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OnePlus unveils 120Hz 'Fluid Display' destined for the OnePlus 8

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has announced the display that's likely to feature in at least one of the phones in the OnePlus 8 series. The refresh rate is being upped to 120Hz, which is unsurprising given how popular the 90Hz display on recent OnePlus has been. Lau believes the new Fluid Display "will be the best smartphone display in 2020."

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OnePlus CEO says that foldable smartphones aren't ready, and it won't make one any time soon

If you've been impatiently waiting for OnePlus to release a folding phone, we finally know why the OEM hasn't taken the plunge yet. At CES last week, Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn from The Verge chatted with OnePlus CEO Pete Lau (and his interpreter, Eric Gass) about the company's Concept One phone, 5G technology, and when consumers should expect a OnePlus foldable device to hit the market (spoiler: not anytime soon).

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OnePlus 6 and 6T get minor upgrades with Android 10 Open Beta 4 (Updated)

OnePlus has been on something of an epic journey with its stable Android 10 updates for the OnePlus 6 and 6T, rolling them out before having to pull them due to a ton of bugs and performance issues. All seems back to normal now, so it's a good time for another Open Beta, the OTAs for which have just been made available.

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The best of CES 2020: Our top picks at tech's biggest show

CES 2020 brought us new smartwatches, Chromebooks, smart home gadgets, and even a few phones. Here are some of our favorites that we chose to award this year.

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It looks like OnePlus is killing its pop-up camera, and that's a bummer

When the first OnePlus 7 Pro renders trickled out, showing off what appeared to be a pop-out camera mechanism, even I was critical of the concept. External moving parts on a device that suffers as much abuse as a phone seemed like a design that was destined to fail, even in just a mechanical sense.

Well, I'm not afraid to say that I was entirely wrong. OnePlus' pop-up selfie camera has proven to be a fantastic idea, and I'm upset it looks like OnePlus' next high-end "Pro" phone won't get one.

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The OnePlus 8 will launch on Verizon in the US, packs 5G connectivity

Speaking to a source familiar with the companies' plans, Android Police has learned that the OnePlus 8—the next smartphone from OnePlus—will be launching on Verizon in the United States, and that it will have 5G connectivity on board. That connectivity would likely mean support for Verizon's ultra-fast but ultra-small mmWave network.

This will be the first time a OnePlus phone has been available on Verizon, though the company's handsets have been largely compatible with the carrier for some time, as OnePlus has submitted devices like the OnePlus 7 Pro for certification on the network.

We previously reported that Verizon was planning to launch a OnePlus device in 2020, but were sketchy on the details.

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The OnePlus Concept One is very, very orange

When OnePlus announced it would unveil a concept smartphone at CES this week, speculation ran rampant. Could it be a foldable? A first look at the OnePlus 8? Some new form factor or extreme design exploration? Well, then we learned it was actually... none of those things. It was a phone wrapped in leather with disappearing camera lenses. I took a quick look at the Concept One here in Las Vegas yesterday, and I can confirm that's what we got. Also, that it is very, very orange.

It is a bit puzzling at first blush; why is OnePlus making so much noise about a phone which you'll never be able to buy and which features a technology which, to be blunt about it, no one was asking for?

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OnePlus unveils Optimized Charging feature designed to protect your battery

It's an unfortunate reality that our phones too often outlive the batteries that power them. While a recently purchased phone may easily last over a day on a single charge, after a few years the battery will degrade in its capacity resulting in far less stellar battery performance. The problem is so prevalent that Apple has even famously underclocked some of its devices because the batteries could no longer power the phone's components consistently. Some phone manufacturers have attempted to reduce this degradation by implementing software solutions to prevent their phones from remaining at 100% battery for extended periods of time.

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The OnePlus 8 Lite could be coming, and here's what it looks like (Update: Live pics, third camera)

The coming year may mark a return of OnePlus-branded mid-range phones after nearly four years of inactivity, according to a new leak. A set of CAD-based renders shared by 91mobiles and OnLeaks show the alleged OnePlus 8 Lite with a flat display and a centered hole-punch camera. The handset takes design cues from the OnePlus 8 and the 8 Pro that surfaced in similar renders in October.

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The best Android smartphones you can buy right now (Early 2020)

There are a lot of Android phones on the market, and while it's great there are so many choices, it can sometimes feel overwhelming (especially if you don't follow tech closely). That's why we've compiled this list of the best Android smartphones to buy, updated for early 2020. We have something for every budget and taste, with all of the information you need to make an informed purchasing decision.

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