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Upcoming Android Phones: Galaxy S9, Pixel 3, HTC U12, OnePlus 6, Xperia XZ2, Note 9, etc.

Several Android manufacturers are readying their flagships for release, so here is a rundown of the most exciting upcoming Android phones for 2018.

d9592_Galaxy-S9-and-Galaxy-S9-Plus-renders-leak-1 Upcoming Android Phones: Galaxy S9, Pixel 3, HTC U12, OnePlus 6, Xperia XZ2, Note 9, etc.
Image source: Samsungmobile.News/Twitter

Samsung Galaxy S9

The Galaxy S9 will undoubtedly be one of the most important mobile devices released in 2018. Samsung is absolutely a major player in the smartphone niche, and is expected to deliver something outstanding with what remains its flagship range.

Of all upcoming Android phones due for release, the S9 will make a splash pretty early, with the Galaxy S9 expected to arrive at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. When it is released, the Galaxy S9 will feature its usual array of world-class specs and functionality.

In particular, it is suggested that the Galaxy S9 will benefit from a dual-camera for the first time this year, which would certainly be a welcome inclusion. The Galaxy S8 was massively successful for Samsung in 2017, and the corporation will hope to build on this momentum with the S9.

d9592_Galaxy-S9-and-Galaxy-S9-Plus-renders-leak-1 Upcoming Android Phones: Galaxy S9, Pixel 3, HTC U12, OnePlus 6, Xperia XZ2, Note 9, etc.

Google Pixel 3

Although the Google Pixel 2 performed pretty decently for the mega-corporation, the Google Pixel 3 is undoubtedly a critical device release. The general consensus of opinion on the Google Pixel 2 is that it was a little conservative, meaning that the manufacturer must deliver more with its next device.

Again, this is another device that could benefit from a dual-lens camera in 2018, after the Google Pixel 2 was somewhat criticized for its utilization of a single-lens unit.

Pricing should also be frozen after the recommended retail price of the Pixel 2 phablet-sized release was increased significantly from past handsets.

d9592_Galaxy-S9-and-Galaxy-S9-Plus-renders-leak-1 Upcoming Android Phones: Galaxy S9, Pixel 3, HTC U12, OnePlus 6, Xperia XZ2, Note 9, etc.
Image source: YouTube Screenshot

HTC U12

Of all upcoming Android phones, the HTC U12 can perhaps be considered the most interesting. Produced by a company that has received critical acclaim, but not the market penetration it perhaps deserves, this is HTC’s latest attempt to break into the mainstream.

Considering that HTC has just signed a mega-deal with Google, there has been suggestions in some quarters that this could be the last ever smartphone released by the company. This would be very surprising and disappointing, as HTC is responsible for some of the most innovative technology to appear on the market. Edge Sense is particularly well regarded, and it would be a shame if such innovations are limited to Google products in the future.

Aside from these innovations, the HTC U12 should also deliver a better screen than previous releases.

d9592_Galaxy-S9-and-Galaxy-S9-Plus-renders-leak-1 Upcoming Android Phones: Galaxy S9, Pixel 3, HTC U12, OnePlus 6, Xperia XZ2, Note 9, etc.
Image source: YouTube Video Screenshot

Sony Xperia XZ2

The Sony Xperia XZ2 will attempt to reverse the fortunes of a smartphone division that has been explicitly blamed for financial difficulties at the Japanese mega-corporation. While the PlayStation 4 continues to win plaudits and customers in the video games market, the Xperia smartphone has struggled to win over hearts, minds and wallets.

This could change with the XZ2, though, which will be one of many Android smartphones set to benefit from the Snapdragon 845 processor in 2018. If Sony has bigger fish to fry elsewhere, it still hasn’t given up on a smartphone niche, so hope for something decent from the Japanese company next year.

d9592_Galaxy-S9-and-Galaxy-S9-Plus-renders-leak-1 Upcoming Android Phones: Galaxy S9, Pixel 3, HTC U12, OnePlus 6, Xperia XZ2, Note 9, etc.
Image source: YouTube Video Screenshot

LG G7

Of all the upcoming Android phones being released, the LG G7 perhaps has the greatest potential to break into the mainstream of smartphone technology. LG has entered the public consciousness to a certain extent, and its devices have been considered some of the very best to be released in the smartphone sphere.

The LG G7 is already been linked with some interesting and innovative features, with the release of the device pushed forward in an attempt to gain a march on the Galaxy S9. The OLED FullVision panel earmarked for the G7 has been linked with some innovative and unique features that have been kept very quiet by the manufacturer, so this device is definitely worth waiting for.

d9592_Galaxy-S9-and-Galaxy-S9-Plus-renders-leak-1 Upcoming Android Phones: Galaxy S9, Pixel 3, HTC U12, OnePlus 6, Xperia XZ2, Note 9, etc.
Image Source: HualuBro / Amazon.co.uk (screenshot)

Nokia 9

Nokia is a legendary name in smartphone technology, and the Nokia 9 will attempt to establish the brand as a major player once more. While the ownership and identity of the company has evolved significantly over the years, it is still nice to see the Nokia name participating in the market. The Nokia 9 isn’t about to rival the iPhone X any time soon, but it provides an affordable entry point for those seeking an affordable Android device.

d9592_Galaxy-S9-and-Galaxy-S9-Plus-renders-leak-1 Upcoming Android Phones: Galaxy S9, Pixel 3, HTC U12, OnePlus 6, Xperia XZ2, Note 9, etc.
Image source: YouTube Video Screenshot

OnePlus 6

OnePlus has been absolutely lauded for the design of its devices, so it will be extremely interesting to see what it delivers with the OnePlus 6. Considering the left-field nature of some of the OnePlus products, this can perhaps be considered the most unpredictable of the upcoming Android phones. Likely to be flexible and customizable, the OnePlus 6 will be nothing if not surprising.

d9592_Galaxy-S9-and-Galaxy-S9-Plus-renders-leak-1 Upcoming Android Phones: Galaxy S9, Pixel 3, HTC U12, OnePlus 6, Xperia XZ2, Note 9, etc.
Image Source: MIUI ROM/YouTube (screenshot)

Xiaomi Mi 7

The Xiaomi Mi 7 will attempt to establish one of the more unpredictable and unpronounceable smartphone manufacturers as a mainstream supplier. This will be far from easy, but the flexible nature of products produced by Xiaomi means that the company already has something of a cult following, particularly among young people. Concept designs of the smartphone look stunning, so fingers crossed for something good.

d9592_Galaxy-S9-and-Galaxy-S9-Plus-renders-leak-1 Upcoming Android Phones: Galaxy S9, Pixel 3, HTC U12, OnePlus 6, Xperia XZ2, Note 9, etc.
Image source: GalaxyNote9News.com

Galaxy Note 9

Finally, of all the upcoming Android phones, the Galaxy Note 9 may be the most technically proficient and impressive. Samsung is increasingly using the Galaxy Note range in order to showcase its most ambitious technology, and this means that Galaxy Note consumers have been particularly spoilt in recent generations.

It is also possible that the Galaxy Note 9 will deliver some of the more innovative features that have been linked with the S Pen stylus over the years. These include an intriguing-sounding speaker system that has yet to come to fruition.

Additionally, the Galaxy Note 9 may deliver the first 4K resolution screen in a mainstream smartphone, although other competitors in this list may also embrace 4K resolution as well. But it is generally believed that 2018 will be the year that Samsung moves into 4K resolution in its current range, and previous experience tells us that the Galaxy Note 9 would be the obvious choice for this feature.

Upcoming Android Phones: Galaxy S9, Pixel 3, HTC U12, OnePlus 6, Xperia XZ2, Note 9, etc.

Several Android manufacturers are readying their flagships for release, so here is a rundown of the most exciting upcoming Android phones for 2018.

d9592_Galaxy-S9-and-Galaxy-S9-Plus-renders-leak-1 Upcoming Android Phones: Galaxy S9, Pixel 3, HTC U12, OnePlus 6, Xperia XZ2, Note 9, etc.
Image source: Samsungmobile.News/Twitter

Samsung Galaxy S9

The Galaxy S9 will undoubtedly be one of the most important mobile devices released in 2018. Samsung is absolutely a major player in the smartphone niche, and is expected to deliver something outstanding with what remains its flagship range.

