Extraction 2 will feature double the number of action sequences of its predecessor, in line with Netflix’s new behind-the-scenes look.
Released as part of the Netflix Tudum 2022 celebration, the feature film takes viewers through the process of creating an action movie starring Chris Hemsworth. And based on what director Sam Hargrave teases, it looks like Extraction 2 will really amplify the action from the Netflix movie that preceded it.
Check out the behind-the-scenes trailer for extraction 2 below:
“Two” behind your name, you to have to bring at least twice as much action, ”boasts Hargrave in the 80-second trailer. The movie definitely positions Extraction 2 as a step up from the first Extraction movie, with numerous explosions, shootouts, and chase sequences.
Interestingly, Hargrave also suggested that Extraction 2 will feature an even better “oner” – a seemingly continuous, one-time sequence that keeps the audience in the center of the action through a multi-minute scene. A similar sequence was the main selling point of the first extraction film. As Hargrave says: “With Extraction 2, we’re going to push this through [oner shot] even further with a sequence more complicated and extreme than before. “
The video suggests that such an upgrade might be possible, with the camera being passed between multiple crew members during some potentially long and intense action scenes. However, we have to wait for Extraction 2 to be released to see if Hargrave is on the line.
Extraction 2 doesn’t have a Netflix release date yet, but will be coming in 2023. In the epic action movie, Hemsworth will reprise his role as Tyler Rake’s Black Ops mercenary from the first film, and Golshifteh Farahani will also return as Rake Nik Khan’s mercenary. It is unclear whether Rudhraksh Jaiswal will appear in the sequel as Ovi Mahajan Jr., the son of an Indian criminal lord.
There is a lot more to read since Tudum 2022, so read TechRadar’s archived live blog for the biggest announcements of the best Netflix shows and movies.
The first trailer for They Cloned Tyrone landed online – and it looks like the riots are absolute.
Revealed at Tudum 2022, a global Netflix fan event, the sci-fi comedy starring Jamie Foxx, John Boyegi and Teyonah Parris looks like it could be a huge hit when it comes out.
Check out the official trailer for fun Netflix ’70s movie below:
So far, little has been revealed about the story of They Cloned Tyrone. Before the trailer, the film only received a brief plot synopsis that read: “Three Friends for Life Are at the Center of a Healing Plot.”
However, with the launch of the trailer, we have a better idea of how its narrative will go. Boyega, Foxx, and Parris star as Fontaine, Slick, and Yo-Yo respectively, and the trio uncover a massive conspiracy following a series of incredible events that lead them to a heinous government experiment.
Netflix describes The Cloned Tyrone as “crushing, mysterious whim,” and the trailer certainly gives off those vibrations. Equally, however, the upcoming movie feels like a return to the blaxploitation era in making movies – independent movies that were shot in the 1970s and celebrated black culture, racial injustice, and more mature content. Such films consisted of a black cast and crew and covered a wide range of genres. The Cloned Tyrone is reminiscent of the celebration of that era, based on the costumes of the heroes and grainy photos.
Juel Taylor (1920s, Boomerang) is directing from a script he co-wrote with Tony Rettenmaier. The Cloned Tyrone does not have an official release date yet, but rumors suggest it may hit Netflix before the end of the year. The trailer says “soon,” so the chances of it falling by the end of 2022 are likely. Even if They Cloned Tyrone isn’t released this year, there will be plenty of new Netflix movies in the coming months for subscribers to enjoy.
For more information on Tudum 2022, check out TechRadar’s archived live blog, where we’ve covered every big reveal and announcement for the best Netflix shows and movies.
Good news, Witcher fans! Netflix has revealed that the third season of The Witcher will debut in mid-2023.
Announced by the main star of the Netflix fantasy series, Henry Cavill at Tudum 2022, the next installment of The Witcher will debut on our screens in the summer of 2023. For those who live in the Southern Hemisphere, it will be the winter of 2023 with you. the way the seasons change and so on.
Have a look at the official confirmation of The Witcher Season 3 Launch Window via the following tweet:
The premiere window is unveiled just a few weeks after the end of production of the third season of The Witcher. The show’s next entry has spent the last six months filming in multiple locations, but main shooting ended September 12. Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich confirmed this through her. personal Instagram account! (opens in a new tab). Hissrich previously told TechRadar that the work is aimed at accelerating the third season of The Witcher in December 2021.
Of course, the release date of the third season of The Witcher has not yet been determined. The launch window in summer 2023 means it can appear at any time between June and September of next year. Considering the enormity of post-production work that will have to be done, we would be very surprised if it wasn’t until the second half of summer – August or September 2023. I’ll be close to two years from the debut of the second season of The Witcher, but that won’t overshadow the two-year expectation we had between seasons 1 and 2, which was delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
While we’re waiting for the season’s release, there’s a ton of other Witcher news for you to catch up on. Check out some of the new characters you’ll see when Season 3 of The Witcher hits our screens next year, including alumni from the Prime Video Upload series and Shang-Chi from Marvel Studios. Alternatively, read five fantasy dramas worth streaming before The Witcher leaves us captivated by the next season.
