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1. The OnePlus 7 phones have arrived!

OnePlus released its new OnePlus 7 series on a multi-city launch event yesterday. As expected, the company launched a new device in its regular numbered OnePlus line, the OnePlus 7, as well as a new premium model, the OnePlus 7 Pro.

The Pro model will grab most headlines and not just because it is so fresh and fine – it is also the only model released on American peat. There are no plans for the OnePlus 7 currently available.

Will US smartphone fans miss a lot? Here is the low down on both devices.

OnePlus 7 Pro

  • 6.67 inch AMOLED, QHD +, HDR10 and HDR + certified display with 90Hz refresh rate – should be among the best screens on the market, DisplayMate think it is
  • Snapdragon 855 chipset – Currently, Qualcomm's best
  • Up to 12 GB of RAM
  • 128 GB or 256 GB internal storage
  • Three rear cameras – 48MP f / 1.6 lens, 16MP wide angle sensor, 8MP telephoto lens for maximum 3x optical zoom
  • Pop-up selfie camera – 16MP, f / 2.0 aperture
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • 4000mAh battery – With 30 watt fast charge and included Warp Charge adapter
  • OxygenOS 9.5 – with Android Pie
  • Start at $ 669 for the 6GB + 128GB variant – and costs up to $ 749 for the 12GB + 256GB model

A close-up of the OnePlus 7 Pro's selfie camera.

A direct classic?

  • As OnePlus has done several times in the past, it's a device that is close to the flagship without the price of the flagship.
  • It has whizzbang features like a pop-up selfie camera, fantastic display, and capable, triple behind cameras.
  • Where it falls, it is mostly in smaller areas such as the lack of wireless charging, IP rating and headphone port.
  • in Android Authority ReviewDavid Imel also noted that the camera was not in low light – an area where other recent flagships really shone.
  • But it looks like a mighty effort overall, especially since the $ 200 you want to save against comparable flagships.
  • Samsung's sweetheart, the Galaxy S10, starts at $ 899. On paper, it doesn't offer much more than the OnePlus 7 Pro for the money.
  • The big question is whether the price is too much for long-lasting OnePlus fans to stomach. This is OnePlus's most expensive device launch price to date, defeating the record previously held by the $ 549 OnePlus 6T.

The OnePlus 7 in Mirror Gray held in a person's hand against a chest.

OnePlus 7

  • 6.41-inch AMOLED, FHD + display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset
  • Up to 8 GB of RAM
  • 128 GB or 256 GB internal storage
  • Double rear cameras – 48MP, f / 1.6 aperture, 5MP depth sensor
  • Waterdrop notch for camera – 16MP, f / 2.0 aperture
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • 3.700mAh battery – plus 20-watt fast charge
  • OxygenOS 9.5 – with Android Pie
  • Starting at 559 euros (~ $ 627) – This compares to the Pro version starting at 709 euros (~ $ 794). That's 499 pounds (~ $ 644) and £ 649 (~ $ 838) for the various UK devices.

Fixed or not spectacular

  • The OnePlus 7 does not really fix the imagination as the OnePlus 7 Pro does.
  • It captures the main flagship notes: powerful chipset and RAM combo, 1080p screen, dual-back cameras.
  • Still, it lacks outstanding features, and unfortunately soon comes to Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL – two of the best midrange phones ever.
  • The Pixel 3a is priced at 399 euros (~ $ 447) and the Pixel 3a XL costs 479 euros (~ $ 537), so they're a bit of a bargain. They only come in one variation: 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM, and a Snapdragon 670 chipset.
  • So, if it's the big specs you're looking for, the OnePlus 7 can be hard to beat at 560 euros.

Android Authority is full OnePlus 7 Pro review at the link, as well as handy comparisons between OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro, and the OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 6T and OnePlus 6.

Both the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro are now for sale and the US readers can retrieve the Pro model here.

Final key note: No phone comes with a USB-C to 3.5mm headphone adapter in the box, so you have to buy one separately or use the USB-C headphones that you do not own.

The OnePlus 7 Pro in blue stands at & # 39; a table.

2. OnePlus Bullets Wireless V2 review (Android Authority). In addition to the new phones, OnePlus worked out the second generation of its Bullets Wireless headphones. They're a certifiable upgrade, but it's also more expensive.

3. Adobe tells users what they can be sued for use old versions of photoshop (Mother). It is completely legally owned versions of Adobe software that have not yet been updated … yes.

4. Also on motherboard, following the recent WhatsApp hack news (CBC): "It's almost impossible to tell if your iPhone is hacked"(Motherboard).

5. Wikipedia is now banned in all languages ​​in China (Time)

6. San Francisco becomes the first American city prohibits the use of facial recognition software by the police (Business Insider). It will not affect face recognition technology used at airports and ports, or for personal or business use.

7. Huawei says willingly to sign non-spy agreements (BBC). It's nice, isn't it? It's like a plumber who promises to steal nothing before repairing your pipes.

8. Uber black starts quieter driver (TechCrunch). Uber Black and Uber Black SUV riders can choose "quiet preference," "happy to chat," or "no preference" settings within the app.

9. Google to push new ads on its apps to save the buyer (Reuters). "It will include ads on the home page of its smartphone application worldwide, show more ads in maps, and place ads with image galleries in search results." Just what everyone wants (!)

10. Class action means legal proceedings Google pays owners of erroneous original Pixel phones up to $ 500 (Engadget).

11. YouTuber does what Nintendon does and builds a working GameCube Classic (The Verge).

12. AT&T has promised 7,000 new jobs to get tax breaks – it has cut 23 000 jobs (Ars Technica).

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