OnePlus has confirmed that it is working on a toggle for its 'optimized mode' which will give users the ability to choose whether it wants to prioritize performance or battery life. This new feature wouldn't arrive until OxygenOS 12, which won't be arriving until after Android 12 is released.
Owners of the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro are not getting the full performance of many popular apps, and OnePlus should have been more upfront about this "feature." We interviewed the investigator who broke the story to learn more, along with other smartphone experts on what this means for the brand.
After a report claimed that OnePlus was intentionally throttling the performance of popular apps, the company seems to have confirmed the claims. The reason for this has to do with improving battery life and overheating issues that have plagued the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro.
After the Android 12 Beta was released for OnePlus devices, it was discovered that not unlocking your bootloader prior to installation would potentially brick your device. The download links have been removed from the OnePlus Forums, but users will have to use a specific unbricking tool in order to get their phone back to Android 11 and in working order.
If you're picking up the OnePlus 9 Pro, you need to protect your investment and get some extra grip with a high-quality case. Whether you want clear cases or heavy duty, thin cases or hybrids, these are the cases your OnePlus 9 Pro deserves.
The OnePlus 9 Pro is a stellar new phone with Hasselblad-backed cameras, but how much is that branding actually worth in the real world? We pitted the 9 Pro against its predecessor, the OnePlus 8 Pro, along with other popular options including the Pixel 5 and Galaxy S21 Ultra.
The OnePlus 9R is a rebranded OnePlus 8T with a new rear camera housing and slightly faster chipset. You get the same 120Hz AMOLED display, reliable cameras, 65W charging, and clean software as the 8T, but the 9R is more affordable in India, making it a decent value flagship.
If you're planning to grab that beautiful new OnePlus 9, your first stop after preordering needs to be picking up a case so that you don't drop it and shatter it the moment you leave home. Thankfully, the selection of cases for the OnePlus 9 is better than recent years, so you have more selection — especially among name-brand cases.
We already know that American carriers make manufacturers jump through some ridiculous hoops in order to certify or sell phones through carrier stores, to the detriment of the entire continent. And as users lament the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro going single-SIM in the United States, remember that OnePlus only did it to appease our carrier overlords.