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OnePlus announces Special Edition OnePlus 5

OnePlus announces Special Edition OnePlus 5
OnePlus is partnering with designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac for a brand new OnePlus 5 Limited Edition called "Collection".

The OnePlus 5 JCC+ limited edition smartphone will go on sale in Paris on September 22. OnePlus will host a pop-up event at 10 AM CEST at the fashion boutique Colette. The device will be sold starting October 2 on OnePlus.net throughout Europe.


Specs wise the Special Edition OnePlus 5 is exactly a Carbon copy of the Standard OnePlus 5. It features Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 8 GB of RAM, and 128 GB of storage and cost €559 EUR / £499 GBP. But, the design is what makes it different.

The OnePlus 5 JCC+ limited edition will have a blue power button, yellow sound profile button, and a red volume rocker in addition to writing on the back.

OnePlus Likely to Launch Limited Edition OnePlus 5 Today

OnePlus Likely to Launch Limited Edition OnePlus 5 Today
OnePlus is partnering with designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac to launch a new collaboration called "Collection". Jean-Charles de Castelbajac is a reputed creator known for his arts and fashion.

OnePlus has already sent out media invites for the event to be held in Paris saying "When the style meets its machine, one night in September in Paris…”. However, there is nothing revealed on what OnePlus will launch at the event.


OnePlus is expected to reveal a Special Edition OnePlus 5. Last year OnePlus revealed the Colette Edition OnePlus 3T on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the concept store.

That said, We'll get to know more about this big reveal today (September 19th) at 8:30 PM Paris Time (12:00 IST). We'll let you know once we get more information regarding this new product. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.


Unofficial LineageOS 15 (Android 8.0 Oreo) Build Available for the OnePlus 5

You can now download and install the LineageOS 15 based on Android 8.0 Oreo on your gorgeous looking OnePlus 5 Smartphone.

Google recently launched the Next Iteration of its Android Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo. The Tech Giant also pushed Android Oreo source code to AOSP, helping the developers develop custom ROMs for their devices based on Oreo.


Well, if you are a OnePlus 5 owner, then this recent development might be of interest to you. Developer "King_lilrowrow" has successfully ported Android 8.0 Oreo LineageOS 15 on the OnePlus 5. Additionally, most major aspects of the phone are working as expected (such as the RIL, WiFi, sensors, etc.), but it's still not suitable for daily use.

You'll need to Unlock Bootloader and Install TWRP Custom Recovery in-order to Install the LineageOS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo Rom on OnePlus 5 Cheeseburger. You can grab the Custom Rom ZIP file from below.

Stay tuned  to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Download LineageOS 15 for OnePlus 5 Cheeseburger

LineageOS 15 (Recent Release) (Thanks to the Developer)


Nokia 8 vs OnePlus 5: Specs Comparison

Nokia 8 vs OnePlus 5
OS And Hardware
OSAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
ProcessorOcta core (4 2.5GHz Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU + 4 1.8GHz Kryo)2.45 GHz Octa-Core CPU
ChipsetSnapdragon 835Snapdragon 835
GPUAdreno 540Adreno 540
Display
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5Corning Gorilla Glass 5
TypeIPSOptic AMOLED
Screen Size5.3 inches QHD5.5 inches FHD
Memory
Internal64 GB64/128 GB
RAM4 GB6/8 GB
Camera
Primary13MP Dual Camera, f/2.0, PDAFDual 16MP, ƒ/1.7, DCAF
Secondary13 MP16 MP
Battery and Power
Type3090 mAh | Quick Charging3300 mAh | Dash Charging
Other
3.5mm JackYesYes
Price
USD$700$479

Which one would you choose?

OnePlus 5 Gets Soft Gold Color

OnePlus 5 Gets Soft Gold Color
OnePlus 5 is probably one of the best Android Smartphone of the year 2017. The smartphone received a ton of praise and at the same time some criticize due to its design and hardware issues.


Throwing the criticize aside, the Company has finally announced a new "Soft Gold" Color for its OnePlus 5. Another exciting news is that the Slate Gray OnePlus 5 will soon be available in the 128/8GB RAM variant.

Apart from the color, there’s nothing different in terms of specifications of the devices. OnePlus 5 comes with a 5.5-inch display sporting a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels, a Snapdragon 835 processor paired with 6/8GB of RAM and 64/128Gb of internal storage. Other features includes a Dual 16MP camera for photos and videos, 16MP front-facing camera, a 3,300 mAh battery and ships with Android 7.1.1 Nougat as its operating system. 