Of all upcoming Android phones due for release, the S9 will make a splash pretty early, with the Galaxy S9 expected to arrive at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. When it is released, the Galaxy S9 will feature its usual array of world-class specs and functionality.

In particular, it is suggested that the Galaxy S9 will benefit from a dual-camera for the first time this year, which would certainly be a welcome inclusion. The Galaxy S8 was massively successful for Samsung in 2017, and the corporation will hope to build on this momentum with the S9.

d9592_Galaxy-S9-and-Galaxy-S9-Plus-renders-leak-1 Upcoming Android Phones: Galaxy S9, Pixel 3, HTC U12, OnePlus 6, Xperia XZ2, Note 9, etc.

Google Pixel 3

Although the Google Pixel 2 performed pretty decently for the mega-corporation, the Google Pixel 3 is undoubtedly a critical device release. The general consensus of opinion on the Google Pixel 2 is that it was a little conservative, meaning that the manufacturer must deliver more with its next device.

Again, this is another device that could benefit from a dual-lens camera in 2018, after the Google Pixel 2 was somewhat criticized for its utilization of a single-lens unit.

Pricing should also be frozen after the recommended retail price of the Pixel 2 phablet-sized release was increased significantly from past handsets.

d9592_Galaxy-S9-and-Galaxy-S9-Plus-renders-leak-1 Upcoming Android Phones: Galaxy S9, Pixel 3, HTC U12, OnePlus 6, Xperia XZ2, Note 9, etc.
Image source: YouTube Screenshot

HTC U12

Of all upcoming Android phones, the HTC U12 can perhaps be considered the most interesting. Produced by a company that has received critical acclaim, but not the market penetration it perhaps deserves, this is HTC’s latest attempt to break into the mainstream.

Considering that HTC has just signed a mega-deal with Google, there has been suggestions in some quarters that this could be the last ever smartphone released by the company. This would be very surprising and disappointing, as HTC is responsible for some of the most innovative technology to appear on the market. Edge Sense is particularly well regarded, and it would be a shame if such innovations are limited to Google products in the future.

Aside from these innovations, the HTC U12 should also deliver a better screen than previous releases.

d9592_Galaxy-S9-and-Galaxy-S9-Plus-renders-leak-1 Upcoming Android Phones: Galaxy S9, Pixel 3, HTC U12, OnePlus 6, Xperia XZ2, Note 9, etc.
Image source: YouTube Video Screenshot

Sony Xperia XZ2

The Sony Xperia XZ2 will attempt to reverse the fortunes of a smartphone division that has been explicitly blamed for financial difficulties at the Japanese mega-corporation. While the PlayStation 4 continues to win plaudits and customers in the video games market, the Xperia smartphone has struggled to win over hearts, minds and wallets.

This could change with the XZ2, though, which will be one of many Android smartphones set to benefit from the Snapdragon 845 processor in 2018. If Sony has bigger fish to fry elsewhere, it still hasn’t given up on a smartphone niche, so hope for something decent from the Japanese company next year.

d9592_Galaxy-S9-and-Galaxy-S9-Plus-renders-leak-1 Upcoming Android Phones: Galaxy S9, Pixel 3, HTC U12, OnePlus 6, Xperia XZ2, Note 9, etc.
Image source: YouTube Video Screenshot

LG G7

Of all the upcoming Android phones being released, the LG G7 perhaps has the greatest potential to break into the mainstream of smartphone technology. LG has entered the public consciousness to a certain extent, and its devices have been considered some of the very best to be released in the smartphone sphere.

The LG G7 is already been linked with some interesting and innovative features, with the release of the device pushed forward in an attempt to gain a march on the Galaxy S9. The OLED FullVision panel earmarked for the G7 has been linked with some innovative and unique features that have been kept very quiet by the manufacturer, so this device is definitely worth waiting for.

d9592_Galaxy-S9-and-Galaxy-S9-Plus-renders-leak-1 Upcoming Android Phones: Galaxy S9, Pixel 3, HTC U12, OnePlus 6, Xperia XZ2, Note 9, etc.
Image Source: HualuBro / Amazon.co.uk (screenshot)

Nokia 9

Nokia is a legendary name in smartphone technology, and the Nokia 9 will attempt to establish the brand as a major player once more. While the ownership and identity of the company has evolved significantly over the years, it is still nice to see the Nokia name participating in the market. The Nokia 9 isn’t about to rival the iPhone X any time soon, but it provides an affordable entry point for those seeking an affordable Android device.

d9592_Galaxy-S9-and-Galaxy-S9-Plus-renders-leak-1 Upcoming Android Phones: Galaxy S9, Pixel 3, HTC U12, OnePlus 6, Xperia XZ2, Note 9, etc.
Image source: YouTube Video Screenshot

OnePlus 6

OnePlus has been absolutely lauded for the design of its devices, so it will be extremely interesting to see what it delivers with the OnePlus 6. Considering the left-field nature of some of the OnePlus products, this can perhaps be considered the most unpredictable of the upcoming Android phones. Likely to be flexible and customizable, the OnePlus 6 will be nothing if not surprising.

d9592_Galaxy-S9-and-Galaxy-S9-Plus-renders-leak-1 Upcoming Android Phones: Galaxy S9, Pixel 3, HTC U12, OnePlus 6, Xperia XZ2, Note 9, etc.
Image Source: MIUI ROM/YouTube (screenshot)

Xiaomi Mi 7

The Xiaomi Mi 7 will attempt to establish one of the more unpredictable and unpronounceable smartphone manufacturers as a mainstream supplier. This will be far from easy, but the flexible nature of products produced by Xiaomi means that the company already has something of a cult following, particularly among young people. Concept designs of the smartphone look stunning, so fingers crossed for something good.

d9592_Galaxy-S9-and-Galaxy-S9-Plus-renders-leak-1 Upcoming Android Phones: Galaxy S9, Pixel 3, HTC U12, OnePlus 6, Xperia XZ2, Note 9, etc.
Image source: GalaxyNote9News.com

Galaxy Note 9

Finally, of all the upcoming Android phones, the Galaxy Note 9 may be the most technically proficient and impressive. Samsung is increasingly using the Galaxy Note range in order to showcase its most ambitious technology, and this means that Galaxy Note consumers have been particularly spoilt in recent generations.

It is also possible that the Galaxy Note 9 will deliver some of the more innovative features that have been linked with the S Pen stylus over the years. These include an intriguing-sounding speaker system that has yet to come to fruition.

Additionally, the Galaxy Note 9 may deliver the first 4K resolution screen in a mainstream smartphone, although other competitors in this list may also embrace 4K resolution as well. But it is generally believed that 2018 will be the year that Samsung moves into 4K resolution in its current range, and previous experience tells us that the Galaxy Note 9 would be the obvious choice for this feature.

Upcoming Android Phones: Galaxy S9, Pixel 3, HTC U12, OnePlus 6, Xperia XZ2, Note 9, etc.

Several Android manufacturers are readying their flagships for release, so here is a rundown of the most exciting upcoming Android phones for 2018.

d9592_Galaxy-S9-and-Galaxy-S9-Plus-renders-leak-1 Upcoming Android Phones: Galaxy S9, Pixel 3, HTC U12, OnePlus 6, Xperia XZ2, Note 9, etc.
Image source: Samsungmobile.News/Twitter

Samsung Galaxy S9

The Galaxy S9 will undoubtedly be one of the most important mobile devices released in 2018. Samsung is absolutely a major player in the smartphone niche, and is expected to deliver something outstanding with what remains its flagship range.

Of all upcoming Android phones due for release, the S9 will make a splash pretty early, with the Galaxy S9 expected to arrive at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. When it is released, the Galaxy S9 will feature its usual array of world-class specs and functionality.

In particular, it is suggested that the Galaxy S9 will benefit from a dual-camera for the first time this year, which would certainly be a welcome inclusion. The Galaxy S8 was massively successful for Samsung in 2017, and the corporation will hope to build on this momentum with the S9.

d9592_Galaxy-S9-and-Galaxy-S9-Plus-renders-leak-1 Upcoming Android Phones: Galaxy S9, Pixel 3, HTC U12, OnePlus 6, Xperia XZ2, Note 9, etc.

Google Pixel 3

Although the Google Pixel 2 performed pretty decently for the mega-corporation, the Google Pixel 3 is undoubtedly a critical device release. The general consensus of opinion on the Google Pixel 2 is that it was a little conservative, meaning that the manufacturer must deliver more with its next device.

