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All posts tagged "OnePlus"

  • MWC 2017: the smartphones to expect?

    We're just under a month away from this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC), being the world's biggest smartphone exhibition. Whether it's the biggest brands around or upstart manufacturers, the expo usually brings a ton of intriguing devices. Last year saw the likes of LG, Samsung, Sony and Xiaomi all launch high-end smartphones, but what does this year bring? Here's what you should expect at MWC 2017. Apple If there's one brand guaranteed to be missing at MWC, it's the Cupertino company, with the firm launching devices at dedicated events instead. The company generally launches its iPhones later in the year too, with the...

  • Did you know these smartphone brands are in SA?

    We've seen Apple and Samsung rule the roost for a while now, but emerging market brands have taken over the world. South Africa is no different, with Huawei taking the top throne and Xiaomi making in-roads as well. But did you know there are more emerging brands that are actually available or will be available in South Africa? We pick a few you should keep an eye on. OnePlus One of the more popular brands at the moment, OnePlus popularised the idea of a more affordable flagship smartphone. Currently available as a Takealot exclusive, the OnePlus 3 is a beast of note, packing a...

  • OnePlus unboxes smartphone in fighter jet, because reasons

    Chinese smartphone firm OnePlus has been on a roll this year, launching the OnePlus 3 to critical acclaim. The company has also launched the OnePlus 3T smartphone recently, being a slight upgrade over the previous model. So how do you mark the launch of the OnePlus 3T? Why, with an unboxing, of course. There's just one difference: this unboxing takes place inside a fighter jet (presumably a Cold War-era Mig-15 UTI or Shenyang J-5). Viner (is that still a thing?) Jake Paul climbed into the second seat, taking off from a Czech airbase and proceeding to unbox the handset. It all makes...

  • Qualcomm teases new OnePlus phone – OnePlus 3T coming?

    Chipmaker Qualcomm has teased a new OnePlus smartphone, powered by the latest Snapdragon 821 processor. "Something new from @OnePlus is on the way… and it's powered by our #Snapdragon 821 processor. Stay tuned," the silicon giant tweeted. Reports claim that the Chinese company is planning to launch a OnePlus 3T smartphone, effectively being a slightly upgraded version of this year's OnePlus 3. The OnePlus 3T will almost certainly be powered by a Snapdragon 821 chip According to Android Authority, the phone could support Google's Daydream VR initiative, the same 5.5-inch full HD AMOLED display as the previous phone, 64GB of storage and up to...

  • OnePlus 3 coming to South Africa through Takealot

    Update: According to an eagle-eyed Rick Bosch, specialist South African retailer Zeek Online already offers the OnePlus 3 for R9495. The site also sells a slew of OnePlus accessories, and the OnePlus 2 is also available for around R7995. Original article: We've been starved of new smartphone brands entering South Africa, with Xiaomi only recently touching down on our shores and ZTE making waves alongside FNB. But what about the other sleeping Chinese smartphone giant? What about OnePlus? Well, according to a new listing on Takealot, spotted by htxt.africa, the OnePlus 3 will be available to purchase in South Africa fairly soon. Still...

  • OnePlus, ASUS & Lenovo: 6 new smartphones that pack 6GB of RAM

    Thought 3GB of RAM was a ridiculous amount? Then you might not want to hear that 6GB of RAM is actually a thing this year. Believe it or not, but these handsets are out in the wild already. What would you do with this much memory though? Who knows, but here are a few phones that deliver in this regard. OnePlus 3 The most recent entry on the list, the follow-up to last year's disappointing OnePlus 2 is looking like a very capable smartphone. There's a Snapdragon 820 processor, 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, so you shouldn't be wont for more horsepower then. Otherwise,...

  • The real ‘flagship killer’? What do reviewers think of the OnePlus 3?

    The latest flagship in the rather popular OnePlus range seems to live up to previous handsets, based on the specifications alone. There's a 5.5-inch full HD display, a Snapdragon 820 processor, a whopping 6GB of RAM (although the phone aggressively manages RAM by default) and a 16MP/8MP camera pairing. Otherwise, a 3000mAh battery, USB Type-C and quick charging round out the device. What are reviewers saying about the phone though? Especially in light of the good but not great OnePlus 2 reviews? Are there display woes? Brandon Chester of Anandtech praised the design, camera and performance, but added that the screen was easily the...

  • OnePlus 3, with 6GB RAM, has ‘memory management issues’

    The latest OnePlus flagship has been out for several days now, delivering some impressive specs for a US$400 smartphone. In fact, the top-end model comes with a mammoth 6GB of RAM. However, a video comparison between the 6GB OnePlus 3 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge shows that the new flagship isn't the quickest at launching or loading apps. In fact, the S7 Edge dominated affairs, often being at least a dozen seconds ahead. Is the OnePlus 3 glitchy then, or is it a deliberate move? In a response to the video, OnePlus head Carl Pei says the phone's aggressive RAM management...

  • Oppomart lists OnePlus 3 with six variants starting at $369

    Remember when the OnePlus One (above) was simply one phone (no pun intended)? Well, those days are over. According to a new listing prior to its launch, the OnePlus 3 -- the Chinese manufacturer's third-generation handset -- will arrive in no less than six different flavours with varying quantities of storage and RAM. Chinese retailer Oppomart was responsible for the leak, which suggests that it has a sprig of possible truth to it. Related: OnePlus One review: two good to ignore OnePlus hasn't confirmed that the device will boast six personalities though, but the phone is set to debut on 14 June. Additionally,...

  • OnePlus 3 scraps invite purchasing scheme, launches 14 June

    OnePlus, the Chinese company teaching consumers the basics of numerical progression, has announced that its next flagship phone will debut on 14 June. Aptly called the OnePlus 3, the device will sport some spiffy top-end hardware, but the chief change is beyond its skin. This time around consumers can purchase the phone without an invite. "We’re releasing the OnePlus 3 invite-free, right from launch day. In addition, invites are gone forever from future OnePlus product launches," revealed the company on its blog. That's major. In fact, it now suggests that OnePlus feels that its big enough to stand on its own two...