The limited edition Soft Gold OnePlus 5 can be purchased in the US now for $479, but only in the 64GB/6GB RAM configuration. India will get this new color on August 9 for 32,999/-

Image Credits: MKBHD

OnePlus withdraws OxygenOS 4.5.7, rolls out OxygenOS 4.5.8

OnePlus withdraws OxygenOS 4.5.7, rolls out OxygenOS 4.5.8
Just a few days ago, we reported that OnePlus has started pushing OxygenOS 4.5.7 for the OnePlus 5 with new features and bug fixes.

Following the update, several users on OnePlus' forum and reddit started noticing a lot of stutter while playing games. OnePlus acknowledged the issue and has withdrawn the update.


OnePlus has now started pushing OxygenOS 4.5.8 with a fix for those who have already installed OxygenOS 4.5.7, and those who haven't installed the OxygenOS 4.5.7 will directly get OxygenOS 4.5.8 with new features and bug fixes.

The changelog of the OxygenOS 4.5.8 is similar to the OxygenOS 5.5.7, the update includes new OnePlus Slate font, adds EIS (Electronic image stabilization) for 4k video recording, and updates the Security patch to 1st July 2017. Here's the full Changelog.

Mint Gold OnePlus 5 Expected to Launch Soon

OnePlus 5 is probably one of the best Android Smartphone of the year 2017. The smartphone received a ton of praise and at the same time some criticize due to its design and hardware issues. 

The OnePlus 5 is available in two different color options, Slate Gray offering features 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, while the Midnight Black variant offers 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. Now, OnePlus has started teasing a new colour variant for the OnePlus 5.


According to the information we got, OnePlus is expected to launch  the Mint Gold color variant of the OnePlus 5. The information was further confirmed from an earlier TENAA listing which showed Mint Gold as another color option for the OnePlus 5.

Apart from the color, there’s nothing different in terms of specifications of the devices. OnePlus 5 comes with a 5.5-inch display sporting a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels, a Snapdragon 835 processor paired with 6/8GB of RAM and 64/128Gb of internal storage. Other features includes a Dual 16MP camera for photos and videos, 16MP front-facing camera, a 3,300 mAh battery and ships with Android 7.1.1 Nougat as its operating system. 

We’ll update you as soon as the new color option is released by OnePlus along with complete pricing and availability details.

OxygenOS 4.5.7 roll-out begins for OnePlus 5 owners

OxygenOS 4.5.7 roll-out begins for OnePlus 5 owners
The OnePlus 5 is now getting a software update with new features, latest Android security patch, bug fixes, and other improvements. 

The update arrives as OxygenOS 4.5.7, brings new OnePlus Slate font, adds EIS (Electronic image stabilization) for 4k video recording, and updates the Security patch to 1st July 2017.

Take a look at the complete changelog of the update below:

  • New additions:
    • Introducing the all new OnePlus Slate font
    • Added EIS for 4k video recording
  • Updates:

    • Updated Android security patch level to 1st July 2017
    • Updated to latest GMS package
  • Optimizations:
    • Wi-Fi connectivity improvements
    • Standby battery enhancements
  • Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed occasional sound leaks in the speakers when using earphones
    • Fixed camera shutter sound bug in silent mode for Indian region
    • Fixed missing sound channels when recording videos
The update is slowly rolling out in all the countries, but it will take some time to reach your smartphone. Also, you will receive the update only if you're using Stock Un-modified firmware.

Via

OnePlus already working on OxygenOS 4.6 for the OnePlus 5, here is what we can expect

We all know that OnePlus is one of the fastest when it comes on providing new software updates to its high-end smartphones. 

According to the latest reports from French publication Frandroid, OnePlus has already started working on the next iteration of OxygenOS for the OnePlus 5.


The upcoming OxygenOS 4.6 is going to be a huge update for the OnePlus 5. The highlight of this new update is better autonomy for the phone's battery. OnePlus also plans to make some significant changes to the kernel which will apparently improve the battery life.

The report also says that OnePlus might implement Energy Aware Scheduling (EAS) technology into the phone's kernel which will improve its battery life and will help in better management of cores of the Snapdragon 835 processor. 

Frandroid

OnePlus 5 is now getting OxygenOS 4.5.6 OTA, fixes 911 Reboot Issue

Even if you are not a OnePlus 5 user, you might have heard about the news that the OnePlus 5 is Rebooting when dialing Emergency number 911, and that's actually something which needs to be fixed at the earliest.

OnePlus is now rolling out a hot fix OxygenOS 4.5.6 OTA for the OnePlus 5 devices which fixes the issue that was causing OnePlus 5 to reboot when calling to an emergency number.


Here's the official changelog, posted by the community moderator: "Fixed reboot caused by dialing 911 on certain OnePlus 5 units"

OnePlus says that the OTA update is incremental and will reach a small percentage of users today, other users will get it soon. Got the update? Let us know in the below comment section!

Is the OnePlus 5 Waterproof?

