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. Read More
OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro owners that jumped onto the Open Beta release cycle have a new build that's rolling out today. Open Beta 8 includes a handful of fixes for issues you might have experienced on Beta 7, including accidental touches in pockets and a fix for some crash/black screen problems some ran into with the camera. Security patches have also been bumped to December 2019. Read More
As 2019 ends and we enter a new decade, I felt the story of OnePlus deserved a bit more examination. In an email interview with CMO Kyle Kiang, I probed the history of a company that is often as shocking in its successes as it is in its marketing misfires. As it crests its sixth year as a smartphone vendor, it's more competitive than ever, coming a long way from the days when it could barely manage to build enough $349 OnePlus Ones using a tightly controlled and very annoying invitation system.
OnePlus has also transformed in ways I don't believe any of us predicted, going from a scrappy, value-first smartphone maker to a legitimate competitor in a field that includes some of the world's most recognizable brands: Samsung, Apple, and Google. Read More
The unlocked OnePlus 7 Pro variant got Android 10 in September, while T-Mobile units have been stuck with Pie and the September security patch. After having to wait for months, those with a carrier-locked handset are in for a treat, as they've finally started receiving stable Android 10. Apart from all the Android 10 goodies, the update also brings a relatively newer security patch. Read More
The OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro have already received a stable version of Android 10, followed by some minor point releases addressing additional issues. Since there ain't no rest for the wicked and there are always bugs to exterminate, the company is continuing to tweak its software and has just published another Open Beta for the two devices. It's coming with charging and memory management improvements as well as the usual bug fixes. Read More
If you didn't get a chance to grab a OnePlus 7 Pro during the Black Friday sale, you're in luck, as the company's latest flagship is marked down again, just in time for Christmas. Unlike last time, both the 128GB and 256GB versions are on sale, down to $500 and $550, respectively. Read More
OxygenOS 10.0.3 is rolling out now for the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro. Unlike the previous, bigger 10.0.2 update, this latest version carries a pretty tiny changelog, with just a handful of undefined bug fixes and a bump in security patch level to November 2019. Read More
2019 hasn't been what you'd call a huge year for smartphones. In many ways, our phones are more alike than they ever have been, and the things that set them apart are, similarly, less consequential than ever. But that doesn't mean there wasn't a phone that stood out in a really noticeable, important way to the Android Police editorial staff.
That also doesn't mean we all agree on which phone that is. In a vote among Android Police's seven editors (plus Artem), it was a very close race. The winning phone took away four votes to the runner-up's three, and strong arguments were made for both. Read More
OnePlus has made a name for itself by providing stellar software support across its lineup. Continuing this tradition, the company announced today that it's rolling out Oxygen OS 10.0.2 to the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro. Other than bug fixes, the update brings various performance optimizations to both phones, as well as a video stability enhancement to just the 7 Pro. Sadly, the 5G version is still left in the cold. Read More
Christmas is right around the corner, and if you're looking for a nice phone to buy for yourself or your loved ones, OnePlus' flagships are a great option, as they're on sale until December 2. The OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 6T dropped to $549 and $450, respectively, which is $150 off their MSRP. Read More