Mobile phones may seem cramped for watching full-length movies, but they’re still (very) popular among Netflix users, as is evident from its billion-plus Play Store downloads. That’s why the streaming giant keeps an up-to-date list of devices that can offer you the best streaming experience for its app. It isn’t at all surprising that the new OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro are now also compatible with Netflix's streaming standards, along with a bunch of other phones from Oppo and Sharp.
We only recently reported that Google was working on its own smartphone chip, but it looks like the company isn't the only one in the Android world wanting to go independent. A new report from DigiTimes (via Android Authority) claims that Xiaomi and Oppo are working on their own 5G-compatible chips.
You might know that OnePlus is an Oppo subdivision, with many of its devices sharing the same design and internals as Oppo products. While OnePlus tried to deny its close ties to Oppo in the early years, the business is increasingly more open about its relationship with its parent company. That becomes even more apparent now that OnePlus has announced that it will use a custom version of Oppo's ColorOS in China in favor of its own China-only HydrogenOS.
Today OPPO launched the OPPO Find X3 Pro. It's a classic OPPO flagship with the latest high-end specs, flashy design, and a gorgeous display. And while the phone's software is classic OPPO, for better or worse, the cameras are some of the most impressive I've seen on a phone in a long time.
Oppo has just revealed its new Find X3 series of phones, the highlight by far being the flagship Find X3 Pro. Most of its specs will likely be standard for 2021 flagship smartphones, but there are a few interesting details, especially when it comes to the camera. The Find X3 Pro has an actually cool new "microlens" that goes beyond the mere macro experience with a built-in ring light, and the ultra-wide and normal wide-angle cameras both use the same high-end Sony IMX766 sensor.
Oppo isn't a household name in the US, but in Europe and other territories it's a common sight for buyers of budget and midrange devices alike. The company's Find flagship line (its equivalent to the Galaxy S) is being updated at an event in a couple of weeks, but a new leak is already managing to reveal pretty much all the info you could want on these upcoming phones.
Oppo has made a few announcements at Mobile World Congress Shanghai today, including new partnerships that will see its VOOC flash charging technology used by other companies and a wireless charging solution to take on Xiaomi with.
The advent of flexible OLED screens has let the smartphone industry experiment with some pretty unorthodox form factors. While foldables have slowly been creeping into the mainstream, companies like Oppo have been playing with rollable designs. Following its showcase as a concept last fall, some lucky users are getting an early chance to go hands-on with the Oppo X 2021.
Mixed reality experiences continue to play their roles in helping us understand concepts, tell stories, market products, or in just letting us hang out with a virtual Pomeranian for a hot second. For Android phones, that means having Google certify that your phone supports its ARCore APIs. We've got our first batch of new supported devices for 2021 right here.
As Netflix sinks more money than it might ever hope to make back with subscription price hikes on its financially-squeezed consumer base, we'd like to let you know that it has also broadened its official Android device support listings for viewing in HD and HDR10. The additions include the brand-spanking-new Galaxy S21 series and a whole bunch of Oppo phones.