Is the OnePlus 5 Waterproof?
Since the OnePlus 5 have been out for a few days, some users have begun to test the breaking point of the new device, especially in regards to the possibility of water resistance. A handful of YouTubers are doing 1 minute water test of the OnePlus 5 under a few inches of water, claiming that it's waterproof, but they don't know that the main problem occurs after few hours or few days!


And now, french media "frandroid" exclusively claims that OnePlus made the OnePlus 5 nearly waterproof and didn't tell anyone. The OnePlus 5 is actually IP67 if it passes the certification, claims the same media. IP67 rating means that it is fully protected from dust and can also withstand being submerged in 1m (about 3.3 feet) of static water for up to 30 mins.

It could be possible that OnePlus 5 sport a combination of new technology that makes it far more resistant to liquid damage than past OnePlus Smartphones, but that doesn't mean that it's waterproof. OnePlus has yet to comment publicly about this, we will let you know once the official statement is out!

With the OnePlus 5, you get a 5.5-inch 1080p Optic AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 6GB/8GB RAM, 64GB/128 GB storage, 20+16 MP Dual Rear Camera with F/2.6 and F/1.7 aperture for the best low-light, zoom and anti-blur photos with enhanced image processing, 16MP front facing camera, 3300mAh battery with Dash Charge (58% battery in 30 minutes of charging), and Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

OnePlus 5 gets OxygenOS 4.5.2 (7.1.1) OTA

OnePlus 5 gets OxygenOS 4.5.2 (7.1.1) OTA
The recently announced OnePlus 5 is now getting the latest OxygenOS 4.5.2 based on Android 7.1.1 through OTA. The update includes Bug fixes and few Optimizations. 

Take a look at the complete changelog of the update below:
  • Bug fixes:
    • App installation issue
    • System update failure
  • Optimizations:
    • Camera
    • BT Stability
    • Network Stability
    • System Stability
    • Compatibility with 3rd party apps


The update is slowly rolling out in all the countries, but it will take some time to reach your smartphone. Also, you will receive the update only if you're using Stock Un-modified firmware. 

However, you can install the update right now by flashing the latest firmware Image of OxygenOS 4.5.2. Download it from Here (Via)

TWRP custom recovery is out for the OnePlus 5

TWRP custom recovery is out for the OnePlus 5
The OnePlus 5 is now official and so is the Device Trees and Kernel Sources, which can be used for development purpose.

OnePlus is one of the few manufacturers that let you keep your warranty if you unlock the bootloader and flash custom ROMs. Now, thanks to the developers you can now root and install TWRP custom recovery on your brand new OnePlus 5.


TWRP 3.1.1 is now available for the OnePlus 5. A custom recovery can be used to flash zips, install new custom ROMs, root, take backup and  much more.

You'll need to unlock bootloader first in-order to Root and Install TWRP recovery. Note that Unlocking bootloader will erase all your data. So head to the XDA Developer forum to grab the TWRP recovery.



OnePlus 5 vs. OnePlus 3T: 5 key differences

OnePlus 5 vs. OnePlus 3T: 5 key differences
The OnePlus 5 is now official with enhanced OxygenOS, Dual Camera, Ceramic Fingerprint sensor, which can unlock your Smartphone in just 0.2s and other interesting features. The OnePlus 5 shares some similar features to the OnePlus 3T with few upgrades, In this article we will talk about Key differences that you will find in OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 3T-



  • The OnePlus 5 is powered by the latest Snapdragon 835 chipset coupled with 6/8GB RAM options, while you get Snapdragon 821 coupled with 6GB RAM with the OnePlus 3T. 
  • The Dual-Camera of the OnePlus 5 features a 20MP telephoto lens coupled with a more traditional 16MP f/1.7 shooter to accurately determine the distance between the sensor and objects in the environment. OnePlus says that the device's camera is super fast, ultra clear and is 40% faster than the OnePlus 3T (16MP primary camera) in terms of focusing speed. Unlike OnePlus 3T, the OnePlus 5 lacks OIS.
  • OnePlus 3T has a 3,400mAh non-removable battery while the OnePlus 5's battery has been downgraded to 3300mAh. However, with "hardware and software optimisations" the OnePlus 5 manages to deliver 20 percent more battery life than its predecessor




  • Design wise, the OnePlus 5 do looks similar to the iPhone 7 Plus with dual-mounted horizontal camera while the OnePlus 3T have it's own unique design and it looks premium. 
  • You get bluetooth 5.0 with the OnePlus 5, compared to Bluetooth v4.2 on the OnePlus 3T. The OnePlus 5 is a little bit slimmer and lighter at 7.25mm/153 grams, compared to the 7.35mm/158 grams of the OnePlus 3T.

These are the only differences you will find between the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 3T. Share your comments If you think that there are more differences between them!

