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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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    Given the company’s willingness to reveal precious inside information on the OnePlus 3 ahead of time, we must admit we were surprised to see so many conflicting tipster-based reports regarding screen size and resolution, battery capacity or RAM configurations. But as we near D-day, pretty much all our lingering questions are answered, with the display almost certainly measuring 5.5 inches in diagonal and capping off at 1080p, the juicer settling for a OnePlus 2-downgrading 3,000 mAh count, and 4 gigs of memory working alongside a top-shelf Snapdragon 820 processor to ensure solid overall ...

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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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