New OnePlus 6 photos leak out, size its notch against the iPhone X and OnePlus 5T

OnePlus may be gearing up to unveil its 2018 flagship in two weeks, but the gist of it is already known, and leaks are coming as if there is no tomorrow. Fans of the OnePlus brand are expecting the upcoming OnePlus 6 to be the cheapest phone with Snapdragon 845 when it lands, but those calculations might be off the mark, as a recent rumor indicates. 
Still, there appears to be a healthy interest in its overall looks and today’s leak fleshes out the design quite a bit more, revealing the phone from all sides. It also gets sized up with an iPhone X to mark how much …

OnePlus 5 and 5T soon to be updated with new touch gesture, other improvements

Although OnePlus 6 is one of the hottest subjects these days, two other OnePlus smartphones will get important software improvements – the OnePlus 5 and 5T. New open beta updates are now available for these two devices, so if you’ve already flashed such a build one your OnePlus 5 or 5T, then you should receive them as OTAs (over the air).

Besides the usual under the hood improvements and bug fixes, OnePlus added a new touch gesture for both smartphones, which will allow users to double-tap to lock the screen. The new function can be found in the launcher settings, so make sure to enable …

OnePlus 5 and 5T finally getting Android 8.1 Oreo, here are all the changes

After using its beta channel to thoroughly test Android 8.1 Oreo for the OnePlus 5 and 5T, an official announcement went live earlier today that confirms the update is now being pushed out to everyone that owns either of the two smartphones.

It’s worth noting that it took OnePlus just one month to make Android 8.1 Oreo available to OnePlus 5 and 5T owners. However, the company’s mission was much simplified by the fact that both phones were already updated to Android 8.0 Oreo.

If you own the OnePlus 5 or 5T, you can expect some other improvements besides the usual Android 8.1 Oreo …

OnePlus 6 will be slightly pricier than the OnePlus 5T

OnePlus has always positioned itself as a company that launches much cheaper flagship smartphone than the likes of Samsung, Motorola, HTC, LG or Apple. Unfortunately, every year the so-called “flagship killers” OnePlus launches are more and more expensive.

If you’re expecting the OnePlus 6 to have the same price as the OnePlus 5T, the company’s current top-tier phone, you’ll be disappointed. A new report suggests the upcoming OnePlus 6 price will start at $525 and will go up to around $700.

The cheapest version of the OnePlus 6 will pack 64GB, whereas the most expensive will include …

Latest OnePlus 5 and 5T beta updates bring Gaming mode and Launcher improvements

OnePlus 5 and 5T may not be the hottest topics these days considering the latest information we got about the company’s upcoming OnePlus 6 flagship. Still, the only phones that are currently getting updates from OnePlus are the 5 and 5T, so if you own either of the two devices, here is what you get in the latest update.

It’s important to note that this is an open beta update, which is only available to those who enrolled in the beta program. If you’ve previously installed an OxygenOS open beta build, you’ll be getting the new update OTA (over the air) in the next couple of days.

The …

OnePlus 5T vanishes from the US, but a OnePlus 6 is on its way

Having been launched in the US in November, the OnePlus 5T is now a 4-month old smartphone, which means it’s still a fairly new product. Despite this, the handset is no longer available to buy stateside, and that’s not because of a temporary stock shortage. 
According to Engadget, OnePlus confirmed that it has sold each and every 5T unit it manufactured for North America (presumably, this means Canada, too). Apparently, North American demand for the 5T was stronger than OnePlus had anticipated. Thus, folks who currently want to buy a …

OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T receive Android 8.1 Open Beta

OnePlus has started to rollout Open Beta 6 for the OnePlus 5 and Open Beta 4 for the OnePlus 5T. This contains the Android 8.1 Oreo update for both handsets, and considering that it is a Beta, users have the chance to opt-in to receive it. To do that, you need to enable your OnePlus 5 or One Plus 5T to receive updates as part of the manufacturer’s Open Beta program for OxygenOS.

The update includes Android 8.1 plus a host of other new features and capabilities including:

Android 8.1 Oreo February 2018 security patch New auto pick up gesture (answer an incoming call by raising …

OnePlus 5T or Samsung Galaxy S9: which one would you get?

The Galaxy S9 has just been announced and it’s a beautiful marvel of a smartphone. Shiny glass all around, an awesome new camera, Samsung’s gorgeous AMOLED display curved at both ends… it definitely turns heads around. And it sports the latest-and-greatest in hardware, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and 4 GB of RAM.

But we all know what’s not great about it… that price. Unfortunately, it seems that we live in the post-$650 flagship price world, as both Sammy and Apple are pushing their price tiers up and others are following suit.

Well, with some exceptions. While small manufacturer …

Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact size comparison vs Galaxy S9, S9+, iPhone X, 8, 8 Plus, LG V30, OnePlus 5T

Sony has just announced the latest devices to join its portfolio, the Xperia XZ2 and the XZ2 Compact, two handsets whose purpose is to take the the Japan-based manufacturer up-to-speed with the current trends on the smartphone market. With everyone plotting the total demise of old-school bezels and looking forward to providing users with more display real estate, Sony felt the pressure and finally caved in – the XZ2 looks way more contemporary than any other Xperia before it.

But how does the new XZ2 stack up in terms of size again all the best phones out there, the likes of …

Samsung Galaxy S9 vs OnePlus 5T: first look

This is one of those comparisons that can be easily summarized within a tweet’s length. Simply put, the Samsung Galaxy S9 is miles ahead of the OnePlus 5T – both in terms of visual appearance and technical capabilities. Why would then anyone choose the latter over Samsung’s flagship? Well, the main reason would be pricing. Both of these are high-end smartphones, but the S9 could end up costing you several hundred dollars more. Would spending the extra money be a wise decision?

Design and display
Last year brought us a new trend: phones began adopting taller, more immersive displays surrounded …