Again, this is another device that could benefit from a dual-lens camera in 2018, after the Google Pixel 2 was somewhat criticized for its utilization of a single-lens unit.

Pricing should also be frozen after the recommended retail price of the Pixel 2 phablet-sized release was increased significantly from past handsets.

d9592_Galaxy-S9-and-Galaxy-S9-Plus-renders-leak-1 Upcoming Android Phones: Galaxy S9, Pixel 3, HTC U12, OnePlus 6, Xperia XZ2, Note 9, etc.
Image source: YouTube Screenshot

HTC U12

Of all upcoming Android phones, the HTC U12 can perhaps be considered the most interesting. Produced by a company that has received critical acclaim, but not the market penetration it perhaps deserves, this is HTC’s latest attempt to break into the mainstream.

Considering that HTC has just signed a mega-deal with Google, there has been suggestions in some quarters that this could be the last ever smartphone released by the company. This would be very surprising and disappointing, as HTC is responsible for some of the most innovative technology to appear on the market. Edge Sense is particularly well regarded, and it would be a shame if such innovations are limited to Google products in the future.

Aside from these innovations, the HTC U12 should also deliver a better screen than previous releases.

d9592_Galaxy-S9-and-Galaxy-S9-Plus-renders-leak-1 Upcoming Android Phones: Galaxy S9, Pixel 3, HTC U12, OnePlus 6, Xperia XZ2, Note 9, etc.
Image source: YouTube Video Screenshot

Sony Xperia XZ2

The Sony Xperia XZ2 will attempt to reverse the fortunes of a smartphone division that has been explicitly blamed for financial difficulties at the Japanese mega-corporation. While the PlayStation 4 continues to win plaudits and customers in the video games market, the Xperia smartphone has struggled to win over hearts, minds and wallets.

This could change with the XZ2, though, which will be one of many Android smartphones set to benefit from the Snapdragon 845 processor in 2018. If Sony has bigger fish to fry elsewhere, it still hasn’t given up on a smartphone niche, so hope for something decent from the Japanese company next year.

d9592_Galaxy-S9-and-Galaxy-S9-Plus-renders-leak-1 Upcoming Android Phones: Galaxy S9, Pixel 3, HTC U12, OnePlus 6, Xperia XZ2, Note 9, etc.
Image source: YouTube Video Screenshot

LG G7

Of all the upcoming Android phones being released, the LG G7 perhaps has the greatest potential to break into the mainstream of smartphone technology. LG has entered the public consciousness to a certain extent, and its devices have been considered some of the very best to be released in the smartphone sphere.

The LG G7 is already been linked with some interesting and innovative features, with the release of the device pushed forward in an attempt to gain a march on the Galaxy S9. The OLED FullVision panel earmarked for the G7 has been linked with some innovative and unique features that have been kept very quiet by the manufacturer, so this device is definitely worth waiting for.

d9592_Galaxy-S9-and-Galaxy-S9-Plus-renders-leak-1 Upcoming Android Phones: Galaxy S9, Pixel 3, HTC U12, OnePlus 6, Xperia XZ2, Note 9, etc.
Image Source: HualuBro / Amazon.co.uk (screenshot)

Nokia 9

Nokia is a legendary name in smartphone technology, and the Nokia 9 will attempt to establish the brand as a major player once more. While the ownership and identity of the company has evolved significantly over the years, it is still nice to see the Nokia name participating in the market. The Nokia 9 isn’t about to rival the iPhone X any time soon, but it provides an affordable entry point for those seeking an affordable Android device.

d9592_Galaxy-S9-and-Galaxy-S9-Plus-renders-leak-1 Upcoming Android Phones: Galaxy S9, Pixel 3, HTC U12, OnePlus 6, Xperia XZ2, Note 9, etc.
Image source: YouTube Video Screenshot

OnePlus 6

OnePlus has been absolutely lauded for the design of its devices, so it will be extremely interesting to see what it delivers with the OnePlus 6. Considering the left-field nature of some of the OnePlus products, this can perhaps be considered the most unpredictable of the upcoming Android phones. Likely to be flexible and customizable, the OnePlus 6 will be nothing if not surprising.

d9592_Galaxy-S9-and-Galaxy-S9-Plus-renders-leak-1 Upcoming Android Phones: Galaxy S9, Pixel 3, HTC U12, OnePlus 6, Xperia XZ2, Note 9, etc.
Image Source: MIUI ROM/YouTube (screenshot)

Xiaomi Mi 7

The Xiaomi Mi 7 will attempt to establish one of the more unpredictable and unpronounceable smartphone manufacturers as a mainstream supplier. This will be far from easy, but the flexible nature of products produced by Xiaomi means that the company already has something of a cult following, particularly among young people. Concept designs of the smartphone look stunning, so fingers crossed for something good.

d9592_Galaxy-S9-and-Galaxy-S9-Plus-renders-leak-1 Upcoming Android Phones: Galaxy S9, Pixel 3, HTC U12, OnePlus 6, Xperia XZ2, Note 9, etc.
Image source: GalaxyNote9News.com

Galaxy Note 9

Finally, of all the upcoming Android phones, the Galaxy Note 9 may be the most technically proficient and impressive. Samsung is increasingly using the Galaxy Note range in order to showcase its most ambitious technology, and this means that Galaxy Note consumers have been particularly spoilt in recent generations.

It is also possible that the Galaxy Note 9 will deliver some of the more innovative features that have been linked with the S Pen stylus over the years. These include an intriguing-sounding speaker system that has yet to come to fruition.

Additionally, the Galaxy Note 9 may deliver the first 4K resolution screen in a mainstream smartphone, although other competitors in this list may also embrace 4K resolution as well. But it is generally believed that 2018 will be the year that Samsung moves into 4K resolution in its current range, and previous experience tells us that the Galaxy Note 9 would be the obvious choice for this feature.

Upcoming Android Phones: Galaxy S9, Pixel 3, HTC U12, OnePlus 6, Xperia XZ2, Note 9, etc.

Several Android manufacturers are readying their flagships for release, so here is a rundown of the most exciting upcoming Android phones for 2018.

d9592_Galaxy-S9-and-Galaxy-S9-Plus-renders-leak-1 Upcoming Android Phones: Galaxy S9, Pixel 3, HTC U12, OnePlus 6, Xperia XZ2, Note 9, etc.
Image source: Samsungmobile.News/Twitter

Samsung Galaxy S9

The Galaxy S9 will undoubtedly be one of the most important mobile devices released in 2018. Samsung is absolutely a major player in the smartphone niche, and is expected to deliver something outstanding with what remains its flagship range.

Of all upcoming Android phones due for release, the S9 will make a splash pretty early, with the Galaxy S9 expected to arrive at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. When it is released, the Galaxy S9 will feature its usual array of world-class specs and functionality.

In particular, it is suggested that the Galaxy S9 will benefit from a dual-camera for the first time this year, which would certainly be a welcome inclusion. The Galaxy S8 was massively successful for Samsung in 2017, and the corporation will hope to build on this momentum with the S9.

d9592_Galaxy-S9-and-Galaxy-S9-Plus-renders-leak-1 Upcoming Android Phones: Galaxy S9, Pixel 3, HTC U12, OnePlus 6, Xperia XZ2, Note 9, etc.

Google Pixel 3

Although the Google Pixel 2 performed pretty decently for the mega-corporation, the Google Pixel 3 is undoubtedly a critical device release. The general consensus of opinion on the Google Pixel 2 is that it was a little conservative, meaning that the manufacturer must deliver more with its next device.

Again, this is another device that could benefit from a dual-lens camera in 2018, after the Google Pixel 2 was somewhat criticized for its utilization of a single-lens unit.

Pricing should also be frozen after the recommended retail price of the Pixel 2 phablet-sized release was increased significantly from past handsets.

d9592_Galaxy-S9-and-Galaxy-S9-Plus-renders-leak-1 Upcoming Android Phones: Galaxy S9, Pixel 3, HTC U12, OnePlus 6, Xperia XZ2, Note 9, etc.
Image source: YouTube Screenshot

HTC U12

Of all upcoming Android phones, the HTC U12 can perhaps be considered the most interesting. Produced by a company that has received critical acclaim, but not the market penetration it perhaps deserves, this is HTC’s latest attempt to break into the mainstream.

