OnePlus News Daily Dose #46: OnePlus 7 release date, 6T price slash, FaceNotify and more!
Well, it seems that the OnePlus team is trying to clean up the inventory as soon as possible – presumably for the preparation of the upcoming OnePlus 7. They have made it available via other channels such as OnePlus.in store as well as offline touch points.
Immerse yourself in power and speed. We once again bring you the #OnePlus6T McLaren Edition 🏎️
Available now on Amazon India, https://t.co/OSqMrP4PFH and our offline touch points.
— OnePlus India (@OnePlus_IN) April 6, 2019
Remember, this is probably the last chance to get you hands on the limited edition McLaren OnePlus 6T. Looking at the history of OnePlus, they will eventually seize the existence of it and replace it with another one.
Call it a coincidence, but OnePlus China has recently announced to slash the price of the OnePlus 6T. The new price of the OnePlus 6T 6 GB/128 GB variant is CNY 2,999, instead of CNY 3,399.
China and India are covering the major portion of the OnePlus sales. Thus it is very likely that the Shenzhen based smartphone maker is trying to get rid of the remaining stockpiles.
Everyone is preparing for the next OnePlus phone in their own ways. 😜
Daily dose followers may recall that Slashleaks contributor Sudhanshu Ambhore shared a number of case renders of OnePlus 7 a couple of days ago.
— Sudhanshu Ambhore (@Sudhanshu1414) April 3, 2019
Upon user requests, he has shared some annotated revisions of those renders. Check them out:
— Sudhanshu Ambhore (@Sudhanshu1414) April 6, 2019
And yes, the SIM tray is actually placed beneath the phone this time.
— Sudhanshu Ambhore (@Sudhanshu1414) April 6, 2019
He has further added that the speculative release date of the OnePlus 7 is May 11, although the news should be taken with a pinch of salt.
— Sudhanshu Ambhore (@Sudhanshu1414) April 5, 2019
Meanwhile, OnePlus 3 and 3T users are getting really impatient about getting the official Pie update – whether in the form of a beta or stable build. Now that the Hydrogen OS Pie build is available as public beta for Chinese users, the global users become furious.
I should start with the second one, which was pretty blatant IMHO.
Well, it’s kinda obvious – isn’t it?
However, there was something else in that thread.
Do you have the smarts to figure out the hidden message in our Weekly Update?
— OnePlus (@oneplus) April 6, 2019
An eagle-eyed OnePlus community member eventually deciphered the hint. In fact, it was right in front of our eyes.
The screenshot contained the direct reference of “OnePlus 3/3T Pie”! Are they planning to roll out the first public beta this week? Cross your finger guys!
In another part of the community, Jess T. (OnePlus Graphic Designer) shared everything about behind the scenes with April Fool’s.
This year’s Warp Car is my third OnePlus April Fool’s campaign to date; I created visual assets for Dash Energy Drink and created the storyboard, and last year’s PeiCoin was the first global campaign I ever led.
Believe it or not, they even came up with this crazy idea to present the “ThanOS UI”!
This year, April Fools fell on my lap again and I led the campaign. We brainstormed for ideas in February. Ideas that got rejected were Warp Charge chocolates, red cable liquorice, a OnePlus Fyre Festival, Bullets Wireless for your pet, and a ThanOS UI skin.
Go through this crazy adventure by clicking here.
A lot of time went into creating this year's April Fool's campaign, so let's take a look at the creation of #WarpCar!
— OnePlus UK (@OnePlus_UK) April 6, 2019
On the other hand, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau becomes genuinely curious about the usage of landscape mode. This time, he asked the following question towards global OnePlus fans:
Hey everyone, which apps do you most often use in landscape mode? 🤲
— Pete Lau (@petelau2007) April 5, 2019
Got butterflies in stomach? Yes, cause he asked a similar question to his Chinese followers last week.
Previously we speculated about possible button rearrangements in the upcoming OnePlus 7 based on Pete’s query. But looks like we are basically getting some hints about the rumored full screen display which should not need any notch related optimization.
Moving on, XDA Senior Member kacperes00 presented a fantastic app named FaceNotify for OnePlus phones. After installing the app, only you can see the notifications straight from your lockscreen by looking at it.
Combining Face Unlock with notification access, the developer has been able to replicate the iOS like feature on Android. The app is tested on OnePlus 5, 5T, 6 and 6T, although it may work on other phones as well.
With the release of 1.2 version, the app can work on non-rooted phones too. You need a give one time permission to the app via ADB though.
Let’s finish it up for today, shall we?
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