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Lilbits: Gaming on RISC-V, and OnePlus to make CPU throttling optional (instead of mandatory)

This week NVIDIA showed that its possible to build a gaming computer featuring an ARM processor and NVIDIA RTX graphics, hinting at the possibility of upcoming Chromebooks or Linux laptops featuring that sort of combination. But ARM may not be the only alternative CPU architecture that can be used for gaming. A developer has added […]

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OnePlus launches Nord 2 5G (not available in the US) OnePlus Buds Pro (available globally)

As expected, OnePlus is launching its first phone powered by a MediaTek processor rather than a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip. But the mid-range OnePlus Nord 2 5G doesn’t skimp on specs. The smartphone has a 6.4 inch AMOLED display with a 90 Hz refresh rate, UFS 3.1 storage, and 65 watt fast charging. The phone goes up […]

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Lilbits: Next-gen iPad mini leaked, next-gen Samsung everything leaked too

Apple’s next iPad mini could have a bigger screen, slimmer bezels, and a much faster processor. Samsung’s next-gen foldable smartphones could debut in August, along with new smartwatches (running Wear OS rather than Tizen), and wireless earbuds. Leak season is upon us. Oh, who am I kidding, every season is leak season. But the sources […]

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Lilbits: Windows 11’s new Start, Pixel 6 specs leaked, and Google leaves Jelly Bean behind

The upcoming Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are expected to be the first Google smartphones to ship with a Google-designed processor. According to the latest rumor, they could also be Google’s first phones that come with a promise of 5 years of software updates. Meanwhile, Microsoft is continuing to refine Windows 11 ahead of launch. […]

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Lilbits: OnePlus caught cheating at benchmarks, Choetech caught cheating on product reviews

Amazon’s crackdown on pay-to-play reviews (where companies basically bribe customers to leave positive reviews) seems to be continuing. The latest company caught up is Choetech, maker of a range of devices including charging accessories and USB hubs. The company’s Amazon storefront is still accessible, but there are no products available for purchase. Meanwhile, smartphone maker […]

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OnePlus Nord 2 5G will be company’s first phone with a MediaTek processor (a custom Dimensity 1200)

The next mid-range smartphone from OnePlus will also be the company’s first smartphone to ship with a MediaTek processor rather than A Qualcomm chip. The phone maker says the upcoming OnePlus Nord 2 5G will have a custom version of the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 that’s been tweaked to deliver advanced artificial intelligence features. According to OnePlus, […]

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OnePlus is merging OxygenOS and ColorOS, promises up to 4 years of security updates

Chinese phone makers OnePlus and Oppo share a parent company and there have always been similarities between the hardware produced by the two companies. Soon there will be more similarities between the software as well. Last month the companies announced that they’d be integrating more of their operations with one another. Now we know at […]

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OnePlus and Oppo are getting even cozier (but the brands will remain distinct)

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has announced that the company plans to “further integrate” with Oppo, another Chinese phone maker (but one that makes smartphones which are not typically sold in North America). The move probably won’t have much impact on consumers moving forward, but it means we’re likely to see even more similarities between future […]

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OnePlus Nord N200 5G is official: Snapdragon 480 5G and a 90 Hz display for $240

As expected, OnePlus is bringing a new budget smartphone to North America. The OnePlus Nord N200 5G will be available starting June 25, 2021 for $240. For a budget phone, the OnePlus Nord N200 5G seems to have decent specs including 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a 5,000 mAh battery. It also has […]

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OnePlus Nord N200 5G will be a budget phone with a 90 Hz display (leaks)

Over the years it’s been interesting to see fancy new features debut in high-end smartphone before eventually making their way to mid-range and budget devices. It looks like screens with high refresh rates are the latest example. The upcoming OnePlus Nord N200 5G is expected to sell for less than $250 and feature a 6.49 inch, […]

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OnePlus Nord CE 5G has a 90 Hz OLED display and Snapdragon 750 G for £299 and up

As expected, the newest mid-range smartphone from OnePlus packs a lot of features into an affordable device. The OnePlus Nord CE 5G has a 6.4 inch, 2400 x 180 pixel AMOLED display with a 90 Hz refresh rate, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 750GB processor, at least 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It also has […]

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OnePlus Nord Core Edition 5G leak points to an affordable phone with a 90 Hz display (and more)

OnePlus is holding a launch event for its next budget and/or mid-range smartphone tomorrow, but Evan Blass has already shared a leaked promo video and set of images on Twitter, giving us a good idea of what to expect. The OnePlus Nord Core Edition 5G is expected to be an affordable smartphone with a 90 Hz […]