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    If you think OnePlus got OxygenOS all wrong for the OnePlus 3, the company wasn't against you changing things up with a different ROM. Thing was, you had to trade out some major fast charging with that choice — it's a feature heavily promoted at the launch of the device. Well, after OnePlus promised to give developers the kernels that make its Dash Charge technology possible, it has delivered the goods on GitHub. Directories should be resynced if already downloaded. Changes have been made to: android_vendor_qcom_thulium android_vendor_oneplus_oneplus3 android_kernel_oneplus_msm8996 ...

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    The day after we find out about what Samsung has to Unpack is the day when OPPO unpacks its F1s. Of course, if a phone wants to take the next "step up in the selfie revolution," it'll need some impressive cameras to do so. Well, an Indian outlet believes it has the answers to not just those specs, but a few more. TechDroid is reporting that both the front and rear camera have 16 megapixels of resolution. All the software effects will be getting in, including the screen flash feature. One SKU will feature 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, expandable by microSD up to 128GB. There will be ...

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    If you’re still wondering how it might be possible for an Android handheld manufacturer to realistically predict 100 million unit global shipments without much of a presence in many key European markets or the US, Counterpoint Research should give you a solid clue. According to the firm’s latest “Monthly Market Pulse”, OPPO claimed a big domestic win for the month of June not only in offline sales, but overall China demand, including both physical stores and online smartphone orders. This is the fast-rising OEM’s first ever victory of such a magnitude, although Huawei ...

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    Times are a-changing in a mobile phone landscape where brands like BlackBerry, HTC and Sony have almost completely lost their relevance, Microsoft lacks focus, and Nokia looks to rise from the proverbial ashes… at some point in the future. Granted, Samsung and Apple’s industry duopoly remains unthreatened, despite the former’s 2015 struggles and the latter’s current stagnation. Huawei may want the crown for itself, but after a remarkable sales progress last year, 2016 is shaping up to mark a much smaller surge. That sounds like the perfect context for the rapid ascent of a few more ...

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    It's only been half a year since the OPPO F1 came out. Now, the Chinese manufacturer is extend the "legacy" of the so-called "Selfie Expert" with a phone that will "[step] up the selfie revolution". We're getting the where and when of the launch of the OPPO F1s. It will take place in India on August 3. That's the day after another Samsung Unpacked event in New York. Rumor has it that the F1s will double the resolution of the selfie camera to 16 megapixels and come equipped with a fingerprint-sensor on the home button with 0.22-second unlock time. Via: GSMArena

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    Mere days ahead of official financial reports coming from most of the mobile industry’s heavyweights, research firm TrendForce has issued its own worldwide smartphone market analysis for the year’s second quarter, with overall production volume sitting at a solid 315 million units, up 8.9 percent sequentially and 3.2 percent compared to the same timeframe back in 2015. No big surprises ranking the top six global brands, as Samsung holds on to a comfortable lead, followed by Apple, Huawei, OPPO, LG, and Vivo. But even though Galaxy S7 sales are deemed “brisk”, both the Korean ...

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    Remember the OPPO F1, the "selfie expert" smartphone from the beginning of the year? Whether it delivers what OPPO promises is up to you, go check out our review and quick look at what its camera can do. Almost six months after the F1, the OPPO F1s announced today by the manufacturer is expected to take it to the next level, being built "on the strengths" of its predecessor (which managed to generate a record growth for the company in the first quarter). The company is positioning the upcoming OPPO F1s as one of the core products in its line-up for the second half of the year. Little is ...

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    With iPhone popularity reaching an inherent peak stateside, as well as in many other Western territories, where there’s simply no more room for growth, Apple continues to struggle finding its footing on the all-important Chinese and Indian shores. Among the trouble encountered by the world’s most profitable corporation in the two largest smartphone markets, the refusal of the latter’s government to permit refurbished handheld commercialization and the SE’s prohibitive pricing nowadays headline the list. It’s also not helping that the 6s has rapidly lost its charm with the recent ...

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    "The Chinese market is ever-changing," said Avril Wu, an analyst. No, really. If you see the breadth of what an eCommerce store offers for smartphones from companies with names ranging from Lovme and Onefive, you'd be pulling your hair out, too. But it seems that, at least for now, we have some of the biggest names in China making bigger steps than its "established" competition. Research firm TrendForce expects OPPO and vivo — both owned by BBK Electronics — will ship a combined 144 million phones to market this year, up more than 40 percent from the previous year and assumed to beat ...

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    While HTC put a lot of trust in its redesigned new flagship phone and first ever VR headset, the two’s launches haven’t been able to right the sinking ship just yet. The Vive, of course, is still in a decent position to spearhead a revolution and the rise of a profitable industry, which we can’t say about the HTC 10. Released a little late, a little overpriced, and incapable of standing out from the Galaxy S7-led pack, the beveled 5.2-incher is barely projected by market research firm TrendForce to reach a million units in 2016 production volume. The GS7 duo, mind you, was on track ...

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    The approach to special edition phones is not new, with cases like Samsung launching a batman phone and pricing it for a staggering amount of money for just a different logo at the back. Oppo hasn't really focused on super hero phones, but instead on devices that cater to the sports lover in you. As a result, Oppo's approach to the F1 Plus Barcelona Edition is a different story to what we see elsewhere. If you're an FC Barcelona fan, the Oppo F1 Plus special edition is probably one of the coolest sports-oriented gadgets we've seen in a while. Watch our full video to learn more.

