Bizarre messages sent to OnePlus 7 Pro handsets undergoing investigation

Some OnePlus 7 Pro owners woke up today to multiple notifications on their phones from OnePlus. While manufacturers to use the push notification system at times to share important information, the messages in questions included Chiese characters and other random letters. Those venturous enough to click on the messages were then greeted with a “browser not found” error. 
In the confusion, some wondered if OnePlus has been hacked.

Did @oneplus just get hacked? What’s up with these push notifications? Anyone else?
— Nicole Scott in Berlin (@Nicole_Scooter) July 1, 2019

Fortunately, the bizarre messages were simply a mistake. OnePlus issues a statement on Twitter, claiming that the issue was caused by the OxygenOS team. SOmeone apparently set out a global notification to some OnePlus 7 Pro owners. It’s not clear how many messages were sent out, but our OnePlus 7 Pro did not receive the messages.
The company is currently investigating what happened and will share more details when they come to light. While the random messages may have simply been annoying, we’re hoping that OnePlus puts a few extra security measures in place to ensure this doesn’t happen again.

During an internal test, our OxygenOS team accidentally sent out a global push notification to some OnePlus 7 Pro owners. We would like to apologize for any difficulties, and assure you that our team is currently investigating the error. We’ll share more information soon.
— OnePlus (@oneplus) July 1, 2019


This is the OnePlus 7 Pro

OnePlus has been making full use of its marketing budget with the upcoming OnePlus 7 Pro with a number of features either revealed by the company itself or leaked out. Now, we have our closest look yet at the OnePlus 7 Pro with pictures of the device in all its glory showing off the zero-bezel design.
The leaks come courtesy of Ishan Agarwal, who has been very vocal (and accurate) with a number of leaks over the last few months. The image below shows the OnePlus 7 Pro in the Nebula Blue color and also shows the vertical camera array.

OnePlus has already shared images teasing the lens setup in the OnePlus 7 Pro and having already confirmed a 48-megapixel primary sensor with a telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom, the third camera is likely a wide-angle lens. As far as button placement goes, the volume and power button remains in the same place as last year.
The biggest talking point of the OnePlus 7 Pro is the new display where the bezels have been reduced and the notch removed. This resigns the OnePlus 7 Pro to a popup camera mechanism that will popup the front-facing camera on demand. At QHD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate, the display is gearing up to be absolutely stunning and a stand out feature of the OnePlus 7 Pro.

The device will also be available in a Mirror Grey finish and will be unveiled on May 14. The OnePlus 7 Pro will cost €749/$749, cementing OnePlus firmly in the premium device bracket.
Via: Android Central

OnePlus 7 Pro benchmarks reveal it’s the worlds faster Android device

There’s always a lot of excitement around the launch of a new OnePlus device, but the upcoming OnePlus 7 Pro is getting more attention than usual thanks to its rumored 90hz refresh rate, 12GB of RAM and triple camera system.
While we’ve known that the OnePlus 7 would be quite powerful since it’s expected to run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, benchmark results from Geekbench have surfaced, placing the OnePlus 7 Pro at the very top of the list, showing that it’s the fastest Android device ever to be benchmarked using the app.
The OnePlus 7 Pro posted a 11,012 multi-core score and a 3,551 single-core score. While the multi-core performance puts the OnePlus 7 Pro in first place, the single-core score of the phone was only good enough for fourth place, right behind the new Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus.
With the launch of the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro scheduled for May 14th, expect the excitement level for this phone to increase. That being said, we’re likely not going to be too thrilled about the price of the OnePlus 7 Pro. The company has always managed to deliver great value with its flagship smartphones, but we have a feeling that the 7 Pro’s price will be significantly higher than what we’ve traditionally paid for a OnePlus smartphone.
Source: WCCFTech

OnePlus 7 Pro camera samples have already made their way online

OnePlus will be officially announcing their OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro (and maybe the 5G model) in the coming weeks. We have to say that out of the two models, we are excited for the OnePlus 7 Pro because it feels like for the first time ever, OnePlus seems to be taking photography more seriously than before with the use of a triple lens camera design.
We suppose this can’t be helped given the stiff competition from Samsung, Huawei, and Oppo, but the question is, how good will the company’s efforts be? Thanks to the folks at WIRED, they managed to get their hands on an early production model of the upcoming handset and took several photos, testing out the camera in the process, namely the new 3x zoom lens.
Image credit – Andrew Williams/WIRED
Now based on WIRED’s initial testing, they found that while the 3x zoom lens on the OnePlus 7 Pro was an upgrade over the 2x zoom that was offered on previous models, it still seems to lack details and actually has more noise when compared to competing handsets like the Huawei P30 Pro. Interestingly enough, OnePlus imaging director Simon Liu seems to acknowledge that they might not be able to beat the competition.
“I think we have a shot at competing with the first tier phones. I don’t think we can beat them, but the imaging world is always subjective.”
We should point out that the model that WIRED managed to review is a pre-production model. This means that there is a chance the final model could be tweaked further (and maybe even for the better), so don’t take these image samples as being final.
Source: WIRED