Security woes as backdoor in OnePlus devices is discovered, allows for easy gain of root access

A potentially dangerous backdoor in multiple OnePlus devices has been just unearthed by a knowing developer, revealing a hidden app that can be potentially used to gain root access and take control over the device.
Dubbed “EngineedMode”, the app has been created by Qualcomm to most certainly test out hardware, but OnePlus has taken it to itself to tamper with the app, customize it, and preload it on a plethora of devices, including but not limited to the OnePlus 5, OnePlus 3, and OnePlus 3T. The app gives unprecedented access to a host of security-sensitive …


OnePlus 5T Brooklyn launch event for November 16th is sold out


The OnePlus 5T is going to be unveiled this coming Thursday, November 16th. Believe it or not, OnePlus charged $40 for a ticket to the unveiling event and the company just disseminated a tweet to announce that the event is now sold out. So why is OnePlus charging consumers to watch it unveil its new phone? The company says that it needs to charge to help it get an accurate head count so it knows how many people will be attending. The funds generated by ticket sales will also go “toward the advancement of tech innovation.”

The event is taking place in Brooklyn at Villain. The address …

Early OnePlus 5T vs OnePlus 5 camera comparison: No telephoto lens


The OnePlus 5T is leaking left and right like crazy, with an unofficial unboxing making the rounds some two days ago and a full specs sheet popping up online, seemingly revealing everything there is to know about the upcoming flagship device. But the leaks are not stopping still.

German website heise.de seems to have secured a OnePlus 5T prior to the device’s official announcement on November 16 and has already posted a brief camera comparison between the 5T and its predecessor, the OnePlus 5.
The big news here is that OnePlus has reportedly ditched …

OnePlus 5T unboxing video leaks ahead of official announcement

We’re less than a week away from the official reveal of the OnePlus 5T, but pictures of the upcoming flagship have already leaked online just a few days ago.

Today, we have a 5-minute unboxing video that compares OnePlus’ current flagship with the OnePlus 5T. The video was uploaded to YouTube by a vlogger but has since been pulled since any information, articles, and videos about the OnePlus 5T are under embargo.

The good news (or bad for OnePlus) is someone else uploaded the video somewhere else and it’s unlikely that it will be pulled anytime soon.

Well, …

Want to get a OnePlus 5T early? Sign up to be a tester for OnePlus' The Lab

OnePlus has always strived to make community-conscious products. To highlight that fact, earlier this year, the company launched The Lab initiative — 10 lucky fans were chosen to test the OnePlus 5’s camera and share their impressions with OnePlus before the device was officially launched.

With the coming of the OnePlus 5T, The Lab is opening its doors once again. This time, it’s not for photography enthusiasts, but just smartphone fans in general. According to the company, if you have a “knack for reviewing flagship-level technology”, you have a chance of being …

Alleged OnePlus 5T benchmark nets one of the highest Snapdragon 835 scores

OnePlus 5T tips, specs and renders are being hurtled at us incessantly these days, indicating that the launch is near, and, indeed, it is expected to be unveiled as soon as next week, on November 16th. This time around, however, we have something more tangible to lean on than mere speculation, as a OnePlus device coded as A5010, just made a pass through the Geekbench database.

While the numbers it scored are top-shelf, and in line with the other top Snapdragon 835 benchmarks – those of the HTC U11 – we are more intrigued to find a confirmation that the OnePlus 5T would indeed …

OnePlus 5T hands-on photos and full specs leak out


Want to see the OnePlus 5T before its official unveiling?
Well, now you can, as the phone’s been inadvertently revealed by ZDNet Germany
in a series of photos that show the upcoming handset both on its own, and alongside
the OnePlus 5 and a couple of other smartphones (Samsung Galaxy S8 and Xiaomi Mi Mix 2). Moreover, we’re getting an
exhaustive OnePlus 5T specs sheet to check out.  

 

As you can see below, there aren’t any surprises when it
comes to the design of the OnePlus 5T. Just as most rumors predicted, the
handset looks a lot like the Oppo R11s, sporting a 6-inch AMOLED …

Clearer images of an alleged OnePlus 5T tip a taller, narrower phone

Another day, another alleged OnePlus 5T render springs from the guts of the Chinese tech blogosphere or thereabouts. It doesn’t reveal much else than what we already know – the 5T will likely be a taller, narrower handset due to the new 18:9 aspect ratio of the 6″ display – but it is clearer than previous alleged renders, and will keep your wheels spinning until OnePlus gets on stage next week to actually announce it. 

As for the back of the handset, it certainly looks like in previous leaked renders, rear-mounted finger scanner, dual camera, …

The OnePlus 5T will be more expensive than the OnePlus 5

Ever since the first rumors of a OnePlus 5T started circulating, a couple of questions have been on our minds — what kinds of hardware upgrades should we expect over the OnePlus 5 and are we going to see another price hike?

The OG OnePlus One launched with a $299 price tag, but every consecutive model has seen a small increase in cost. That’s how we ended up with a $479 price for the OnePlus 5, which, to be fair, is still an amazing deal, considering the current climate in the smartphone world.

Last year’s OnePlus 3T had a base price increase of $40, …

Will the OnePlus 5T be more expensive than the OnePlus 5? New report says no

 

The OnePlus 5T will be announced on November 16 and released
on November 21 – OnePlus itself confirmed these details yesterday. The company
also said that the phone would bring “a new view” – most likely, this
is a vague confirmation of the fact that the handset has a 6-inch screen with 1080
x 2160 pixels and thin bezels, an obvious departure from the 5.5-inch, 1080 x
1920 pixels screen of the OnePlus 5.  

 

We recently assumed that the OnePlus 5T would be more
expensive than the OnePlus 5 – not just because of its new design and larger
screen, but also because OnePlus has …