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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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    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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    You know you’ve truly made it as a tech company when the leader of the free world uses your products. In the case of OnePlus, a China-based smartphone manufacturer with only three gadgets under its belt and less than three years of existence, we’re of course merely talking a fictional United States President. But Frank Underwood is probably quoted more on the interwebs than Barack Obama, and even if he’s killed a few people, he could definitely take on the likes of Donald Drumpf (sic), Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio in one of those insult-filled debates going on lately. Let’s not ...

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    One by one, the three affordable flagships initially sold through a controversial invitation-based system by Chinese smartphone startup OnePlus have ditched restrictions, catches and long waiting periods in the past months. First, OnePlus One production was ramped up (or demand finally dwindled), so the “original flagship killer” opened online orders for all a full year after its commercial launch. Then, OnePlus 2’s turn to extend a hand to impatient prospective buyers came, approximately four months on the heels of the Snapdragon 810 beast’s debut. And now, you can also freely ...

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    Did any of you Londoners take OnePlus up on yesterday's one-hour-or-it's-free delivery offer? The promotion sounded pretty neat, and we're only upset that it wasn't available in more areas. Today's OnePlus news, on the other hand, has a much broader reach – though not all of it is particularly good news, depending on your shopping preferences. First we've got some news about OnePlus 2 sales. Historically, OnePlus has made the handset available in two main configurations, dictated by their storage capacity: a 16GB and a 64GB edition. According to OnePlus, shoppers interest in the 64GB ...

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    More Marshmallow, more of the time. The clock stands at 106 days — that's three-and-a-half months — since the final images of the first build of Android 6.0 were dropped onto Nexus devices. Motorola gave some encouraging news to Moto G Turbo owners in India today on that front and it looks like we're about to see more Honor phones come online soon along with OnePlus devices. Have an Honor 4X, 6 or 6+? Like Marshmallow, like BETA test? Sign up for our BETA test here https://t.co/Nf6tmNqWPM pic.twitter.com/MTWjiRST23 — Honor UK (@UKHonor) January 19, 2016 The UK-based Honor team ...

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    Wow. Such yuneeq. Very metale. Fone. I'm basically just using this as an excuse to attack every manufacturer going with the same and the same and the same after so many years of sticking with these aluminium chassis or even slapping a couple panes of Gorilla Glass onto them. It's what we praise as "beautiful fit-and-finish" with great "feel in hand." Every. Single. Time. And we're not just talking about the iPhone and HTC, here; even when the build poses a risk to its own integrity — OnePlus X, you're a real special case — we will love it until every corner of the slab shatters in ...

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    When Microsoft first announced back in May that it intended to bring Cortana to both Android and iOS users, it gave itself a deadline: Android support was set to arrive first, but ultimately it wanted to Cortana out for both platforms before the end of the year. And while we've certainly seen Android beta testing get underway – and much, much more recently, an iOS beta – there's been this sense ever since that Microsoft's efforts were taking a little longer to come together than the company might like; sure we had our betas, but would would a wider release be possible before 2016 ...

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    Without going into great detail, OnePlus took to social media earlier this week to preview its “four epic days” of “open sales and holiday deals.” At the time, we presumed only the OnePlus 2 would be available for all between November 27 and 30, but it turns out the X is also invited to the no-invitation party. Unfortunately, the two phones still start at their normal prices of $389 and $249 stateside, and €399 and €269 respectively on the old continent. Yes, that’s 390 bucks and 400 euros for the Chinese company’s newest flagship device, because you don’t get to choose ...

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    Startups make a habit of raising hell in their respective industries because not only do they are out to "fix" said industries, but they have to differentiate and provide better services than the old guard does. OnePlus told us that we should "Never Settle," that we should "Shatter the Past" and that ladies (worth ogling over) come first, but "no nudity please." Taking the company's word at face value has been hard in its infancy, especially because everyone's working off of their own definitions of "settle." Co-founder Carl Pei is insisting that OnePlus isn't settling. He ...

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    They say at least a couple of Samsung phones will begin their over-the-air Android 6.0 rollouts by the end of the year, and HTC has also confirmed the One M8 and M9 won’t be left in the lurch until 2016. Meanwhile, Moto X 2014 and X Style users in a few international markets are already feasting on Marshmallow goodies, with LG struggling to spread the love beyond its homeland for the G4. Narrowly behind these road-openers, BlackBerry and OnePlus should deliver their own silky smooth software packages in the early stages of next year, which isn’t so very bad. It’s not ideal, but ...

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    In less than two years of fairly controversial but also prosperous activity, OnePlus launched three affordable smartphones, a limited edition drone, custom Android fork, a slew of mobile accessories, including super-cheap USB Type-C cables, and most recently, a photo app. However, the Chinese startup refused to capitalize on the wearable boom, and it didn’t try to revive the slowly dying tablet segment or pave the way for mainstream popular virtual reality devices either. What gives? Well, apparently, OnePlus tested the fitness tracker waters, secretly developing a Fitbit or Jawbone ...

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    A rising star of both the Asian and global mobile landscape, China-based OnePlus should soon branch out to even more affordable, lower-end phones, and in order to better handle Indian demand, it’ll start locally manufacturing devices before long. Why India of all places? Three main reasons. First, domestic smartphone penetration sat at a humble 30 percent in 2014, compared to 60+ for China in Q1 2015. Needless to point out we’re talking the world’s second-most populous country, with over 1.2 billion people, and a tremendous gadget growth potential. Second, OnePlus already posted ...

