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Known for its tagline “Never Settle,” OnePlus makes smartphones that rival other flagship handsets with more budget-friendly price tags.

OnePlus Stories October 18

Limited OnePlus Watch Harry Potter edition unveiled

After launching a “vanilla” version earlier this year, OnePlus has now unveiled a limited-edition Harry Potter watch.

OnePlus Stories October 13

OnePlus could be set to release a limited Pac-Man-themed Nord 2

OnePlus looks to be working on yet another limited-edition device – this time a Pac-Man-themed version of the affordable Nord 2.

OnePlus Stories October 12

Back when Android 11 launched for OnePlus devices we thought that fans would be annoyed. Well, expect that frustration to evolve into outright fury with OxygenOS 12.0.

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OnePlus Stories October 11

OnePlus has rolled out the September security patch to these phones

Security updates are designed to keep Android devices as secure as possible, but you’re only as safe as your latest update. OnePlus does promise regular updates for its smartphones for at least two years, so let’s see how they’re handling the September 2021 security update.

OnePlus Stories October 8

OnePlus 9RT, Buds Z2 will launch next week

While OnePlus has publicly said it wouldn’t make a OnePlus 9T this year, the company is now teasing the coming launch date of the OnePlus 9RT and its new earbuds too.

OnePlus Stories October 4

OnePlus will update these smartphones to Android 12 over the coming months

Launched in beta today, OnePlus is bringing OxygenOS 12 to the OnePlus 9 series right away. However, those aren’t the only devices getting the upgrade. Over the coming months, OnePlus has confirmed it will bring Android 12 to the following list of devices.

Google just released Android 12 to AOSP earlier today, and OnePlus is already jumping on the train. Starting today, OxygenOS 12 is available in Open Beta to the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro.

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OnePlus Stories September 29

OxygenOS 11.1.1.1 rolls out for OnePlus 6/6T w/ September patch, more

OxygenOS 11.1.1.1 is now rolling out for 2018’s OnePlus 6 and 6T hardware with a few software tweaks and the latest September 2021 security patch.

OnePlus Stories September 28

While we await the full release of Android 12 for Pixel devices, Developer Preview 2 is now available for the OnePlus 9 series with a number of tweaks and tuning in tow.

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OnePlus Stories September 20

OnePlus has confirmed that not only is any potential 9T off the table for 2021, but that the firm’s 2022 flagship will run a merged ColorOS and OxygenOS.

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OnePlus Stories September 16

Report: Oppo staff cut by 20%, including ColorOS teams, following merger with OnePlus

The close merger of Oppo and OnePlus earlier this year is supposed to help speed up software updates by building OxygenOS on top of ColorOS. While we hope that’s still the case, a recent staff cut at Oppo might not help matters.

OnePlus Stories September 14

High refresh rate screens are not a new trend, but after a couple of years of inexplicably avoiding the feature on its iPhone lineup, Apple has finally adopted the feature in the iPhone 13 Pro series. However, they’ve been preceded by dozens of phones in the Android camp, so let’s take a look at every Android device that had a 120Hz refresh rate before Apple’s iPhone.

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OnePlus Stories September 10

[Update: ‘Buds Z2’ design leaks] OnePlus tipped to release cheaper pair of wireless earbuds w/ ANC

The new OnePlus Buds Pro deliver great sound and features, but they are quite a bit more expensive compared to the brand’s other offerings. According to a reliable source, a new pair of ANC-equipped OnePlus earbuds could be around the corner with a lower cost of entry.

OnePlus Stories August 30

OnePlus has rolled out the August security patch to these phones

Security updates are designed to keep Android devices as secure as possible, but you’re only as safe as your latest update. OnePlus does promise regular updates for its smartphones for at least two years, so let’s see how they’re handling the August 2021 security update.

OnePlus Stories August 24

The OnePlus Buds series delivered two solid pairs of truly wireless earbuds last year that were great options for all Android users thanks to the addition of Google Fast Pair support. Now, though, the even-better OnePlus Buds Pro are on the horizon, but they ditch support for Google Fast Pair entirely.

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OnePlus has updated these phones to Android 11

OnePlus might have promised the Android 11 update to a number of the firm’s former flagship devices, but just how many have received the latest OS build or when can you expect it to come to your phone?