Image: Recombu

Never Settle: The OnePlus 5 is now official!

You are probably watching along to the OnePlus live stream, but the OnePlus 5 is now official with enhanced OxygenOS, Dual Camera, Ceramic Fingerprint sensor, which can unlock your Smartphone in just 0.2s.

As for the rest of the story that has been leaked in various forms over the past weeks, this is what we are looking at. So, we have a "new OnePlus smartphone with high-end Specs and friendly price".


With the OnePlus 5, you get a 5.5-inch 1080p Optic AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 6GB/8GB RAM, 64GB/128 GB storage, 20+16 MP Dual Rear Camera with F/2.6 and F/1.7 aperture for the best low-light, zoom and anti-blur photos with enhanced image processing, 16MP front facing camera, 3300mAh battery with Dash Charge (58% battery in 30 minutes of charging), and Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

The OnePlus 5 will be available starting June 27, and will be offered in a rich color palette including Slate Gray (6GB) at £449 and Midnight Black (8GB) at £499. You can get an early access to the OnePlus 5 via Early Drop.

Full OnePlus 5 Specs

OnePlus is Announcing the OnePlus 5 Today, Watch the Event Live Here!

The OnePlus 5 will be officially announced today during a live streamed event. OnePlus will show off the OnePlus 5, tell us the new features and official specs. 

During this Livestream, we are sort of expecting to see the price of the Smartphone and Launch day offers. You can watch out the live event here-


Check out all the OnePlus 5 Prototypes with Different design!

There's no fact denying that the OnePlus 5 is one of the most anticipated Smartphone of the year 2017. Starting this year, we saw a lots of rumors, leaks and renders of the OnePlus 5 and all of them had a completely different story to tell.

OnePlus gave The Verge an early access to its Shenzhen facilities to talk about the new Smartphone and its manufacturing process, and one of the things that the News/Media website interviewed and accessed was a glimpse at some of the early dual camera prototype designs of the OnePlus 5. 
Check out all the OnePlus 5 prototype designs
As you can see in the above Image, there are total 14 OnePlus 5 prototype with different designs. Some with vertical dual-cameras, few of them looks like the copy of Nexus 6P/Huawei P10, while most of them are having a horizontal Camera like the iPhone 7.

However, the final design of this Smartphone is no longer a mystery as the company has already revealed the render of the OnePlus 5.  Just a day left for the announcement of the OnePlus 5!
Via: The Verge

Check out the camera samples from the OnePlus 5

As you all know, OnePlus is hosting an event on June 20 to show off its new hardware to take us through 2017. OnePlus will also hold pop-up events starting June 20 in different countries, where users will be able to grab the OnePlus 5 and some exclusive stuffs.

Now, OnePlus co-founder Pete Lau (Liu Zuohu) has posted a bunch of beautiful images on Chinese social networking site Weibo, showing off the OnePlus 5’s photographic capabilities.
Check out the camera samples from the OnePlus 5
Check out the camera samples from the OnePlus 5
Check out the camera samples from the OnePlus 5
Check out the camera samples from the OnePlus 5
Download: 6 Wallpapers From The OnePlus 5


That said, we have already seen the official renders of the OnePlus 5, confirming the iPhone-ish design with horizontal dual-camera setup of 20MP and 16MP

According to the earlier rumors, the OnePlus 5 might come in two variants, 6GB RAM/64GB ROM and 8GB RAM/128GB ROM. It is confirmed to feature Snapdragon 835 processor, 5.5" FHD display and a 3300mAh battery.

Here's another look at the OnePlus 5

Here's another look at the OnePlus 5
With just a few days left for the formal announcement of the OnePlus 5, thanks to one of the most reliable tipster krispitech, we now have another leaked image of the OnePlus 5 showing the rear half.

The curved corners, antenna band, horizontal dual-cameras followed by LED flash and microphone are clearly visible. Above the Power button there's a sim-card tray.


That said, the OnePlus 5 might come in two variants, 6GB RAM/64GB ROM and 8GB RAM/128GB ROM. It is confirmed to feature Snapdragon 835 processor, 5.5" FHD display with 3D Glass and dual rear cameras of 20MP and 16MP.

OnePlus will also hold pop-up events starting June 20 in different countries, where users will be able to grab the OnePlus 5 and some exclusive stuffs. 

Source: Krispitech

Take a closer look at OnePlus 5 Alert Slider and top-right Corner

With just a few days left for the formal announcement of the OnePlus 5 on June 20, thanks to Android Central, we won't have to wait to see Alert Slider, Antenna lines and top-right corner of the OnePlus 5.

There's nothing much to say about the below leaked image, the Alert Slider, Antenna Band and curves of the device can be clearly seen.
Take a closer look at OnePlus 5 Alert Slider and Corner

Source: Android Central

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