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    If there's one phone component OnePlus devs like to work on, it's cameras. Just look at the software updates we've seen land already this year: back in January the OnePlus X saw the arrival of an OxygenOS update that delivered a new manual camera mode, and then in February we got an update fixing a bug with image corruption. Today we're turning our attention to the OnePlus 2 instead, as the manufacturer comes out with a new OxygenOS 2.2.1 release, and wouldn't you know it, but we've got some more camera features on board. Not only does OxygenOS 2.2.1 bring the OnePlus 2 the same ...

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    Right now, if you go and ask a bunch of OnePlus users what they're looking forward to most eagerly, you're likely to get one answer that pops up a lot more frequently – and is voiced a lot more enthusiastically – than the others: they want Marshmallow. And while OnePlus is still working on that, it has managed to deliver a number of other updates in recent months – and for OnePlus X users, those updates have largely focused on their phones' camera. Just about a month ago we saw the OnePlus X score OxygenOS 2.2.0, delivering among other things a new manual camera mode. OnePlus has ...

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    When the OnePlus One first launched, it was a bit of a grand experiment: would users respond to a phone sold in such an unusual invite-only manner, one from an unproven manufacturer, and running something of an enthusiast version of Android? There were plenty of rough moments, sure, and OnePlus's ambition clearly exceeded its means in key ways – like the failure of the StyleSwap cover idea – but OnePlus pushed on, and last year we saw the company really start coming into its own. The arrival of the OnePlus 2 proceeded much more smoothly, and the debut of the OnePlus X gave shoppers an ...

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    The Chinese startup that rocked the smartphone world back in 2014 is no longer a fumbling rookie, and in addition to a gradual phasing out of its controversial invite purchase system, it’s intent to show it with frequent and much more inspired discounts than ever. Not only are you able to freely buy the OnePlus X already, and score gratis cases for Valentine’s Day, but the OnePlus 2 is now available at a brand new price globally forever. Or at least until production costs increase again, which will probably never happen, given the 5.5-incher’s components won’t be getting any ...

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    Is there no holiday that's not a good opportunity to sell some smartphones? Arbor Day coming up? How about some half-priced wearables? Cinco de Mayo right around the corner? Let's offer some free USB power packs with new phone purchases! So while you may not think of Valentine's Day as a particularly phone-related celebration, hardware manufacturers are doing their darnedest to cash in on the inevitable swell of gift-giving all the same, and OnePlus is trying its hand and that by offering some free-case deals. Whether you're in the market for a OnePlus 2 or a OnePlus X (both finally ...

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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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    It's been just over a month now since we first saw OnePlus begin making available OxygenOS 2.2.0, initially releasing the system software as an update for the OnePlus 2. There the release delivered the company's latest bugfixes and tweaks, expanding access to removable USB storage, and correcting some issues with dual-SIM settings. It was all well and good, but what about the OnePlus 2's little brother, the super-affordable OnePlus X? It's taken some time to prepare 2.2.0 for the five-incher, and we're only just now about to see it head out, as OnePlus lets us know that the incremental ...

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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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    Is OnePlus a smartphone company with an image problem? Use of an invite-only sales strategy may have allowed OnePlus to sell phones when it might not have otherwise been able to, and while the invite situation is dramatically improved now compared to twenty months ago, is the manufacturer's reputation as a company whose phones are difficult to get your hands on continuing to harm it? We've recently seen OnePlus take some big steps to start smoothing things over, including dropping the invite requirement for the OnePlus 2 and offering shoppers free standard shipping. But now a new stunt ...

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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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    OnePlus may have gotten on the wrong side of certain smartphone shoppers with its unconventional invite-based sales, but we've come a long way since those early days. While the OnePlus X may still find itself in invite territory, the OnePlus 2 has moved on to greener pastures, and its sales have been invite-free since last month. Heck, even the OnePlus X situation isn't as bad as it could have been, and once a week you have the chance to buy even that model without an invite; is OnePlus turning over a new leaf? Well, invites may not be gone for good just yet, but the company is now taking ...

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    Here at Pocketnow, we've got our nose to the mobile-tech-news grindstone day-in and day-out, scouring sources the world over in the hopes of bringing you the hottest, most interesting news from not just the biggest names in the industry, but also the fresh faces working their hardest to be the next big thing. With the year rounding to a close, it would be easy to look back and point to some of the biggest stories to cross our path – the launches of the most popular phones, the arrival of long-awaited software updates, and the like – but that's a little dry. After all, if you're half ...

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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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    OnePlus may have kept its infuriating invitation-based purchasing system around a little too long, but if you’re not very reliant on NFC technology, you’ll be happy to hear the OnePlus 2 is available sans restrictions any day of the week now, while the X goes invite-free every Tuesday. Even better, the OnePlus X is up for grabs starting today in a swanky champagne… white flavor in addition to the standard onyx model and the special ceramic variant that’s both costlier and much harder to come by. Unfortunately for our North American readers and friends, the champagne X is only set ...

