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All posts tagged "OnePlus"

  • When should you expect OnePlus 5T in South Africa?

    The OnePlus 5 finally makes its way to South Africa this month courtesy of Cernotech, coming as the OnePlus 5T variant is revealed internationally. Weighing in at R12 000 prepaid or R599 a month via FNB, the OnePlus 5 still packs plenty of features. What if you'd prefer the OnePlus 5T instead? Is the distributor going to bring in the new handset as well? "We will be importing the OnePlus 5T once we have finalised Icasa and mobile network testing in SA," Cernotech's Marielle Müller told Gearburn. "We hope for that to be early next year," the representative added. "Pricing will only be confirmed...

  • OnePlus 5T revealed, packing tall display, new dual-camera setup

    We sort of knew for the past week or two that OnePlus was working on the OnePlus 5T, following in the footsteps of the OnePlus 3T. Now that the curtain has been peeled back, what do we have then? You'll first notice the 18:9 "optic AMOLED" display (2160x1080), being taller than its predecessor and following the path set by LG and Samsung. The other big change is in the camera department, as the OnePlus 5T eschews the second telephoto camera in favour of a 20MP f/1.7 secondary shooter. The firm says that the change results in better portrait mode shots and improved...

  • From OnePlus to Huawei: cheap flagships as a marketing strategy [Opinion]

    The OnePlus One took the mobile world by storm back in 2014, packing high-end features into a much cheaper price tag than the competition. Featuring a Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM and a capable camera, the new smartphone instantly made a wave among enthusiasts and general consumers alike thanks to its US$299 starting price. It didn't hurt that the company used an invite system to control supply and demand. Fast-forward to 2017 and the OnePlus 5 is available for US$479, having seen a price increase with virtually every iteration. Now, that's still cheaper than most flagships, but coming from those...

  • OnePlus 5 slated to hit SA next week, Nokia 8, Xperia XZ1 still cheaper

    A OnePlus 5 release in South Africa has been a long time coming. We saw Takealot confirm that they were targeting a July release, but haven't seen much movement in that regard. Now, Stuff reports that Cernotech will be launching the smartphone on 15 November. The distributor is also responsible for CAT smartphones in South Africa. As for pricing, the publication reports a R12 000 prepaid tag. Too much to handle? FNB is also launching the device for R599 a month on a two year contract. The OnePlus 5 packs a Snapdragon 835 chipset, a massive 8GB of RAM, a 5.5-inch full HD...

  • What do reviewers think of OnePlus 5?

    The OnePlus 5 has only just been launched, but international reviewers have had it for a while now. So what do they think of the new smartphone then? We've gathered a few thoughts... Ars Technica The website's Ron Amadeo noted that it was the "best sub-$500 phone you can buy" right now. The writer points to the great "near-stock" Android software, speedier scrolling than the Galaxy S8 and US$479 price tag as being some of the upsides. However, Amadeo notes that the camera post-processing can be finicky (adding that low-light focusing is a problem) and that you'll be waiting for software updates that might...

  • OnePlus 5 fully revealed: 7 things you should know

    OnePlus isn't shy about drawing out the marketing for its flagship smartphones, giving enthusiasts a drip-feed of information and then fully revealing the handset. The same treatment was given to the OnePlus 5, which saw its processor and design being disclosed before the full reveal last night. So what did the launch event tell us about the new high-end smartphone? We've got x things you should know. Horsepower will definitely tick boxes We know that it's packing a Snapdragon 835, but OnePlus has also revealed that their new phone comes in 6GB of 8GB RAM flavours. By comparison, many other high-end phones on...

  • Watch: OnePlus 5 launches today, what to expect?

    OnePlus is scheduled to launch its OnePlus 5 smartphone today, delivering what should be a capable device at a lower price than Apple and Samsung. But what do we know about the upcoming handset thus far then? For starters, the Chinese firm has already said it will be packing a Snapdragon 835 processor, delivering a punch that matches today's top devices. It's also expected to pack a ton of RAM, with The Verge claiming it will have more RAM than you might find in a laptop. So over 4GB and up to 8GB is our assumption then. OnePlus claims that touch latency will...

  • Leak: is this the upcoming OnePlus 5?

    The OnePlus 5 is one of the more eagerly anticipated smartphones of the year, and we already know quite a bit about it. The latest official news tells us that it'll be launched on 20 June, at 12pm EDT. This comes a few months after Takealot told Gearburn they would be launching the phone in July. But what does the phone look like though? Android Police has published what it says is an image of the upcoming device (seen above), adding that it has corroborated the picture with another source. From the image, it's clear to see that the phone is apparently packing...

  • Confirmed: OnePlus 5 to use Snapdragon 835 (surprise!)

    The Snapdragon 835 is one of the most powerful smartphone chips around right now, going toe to toe with Apple's processors and Samsung's silicon. Of course, we're expecting all the major flagships in the second half of the year (or at the end of the first half) to use Qualcomm's new chip, including the OnePlus 5. Now, OnePlus has confirmed the speculation and leaks, saying that the upcoming handset would indeed be packing heat. "We're proud to announce the OnePlus 5 will feature the Snapdragon™ 835 processor, which sets the foundation for smooth, powerful, and efficient performance," a OnePlus representative posted on...

  • Exclusive: OnePlus 5 set for July launch in South Africa

    The OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T were two of the more affordable flagships of 2016, making their way to South Africa via Takealot. Of course, it was recently announced that the OnePlus 5 was indeed coming. It's not called the OnePlus 4 as the number is considered bad luck in China, the manufacturer explained. Now, Takealot has confirmed to Gearburn that the OnePlus 5 will be launching locally as well. "We should have our first batch arrive in South Africa in July; dates are not 100% confirmed but could be as early as the first or second week in July," a representative...