OnePlus 5T Sandstone White: hands-on

The OnePlus 5T is one of the best phones you can buy, a $500 phone with flagship-grade performance and nice extras like ultra fast face unlock feature and Dash Charge, a fast-charging technology that works its magic even when you are using your phone.
The OnePlus 5T, however, is only available in one color: a very good-looking “Midnight Black” with a matte look to it, but… it’s just one color option. These days, OnePlus offered a limited edition version of the 5T in a fancy new “Sandstone White”, a whimsical combination of a white back, …


As many as 40,000 OnePlus customers were affected by theft of credit card data

Earlier this week, we told you that OnePlus had to stop accepting credit cards for purchases made on its website. A security breach allowed customers’ credit card information to be stolen while in the middle of completing a transaction online. According to the company, the breach was executed by a malicious script that had been running on one of its payment processing servers since the middle of November. With a third party security firm investigating the matter, OnePlus says that it has discovered how and where the attack was introduced to its server, although it doesn’t know if it was installed …

Update: OnePlus disables credit card payments on its website in wake of reported security breach

Update: OnePlus has now disabled credit card payments on OnePlus.net. Customers will still be able to shop via PayPal. The company is still investigating and also looking for alternative payment options. If you’ve done any credit card payments on OnePlus.net, it’s advised you keep an eye on your payment history and statements. Original story follows:

OnePlus is well-known for offering awesome devices at unbelievably low prices and the company does a few things to make sure its corner-cutting doesn’t come from the actual hardware. Since it started …

OnePlus 5T gets loads of new features in the latest OxygenOS update

OnePlus is pushing yet another major update for its latest flagship, the OnePlus 5T. For the time being, all the new features and improvements are available to those who are enrolled in the open beta program, but they are likely to be released to everyone in the coming weeks.

As the title says, the newest OxygenOS Open Beta adds quite a lot of new features to the OnePlus 5T, including the OnePlus Switch app, a new Clipboard, and Drawer categories. You can find below the full changelog of this update:

Launcher
Launcher Updated to v2.3;Drawer categories …

PSA: OnePlus website payment system may have been hacked – users report credit card details stolen

OnePlus is well-known for offering awesome devices at unbelievably low prices and the company does a few things to make sure its corner-cutting doesn’t come from the actual hardware. Since it started out small, it built its name via guerilla marketing and selling its phones directly to customers. There are no retailers to take a cut of the pie — you just go to OnePlus’ website and order your brand-new “flagship killer” there.

However, it seems that the company might need to work on its security a bit more. Multiple users are now reporting that their credit card …

OnePlus confirms Face Unlock is coming soon to the OnePlus 3 and 3T

Great news for OnePlus users, as the Chinese handset maker has just confirmed two other of its smartphones will receive the Face Unlock feature via a software update. Although the OnePlus 5T was the first smartphone launched by the company to include this security feature, the OnePlus 5 got it as well.

Three weeks ago OnePlus announced that by popular demand, Face Unlock will be added to the OnePlus 5, and one week later delivered on that promise via an Open Beta update.

During an interview with CNET, OnePlus’ co-founder Carl Pei confirmed the OnePlus 3 …

OnePlus CEO says the company is looking to talk to U.S. carriers; next model to be released Q2 2018

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau said today that the next new OnePlus handset, possibly named the OnePlus 6, will be released late in the second quarter of this year and will be powered by the Snapdragon 845 chipset. OnePlus set sales records late last year with the launch of the OnePlus 5T, which is now the company’s fastest and best-selling phone. Those records previously belonged to the OnePlus 5, which was launched late last June.

In addition, Lau said that OnePlus would start talking with U.S. carriers this year about selling its devices through one or more stateside wireless operators. The company …

OnePlus 5T is now available in Lava Red (but only in India)

The OnePlus 5T is one of the best phones you can get for around $500 and now it’s getting a brand new, “lava red” color version that looks exquisite.

Initially, OnePlus will launch the lava red 5T in India only. We have reached out to OnePlus to ask whether it plans to bring the phone globally and to the United States specifically, and we will update you when we get an answer.
The company details the quite complex process it uses to achieve this lush red color: it uses two anodic oxidation processes, double blasting and adds a coating to ensure the …

User spots OnePlus 3T sending their clipboard data to servers in China

OnePlus gets in hot water every now and again over privacy concerns, and now, there’s another little controversy brewing. A keen OnePlus 3T user who happened to be monitoring the traffic that goes in and out of their network noticed something weird when they updated to the latest beta build for their device. Apparently, the handset was sending clipboard information directly to AliBaba Group servers.

So, basically, anything you hit “copy” on — web addresses, contacts, photos, etc. — can be sent over to AliBaba, which is one of the biggest e-commerce sites to come out of China.

OnePlus …

OxygenOS 5.0/Android 8.0 Oreo update resumes for OnePlus 5

OnePlus offered a nice Christmas gift to OnePlus 5 owners last year, but little did we know that the OxygenOS 5.0 based on Android Oreo would be pulled only days later. The culprit? A bug that would cause issues with third-party camera application.

Apparently, issues with some European carriers have been blamed for halting the roll-out of the update as well. A few days ago, OnePlus announced that it’s already working on OxygenOS 5.0.1, which is supposed to contain fixes for the bugs mentioned earlier.

Today, OnePlus confirmed it has issued a small fix for …