Just in time for Valentine’s Day (or maybe the Chinese New Year celebration), OnePlus has decided to introduce a Lava Red colored variant to its OnePlus 5T phablet. The Lava Red OnePlus 5T will officially make its debut on February 6th, and will come with a price of $559 with 128 gigabytes of built in memory.
Earlier this week, OnePlus had chosen to shut down all credit card payments on its official website, after several customers have reported noticing unusual or unexplained activity on their credit card account after making a purchase from the Chinese phone maker’s online store. At that time, the company said the decision was a precautionary measure while they were trying to look into the issue.
After a number of customers had complained over the weekend about suspected fraudulent activity on their credit card after shopping on OnePlus’ official website (OnePlus.net), the Chinese phone maker has decided to disable credit card payments on its online store, mainly as a precautionary measure.
What happened was that OnePlus customers started to report instances wherein they noticed unexplained transactions on their credit cards, right after buying something from OnePlus.net. This led OnePlus to issue a statement saying it was now investigating the matter, and for the meantime, it is moving to shut down all credit card payments on its website.
Pete Lau, the chief executive officer of OnePlus, has stated at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that the follow up to last year’s OnePlus 5T (whose new variant rocks) could make its debut some time during the second quarter of this year. This should be pretty consistent with 2017’s OnePlus 5, which was formally announced by the Chinese phone maker last June.
Here is some good news for owners of the OnePlus 5T -- OnePlus has recently rolled out an open OxygenOS beta that comes with the features of Android 8.0 Oreo, the latest version of the world’s most widely used mobile operating system. When the OnePlus 5T had officially launched back in November last year, it came preloaded with OxygenOS based on Google’s Android 7.1.1 Nougat, despite the fact that Android Oreo had already been released about a month earlier.
The OnePlus 5T is one of the latest devices to be released. Among the many reasons it is highly sought out by smartphone users (that is, apart from its Star Wars tie in) is because of its 18 to 9 screen. But while it is just reaching the hands of those who had ordered the device ahead of time, there is some disappointment on the device. If you have been planning to use the OnePlus 5T with your favorite movie streaming service, you may want to put a raincheck on this.
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.
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