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    Huawei's been chomping up the food chain as the world's third largest smartphone manufacturer by annual shipments. It was originally looking forward to a 40 percent jump in shipments this year to further its ambitions to be the world's largest OEM. Nope. Not the case it seems, as told from Taiwanese industry. Huawei may cut back from a forecast 140 million smartphones to 120 million smartphones. That's still a 20 percent improvement from last year, but with the higher-end phones — like the P9 and its cohorts — not garnering enough demand as hoped for. The Honor V8, though, has topped ...

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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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    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 different threads of OPPO's smartphones range from the premium to the camera-focused to the budget-minded. Even in the A-series, we can find some stratification. So, what does the A37 really represent? Well, for about $199, it brings a 5-megapixel front-facing camera on a 1/4-inch sensor. With its 1.4μm pixels, OmniBSI+ technology and a screen flash, the phone's promised to shine a light on your selfies. The main 8-megapixel camera, with a 1/3.2-inch sensor, has the same-sized pixels as on the front with backside illumination. Software can composite five shots into a single ...

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    Taking a page from domestic arch-rival Huawei’s playbook, OPPO’s been constantly seizing the spotlight lately to gloat about various box-office achievements, both in general and specific to certain smartphone models. Ranked fourth among the world’s top manufacturers in Q1 2016 by market research firm IC Insights, OPPO remarkably managed to dominate offline China sales for March and April. At the same time, the R9 totaled 180,000 orders in its first 24 hours up for grabs, while its international F1 Plus equivalent averaged one sale every 1.1 seconds since the March 17 launch. “Blink ...

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    How serious and dangerous is China’s offensive on Korean and Western mobile hardware brands? Extremely, according to research conducted between January and March by IC Insights, which predictably positioned Samsung and Apple atop the smartphone manufacturer hierarchy, only followed by a flurry of handheld vendors based in the Middle Kingdom. Huawei naturally won bronze during Q1 2016, with 28.9 million units sold, still considerably behind the gold and silver medalists’ 81.5 and 51.6 mil scores respectively. But OPPO exceeded its most optimistic expectations, leaping from eight place ...

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    Every so often, OPPO updates its A-series phones. They're always floating around to give those who don't like selfies and who don't like mid-range flagships just something, anything to work with.  And that's what we're dealing with here with the A59: decency. The gold-colored, dual-SIM, 32GB variant of the phone is currently on pre-sale through June 18 for ¥1,799 or $274. [table] Component,Description Screen size,5.5 inches Screen type,LCD Resolution,1280 x 720 Pixel density,267ppi SoC,MediaTek MT6750 Type,Octa-core Speed,1.5GHz GPU,Mali-T860 RAM,3GB Storage,32GB Camera,13-megapixel ...

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    A quick follow-up to our story yesterday about Xiaomi topping the market share pie chart in China — apparently, one chart doesn't tell the whole story. An OPPO representative clarified to us that while Xiaomi did take a win in Sino Research's April report, OPPO got another one. Xiaomi led the market in online-based sales while OPPO had the most offline sales for the month. Here's how those numbers stack up: [table] OEM,Share (%) OPPO,13.3 Apple,11.9 vivo,11.7 Huawei,10 Samsung,6.8 Gionee,4.6 HONOR,3.9 Coolpad,3.4 MI,2.9 Meizu,2.6 [/table] Though listed, brands of western interest that ...

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    Exactly one year ago today, up-and-coming smartphone manufacturer OPPO unveiled a somewhat surprising and no doubt costly promotional partnership with FC Barcelona, which only one week later walked away from the Olympiastadion in Berlin with its fifth ever UEFA Champions League trophy. In the meantime, OPPO surged and surged and surged, becoming a force to be reckoned with in the global mobile hardware landscape, whereas Leo Messi & co. painfully fell to domestic rivals Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals of the latest Champions League season. The disappointment was surely amplified ...

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    The hype has been real for several years. Samsung or LG would always set up a little display showing off moving pictures on a thin filament of bendable material and we're all left with the impression that a foldable smartphone would be so close down the road. Well, it's 2016 and we're only getting just a whiff of a Galaxy X coming along the way ... for next year. But a Chinese leaker has come into contact with an OPPO prototype of a foldable smartphone. Supposedly, it's been a work-in-progress since August 2015 and it was only in February that engineers started energizing that flexible ...

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    Kantar released its report on the state of the smartphone market last week, now it's Gartner's turn. More smartphones entered the market in this quarter than the same time last year. Fittingly in time for Google I/O, it's a victory this time around for Android at the expense of all the other major platforms. Research firm Gartner reported first quarter sales for smartphones worldwide totaled 349 million units, up 3.9 percent annually. Android sold approximately 293.8 million units representing 84 percent of the market, up more than 5 points. Apple itself reported iPhone sales, but Gartner ...

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    It's been a slow, agonizing wait for an uber-quick charge. At least it feels that way, but it's only been shy of three months since OPPO showed off its Super VOOC charge standard. It could deliver a 20W current to your phone for a full charge in 15 minutes, the people on the stage at MWC said. Well, when are we going to see a phone with this Super VOOC? Glimmers of hope have started peeking in different forms. Over at the dubiously-connected-to-OPPO phone manufacturer OnePlus, we saw certifications for the OnePlus 3 with a 20W charging standard. This came after it had applied for a ...

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    According to the company’s own reports, as well as independent probes of the global smartphone market by trusted analysts, business has been good for OPPO lately, despite the China-based budget specialist last unveiling a true flagship way back in spring of 2014. It’s said the Find 7’s sequel was delayed due to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 overheating woes, then as nothing better entered the picture, OPPO figured it might as well wait for the SD820 processor. But now it’s unclear what’s holding off the Find 9 announcement, after the recent invasion of 820-powered handhelds from ...

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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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