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    Although the company has admitted to bungling the OnePlus 2 launch, and promises were made for a looming hour of totally open sales, the latest publicity-grabbing stunts have looked a little all over the place. OnePlus almost seems more focused on the unreleased mid-range X, aka Mini, and co-founder Carl Pei wants to add Samsung as an employer to an already impressive résumé. Meanwhile, the venerable OnePlus One is kept in the spotlight past its prime, thanks to a pizza-inspired rapid delivery program that sounds too good to be true. But Indian partner Blowhorn swears there are no ...

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    After promising to make amends for the botched launch of the OnePlus 2 with a looming full hour of open sales, no invites needed, a “senior” Chinese startup executive takes his enthusiasm and willingness to learn how to improve future availability of “flagship killers” a step further. Carl Pei was a OnePlus founding father alongside CEO Pete Lau, and also serves as the rapidly rising company’s Head of Global. In the past, he occupied a marketing position at Nokia, handled international marketing for Meizu, then assumed the role of Oppo’s Director of New Markets. It’s safe to ...

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    We’ve long wondered what OnePlus might be planning to cut from its second-gen “flagship killer” to come up with an even cheaper yet still respectable new phone focused on style rather than performance. A few concept renders envisioned a slightly too fancy design for a sub-$250 Android last week, with a rear-positioned circular fingerprint scanner and dual camera setup in tow, and a purported benchmark of a OnePlus A2301 prototype surfaced soon after also alluded to a higher price. But “factory sources” cited by a Chinese gadget-centric publication now claim the OnePlus X or Mini ...

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    For those who feared recent OnePlus 2 availability hiccups would maybe push the debut of the oft-rumored OnePlus Mini to next year, the Chinese startup just sent a clear, encouraging message via its Indian branch. Although the new model’s name and size are far from confirmed, the company’s regional general manager ensured OnePlus fans in India they’ll be charged as little as Rs 12,000, and no more than Rs 20,000 once the “lifestyle and fashion product” goes up for grabs. That converts to around $180 and $300 respectively, which of course is too wide of a range to anticipate a ...

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    OnePlus must be awfully confident the botched release of the company’s second-gen hero phone will be remedied before long, as plans of a third model’s debut by the end of the year are reportedly still on. This is unlikely to eclipse the “2016 flagship killer” in terms of specifications, while possibly shrinking the 5.5-inch display, and most definitely targeting an even lower price point than $330. Wondering exactly what might the OnePlus Mini, OnePlus 2 Mini or OnePlus X offer at $250, besides a suspicious dual camera arrangement, and rear-positioned circular fingerprint scanner? ...

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    There's some other forward movement today from OnePlus as earlier on we found out about some mysterious hardware. Thus, now the software comes around. We come to OnePlus's rolling OS of its own creation, OxygenOS. While the company had to kick into overdrive to get the interface up and running, the sailing so far has been over calmer seas. Well, the churn's stirred up with the recent OTA push to version 2.1 of OxygenOS. The slew of new features bundled into the update include a manual mode for the native camera app and RAW capture support for third-party camera apps. Color temperature is ...

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    And the opinion rounds have come full circle. We praised OnePlus for beginning to wear the big pants now after the OnePlus 2, an underdog that has hopes of clawing its way to the top. And when the big reveal came undone ... whiplash. No NFC, no wireless charging, no Quick Charge 2.0 and furthermore, nothing special. We're at that point in the sub-$400 smartphone bin where consumers are demanding panache for their cash. The LG G4 is wafting down after only a month on the market. The Samsung Galaxy S6 is making treads to Cheaperville. Any manufacturer with good sense to depreciate their ...

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    Okay, the extremely exciting initial news, spec and video blast is over and done with. Great. Breathe in. Breathe out. Now what? Remember how I just said earlier that the OnePlus 2 isn't a "2016 flagship killer" unless you look at it from a certain point of view? Now we're taking a look at whether or not the company itself is in the underdog position to steal the show away from other OEMs. And giving the abuse of the "flagship killer" moniker in their social feed push, OnePlus is really looking to steal the show. A leader that continues to need the spotlight? I would argue that since its ...

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    Welcome to the hype machine, hope you enjoy your stay! The spin cycle on this phone sounds as boastful as ever. It's supposed to be, that's how marketing builds your attention towards a launch event like this one for the OnePlus 2. Sure, it has great specs and the cache the company has with its forum followers is extremely strong. But what does it mean to "kill" a flagship? Flagship Kill la Kill? This phone ain't made of Life Fibers and Honnō City isn't going to fall because of this phone. Few people are treating the OnePlus 2 or even the OnePlus One like it is. Time doesn't make way ...

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    This coming Monday, July 27, OnePlus is set to launch its second smartphone, the OnePlus 2. We've already seen a lot about what to expect from this handset, and weeks of spec teases have finally given way to some pics of actual hardware. But before the new OnePlus phone gets here, company cofounder Carl Pei is talking a little about the journey so far, and brings us up to date on OnePlus One sales performance. As you may remember, last fall OnePlus gave itself a pretty ambitious sales target: having sold over 500,000 handsets already, the company wanted to bring that up to a cool million ...

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