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In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks podcast, we'll be talking about the AMD from Ryzen 4000 series, AMD's stellar earnings, and how fast DDR4 RAM affects Ryzen performance. We'll also be chatting up the fabulous OnePlus Nord and Buds, impressive Intel Tiger Lake benchmarks and lots more... Audio Kicks In @ 3:40! Show Notes: 05:49 - AMD Brings Power And Performance Of Ryzen 4000 Renoir Processors To Desktop PCs 09:29 - AMD Crushes Q2 Earnings, Setting Records As Ryzen And EPYC Sales Surge 17:03 - Intel Tiger Lake Benchmark Leak Shows Massive Performance Gains 19:23 - Intel Beats Earnings But Discloses 7nm Process Delay With 3rd Party Fab Contingency Plan 21:10 - OnePlus... Read more...
OnePlus fans in the United States were bummed when the slick mid-range OnePlus Nord launched (read the HotHardware review here), but didn't come Stateside. A new report has surfaced that claims Carl Pei, co-founder of OnePlus, has said that a Nord-branded device will be coming to the United States this year. The caveat is Pei said the device wouldn't necessarily be the same smartphone that launched outside the States. Any Nord-branded device that comes to the United States would likely be a mid-range smartphone, but there is no indication of specifications or exact timing. Smartphone makers from around the world are looking to jump into the mid-range market with devices that feature hardware... Read more...
It’s hard to believe that OnePlus is already six years old. The company’s all grown up now. You can find the OnePlus 8 in T-Mobile and Verizon stores, and the OnePlus 8 Pro competes directly with the best flagships from Apple and Samsung. But this has come at a price -- literally. With the OnePlus 8 costing $699+ and the OnePlus 8 Pro $899+, OnePlus is no longer first and foremost a price leader -- especially in fiercely competitive markets like Europe and India. And now there's the OnePlus Nord. In an outstanding example of masterful marketing, the company has spent months building up hype for a quality sub-$500 5G smartphone that lives up to its “Never Settle” catchphrase.... Read more...
If there’s still any doubt that truly wireless earbuds are a thing, let us introduce you, dear reader, to the second wave -- exemplified by the OnePlus Buds. See, the first wave really took off when Apple introduced the original AirPods -- meh sound, OK battery life, high price. The focus was on convenience, reliability, and calls. Other major brands followed suit, like Samsung, Sony, Jabra, Amazon, Microsoft, and most recently Google -- some offering special features like long battery life, or active noise cancellation, or tight AI assistant integration. You either spent upwards to $200 on these brands, or bought cheap (and often crappy) no-name TWS (true wireless stereo) earbuds on Amazon... Read more...
After months of leaks and recent "feature drops" from OnePlus executives, the OnePlus Nord has officially been announced. Given that most of the major details about the phone have already been revealed (90Hz display, quad rear camera, dual selfie cameras, Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G), today's unveil was a chance for OnePlus to really flesh out the other specifics of device. For starters, we now know that the 6.44-inch OLED display has an aspect ratio of 20:9 with a resolution of 2400x1080. The display doesn't have curved edges like the OnePlus 8 in an effort to reduce costs. The 90Hz display also houses a fast fingerprint sensor for biometric authentication. The Snapdragon 765G processor... Read more...
OnePlus is getting ready to launch the OnePlus Nord during a livestream event, and while we already know several details about the upcoming handset, there's a good reason to check it out—augmented reality. As in, if you own an Android or iOS device (and who doesn't these days), you can watch the event in AR, which is pretty neat. In order to do that, you need to download the app for your respective handset. Here are the links... OnePlus Nord AR for Android OnePlus Nord AR for iOS After downloading and installing the app, when you open it up, you will be given the option to create an avatar, though it is not required. The app will then ask you to move your phone around in order to create... Read more...
Leaked images of a set of true wireless earbuds from OnePlus called the OnePlus Buds have surfaced online. The photos reportedly come from an app that was uploaded to the web called OnePlus Pods. The images are taken from the app and show three available colors, and what the earbuds and their associated charging case look like. As for where the app came from, it was reportedly discovered within the latest OxygenOS update for the OnePlus 8 smartphone. What we can see in the images is three different colors, including black, white, and light blue shade. Unfortunately, there is no indication of how long the earbuds will run per charge or how much power is inside the charging cases from the leaked... Read more...
