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OnePlus 5 Gets TWRP and Root

Earlier this week, OnePlus finally released the OnePlus 5 smartphone. It has also published the sources needed to develop for it, so it is only a matter of time before developers get on board. Developers didn't have to wait long to create a working recovery as XDA Senior Member xdvs23 provided a testing version of TWRP 3.1.1. By...

OnePlus 5 XDA First Impressions: A Thorough Upgrade Addresses Previous Shortcomings and Leaves Few Stones Unturned

The OnePlus 5 has big shoes to fill; being the successor to the remarkably popular OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, it needs to be better than its predecessors to gather the attention of OnePlus’ niche fan base, while also patching up compromises and broadening the phone’s appeal to capture new customers. It’s near impossible to not...

OnePlus Releases the Device Trees and Kernel Sources for the OnePlus 5

After weeks of rumors surrounding the launch of the OnePlus 5, the wait is finally over. We know the hardware specification, the pricing, and the overall user experience. Alongside the release, OnePlus decided to publish the kernel source and device trees required to build custom ROMs for its latest flagship. Adam Krisko, Beta PM and Dev Relations...

Yes, the OnePlus 5 looks like an iPhone, but for Good Reasons

From the moment the first leaks started to pour out about the new OnePlus 5, its design was one of the closest guarded secrets. While it was likely that the 5 would feature a dual camera setup, the question is what sort of setup it would feature. Vertically mounted in the existing OP3 body or horizontally...

[UPDATED STATEMENT] Do NOT Trust OnePlus 5 Benchmarks in Reviews – How our Review Unit is Grossly Cheating at Benchmarks

Earlier this year, we published a report that denounced OnePlus (and other companies) for their improper behavior in regards to benchmark manipulation on newer builds of OxygenOS. Today, we sadly must follow-up on our accusations as the company has once more been inappropriately manipulating benchmark scores in the OnePlus 5. While no customers have a device in...

OnePlus Launches the OnePlus 5 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and 8GB RAM

After weeks of leaks, teasers, and official ad campaigns, OnePlus has officially unveiled the OnePlus 5 at an event held in New York City today. The OnePlus 5 is the latest flagship smartphone from OnePlus and bears a strong focus on photography this time around. Specifications at a glance: Device Name: OnePlus 5 Price U$D 479 Android Version 7.1.1 (Oxygen OS ROM) Display 5.5...

OnePlus Reveals the OnePlus 5 in India Through Strategic TV Ad Campaign

If you are an Indian (or a Pakistani) reading this, chances are that you spent most of Sunday glued to the TV watching India playing against Pakistan in the finals of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. This particular cricket match was predicted to be the third most watched game in cricket's history, with an expected viewership...

OnePlus’ Journey From the Eyes of a Skeptic

It was the morning of October 23, 2013 when I first learned about a new, yet to be announced, smartphone company. Oppo's Marketing Director, Carl Pei, was sitting in the front seat of my van with my wife and I as we drove to a post-BigAndroidBBQ tradition. This tradition involved introducing him and a few...

OnePlus Product Manager Says the Flat Images of the OnePlus 5 Don’t Do it Justice

In typical OnePlus fashion, the company has been able to garner a lot of attention about its upcoming smartphone release. This started with sprinkles of information about the device including a camera sample, it's official reveal date, and then some details about hardware specs leaked out thanks to an Amazon.in product page. However, then the floodgates...

OnePlus 5 Rumor Roundup: What Are You Expecting?

The next flagship from OnePlus is about a week away from release, scheduled for its global launch on 20th June 2017. The OnePlus 5 comes after a year of success for OnePlus with the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T at the helm. Can the company replicate the success it had last year with this years...

OnePlus Reveals Dual Camera Design of the Upcoming OnePlus 5

The next OnePlus flagship is all set to be revealed on June 20th, but that does not stop the company from handing out teasers. In its latest one, OnePlus has officially confirmed and revealed the dual camera design on the OnePlus 5. The confirmation comes on the heels of leaked images that showcased a device that...

OnePlus 5 Will Be Officially Unveiled On June 20th

During the last few weeks, OnePlus has been teasing some aspects of the OnePlus 5. Although we've known since last month that the device will launch this summer, we haven't had an official announcement date pegged - until now.  Prepare your wallets, as the OnePlus 5 is set to be officially unveiled on June 20th at...