Considering that HTC has just signed a mega-deal with Google, there has been suggestions in some quarters that this could be the last ever smartphone released by the company. This would be very surprising and disappointing, as HTC is responsible for some of the most innovative technology to appear on the market. Edge Sense is particularly well regarded, and it would be a shame if such innovations are limited to Google products in the future.

Aside from these innovations, the HTC U12 should also deliver a better screen than previous releases.

d9592_Galaxy-S9-and-Galaxy-S9-Plus-renders-leak-1 Upcoming Android Phones: Galaxy S9, Pixel 3, HTC U12, OnePlus 6, Xperia XZ2, Note 9, etc.
Image source: YouTube Video Screenshot

Sony Xperia XZ2

The Sony Xperia XZ2 will attempt to reverse the fortunes of a smartphone division that has been explicitly blamed for financial difficulties at the Japanese mega-corporation. While the PlayStation 4 continues to win plaudits and customers in the video games market, the Xperia smartphone has struggled to win over hearts, minds and wallets.

This could change with the XZ2, though, which will be one of many Android smartphones set to benefit from the Snapdragon 845 processor in 2018. If Sony has bigger fish to fry elsewhere, it still hasn’t given up on a smartphone niche, so hope for something decent from the Japanese company next year.

d9592_Galaxy-S9-and-Galaxy-S9-Plus-renders-leak-1 Upcoming Android Phones: Galaxy S9, Pixel 3, HTC U12, OnePlus 6, Xperia XZ2, Note 9, etc.
Image source: YouTube Video Screenshot

LG G7

Of all the upcoming Android phones being released, the LG G7 perhaps has the greatest potential to break into the mainstream of smartphone technology. LG has entered the public consciousness to a certain extent, and its devices have been considered some of the very best to be released in the smartphone sphere.

The LG G7 is already been linked with some interesting and innovative features, with the release of the device pushed forward in an attempt to gain a march on the Galaxy S9. The OLED FullVision panel earmarked for the G7 has been linked with some innovative and unique features that have been kept very quiet by the manufacturer, so this device is definitely worth waiting for.

d9592_Galaxy-S9-and-Galaxy-S9-Plus-renders-leak-1 Upcoming Android Phones: Galaxy S9, Pixel 3, HTC U12, OnePlus 6, Xperia XZ2, Note 9, etc.
Image Source: HualuBro / Amazon.co.uk (screenshot)

Nokia 9

Nokia is a legendary name in smartphone technology, and the Nokia 9 will attempt to establish the brand as a major player once more. While the ownership and identity of the company has evolved significantly over the years, it is still nice to see the Nokia name participating in the market. The Nokia 9 isn’t about to rival the iPhone X any time soon, but it provides an affordable entry point for those seeking an affordable Android device.

d9592_Galaxy-S9-and-Galaxy-S9-Plus-renders-leak-1 Upcoming Android Phones: Galaxy S9, Pixel 3, HTC U12, OnePlus 6, Xperia XZ2, Note 9, etc.
Image source: YouTube Video Screenshot

OnePlus 6

OnePlus has been absolutely lauded for the design of its devices, so it will be extremely interesting to see what it delivers with the OnePlus 6. Considering the left-field nature of some of the OnePlus products, this can perhaps be considered the most unpredictable of the upcoming Android phones. Likely to be flexible and customizable, the OnePlus 6 will be nothing if not surprising.

d9592_Galaxy-S9-and-Galaxy-S9-Plus-renders-leak-1 Upcoming Android Phones: Galaxy S9, Pixel 3, HTC U12, OnePlus 6, Xperia XZ2, Note 9, etc.
Image Source: MIUI ROM/YouTube (screenshot)

Xiaomi Mi 7

The Xiaomi Mi 7 will attempt to establish one of the more unpredictable and unpronounceable smartphone manufacturers as a mainstream supplier. This will be far from easy, but the flexible nature of products produced by Xiaomi means that the company already has something of a cult following, particularly among young people. Concept designs of the smartphone look stunning, so fingers crossed for something good.

d9592_Galaxy-S9-and-Galaxy-S9-Plus-renders-leak-1 Upcoming Android Phones: Galaxy S9, Pixel 3, HTC U12, OnePlus 6, Xperia XZ2, Note 9, etc.
Image source: GalaxyNote9News.com

Galaxy Note 9

Finally, of all the upcoming Android phones, the Galaxy Note 9 may be the most technically proficient and impressive. Samsung is increasingly using the Galaxy Note range in order to showcase its most ambitious technology, and this means that Galaxy Note consumers have been particularly spoilt in recent generations.

It is also possible that the Galaxy Note 9 will deliver some of the more innovative features that have been linked with the S Pen stylus over the years. These include an intriguing-sounding speaker system that has yet to come to fruition.

Additionally, the Galaxy Note 9 may deliver the first 4K resolution screen in a mainstream smartphone, although other competitors in this list may also embrace 4K resolution as well. But it is generally believed that 2018 will be the year that Samsung moves into 4K resolution in its current range, and previous experience tells us that the Galaxy Note 9 would be the obvious choice for this feature.

OnePlus 5T Review: The Best Android Phone for $500 | WIRED

Have you ever arrived at a party, looked around, and realized you’re totally underdressed? It’s a panic-inducing moment. This nightmare scenario happened to OnePlus earlier this year. Its OnePlus 5 had the brains to match any competing Android device, but next to phones like the Galaxy S8, LG G6, iPhone X, it looked, well, dowdy. With thick, squared off bezels and an eyesore of a home button, it was so last season.

For four years, OnePlus has pinned its entire identity to the idea that it sells the phone with the highest specs at the lowest price. Instead of paying $850+ for a fancy phone from the likes of Google or Samsung, you can buy a nearly identical, slightly off-brand OnePlus for $500 or less. It was the phone those in the know would recommend to save a few hundred bucks and still have a brag-worthy device. But you couldn’t brag about the OnePlus 5, especially after some bugs plagued the device.

Since it only makes, well, one model at a time, OnePlus made a smart decision: It regrouped. Five months later, it’s back with the OnePlus 5T, a replacement phone that’s fashion-forward and ready to strut.

Like one of Stefon’s hot new clubs in NYC, the OnePlus 5T has it all: a 6-inch HD Super AMOLED screen, 6 or 8GB of RAM, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor (the best Android chip you can find), 64 or 128GB of internal storage, an anodized aluminum unibody, a fast-charging 3,300 mAh battery, a headphone jack, a comfortably-placed rear fingerprint sensor, two (yes two) SIM card trays, 16-megapixel front and rear cameras, and an extra rear camera for depth effects and low-light shots.

Like the LG V30, Pixel 2, Moto Z2 Force, Galaxy Note 8, iPhone X, and more, the OnePlus 5T is a superphone no matter how you slice it—its only weakness is the lack of full waterproof protection (it’s “splash” proof) and won’t let you add MicroSD card storage.

An Endearing Phone

My first day with the OnePlus 5T was surprising, and a little enchanting. After groggily re-logging into every service I use one night, I set the standard alarm and went to bed. Hours later, I woke up thinking I had entered a majestic forest, complete with birds chirping and a harp player plucking me from a restful sleep with a smooth melody. It was the Spring alarm sound that greeted me. I imagine Snow White woke up feeling the same way each morning, minus the oddly-tempered male dwarves. It made for a good laugh, and was pleasant enough that I’ve left it on. Every day, I now wake up to the sound of harps and birds chirping. It’s lovely.

The 5T is as pleasant as a plus-size phone gets. Though the 6-inch screen is half an inch larger than the bulkiest iPhone, the curved aluminum body is lean. It contoured to my palm nicely, with an easy-to-reach power button on the right and volume rocker on the left. Above the volume key is a useful great 3-setting slider that lets you turn the phone on silent (vibrate), ring, or Do Not Disturb. The specifics of each are tweakable in the Settings menu.

The fingerprint sensor is speedy and located on the back, in the perfect spot for your index finger. Unlike more expensive phones like the Galaxy S8, it isn’t sitting dangerously close to the camera either; there’s no mistaking when you put your finger on it. OnePlus has also added a rudimentary version of Apple’s FaceID, but it’s not reliable—just stick with a fingerprint or passcode.

My favorite feature of the OnePlus 5T is easy to take for granted. Instead of using your pinky to brace the phone and stretching your thumb way up to the tip-top of the screen, you can swipe down anywhere on the home screen to bring down the quick settings and notification menu. Take a stroll through the Settings menu and you can turn on the ability to swipe down on the fingerprint sensor to bring down that notifications menu. This small addition, along with Android’s swipe up apps menu, makes most everything on the phone reachable with one hand.

