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Oppo to release a Find X variant with 10GB of RAM

Android phones used to come with a few hundred megabytes of RAM, then 1GB, and then 2 or 4GB. Now, 6 and even 8GB phones are common at the high-end. It's debatable if 8GB of RAM is useful on Android, but Oppo is pushing the envelope even further. A listing from Chinese regulator TENAA shows a version of the Find X with 10GB of RAM is on the way.

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Oppo’s new R17 could become the basis for the OnePlus 6T

You can usually get a good idea what OnePlus' next phone will look like by keeping tabs on Chinese smartphone maker Oppo. The two firms share the same parent company and quite a lot of design resources. The R15 was a dead ringer for the OnePlus 6, and the R11S was basically the OnePlus 5T. The new R17 may very well be the foundation upon which OnePlus builds the still-unannounced 6T, and that could be cause for excitement. This phone has a tiny screen notch, slim bezels, and an in-display fingerprint sensor.

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LineageOS 15.1 (Android 8.1 Oreo) now available for OnePlus One, OPPO Find 7a/7s, and Galaxy S5 Plus/LTE-A

When the OnePlus One debuted back in 2014, it was sold as an enthusiast phone with insane bang for the buck. Fast forward four years, and Android 8.1 Oreo in the form of LineageOS 15.1 has just been released for it. The OPPO Find 7a and Find 7s and Galaxy S5 Plus/LTE-A are getting 15.1 as well, and the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G has returned with LOS 14.1.

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Oppo Find X sports a bezel-free design with pop-up cameras

Everyone is trying to do away with bezels on smartphones, but necessities like front-facing cameras get in the way. That's why so many phones are shipping with screen notches lately. With the new Find X, Oppo is the second device maker to avoid the notch with a pop-up camera. Although, this phone actually puts all its cameras on the pop-up mechanism. It's a bit elaborate to avoid some bezel, but hey, no notch.

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Qualcomm announces support for 'fast commercial availability' of Android P

Qualcomm announced today that it's working with Google to get Android P to more devices, sooner. The chipmaker had early access to the new OS version, allowing it to optimize its Snapdragon 845, 660, and 636 processors "to ensure readiness for OEMs to upgrade to Android P at the time of launch."

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Google's Android P beta is coming to nearly a dozen different smartphones

In an unprecedented move for Google, Android P's latest beta will be available on eleven devices. The registration just went live not too long ago, but it's not limited to just the Pixels this time. No, dear reader, Google is offering the beta to devices from other manufacturers.

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Smartphone shipments in Q1 2018 show an overall drop but big gains for Huawei and Xiaomi

New data from International Data Corporation (IDC) suggests consumers are buying fewer phones, but several companies still saw substantial increases in shipments last quarter. IDC blames the slowdown on the increasing price of flagship phones and the lack of new smartphone users. Still, the decline wasn't huge and we're still talking about shipments of 334.3 million in the first quarter. That's 2.9% lower than Q1 2017.

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Oppo's new R15 will probably become the OnePlus 6, and yes, it has a screen notch

Oppo has announced its latest flagship smartphone, which it calls the R15. Odds are if you're reading this, you'll never have the chance to buy it. Oppo sells its phones mainly in China, but you might be able to buy a phone that looks an awful lot like it called the OnePlus 6. And look at that—a screen notch.

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Oppo's official distributor site, Oppostyle.com, is officially closed

Oppostyle.com used to be one of the sites you could go to if you wanted to buy an Oppo phone. It had localizations for Europe, North America, and the International market, and it was recognized by Oppo community employees as the company's official distributor. However, the site is now closed and the last instance we can find of it online was back on February 11. At the time, it was showing a flash sale for the Find 7, Find 7a, R7, R7s, and R7 Plus.

We can't tell for sure when the shutdown happened between February 11 and today, but it is definitely now showing the sign posted in the image above.

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Oppo figured out how to shove 5x lossless zoom into a phone without the camera bump

Oppo showed off some impressive camera innovations at MWC. Dubbed "5x Dual Camera Zoom," the breakthrough allows for 5x lossless zoom in a camera module that is only 5.7mm thick. That means little to no camera bump, in theory. The Chinese OEM is calling this the world's first "periscope style dual-camera technology."

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