OnePlus fans are frothing in anticipation of the new, affordable OnePlus Nord Android phone that is set to launch July 21. Some new details on the smartphone have been shared on the OnePlus forums that come from OnePlus representative Shawn L, Head of Product for Nord. In the post, he shares information on the smartphone and the work that has gone into its design. He promises that the Nord offers the fast and smooth experience that OnePlus fans are used to. The smartphone will feature a 180 Hz sampling rate display mode for specific tasks, such as gaming, while the standard refresh rate will be 90 Hz. Nord will employ a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G 5G SoC under the hood, backed by 12 GB... Read more...
OnePlus has been slowly dripping information on its upcoming Nord mid-range smartphone. The company is looking to hit the ground running with its first entry into the sector in years, and co-founder Carl Pei has provided some insight into (and images of) the smartphone prior to its release. In an interview with Marques Brownlee (MKBHD), Pei explained that the mid-range market is often seen as an "afterthought", as the primary drive of the industry as a whole is to "focus all of their time and energy on creating a great flagship [smartphone]". With the introduction of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 765G, Pei feels that now is the time to re-enter the market with a great mid-range smartphone that... Read more...
This new emote may make you go bananas. OnePlus and Fortnite have collaborated to bring players a new emote, and here is how you can obtain Bhangra Boogie for free. The Bhangra Boogie emote features a dancing banana, and was teased on OnePlus’ Twitter as a “step in the ripe direction.” The emote is “rare” and its description states “Celebrate together.” The emote is unfortunately only available to OnePlus users. The following devices are eligible: OnePlus 3/OnePlus 3T OnePlus 5/OnePlus 5T OnePlus 6/OnePlus 6T/6T McLaren OnePlus 7/OnePlus 7 Pro/OnePlus 7 Pro 5G/OnePlus 7T/OnePlus 7T Pro/OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren OnePlus 8 5G (T-Mobile)/OnePlus 8 5G UW... Read more...
Earlier this week, we learned a bit more about OnePlus' upcoming Nord mid-range smartphone. Specifically, we got to see a shot of the retail box, along with a quick glimpse of the smartphone from the rear revealing an elongated camera pod. Today, well respected gadget leaker Evan Blass has provided renders of the OnePlus Nord from both the front and the back, which pretty much confirms the entire design of the smartphone. While the renders show the Nord enclosed in a clear case, we can still make out the most important external features of the smartphone. For starters, up front we can see dual selfie cameras, which is a rarity these days in the Android realm. Previous rumors have suggested... Read more...
OnePlus is getting really serious about its upcoming Nord mid-range smartphone, which is going to take the company back to its "value" roots. In a post to its website this week, OnePlus confirmed that the Nord will launch on July 21st at 10am EST. In an interesting twist, OnePlus says that the launch will be available to view in augmented reality (AR). Given that the COVID-19 pandemic has ended the practice of crowds from around the world packing in like sardines within an auditorium for product launches, an AR experience is the next best thing. OnePlus says that it will make available an app for both Android and iOS to provide a “unique hands-on experience” with the Nord. In other... Read more...
With flagship Android smartphones powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 SoC easily hitting the $1,000 price point, many people are looking to cheaper alternatives that won't break the bank. Luckily, OnePlus has just a phone in the works that's called the Nord. OnePlus got official with the name of the smartphone earlier this week, and now exec Carl Pei is giving a few additional details on the mid-range smartphone. The OnePlus X was the company's first foray into the mid-range market, and launched at a $299 price point. But the company soon got away from that market as its set its sight squarely on flagship territory.  In an interview with TechRadar, Pei stated that his company... Read more...
It was just over six years ago when OnePlus made a splash in the smartphone market with the OnePlus One, an affordable handset that launched at $299 for the 16GB model, and $349 for the 64GB model. Driven by a "Never Settle" motto, OnePlus has focused on cramming premium features into handsets that undercut typical flagship pricing, though its latest models are not exactly cheap. In an attempt to get back to its roots, the company is readying a lower cost OnePlus Nord handset. This is something OnePlus has been teasing for several weeks now, with company CEO Pete Lau confirming in May that a cheaper phone would be returning to the lineup. Exactly how cheap remains to be seen, but co-founder Carl... Read more...