The reveal of The Witcher season 3 launch window follows news of the Blood Origin spin-off, which received an official release date in Tudum 2022.
Read the Tudum 2022 Archived TechRadar Live Blog for more news, trailers, and other announcements that have been leaked for the best Netflix movies and TV series.
Netflix has unveiled the first clip of Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery – and it seems Benoit Blanc has a particularly puzzling mystery to solve.
Debuting at Tudum 2022, Knives Out 2’s first glimpse of Knives Out 2 – in addition to its first official trailer, which came out on September 12 – offers us the best glimpse of the list of potential murder suspects yet.
Watch the extended clip for Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery below:
In Netflix, Daniel Craig returns as Detective Master Benoit Blanc, who accepts an invitation from tech billionaire Miles Bron to join him (and a few others) in a much-needed escape on his private Greek island. However, when one of the guests dies, Blanc’s vacation is suspended as he is forced to determine which of the invited guests Bron committed the crime.
Like its predecessor, Knives Out 2 features an A-list cast, any of whom could be a purported killer. Edward Norton, Janelle Monae, Kathryn Hahn, Dave Bautista, Jessica Henwick, Leslie Odom Jr, Madelyn Cline, Kate Hudson, and Ethan Hawke are all involved, so expect to see a spark between this electrifying cast of people.
Based on the clip above, it seems like Rian Johnson’s newest detective story will compete with Knives Out as a thrilling and hectic murder mystery movie. Will it contain a surprise at the beginning? Or perhaps he will hold off on revealing a key witness (or the killer himself) until the last minutes of the film? We’ll have to wait and see.
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is slated to be released in US cinemas around Thanksgiving Day (November 24). The movie will then be released worldwide on Netflix on December 23.
Go to the TechRadar Archived Live Blog to follow all the disclosures for the best Netflix shows and movies.
We haven’t officially been given much detail about the Google Pixel tablet yet, other than that it exists and will be released in 2023. Unofficially, leaks fill some of the gaps as to what we can expect from this plate.
As reported 91 cell phones (opens in a new tab) and Kuba Wojciechowski (opens in a new tab)The Pixel tablet has apparently now entered the Engineering Validation (EVT) testing phase which means it has moved beyond the prototype stage and is now being internally tested.
When it comes to specs, 128GB and 256GB memory options are apparently on the way. The tablet is also expected to support Wi-Fi 6 and will come with a 10.95 inch display – which is definitely a large size for what we believe will be an inexpensive tablet.
Putting the pieces together
Some of the features reported in the latest leak have already appeared before: there is said to be a Google-manufactured stylus for the Pixel tablet, for example, and we previously heard that the slate will come with stylus support.
Earlier rumors pointed to the appearance of a tablet with 4 GB of RAM. Add the first-gen Tensor chipset, which Google has confirmed will power the device, and it looks a lot like something at the more affordable end of the scale.
Consumers who want the premium option may also have a lot to wait for as the Pixel Pro Tablet Tips have been spotted in Android’s code. It is possible that more than one model will be available on the market by the end of 2023.
Analysis: Budget Tablet Wars
Ignoring the rumor about the Pixel Tablet Pro for a moment, from what we’ve heard so far, it sounds a lot like an inexpensive Android tablet – something cheap and fun to use with multimedia, check email, and browse social media.
You may have noticed that Amazon has just updated its Amazon Fire HD 8-inch tablet lineup, which offers a good enough tablet spec for little money. Standard Tablet Edition with 32GB of storage will set you back $ 99 / £ 99.
There are also many other contenders in this area. The 8-inch Nokia T10 was announced earlier this year and provides 32GB of storage for £ 129 in the UK (that’s around $ 140 / $ 215 with a simple conversion).
This is a market that Google is entering with its Pixel tablet, and it hopes that the combination of elegant hardware, clean software, and an attractive price will be enough to carry a serious number of these devices.
It takes a lot to surprise an audio freak in 2022. However, I was really excited to find out about the JBL Tune Flex; an affordable, waterproof pair of ANC earbuds that also has two different wearing styles – open or closed.
After getting the kit to try out, I also highlight the translucent casing showcasing the battery, connections, and other great pieces. I had a black and gray pair to try but there’s a gorgeous retro purple color too.
As I said when the transforming JBL product was released, you’ve never seen earbuds like this, and I applaud the ingenuity. Plus, small details like these can be of great value.
Proposition explanation: Unlike the admirable Oladance fully open design which does not come close to the ear cavities or folds, the JBL solution includes attached tips so that the earplugs do not simply rest against a good looking part of the outer ear or auricle (in a way that as Apple EarPods or AirPods (2019) do), to the longer tips that go into the ear canal to form a seal – often necessary for the best wireless earbuds.
Back to JBL Tune Flex (short for “Flexibility” thanks to these two user options) and a new sound setting that can be toggled in the app depending on whether you wear “Open Ear Tips” or “Sealing Ear Tips” – yes, JBL he considered the implications and shaped the sound impressions accordingly. Delicious!
You get eight hours of donut play and 24 hours of play with ANC off, or six with donuts, 18 with casing if it’s on. The case has a sensible lip to prevent it from snapping shut, and you actually get a suitable plastic case for the various tips – more on these later.
