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OnePlus 5 to bring Face Unlock with Oreo update

OnePlus announced Android Oreo for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T in the beginning of the week. Apparently OnePlus 5 is next in line for the new OS. Along with the already expected picture-in-picture and notification dots, arriving at all devices with Oreo OnePlus 5 will also gain Face Unlock. Face Unlock is a familiar feature to OP owners. The latest OnePlus 5T with Nougat 7.1.1 has it and it works seamlessly, as we already established, so it's great to hear that it's coming to the older model. Source | Via



OnePlus 5T Sandstone variant could be in works

If you are a OnePlus fan, you might remember that the Chinese company used Sandstone material on its OnePlus One and OnePlus 2 smartphones. Well, now it looks like the OnePlus 5T could get a Sandstone variant as well. The company recently published a video - called What's in the Box? - which shows random people touching/holding a OnePlus product kept in a closed box, and speculating what is it. As you can see, guesses range from "smooth," "grippy," textured", "like stone," to even something as straight forward as "OnePlus One Sandstone." So while there's no information to back this,...



Deal: free pair of Gear IconX headphones with a Galaxy Note8 or S8 (US only)

Samsung's Gear IconX once held a retail price of $200, but we've seen them deeply discounted too - still, you can't beat "free". Samsung US is throwing in a free pair with every Galaxy Note8 or an S8 phone, including the Galaxy S8, S8+ and S8 Active. You need to buy the phone through Samsung.com or via the Shop Samsung app. The deal is valid for unlocked phones as well as AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular phones. You have until the end of February to decide, so you can watch the Galaxy S9 unveiling before committing to an older Galaxy S8. Source



Gionee M7 Plus hands-on images leak

Gionee M7 and its sibling M7 Power were introduced back in September, and now another M7 device is likely to arrive. The Gionee M7 Plus appeared in some hands-on images which revealed the front and back design of the phone. Gionee M7 Plus back and front The screen is expected to measure 6.43 inches and sport an 18:9 ratio. The screen reveals that the phone will come with the latest Amigo 4.0 UI that Gionee placed on top of Android Nougat 7. The back also shows some intriguing details. We see a leather panel, although this might be just a plastic cover like we've seen in ...



Upgraded AirPods for 2018

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo today issued a pair of notes to investors covering the availability of AirPods and the possibility for a revision to the hardware in the second half of 2018. Since their launch in 2016 Apple struggled to keep up with demand for AirPods. Even so, Kuo estimates that AirPod shipments will experience 100 percent growth and reach 28 million units in 2018. Kuo didn't offer up any details regarding the design or feature set for the revised AirPods other than that they will include a "smaller quartz component". Kuo also stated they could have a higher average...