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    December's not generally a month where we expect a lot to happen in the smartphone space: we're a couple months past the big fall launches, and CES and MWC are just over the horizon, but these last few weeks of the year too often feel dominated by deals rather than juicy smartphone news. Despite these low expectations, OnePlus has been doing an admirable job of keeping itself in the spotlight, with news on the retail front, the release of new software updates, and a healthy smattering of rumors talking about what's next. Today we're checking in with a new software update for the ...

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    The new OnePlus X may represent one hell of a smartphone value, hooking users up with a more than capable mid-ranger for a scant $250 – while looking quite a bit fancier than that low price tag might let on. Of course, when we're dealing with a phone this affordable, that also means making some sacrifices, and for users who like a lot of custom hardware options, the OnePlus X hasn't had much to offer. Sure, there's been the standard Onyx edition, with its glass back and metal frame, as well as special ceramic model, but that one's both quite a bit more expensive (to the tune of 100 EUR) ...

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    Slowly but surely, OnePlus is phasing out the controversial and downright uncomfortable invitation-based purchasing system for its three affordable high-end phones to date. As such, it’s time we kicked off the sequel and spin-off rumor games, despite the X having literally just debuted, and the 2 turning a year old next summer. Clearly, you’ll need to wait a while longer for direct follow-ups, though OnePlus could choose to branch out into other market segments over the coming months. Like the diminutive flagship niche, oddly abandoned by both Samsung and HTC recently, with Sony the ...

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    Is the tide finally turning when it comes to OnePlus and its – to be polite, we'll say “unusual” - invite-based sales system? The OnePlus 2 has only been out since this summer, yet earlier this month it cut ties with that invite program for good, entering the world of traditional cash-for-product retail sales. Not all of the OnePlus lineup is ready to totally ditch invites, though, and the newer OnePlus X will be staying invite-only for now. That said, OnePlus has been tweaking its invite process for the smartphone, and today we learn even more about just how easy it's going to be to ...

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    Right now, with the last days of the year running by as quickly as they are, we're already finding ourselves looking out to a lot of hardware that's expected to launch in 2016. A lot of that has focused on early-year models like the Galaxy S7, or maybe that new iPhone 6C, but other rumors look further out still – hell, we're even talking about the iPhone 8. OnePlus only just brought us the OnePlus 2 this past summer, so chances are we're still a little over half a year away from when we'll see a sequel emerge. Nevertheless, some early rumors are more than ready to pounce on the OnePlus 3 ...

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    Back in April, OnePlus crossed an important milestone: after months and months of selling the OnePlus One to interested shoppers via an invite system, OnePlus was finally doing away with that invitation requirement. If you had the money, you could buy the phone – no extra steps. And while that was great to finally see happen, we knew the good times wouldn't last forever, and that invites would be back again for the OnePlus 2. We've put up with them since the follow-up's arrival, but we're not going to have to for very much longer, as today OnePlus shares some fantastic news: as of this ...

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    OnePlus is, first and foremost, a smartphone company, interested in shoppers like you purchasing its phones. But that hasn't stopped the company from occasionally reaching out to other users, as well, like when we saw the manufacturer selling Google Cardboard headsets (for use with basically any Android around), or USB type-C cables (which would have been a great idea had it not been for those compatibility issues). But those were at least still very close to the company's main phone-selling mission; they may have been compatible with additional phones, sure, but they also worked with ...

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    They say holiday shopping is a marathon, not a sprint. They don’t? Well, they should, and we do. Especially nowadays, with many an electronics merchant hell-bent on taking your money before Thanksgiving, as soon as you wrap up your Turkey Day feast, days after, and then on and around Christmas. Forget the biggest shopping day of the year, as stores, chiefly online, are taken by storm practically throughout November and December. Still, December 1, 2014 was responsible all by its lonesome for a record-breaking $2.68 billion worth of e-sales in the US, and there’s no reason to expect any ...

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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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    Google's Benson Leung is on a quest, one that seeks to connect shoppers with the info they need to make smart purchasing decisions about cables and adapters designed to be used with their new USB-type-C-supporting mobile hardware. He's been busy writing up reviews on this class of products, and calling out manufacturers when their hardware isn't quite up to to spec. And that's just the boat OnePlus found itself in a couple weeks back as Leung pointed out that some non-standard values for resistors being used in OnePlus USB type-C cables and adapters created the potential for a situation ...

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    OnePlus has made some controversial decisions when choosing what features to include – and those that don't make the cut – for the company's latest smartphones. And while that's meant the absence of NFC, we're thankful that OnePlus decided to bless the new OnePlus X with support for microSD expansion, too often a casualty of modern smartphone design. With only 16GB internal storage, we imagine many users are turning to that microSD support quickly, and today we learn of a new update for OxygenOS that aims to polish some of the rough edges surrounding the phone's microSD experience. ...

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