenticity. After all, if watches, refrigerators and belts can be “intelligent”, why wouldn’t a smart knife be developed too down the line? Or how about a series of Wi-Fi-connected pantaloons? Samsung seems to have put slightly less thought into today’s Internet of Trousers prank, but there’s still plenty to make you chuckle in the company’s April ...

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    If OnePlus users plan on holding the company to its word, they'd better hope for a miracle, as we're just one day away from the end of the quarter, and we've still yet to see the release of Android Marshmallow (in the form of OxygenOS 3.0) for the OnePlus 2. Last fall, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei told OnePlus 2 owners they'd get their Marshmallow before Q2, and so far the best we've had is word that a soak test of an OP2 OxygenOS 3.0 release got underway a couple weeks back. A final build doesn't seem to likely to emerge before the quarter's out, but OnePlus may still be able to give users ...

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    When are we going to see OnePlus introduce its next smartphone? The company's already confirmed that such a device is very much in the works, and that we should see it go official before the end of next quarter. OK, but when? Will we be waiting until the tail-end of June, or could the smartphone arrive months earlier? Just earlier today we found ourselves checking out some possible benchmarks of an in-development OnePlus 3 while hearing the rumor that OnePlus might be gearing up for a very early launch, announcing the phone at an April 7 event in China. Well, the OnePlus 3 will still be ...

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    Right around this time a couple of years ago, OnePlus was making all the headlines, despite not yet launching or even unveiling a single phone. Advertising shenanigans left their mark on the company’s first year of existence, and while they weren’t altogether scrapped in 2015, 2016 seems to be a new beginning for the ambitious Chinese startup. OnePlus is less talk and more action lately, cranking up its marketing efforts where they truly count, and gradually phasing out the controversial invite system for both the 2 and X. The handhelds, which were never expensive, are now cheaper than ...

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