From Digital Trends: The $500 question: Can the Honor View 10 beat the OnePlus 5T in a camera shootout?

If you’ve got $500 in your pocket for a new smartphone, should you buy the OnePlus 5T or the Honor View 10? It’s a tough choice, but to help make a decision we put the two cameras through some tests to see which is best. Here’s what happened.

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From BGR: A special Lava Red OnePlus 5T goes on sale tomorrow, but we already have one now

OnePlus on Monday announced a new limited-edition color for its flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 5T. The 5T remains a favorite among many hardcore Android fans despite various privacy issues for which OnePlus has come under fire over the past years. After the successful launch of another limited-edition run last month, OnePlus will release a limited quantity of OnePlus 5T units in a special “Lava Red” color.

The Lava Red OnePlus 5T tomorrow, February 6th, at 10:00AM EST on the OnePlus website, and it will only be available while supplies last. We managed to get our hands on one already though, and we can confirm that the unique new color makes this special run the most stunning phone OnePlus has ever released.

“OnePlus is excited to bring the OnePlus 5T Lava Red, a color variant powerfully radiant and synonymous with the OnePlus brand,” OnePlus said in a note to the press on Monday morning. “The color, which first launched in other regions at the close of 2017, has been hotly anticipated and we now have a limited number coming to North America and Europe while supplies last.”

Unlike the Sandstone White version of the OnePlus 5T that was released last month, this new Lava Red OnePlus 5T features a smooth aluminum finish just like the original OnePlus 5T in black. The company says that its new Lava Red color is achieved using a special multi-step finishing process.

“To achieve the glowing red, the OnePlus 5T Lava Red undergoes an extensive design process – being anodised between two sandblasting techniques before adding an anti-fingerprint layer to create a pristine finish,” the company said. “OnePlus’ attention to detail is reflected clearly in the OnePlus 5T Lava Red’s matching red ceramic fingerprint sensor.”

The Lava Red OnePlus 5T will go on sale at 10:00AM EST on Tuesday, February 6th, and it will only be available while supplies last. Purchases can be made on the OnePlus website, and the phone will only be available with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It’ll be priced at $559 in the United States, £499 in the United Kingdom, and €559 across the rest of Europe. Those prices are in line with the standard OnePlus 5T in Midnight Black.

OnePlus also has two special offers that will launch alongside the limited-edition Lava Red OnePlus 5T:

  • Order the OnePlus 5T Lava Red before February 8th to qualify for free priority shipping and receive your device within 2-3 days
  • Take advantage of a 15% discount when purchasing two of the same accessories, including OnePlus Bullets (V2), a selection of OnePlus Bumper Cases, a selection of OnePlus Silicone Cases and the OnePlus backpacks

Odds are fairly good that the Lava Red OnePlus 5T will sell out fairly quickly, so you should be ready at 10:00AM EST tomorrow if you want any chance of getting one. In the meantime, some hands-on photos of the new model can be seen below to tide you over until then.

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From BGR: OnePlus hits back against ‘false claims’ its Clipboard app has been stealing data

Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus was again accused last week of siphoning user data off its smartphones with the help of a Clipboard app after a security researcher discovered that the app contained various elements that would allow it to identify particular types of content.

The company, which was caught a few months ago collecting user data well above what would be expected from a smartphone maker, came out with a strong denial.

“There’s been a false claim that the Clipboard app has been sending user data to a server. The code is entirely inactive in the open beta for OxygenOS, our global operating system. No user data is being sent to any server without consent in OxygenOS,� OnePlus said in a statement to BGR.

“In the open beta for HydrogenOS, our operating system for the China market, the identified folder exists in order to filter out what data to not upload. Local data in this folder is skipped over and not sent to any server.�

OnePlus fixed its data collection mishap a few months ago by assuring customers that it won’t grab their data without their knowledge and that they’ll be able to opt-out of such programs. But that precedent is still fresh in the minds of some consumers. And that’s probably why security researchers are looking at OnePlus code in the first place.

On top of that, the company just announced that hackers stole credit card data for more than 40,000 OnePlus customers. So it’s quite understandable why trusting OnePlus with one’s data might be difficult right now.

That said, you can keep using the Clipboard app and your OnePlus phone without worrying that your data will be sent to a server in China.

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From BetaNews: OnePlus 5T Sandstone White is coming — here’s how to get the limited-edition Android smartphone

One of the fun aspects of Android is that you get to choose from many different devices. Unlike Apple iOS, where you are fairly limited, Google’s operating system can be had on many phones and tablets, from companies like LG, Samsung, HTC and more. Unf…

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From BGR: OnePlus 5T will be released next week in a new limited-edition color

China-based Android smartphone maker OnePlus hit a rough patch in early 2017. The discovery that its OnePlus 5 flagship phone was quietly collecting data did not go over well with the hardcore Android fans that make up the company’s user base, and so the company spent much of the middle of 2017 putting out fires. Redemption would arrive later in the year alongside the OnePlus 5T, an updated version of the company’s flagship phone with a new, more modern design featuring an improved screen-to-body ratio.

The OnePlus 5T would end up being one of the most impressive smartphones of 2017, and now OnePlus is about to make a special version of the phone available in a new color for a limited time.

OnePlus on Thursday announced that it will release the OnePlus 5T next week in a new “Sandstone White” color. The handset was initially made available in late November in Midnight Black, featuring specs and a design that were almost identical to the original OnePlus 5. The OnePlus 5T model differentiated itself with a larger 6-inch AMOLED display squeezed into a phone about the same size as the original. The home button was also dumped to help improve the screen-to-body ratio, and the fingerprint sensor was moved to the back of the phone.

Here’s some info about the new model from OnePlus’ note to the press:

We recently launched our latest flagship device, the OnePlus 5T in Midnight Black. Now, we’re introducing the limited edition OnePlus 5T Sandstone White.

The device combines the Sandstone texture, which has become synonymous with OnePlus, and the crisp, bright white hue reminiscent of the OnePlus One Silk White. A striking red alert-slider is the finishing touch, using aluminum alloy polishing and an anode technology to achieve the red color.

To achieve the tactile Sandstone finish on the metal chassis of the OnePlus 5T Sandstone White, our engineers applied four high-precision processes. First, we apply a primer to safeguard the metal body. Next, we use spraying & baking to apply color temperature layer to ensure the white tones are balanced and natural, meantime has the function of shielding the bottom layer aluminum alloy. Once this layer has been applied, a blend of natural minerals and white oil paint is covered to the surface of the second layer, lending the device its stunning blend of white and gray tones and signature sandstone feel. Finally, UV layer is used to refine the texture of the phone and ensure hardness and durability. Taking a total of 75 minutes per phone, these high-precision, low yield processes make the body of the OnePlus 5T Sandstone White the most expensive we have ever produced.

The upcoming new limited-edition Sandstone White OnePlus 5T is identical to the black model aside from the sandstone-texture white case. Unlike the black model, however, it will only be available on the high-end trim with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It’ll cost $559, and it will go on sale on the OnePlus website at precisely 10:00AM EST next Tuesday, January 9th.

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