High-end smartphones carry uptown prices, with some flagships commanding north of $1,000. You could buy a decent gaming laptop for less than what some of the top phones cost. Even OnePlus, the Never Settle brand, has not been immune to rising smartphone prices. However, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has said once again that a cheaper lineup is coming. This is welcome news. OnePlus has built a reputation for cramming premium features into smartphones that undercut the competition on pricing, though some of the models are still a bit expensive. For example, the OnePlus 8 Pro starts at $899, and if you opt for the version with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, you're looking at $999. That puts it in the... Read more...
There's been a lot activity in the mid-range smartphone market in recent months with new entries like the $399 iPhone SE and $399 Galaxy A51 drawing the attention of consumers. The latter has been particularly attractive given that it hit a low $269 barely one month after it first launched in the United States. OnePlus is looking to get in on a piece of that low-cost action and the company already confirmed that it was bringing a new mid-range smartphone to market, which is rumored to be called the OnePlus Z. Now, a tweet from OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei could give us a hint at what price the smartphone will start at; and it's a shocker. Pei's tweet makes reference... Read more...
OnePlus Z information has been leaking at a rapid clip in recent weeks, and today's latest reveal brings a few of the missing pieces surrounding the launch of the mid-range smartphone. India has emerged as a hotbed of activity in the low-cost smartphone realm, with major smartphone OEMs pouring resources into the country. OnePlus is no exception, and will reportedly launch the OnePlus Z in India on July 10th. According to Android Central's sources, this is a "tentative" date, but barring any major hiccups between now and then, that's likely when we should expect to see what smartphone. One other previously unknown surrounding the OnePlus Z is its price, which will be critical to... Read more...
There's no question that OnePlus is hopping back on the mid-range bandwagon after a half-decade absence, as the move was finally confirmed last month by company founder and CEO Pete Lau. “We can look at it as having a more affordable product offering,” said Lau at the time. “But all products that still remain up to the OnePlus standard… and through this enabling, more people to have access to OnePlus products." While we know many of the alleged details surrounding the smartphone, one of unknown pieces to the puzzle was which processor the company would use for the OnePlus Z (the rumored named for the mid-range smartphone). Rumors have suggested the... Read more...
One of the interesting features of the camera for the OnePlus 8 Pro is the Photocrom color mode. The mode allows the smartphone's infrared camera to see through certain materials, such as black plastic, to give a glimpse at what electronics and other devices look like inside. As cool as that function was for peering inside of electronic devices, details soon surfaced that the mode could also allow people to look through some thin black clothing. The ability to see through clothing led OnePlus to issue a software update intended to eliminate the filter in the Chinese market Hydrogen OS. However, when the software update rolled out, it removed the feature for users in other countries, which OnePlus... Read more...
OnePlus was once the champion of introducing flagship smartphones without the “flagship price” that is often associated with them. However, over the years, each new OnePlus flagship has adhered to the “price creep” that has become the norm with new smartphone releases. Things came to a head this year with the OnePlus 8 Pro, which starts at $899 – not too far off from the Samsung Galaxy S20 family and Motorola Edge+. Sure, the standard OnePlus 8 starts at $699, but it skips some key features like wireless charging and a 120Hz display. For those that want a current-generation OnePlus smartphone, but don’t want to fork over at least $700, the company... Read more...
For the time being, OnePlus is disabling the "Color Filter" on its OnePlus 8 Pro handset through an over-the-air software update. The decision to turn the feature off came after the phone's ability to see through certain objects came to light, giving it a sort of x-ray vision effect. While certainly neat, there are some privacy implications that come with that ability. In case you missed our previous coverage, the OnePlus 8 Pro's Color Filter uses a Photochrome mode on the handset to take infrared photography. This is what allowed it to penetrate certain objects—in the photo above, for example, we took a picture of an LG remote control using the Color Filter. As you can see, it was able... Read more...
Anyone in the market for a new smartphone who doesn't mind a device that's a few years old should check out the deal B&H has going on the OnePlus 6T smartphone for the T-Mobile network. The mirror black smartphone has 128 GB of storage and is unlocked. The normal purchase price for the device is $549.99. The sale is offering the device for $299.99, which is a discount of $250 from the regular price. The catch is that the offer ends today at 11:59 PM EDT. Another caveat is that the smartphone is currently out of stock but will be back in stock in 1 to 3 business days. Buyers can add the smartphone to their cart and purchase it even though it's out of stock right now. OnePlus 6T 128GB Unlocked... Read more...
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