OnePlus Stories August 23

Truly wireless earbuds are a dime a dozen in today’s market, with so many models releasing that you’re sure to find one that perfectly fits your needs and budget. Next week, OnePlus will release the Buds Pro as its most expensive option yet, but also its best to date based on my first impressions.

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OnePlus Stories August 19

While we won’t see a mid-year release for the proper OnePlus 9 series this time around, it seems that one version is getting a refresh. A new report claims that the OnePlus 9R will get a replacement in the OnePlus 9RT.

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OnePlus seeks testers for OnePlus 9 series closed beta program

OnePlus is seeking testers for a special closed beta program that is available to OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro owners.

OnePlus Stories August 18

OxygenOS 11.0.8.8 rolls out for OnePlus 8/8 Pro w/ August patch, AOD screenshot feature, more

OxygenOS 11.0.8.8 is now rolling out for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro most importantly with the August 2021 security patch, but with some added tweaks and features in tow.

OnePlus Stories August 11

In an effort to ride on Samsung’s hype train, OnePlus pulls a stupid marketing stunt [U]

Foldables are gaining steam, and the current leader, Samsung, is about to debut two new devices. In an effort to stay in the spotlight in the midst of Samsung’s Unpacked event, OnePlus is teasing some sort of dual-screen case or accessory that it will reveal tomorrow.

Update 8/11: Scratch that. OnePlus instead revealed today a half-off deal through its carrier partner T-Mobile. No one is amused.

OnePlus Stories August 10

OxygenOS Open Beta 3 with Android 11 rolls out for OnePlus 6/6T w/ YouTube playback improvements, more

OxygenOS Open Beta 3 based upon Android 11 is now rolling out for 2018’s finest flagships, the OnePlus 6 and 6T.

OnePlus Stories July 29

OxygenOS Open Beta 2 based on Android 11 rolls out for OnePlus 6/6T

OxygenOS Open Beta 2 based upon Android 11 is now rolling out for the OnePlus 6 and 6T for those enrolled on the software preview program.

OnePlus Stories July 27

OnePlus is reportedly skipping the OnePlus 9T this year

OnePlus generally has at least two release cycles each year, its flagship and then the tweaked “T” version. This year, though, it seems like the “OnePlus 9T” isn’t in the cards.

The US smartphone market is dominated by names like Apple and Samsung, but others such as Google and OnePlus have been trying to make a meaningful impact in it for years now. As we near the Pixel 6 and its “soft reboot” of Google’s lineup, new stats on the US smartphone market in the first half of 2021 show that Google is actively losing market share while OnePlus is seeing a surge in popularity.

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OnePlus Stories July 22

Early this month, OnePlus revealed what many expected for a while, that OnePlus and Oppo would merge their respective Android skins. Now, we’re seeing the first fruits of that merger, with the OnePlus Nord 2 explicitly being the first device where OxygenOS is no more than a skin on top of ColorOS.

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OnePlus says it will add an option to disable CPU throttling with Android 12 update

After facing quite a bit of backlash, OnePlus has just confirmed that in Android 12, it will add an option to disable its controversial CPU throttling on newer smartphones from the brand.

OnePlus Nord 2 first impressions: Could this be the OnePlus 9 Lite? [Video]

The OnePlus Nord 2 has now officially launched, and as far as the entire OnePlus lineup goes, this might be the one to pay attention to.

After a constant feed of teases and tidbits, the OnePlus Nord 2 has now officially launched and provides some notable upgrades over the original while also coming with a MediaTek processor and the Sony IMX766 sensor, as found in the OnePlus 9/9 Pro.

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The OnePlus Buds arrived last year to offer a more affordable pair of truly wireless earbuds that didn’t compromise much. Now, OnePlus is upping the ante with the OnePlus Buds Pro that deliver a few more features for a marginally higher price tag.

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OnePlus Stories July 14

OnePlus 9 Pro w/ 128GB storage, $969 price will never come to the US [Updated]

The OnePlus 9 Pro is the company’s most expensive smartphone ever at $969, but so far, buyers have only had access to the top-end $1,069 version of the device. Now, OnePlus has confirmed that the OnePlus 9 Pro with 128GB of storage won’t be launching in the US at all.

Supposed full specs of the upcoming OnePlus Nord 2 have now been shared online, giving a better picture of what the affordable follow-up Android phone may end up providing ardent fans.