OnePlus has packed its OxygenOS (a lean interface running on top of 2016’s Android 7 Nougat) with fun customization trinkets like double tapping the screen to wake, long pressing various buttons do to perform new actions, drawing shapes on the screen to open apps, double clicking the power button to open the camera. Deep in Settings, you can find other gems, like a Gaming Do Not Disturb mode or the ability to install two versions of the same app, so you can have two accounts. All that’s missing is the ability to shake the phone in different ways to open apps, like a Motorola phone.

Camera Quirks

Perhaps the bigwigs at OnePlus read WIRED’s OnePlus 5 review, but the camera on the 5T performs better in low light. The main 16-megapixel camera takes snappy, well-focused, clear shots (most of the time). It doesn’t match the new iPhone or Pixel 2 cameras in quality under tougher circumstances, like balancing shadows, but the added 20-megapixel camera improves night shots, which appear to be less mushy and noisy than they were on the 5.

Every phone camera has unique personality traits and this one is no exception. The OnePlus likes to make the world ever so slightly softer… or orange. Several times, pictures I took out a window looked like they were shot an hour before sunset, and indoor sometimes lights looked more incandescent, even when they’re LED or fluorescent. It led to a relaxing, inviting look in many photographs, if you like a camera re-interpreting the world for you. If you don’t, by swiping up in the camera app, you can turn on full manual mode and tweak settings to your heart’s delight.

Since the OnePlus 5T has a twin-camera setup standard, you can also add faux depth effects around your subject. Like many competing handsets, it’s hard to get the effect to work flawlessly but it’s nice to have anyway.

The 16-megapixel front camera produces shots with more detail than your typical 5-megapixel selfie cam, which is great since I know I’m not alone in using it a ton. If you’re backlit by anything bright though, it tends to light your face well, but blow out bright areas in the background. Oddly, OnePlus also mirrors selfies by default. This means you’ll look as beautiful as you do in the mirror, but to everyone else, you’ll look backward. You’ll also want to uncheck the face beautifying feature, which smooths out imperfections in your face by default.

Cheap, But Not ‘Cheapo’

With battery life that extended through a full day and most every perk a high-end Android phone can have in 2017, the OnePlus 5T is a remarkable comeback. It comes unlocked and works on every U.S. carrier (outside Verizon and Sprint), and you can choose between two packages: $500 for 64GB of storage and 6GB of RAM, or $560 for 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage. If you have the cash, I recommend you drop the extra $60 since there is no MicroSD slot, but either of these models are fantastic.

There is a strange bug in OxygenOS that won’t let you stream HD videos in apps like Netflix, but OnePlus has promised a fix. My 5T has already received one update in the time I’ve had the phone. Hopefully a fix, security patches, and updates like Android 8 Oreo will come in the months ahead, though OnePlus has a spotty record with updates, especially when compared to the Google Pixel.

If you want the best, but don’t want to spend the most, the OnePlus 5T is right up there with the fanciest Android phones money can buy, all for hundreds less.

The second Android Oreo Beta update for the OnePlus 5 is now rolling out to users: Here are its top features

OnePlus has announced that the second Android 8.0 beta update is now rolling out for OnePlus 5 beta users. The company has claimed that the new update comes with various new tweaks and feature improvements over the previous beta build for Android Oreo.

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The OnePlus 5. Image: Tech2.

The changes include a fix in the launcher that deals with widget and shortcut issues alongside UI improvements on the camera app. The Files Manager now has f4v format support and the company claims to have improved the speed of deleting large files. Other features include a better Reading Mode, vibration feedback improvements, a Bluetooth audio fix, Android security patch updated to November and other general bugs and stability improvements.

You can download the beta build from here. However, since these beta builds are not always stable and can cause data loss, download it at your own risk. To download the beta version you also have to be part of the OnePlus Open Beta Program, for which you can refer here. A word of caution, however, if you migrate to the open beta OTA, you will no longer receive the regular Official Stable OTAs.

OnePlus had recently rolled out the OxygenOS 4.5.15 for the OnePlus 5 with the October security patch and general bug fixes. The company had announced during the unveiling of the OnePlus 5T that the Oreo update for OnePlus 5 should arrive by December-end.

Review: OnePlus 5T

Have you ever arrived at a party, looked around, and realized you’re totally underdressed? It’s a panic-inducing moment. This nightmare scenario happened to OnePlus earlier this year. Its OnePlus 5 had the brains to match any competing Android device, but next to phones like the Galaxy S8, LG G6, iPhone X, it looked, well, dowdy. With thick, squared off bezels and an eyesore of a home button, it was so last season.

For four years, OnePlus has pinned its entire identity to the idea that it sells the phone with the highest specs at the lowest price. Instead of paying $850+ for a fancy phone from the likes of Google or Samsung, you can buy a nearly identical, slightly off-brand OnePlus for $500 or less. It was the phone those in the know would recommend to save a few hundred bucks and still have a brag-worthy device. But you couldn’t brag about the OnePlus 5, especially after some bugs plagued the device.

Since it only makes, well, one model at a time, OnePlus made a smart decision: It regrouped. Five months later, it’s back with the OnePlus 5T, a replacement phone that’s fashion-forward and ready to strut.

Like one of Stefon’s hot new clubs in NYC, the OnePlus 5T has it all: a 6-inch HD Super AMOLED screen, 6 or 8GB of RAM, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor (the best Android chip you can find), 64 or 128GB of internal storage, an anodized aluminum unibody, a fast-charging 3,300 mAh battery, a headphone jack, a comfortably-placed rear fingerprint sensor, two (yes two) SIM card trays, 16-megapixel front and rear cameras, and an extra rear camera for depth effects and low-light shots.

Like the LG V30, Pixel 2, Moto Z2 Force, Galaxy Note 8, iPhone X, and more, the OnePlus 5T is a superphone no matter how you slice it—its only weakness is the lack of full waterproof protection (it’s “splash” proof) and won’t let you add MicroSD card storage.

An Endearing Phone

My first day with the OnePlus 5T was surprising, and a little enchanting. After groggily re-logging into every service I use one night, I set the standard alarm and went to bed. Hours later, I woke up thinking I had entered a majestic forest, complete with birds chirping and a harp player plucking me from a restful sleep with a smooth melody. It was the Spring alarm sound that greeted me. I imagine Snow White woke up feeling the same way each morning, minus the oddly-tempered male dwarves. It made for a good laugh, and was pleasant enough that I’ve left it on. Every day, I now wake up to the sound of harps and birds chirping. It’s lovely.

The 5T is as pleasant as a plus-size phone gets. Though the 6-inch screen is half an inch larger than the bulkiest iPhone, the curved aluminum body is lean. It contoured to my palm nicely, with an easy-to-reach power button on the right and volume rocker on the left. Above the volume key is a useful great 3-setting slider that lets you turn the phone on silent (vibrate), ring, or Do Not Disturb. The specifics of each are tweakable in the Settings menu.

The fingerprint sensor is speedy and located on the back, in the perfect spot for your index finger. Unlike more expensive phones like the Galaxy S8, it isn’t sitting dangerously close to the camera either; there’s no mistaking when you put your finger on it. OnePlus has also added a rudimentary version of Apple’s FaceID, but it’s not reliable—just stick with a fingerprint or passcode.

My favorite feature of the OnePlus 5T is easy to take for granted. Instead of using your pinky to brace the phone and stretching your thumb way up to the tip-top of the screen, you can swipe down anywhere on the home screen to bring down the quick settings and notification menu. Take a stroll through the Settings menu and you can turn on the ability to swipe down on the fingerprint sensor to bring down that notifications menu. This small addition, along with Android’s swipe up apps menu, makes most everything on the phone reachable with one hand.

OnePlus has packed its OxygenOS (a lean interface running on top of 2016’s Android 7 Nougat) with fun customization trinkets like double tapping the screen to wake, long pressing various buttons do to perform new actions, drawing shapes on the screen to open apps, double clicking the power button to open the camera. Deep in Settings, you can find other gems, like a Gaming Do Not Disturb mode or the ability to install two versions of the same app, so you can have two accounts. All that’s missing is the ability to shake the phone in different ways to open apps, like a Motorola phone.

