The upcoming movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi needs no introduction (and for those who honestly do not care about the movie, may be the porg memes be with you). Sure, the sequel to 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens is slated for wide release about ten days from now, but OnePlus is doing its part in helping raise the excitement to fever pitch by launching the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition.
As promised more than a week ago, OnePlus has officially unveiled its latest flagship device -- the OnePlus 5T. Bezel-less designs are all the rage these days, and for its newest smartphone, the Chinese phone maker gamely joins in on the fun. The OnePlus 5T easily belongs in the phablet category with its full 6 inch organic light emitting diode (OLED) display screen, a significant size in bump as compared to the OnePlus 5’s 5.5 inches.
A number of users have found that several models of OnePlus smartphones, including this year’s OnePlus 5, feature a Qualcomm testing app called EngineerMode. This tool happens to allow anybody to gain root level access to a OnePlus device without needing to unlock that handset’s bootloader. While it is true that somebody with less than immaculate intentions would still need to have physical access to a OnePlus phone to really do some serious hacking, but the existence of EngineerMode now gives them a backdoor in which they can put some trackers and other means to get around the phone’s security.
Yup, OnePlus has made it official -- its latest smartphone offering, the OnePlus 5T, will be formally unveiled this coming November 16th by way of a press event to be held Brooklyn, New York City. Just five days later after its introduction, the device will then hit store shelves on November 21st.
The last few weeks have seen increased talk about the possible upcoming release of the OnePlus 5T. For those not in the know, the OnePlus 5T is basically an upgraded version of the OnePlus 5, the flagship device that OnePlus had first introduced back in June earlier this year. Well, Pete Lau, the chief executive officer of the Chinese phone maker, has taken the opportunity to verify once and for all that, yup, the OnePlus 5T is indeed coming.
Less than a week ago, it was reported that OnePlus was gathering tons of data from mobile devices powered by its OxygenOS, apparently without the consent of the owners of those devices. A software engineer named Chris Moore had discovered the phone maker’s data collection activities, and thereafter, various users have been demanding an explanation from OnePlus.
According to a report recently published by Motherboard, it appears that there is a flaw in T-Mobile’s website that allowed unauthorized access to personal information of millions of the major US wireless carrier’s subscribers. The personal info reportedly included account numbers and email addresses. Thankfully, the flaw was already fixed last Friday.
OnePlus has recently announced this week that it is launching a Soft Gold limited edition of its latest smartphone offering, the OnePlus 5. As a limited edition release, the Soft Gold OnePlus 5 will only be made available in select quantities, and unfortunately, the Chinese phone maker did not exactly make clear just how many units are expected to be released.
Although OnePlus has gone and fixed that annoying glitch that rebooted OnePlus 5 units whenever users dialed an emergency number, many are still no doubt wondering what exactly caused the glitch in the first place. Well, the Chinese phone maker has recently released an official explanation, and it might be kind of awkward.
Just a few weeks ago, OnePlus launched their latest flagship, the OnePlus 5. The device was highly sought out by those looking for a new phone since it came with impressive specs. Imagine having a device with up to 128 gigabytes of storage, dual cameras on the back of the phone, the latest Snapdragon 835 processor, and get this -- 8 gigabytes of random access memory (RAM). With specs like those, the OnePlus 5 is definitely bound to attract the attention of smartphone enthusiasts.
Unfortunately, there are a few issues with the phone.
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