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OnePlus Stories July 12

OnePlus flagships are among the most high-power smartphones you can buy, and if benchmarks are your deciding factor, they’re often near the top of any list. However, like many other brands before it, OnePlus has just been caught red-handed limiting the performance of most apps but paving the streets in gold for benchmarking apps.

Update 7/12: This article has been updated to include a forum post where OnePlus offered further details about this practice.

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OnePlus Stories July 9

The OnePlus Buds series offers some very affordable, fairly good earbuds for OnePlus smartphone owners. Now, the brand has confirmed directly that it’s working on a third installment to the series with the OnePlus “Buds Pro,” and you can test them early, too.

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OnePlus Stories July 8

The teasing has definitely begun for the next OnePlus smartphone, and today, OnePlus is officially revealing the launch date. Alongside that, the brand is also confirming that OnePlus Nord 2 will not be sold in the United States.

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OnePlus 6 and 6T finally get Android 11 nearly a year late, but still only in beta

The OnePlus 6 and 6T are considered some of the best devices the brand launched, but as with some other aging devices, the software support over time has left ample room for improvement. Today, OnePlus is finally — a word we don’t throw around lightly —launching Android 11 on the OnePlus 6 and 6T, but it’s still not widely available.

OnePlus Stories July 7

OnePlus made its debut on the smartphone market by calling its first phone a “flagship killer” for its high-end specs and impossibly low price. Over seven years later, it’s abundantly clear that OnePlus no longer holds that title, but the OnePlus Nord 2 is bringing it back with an exclusive MediaTek chipset.

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OnePlus Stories July 6

As OnePlus continues to expand to more and more devices, a new trademark hints at what might be next. It seems that the brand is now working on its own tablet, possibly called the “OnePlus Pad.”

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OnePlus Stories July 2

After announcing that OnePlus and Oppo would be merging more teams behind the scenes, the inevitable has happened. OnePlus has just announced that OxygenOS and ColorOS will come closer together, though with the benefit of OnePlus devices getting three years or more of Android updates.

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OnePlus Stories June 28

The OnePlus Nord series has already seen its first sequel in the Nord N200, but now the original device is set to see its successor. New renders this week reveal the design of the OnePlus Nord 2, which definitely takes some cues from the OnePlus 9 series.

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OnePlus Stories June 21

Last week, OnePlus officially announced that it would merge with its BBK sibling, Oppo. Now, thanks to a leaked memo posted by Evan Blass, we’re getting a better picture of what that means, including confirming that OnePlus is now a sub-brand under Oppo’s umbrella.

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Updates have become a serious point of concern for OnePlus devices, so much so that it’s actually a little exciting to see the company officially merge its teams with Oppo to speed up and improve the quality of updates. On that note, though, it’s both good and bad to see the commitment to updates OnePlus is providing for its just-announced Nord N200 5G.

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OnePlus Stories June 18

OnePlus and Oppo are formalizing their relationship and merging internal teams with the goal of improving software and speed up other actions. Despite that, though, CEO Pete Lau says OxygenOS will survive the OnePlus/Oppo merger.

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OnePlus Stories June 16

After years of OnePlus and Oppo clearly sharing the same resources but, the former, confidently coming across as their own entity. Last year, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau took on a bigger role that involved overseeing portions of both OnePlus and Oppo, and now he’s merging more teams internally on the promise of better efficiency and faster software updates.

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OnePlus Stories June 15

After winning big with its N10 and N100 last year, OnePlus is heading back to the entry-level smartphone market in the US with the OnePlus Nord N200 5G; here’s what it brings to the table.

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OnePlus Stories June 14

The OnePlus Nord CE 5G is the latest affordable Android from the original flagship killer brand, and it diverges substantially from OnePlus’s established roadmap.

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OnePlus Stories June 9

OxygenOS Open Beta 5/11 rollout for OnePlus 7/7T

OxygenOS Open Beta 5 and 11 should now be rolling out for the OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7 series respectively with some notable fixes, software improvements, and more.

OnePlus Stories June 7

The OnePlus Nord N100 was a pretty bare-bones device with a price tag to match, but its sequel is shaping up to be a decent middle ground. In an interview this week, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau confirmed a few details about the Nord N200 including its display, price range, and showing off its design, too.

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