Camera Quirks

Perhaps the bigwigs at OnePlus read WIRED’s OnePlus 5 review, but the camera on the 5T performs better in low light. The main 16-megapixel camera takes snappy, well-focused, clear shots (most of the time). It doesn’t match the new iPhone or Pixel 2 cameras in quality under tougher circumstances, like balancing shadows, but the added 20-megapixel camera improves night shots, which appear to be less mushy and noisy than they were on the 5.

Every phone camera has unique personality traits and this one is no exception. The OnePlus likes to make the world ever so slightly softer… or orange. Several times, pictures I took out a window looked like they were shot an hour before sunset, and indoor sometimes lights looked more incandescent, even when they’re LED or fluorescent. It led to a relaxing, inviting look in many photographs, if you like a camera re-interpreting the world for you. If you don’t, by swiping up in the camera app, you can turn on full manual mode and tweak settings to your heart’s delight.

Since the OnePlus 5T has a twin-camera setup standard, you can also add faux depth effects around your subject. Like many competing handsets, it’s hard to get the effect to work flawlessly but it’s nice to have anyway.

The 16-megapixel front camera produces shots with more detail than your typical 5-megapixel selfie cam, which is great since I know I’m not alone in using it a ton. If you’re backlit by anything bright though, it tends to light your face well, but blow out bright areas in the background. Oddly, OnePlus also mirrors selfies by default. This means you’ll look as beautiful as you do in the mirror, but to everyone else, you’ll look backward. You’ll also want to uncheck the face beautifying feature, which smooths out imperfections in your face by default.

Cheap, But Not ‘Cheapo’

With battery life that extended through a full day and most every perk a high-end Android phone can have in 2017, the OnePlus 5T is a remarkable comeback. It comes unlocked and works on every U.S. carrier (outside Verizon and Sprint), and you can choose between two packages: $500 for 64GB of storage and 6GB of RAM, or $560 for 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage. If you have the cash, I recommend you drop the extra $60 since there is no MicroSD slot, but either of these models are fantastic.

There is a strange bug in OxygenOS that won’t let you stream HD videos in apps like Netflix, but OnePlus has promised a fix. My 5T has already received one update in the time I’ve had the phone. Hopefully a fix, security patches, and updates like Android 8 Oreo will come in the months ahead, though OnePlus has a spotty record with updates, especially when compared to the Google Pixel.

If you want the best, but don’t want to spend the most, the OnePlus 5T is right up there with the fanciest Android phones money can buy, all for hundreds less.

OnePlus 5T has this major advantage over the iPhone X and Google Pixel 2

The OnePlus 5T has got the Apple iPhone X, Google Pixel 2 and Samsung Galaxy S8 beat in one key department, according to one report.

The OnePlus 5T is the latest slick Android device from the Chinese smartphone start-up, releasing last month with a glorious screen.

The device, which is an upgrade from the OnePlus 5 that was launched in June, boasts a six inch AMOLED screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio.

The screen on the OnePlus 5T looks like OnePlus’s take on Samsung’s Infinity Display which debuted with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ earlier this year. 

Thinner bezels at the top and bottom of the device make way for the bigger screen, while the OnePlus 5T also features an improved camera.

But it’s in one other department where the OnePlus 5T has beaten the competition in a recent test.

Product review site Tom’s Guide tested a group of 10 flagship smartphones to see which one is the fastest to charge.

The phones tested include the iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Google Pixel 2, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Samsung Galaxy S8, LG V30 and OnePlus 5T.

And in their battery charging tests the OnePlus 5T came out top.

Tom’s Guide tested what percentage battery the phones were able to reach from zero per cent charge at 30 minutes and 60 minutes.

Second OxygenOS Open Beta with Android Oreo now available for OnePlus 5

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OnePlus is going full speed ahead with its Open Beta Program for the OnePlus 5 by rolling out the second Oreo Beta build in less than a month. The latest version of OxygenOS based on Android 8.0 Oreo weighs in at 1.58 GB and brings with it bug fixes, system, and camera improvements.

On the feature front, OnePlus lists tweaks to Reading Mode, vibration, and Bluetooth audio, as well as overall UI improvements. Besides general stability fixes, the beta also fixes unique bugs affecting Parallel Apps, Picture in Picture, and the OnePlus launcher.

While there aren’t any major additions in the second beta, but it does add support for the f4v video format and lowers the time it takes to delete large files in the File Manager. Unfortunately, there’s still no sign of the OnePlus 5T’s Face Unlock feature which has been rumored for the final public build.

This is the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition

The Android security patch for November is also included which fixes vulnerabilities found since the October patches provided in the first beta.

To install the latest Open Beta build, head over to OnePlus’s support page here. Be aware that this is far from a final release, so you might experience crashes and bugs. If you do come across any issues then you might want to let OnePlus know via a feedback form here.

OnePlus confirmed a few weeks ago that the OnePlus 3/3T and OnePlus 5/5T will all be updated to Android 8.1 Oreo in the near future. While the 3-series phones have since been upgraded to Oreo proper, OnePlus is taking its time with its recent flagships. An official release is expected in early 2018.

This is the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition

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With the release of much-anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi upon us, OnePlus has announced the launch of a Star Wars-branded limited edition of the OnePlus 5T.

The latest episode of the epic space opera film series is the second film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy and releases on December 15. Interestingly, last year, SoftBank unveiled two Sharp phones in Japan with Star Wars theme (one for the light side, and other for the dark side) around the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Interestingly, for this launch, OnePlus changed its tagline from ‘Never Settle’ to ‘Strong Enough To Rule The Galaxy’ which aligns just fine with the inter-galactic theme of the movie, and is also an obvious dig at the Samsung Galaxy series.

Design

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b3f96_oneplus-5t-star-wars-14-1-840x472 This is the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition

OnePlus hasn’t really altered the design language we’ve seen on the OnePlus 5T but has introduced subtle changes to commemorate the Star Wars franchise. The OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition is clad in white like a Stormtrooper with black accents on the lock button and volume rocker. The alert slider stands out with a unique red finish. At the back, there’s the Star Wars logo emblazoned in red, matching that button.

The Star Wars edition’s phone design has been inspired by the planet Crait from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Crait is a white mineral planet with red sediment under the surface, which explains the red alert slider.

Hardware

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Well, apart from the cosmetic changes in the design, the Star Wars Limited Edition is a OnePlus 5T at heart. It’s got the same internals as the higher spec’d OnePlus 5T (8 GB + 128 GB), but that isn’t a bad thing. Star Wars or not, the OnePlus 5T is a solid smartphone and has a well-rounded appeal for a broad audience.

OnePlus 5T review: it’s all about that screen

Specifications

  • Operating System: Android 7.1.1 Nougat | OxygenOS
  • Display: 6.01-inch Full HD+ (1080 x 2160) AMOLED | 401 ppi | 18:9 aspect ratio | 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Processor: 2.45 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 10nm | Adreno 540 GPU
  • RAM: 8 GB LPDDR4X
  • Storage: 128 GB
  • Rear Camera: 16 MP Sony IMX 398 sensor | 1.12 µm | f/1.7 aperture + 20 MP IMX 376K sensor | 1.0 µm | f/1.7 aperture
  • Front Camera: 16 MP Sony IMX 371 sensor, 1.0 µm, f/2.0 aperture
  • Battery: 3,300 mAh | Dash Charge (5V 4A)
  • Dimensions: 156.1 x 75 x 7.3 mm
  • Weight: 162 g

Software

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Again, like the 5T, the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat with OxygenOS on top. Android Oreo out of the box would’ve been a nice highlight of the smartphone, but alas!

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But of course, there’s enough Star Wars for you. There are ten limited-edition wallpapers and an exclusive red, black, and white Star Wars theme. It’s pretty neat, actually.

In The Box

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The limited-edition smartphone comes in special packaging, too. There’s a nicely designed Star Wars-themed box which includes the OnePlus 5T, a Dash charger, and the OnePlus signature red USB Type-C cable.

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There’s also a special Kylo Ren phone case which comes bundled with the device. It looks like a strong bumper that can take a fall easily, but is also big and adds quite an extra bit to the size of the phone – both in width and thickness.

Gallery

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Summary

The OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition is a sleek tie-in for the movie. Star Wars is a massively popular franchise, especially amongst the geeks, and the launch around the movie release will give it quite a buzz.

