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All posts tagged "OnePlus"

  • 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...

  • OnePlus 5 confirmed for later this year, what to expect?

    The OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T were two of 2016's more affordable smartphones internationally, offering powerful internals and a great camera experience. But the company has reportedly confirmed that the OnePlus 5 will be released later this year. The confirmation was reported by The Verge, who added that it's not called the OnePlus 4 because the number is considered unlucky in China. Then again, we've had the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, the Xiaomi Mi 4, the Huawei Honor 4 range and more. In any event, there isn't a firm launch date just yet, but OnePlus told The Verge that it would be released...

  • 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...