Priced at ₹38,999 ($607) and with only a 1,000 rupees premium over the regular variant (with a case included), fans of Star Wars (well, who isn’t?) who’ve been eying a mid-range flagship smartphone should definitely be interested. OnePlus 5T packs a punch, and the force is strong with this one.

Availability

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The limited-edition smartphone though is exclusive to India (along with select European countries including Finland, Sweden, and Denmark), which would annoy a lot of Star Wars fans in countries far, far away. A couple of weeks ago too, OnePlus launched a lava red color variant of the OnePlus 5T in China, while other countries were snubbed.

The OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition will be available starting December 15 exclusively on Amazon.in with some exclusive launch offers, apart from the official OnePlus brand store – oneplusstore.in.

This is the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition

b3f96_oneplus-5t-star-wars-14-1-840x472 This is the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition

With the release of much-anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi upon us, OnePlus has announced the launch of a Star Wars-branded limited edition of the OnePlus 5T.

The latest episode of the epic space opera film series is the second film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy and releases on December 15. Interestingly, last year, SoftBank unveiled two Sharp phones in Japan with Star Wars theme (one for the light side, and other for the dark side) around the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Interestingly, for this launch, OnePlus changed its tagline from ‘Never Settle’ to ‘Strong Enough To Rule The Galaxy’ which aligns just fine with the inter-galactic theme of the movie, and is also an obvious dig at the Samsung Galaxy series.

Design

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b3f96_oneplus-5t-star-wars-14-1-840x472 This is the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition

b3f96_oneplus-5t-star-wars-14-1-840x472 This is the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition

OnePlus hasn’t really altered the design language we’ve seen on the OnePlus 5T but has introduced subtle changes to commemorate the Star Wars franchise. The OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition is clad in white like a Stormtrooper with black accents on the lock button and volume rocker. The alert slider stands out with a unique red finish. At the back, there’s the Star Wars logo emblazoned in red, matching that button.

The Star Wars edition’s phone design has been inspired by the planet Crait from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Crait is a white mineral planet with red sediment under the surface, which explains the red alert slider.

Hardware

b3f96_oneplus-5t-star-wars-14-1-840x472 This is the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition

Well, apart from the cosmetic changes in the design, the Star Wars Limited Edition is a OnePlus 5T at heart. It’s got the same internals as the higher spec’d OnePlus 5T (8 GB + 128 GB), but that isn’t a bad thing. Star Wars or not, the OnePlus 5T is a solid smartphone and has a well-rounded appeal for a broad audience.

OnePlus 5T review: it’s all about that screen

Specifications

  • Operating System: Android 7.1.1 Nougat | OxygenOS
  • Display: 6.01-inch Full HD+ (1080 x 2160) AMOLED | 401 ppi | 18:9 aspect ratio | 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Processor: 2.45 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 10nm | Adreno 540 GPU
  • RAM: 8 GB LPDDR4X
  • Storage: 128 GB
  • Rear Camera: 16 MP Sony IMX 398 sensor | 1.12 µm | f/1.7 aperture + 20 MP IMX 376K sensor | 1.0 µm | f/1.7 aperture
  • Front Camera: 16 MP Sony IMX 371 sensor, 1.0 µm, f/2.0 aperture
  • Battery: 3,300 mAh | Dash Charge (5V 4A)
  • Dimensions: 156.1 x 75 x 7.3 mm
  • Weight: 162 g

Software

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Again, like the 5T, the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat with OxygenOS on top. Android Oreo out of the box would’ve been a nice highlight of the smartphone, but alas!

b3f96_oneplus-5t-star-wars-14-1-840x472 This is the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition

But of course, there’s enough Star Wars for you. There are ten limited-edition wallpapers and an exclusive red, black, and white Star Wars theme. It’s pretty neat, actually.

In The Box

b3f96_oneplus-5t-star-wars-14-1-840x472 This is the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition

The limited-edition smartphone comes in special packaging, too. There’s a nicely designed Star Wars-themed box which includes the OnePlus 5T, a Dash charger, and the OnePlus signature red USB Type-C cable.

b3f96_oneplus-5t-star-wars-14-1-840x472 This is the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition

There’s also a special Kylo Ren phone case which comes bundled with the device. It looks like a strong bumper that can take a fall easily, but is also big and adds quite an extra bit to the size of the phone – both in width and thickness.

Gallery

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Summary

The OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition is a sleek tie-in for the movie. Star Wars is a massively popular franchise, especially amongst the geeks, and the launch around the movie release will give it quite a buzz.

Priced at ₹38,999 ($607) and with only a 1,000 rupees premium over the regular variant (with a case included), fans of Star Wars (well, who isn’t?) who’ve been eying a mid-range flagship smartphone should definitely be interested. OnePlus 5T packs a punch, and the force is strong with this one.

Availability

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The limited-edition smartphone though is exclusive to India (along with select European countries including Finland, Sweden, and Denmark), which would annoy a lot of Star Wars fans in countries far, far away. A couple of weeks ago too, OnePlus launched a lava red color variant of the OnePlus 5T in China, while other countries were snubbed.

The OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition will be available starting December 15 exclusively on Amazon.in with some exclusive launch offers, apart from the official OnePlus brand store – oneplusstore.in.

OnePlus 5 Now Receiving OxygenOS 4.5.15 Update With October Android Security Patch and Bug Fixes

OnePlus has started rolling out the latest software update for the OnePlus 5, OxygenOS 4.5.15, which includes multiple bug fixes along with the Android security patch for the month of October. The update is based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, but brings with it October’s Android security patch update. The OnePlus 5 is currently two months behind schedule on the monthly security patch updates from Google.

Apart from the latest security patch, the OxygenOS 4.5.15 update also includes improvements in GPS and fixes issues like setting customised alarm ringtone, sharing emoji from Bitmoji and a few other minor bug fixes. The update, available as OTA download, has a file size of 74MB and is being rolled out ‘incrementally’, starting with a small percentage of users and a broader rollout expected in the coming days.

Just last month, the OnePlus 5 received its first Android 8.0 Oreo based Open Beta build. With the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T having received the stable build for Android 8.0 Oreo already, we can expect the OnePlus 5 to also get the update soon.

The OnePlus 5T, on the other hand, recently received the OxygenOS 4.7.4 update that includes system-level improvements, including optimisations for audio from speaker and earphones, face unlock, and vibration. The OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition was announced in India recently. The limited edition phone is set to go on sale starting December 15, and will be launched in Mumbai on Thursday.

The OnePlus 5 was launched in June 2017. The phone comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, up to 8GB of RAM, and up to 128GB non-expandable storage.

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Why spend hundreds more than you have to for a high-end Android experience? The OnePlus 5T has arrived, bringing all your favorite features including a dual camera, an immersive 18:9 display, and the power of Snapdragon 835 processor all while costing hundreds less than its competition.

In a world where flagship prices continue to rise sharply, OnePlus’ business model manages to offer an exceptional experience that starts at just $499. So what does the OnePlus 5T bring to the table?


Bigger than ever, but still the same size. The OnePlus 5T is a half inch bigger than its predecessor yet has the same body size thanks to the immersive 6-inch Full Optic AMOLED display that features an 18:9 aspect ratio.

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Take aim with Oneplus’ dual camera setup. The 5T offers a dual camera that features a 16 and 20MP sensor. This particularly setup has been optimized for low-light and portrait photography.

A User Experience that doesn’t get in the way. OnePlus’ OxygenOS software brings you a clutter-free, smooth software experience that feels like “stock Android” yet offers tons of customizable features that lets you tailor the experience to your needs.

Blazing speed at every turn. The OnePlus 5T not only offers the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 found in rival flagships, but it offers as much as 8GB of RAM — beating out the competition by miles.

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Fast charging is even faster with OnePlus. Imagine getting a half day’s power in a half hour, that’s exactly what OnePlus’ Dash Charge technology delivers. With OnePlus’ Dash tech you can reinvent the way you charge your phone, with overnight charging no longer really required.

Double the choice. Whether you are a frequent traveler or a business user that wants to keep two separate numbers, the OnePlus 5T is one of the few handsets sold in the US that offers dual-SIM capabilities, allowing you to rock two different carriers at the same time.

You can spend hundreds for nearly identical specs and features, or you can pick up the OnePlus 5T. Not exactly a hard choice, is it?

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OnePlus 5 and 5T can’t play Netflix in HD, but the feature will be added at some point

The OnePlus 5T is one of our favorite phones at AP. It’s a fantastic value, improving on its predecessor without costing a whole lot more. But there is still one unfortunate disadvantage to using one. Like OnePlus’ older phones, it doesn’t support the correct DRM level for HD playback on services such as Netflix. But OnePlus has promised us that this will be corrected in the future for the OnePlus 5 and 5T. 

We first learned about the DRM deficiency a bit over two weeks ago (when I got mine and checked the DRM level), and we immediately reached out to OnePlus for more information. We got a quick comment from the company just yesterday. Initially, we were hoping to wait for some additional information, but since The Verge reported on the subject earlier today, we’ve decided to post what we have now and update this story with more details as we get them.

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DRM data reported by DRM Info on the OnePlus 5T (left), and OnePlus 3 (right).

For the unfamiliar, Netflix makes use of Google’s Widevine DRM to play content. Previously, OnePlus’ devices were only certified for the “L3” security level, which blocked them from playing back content at higher resolutions. Higher certifications require more secure implementations for content processing and control—ostensibly to protect the copyright holder—and Level 1 requires that all of these operations happen in a so-called “Trusted Execution Environment,” (or TEE) which isn’t implemented on the OnePlus 5 or 5T.

To be clear, this isn’t a OnePlus-exclusive problem. Other devices at similar prices, such as ZTE’s Axon 7, don’t have support anything beyond Level 3 either. This also isn’t a new issue for OnePlus, as every phone the company has ever made has only had a Level 3 security level in Widevine. In comparison, though, most flagship devices support Google’s Widevine DRM at Level 1, which does allow for HD playback.

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For comparison, the same DRM data reported on an OG Pixel XL with an “L1” security level. 

We were told both yesterday and today by a representative from the company that “We will be adding L1 support to the OP5T and OP5,” which would enable the devices to play HD content from sources such as Netflix. So far there’s no word yet for either a schedule or when it comes to other devices such as the OnePlus 3 or 3T. At this point, the company’s older phones probably aren’t included in these plans. But if we receive confirmation of that, we’ll update this article.

Even if the older devices don’t see any update to their DRM level, fixing this unfortunate omission on the OnePlus 5T corrects the only potential drawback the phone has in my eyes. The fact that the company is now willing to institute community-requested changes like this is also a great sign for the future and a positive thing in itself. Let’s hope OnePlus keeps it up.

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I’m a big fan of the OnePlus 5T. 

It offers incredible performance, unbelievable value, an understated modern design, and now I truly know that it takes great photos after comparing its camera with the best camera on any smartphone, the Pixel 2 XL.

It’s true that the Pixel 2 XL takes slightly better shots than the OnePlus 5T, but the 5T isn’t far behind, which is an amazing feat when you consider its $500 price tag. 

You may notice that I compared it to the $850 Pixel 2 XL rather than the regular $650 Pixel 2, but both phones have exactly the same camera, and the XL model is more comparable in size to the OnePlus 5T. 

Check out the photos I took with the OnePlus 5T and the Pixel 2 XL to see for yourself:

Face ID in iPhone X vs. ‘Face Unlock’ Facial Recognition in OnePlus 5T

The iPhone X has been available for a little over a month now, which has given consumers time to adjust to the new biometric authentication method, Face ID. Face ID replaces Touch ID, unlocking the iPhone X via a face scan rather than a fingerprint.

In the video below, we decided to take a second look at Face ID after having spent some time with it to see how it measures up to Touch ID and how it compares to similar facial recognition options in devices like the OnePlus 5T.

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For the most part, Face ID works well and is at least as quick as Touch ID, but there are some undeniable pain points. When the iPhone X is held in landscape mode, like when you’re in bed, Face ID often doesn’t work. It can also have trouble when it’s flat on a surface and can’t get a good read on your face, and when you have sunglasses, a hat, or a scarf covering your face, it can be hit or miss at times.

These points of failure don’t apply to some of the other smartphones that use facial recognition techniques. The OnePlus 5T, like devices with facial recognition from Samsung, uses multiple biometric systems with facial recognition paired with a fingerprint sensor.

Face ID is, however, in most ways superior to the facial recognition options used by competing devices, simply because it offers more security. Face ID is using 3D depth sensing with an infrared camera and a dot projector, while companies like OnePlus and Samsung are using 2D methods that rely solely on the front-facing device camera.

Without 3D depth mapping, the OnePlus 5T’s Face Unlock feature can be faster than Face ID, but it doesn’t work in low light, unlike Face ID, which can work in almost all lighting conditions. It’s also more of a convenience feature than a security feature and it’s not used for authenticating passwords or mobile payments.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has said Face ID is years ahead of similar facial recognition techniques from Android smartphone makers, and that’s evident in the functionality divide between the OnePlus 5T and the iPhone X.

Still, some people are having trouble adjusting to Face ID and miss the convenience of certain Touch ID features, like being able to unlock the iPhone regardless of its position.

Love it or hate it, Face ID is here to stay. Rumors already suggest Face ID will roll out to the 2018 iPhones, and we’re also hearing that Face ID will expand to additional devices like the iPad Pro in the future.

Here’s why OnePlus doesn’t support Project Treble — yet

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Updates have always been a subject of hot debate within the Android community. Some OEMs deliver OS updates in a timely manner, and others, not so much. Google has a plan to help with that, and that plan is Project Treble.

The goal of Project Treble is simple really, and it is to make updates faster and easier for device manufacturers. In theory, this should help with platform fragmentation, but some devices aren’t able to reap the benefits.

Some such devices are the OnePlus 3/3T and 5/5T. After a lot of confusion from users, a OnePlus employee under the handle “OmegaHsu” made a forum post explaining why the devices in question will not have support for Project Treble. The reason? To prevent bricked devices.

The way Project Treble works is by separating manufacturer code from the operating system itself, which requires having multiple partitions on the device.

OmegaHsu explains:

However, because partitions were not required of Android N and previous versions of Android, all of our current devices do not feature a partition. According to our tests, if we were to modify the partition layout via OTA there is a risk that devices will brick during the partitioning.

OnePlus’ reasoning seems sound, they have to weigh the pros and cons of any large changes, and in this case, the danger of bricking outweighs the benefit of quicker updates. Even without Project Treble, OnePlus believes that they can still quickly and efficiently release Android updates. As a manufacturer, they have a duty to not cause unnecessary system-breaking bugs, and they are avoiding that risk by not supporting Treble in the short-term. While it’s a downer for current device owners, the good news is that most, if not all, 2018 smartphones should support Project Treble by shipping with Android Oreo and the new partition scheme.

Read: First OxygenOS Open Beta with Android Oreo arrives for OnePlus 5

What are your thoughts on Project Treble and OnePlus’ decision not to support it on current models? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Android 8.0 Oreo Update For OnePlus 3, 3T Reportedly Halted

It seems like OnePlus has decided to pull the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T handsets. As most of you probably already know, the company has started rolling out a stable version of Android 8.0 Oreo to the two devices about two weeks ago, but it seems like the company decided to pull the update due to the fact that some bugs still remain in there, and the rollout will continue as soon as OnePlus resolves such issues.

OnePlus did not confirm this as of yet it seems, but a number of users reported that they were able to see the update at one point, and the next it was gone, and the system reports Android Nougat as the last available version for download. Users have been reporting this via OnePlus’ official forum, and also on Reddit. Android 8.0 Oreo update along with OxygenOS 5.0 on the OnePlus 3 and 3T, and that update actually brought a number of new features to the device. OxgenOS 5.0 came with the Picture-in-Picture mode for the OnePlus 3 and 3T, while Notification Dots have also been included. This update also changed up the notification shade a bit, and the same can be said for some other parts of the UI. All in all, this update brought with it quite a few changes that we’ve seen in stock Android 8.0 Oreo build, as OxygenOS is modeled after stock Android, but it also brings some of its own improvements to the tablet.

Speaking of which, OxygenOS 5.0 also came with some improvements for OnePlus’ launcher that you’ll find on the company’s devices, it changed up the folders a bit, while you can now also see unread notifications by long-pressing on a particular app. For example, if you have an unread Gmail notification which is still in your notification shade, you can long press on a Gmail icon which is on your homescreen in order to read that notification, or dismiss it. That is more or less it, OnePlus still did not confirm anything, so we cannot say with utmost certainty that the update has been pulled, but it sure seems like it is, but if that’s the case, the rollout will probably continue really soon.

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