Everything looks great so far …
And where the unreleased Nothing clear (stick) earbuds stay shrouded in, um, weird bags, the JBL Tune Flex is now available, with a fully comprehensive spec – surely drop by our best guide to noise-canceling earbuds, no? Okay…
Analysis: The open ear is insecure, the closed ear is a bit muffled
JBL Tune Flex open earpieces come pre-installed and should be removed before changing to closed, sealing the ear canal, even though the tiny open earpieces are almost perfectly aligned with the transducer housing (see above left) – and note that there is good and bad ways to orientate them.
Unfortunately I cannot get any protection with the ear tip open option. I should have noted that Apple’s original AirPods are pretty awful (so much so that I looked into the special ear tips to compensate and even out the sound) but found it a bit worse nonetheless. The buds just wanted to pop out of my ears as soon as I pushed them into the cup-shaped recess in front of the actual ear.
Fitting here is no different to the earbuds without the earbuds that came with the new Nokia 5710 XpressAudio, but again I found the JBL Tune Flex to be a bit more difficult to fit.
So any legitimate discussion about sound is unfair. I just can’t keep the open wearing style in my ears long enough to relax and enjoy the music. I think the problem might be with their weight – they just feel that they are actively trying to get out of my ears.
Switching to a closed-ear style provides a decent fit and seal, using the smallest of the three options available in my case. Switching is simple as well, and again this plastic case with little hooks to keep all tips safe is a classic touch – wish more companies would think about it.
Unfortunately, I find the ANC (operated by two microphones) not great, even with good protection and a snug fit – and even at the highest level (you can choose from 1 to 6) I can hear semi-solid planes flying over my London apartment. While not a complete, starred review, Ambient Aware and TalkThru also prove somewhat ineffective during my initial tests.
I’m turning off all ambient sounds, Lady Gaga A love game it lacks a bit of rough detail when it comes to the raw leading edges of the undercoat. Gaga’s insatiable vocals are also a bit, well, muffled. With the upgrade to Cambridge Audio’s Melomania 1 Plus, which can also be purchased for about the same price as JBL, the vocal sounds more three-dimensional and with more detail as the star shifts in its amazing and emotional range.
Halsey Without me sounds a bit crowded and muddy from the bass synthesizers and drums on the JBLs, to the point where I’m losing backing elements (vocals, tall hat), I should be able to recognize it more clearly. Switch to Cambridge Audio’s Melomania 1 Plus and the sound field expands to reveal the space around the various instruments.
I felt a little disappointed while listening – and it hurts to write this song.
On the one hand, JBL offers a product that looks great and is finished to a very high standard. Battery life, flexibility of use, and feature set are also excellent (and in some cases unheard of) in level. I love things on paper. It’s just that for me the proof of pudding is the food and as a sound suggestion these earbuds are a bit too short, however I have tried wearing them.
What have I learned? Just as it is not possible to have a cake and eat it, to have a perfect open ear kit and Closed earbuds in one box is a bit of a lot of hope. It may seem difficult, but I tested the JBL with a competitor for the same price – and found them poor in terms of sound quality, no matter how hard I tried.
The overall design of the best noise canceling earbuds is critical to their performance. It looks like you really need to specialize.
Epson is showcasing its latest products at IFA 2022, including the new 3LCD Ultra Short Throw (UST) projector, which appears to be a significant upgrade over the company’s previous UST model.
The EH-LS800B is available in black or white and is currently available on Epson’s UK website for £ 3,699 (around $ 3,800) with an estimated November delivery date. It has a built-in 2 x 20W audio system by Yamaha and supports Android TV for video streaming.
Epson’s new UST can transmit an 80-inch image when placed as little as 2.3 cm from a wall or screen, and has a maximum image size of 150 inches. The brightness is specified at 4,000 lumens – a particularly high value for a home theater projector. The EH-LS800B uses a laser light source and, according to Epson, is equipped with “4K Enhancement technology that shifts each pixel diagonally to double Full HD resolution.”
There are 3 HDMI inputs including one with eARC. One of these inputs is a “dedicated” HDMI port which bypasses the projector’s video processing circuits to allow a latency of less than 20ms while gaming, according to an Epson representative I spoke to at IFA.
A very cool feature I was able to grab a demonstration of was Epson’s iProjection app. Ultra short throw projectors are notoriously annoying to set up and fit the image to the screen. However, an Epson app facilitates this process by using your smartphone’s camera to capture an image of the projected image during setup, and then working with the projector to correct the alignment. From what I could see, it was simple and quick, and definitely better than aligning the feet of a projector on whatever surface it is on.
Ultra short throw projectors: brightness matters as well as sound
Ultra short throw projectors are designed to be placed in residential spaces with relatively high levels of ambient light. Special coated screens can help reduce the impact of room light on UST models, but the higher the luminous flux, the greater the chance of producing an image with good contrast and rich colors.
For the EH-LS800B demonstration I caught at IFA, the projector was placed in an open area with typically bright ceiling lighting at the fair – no attempt was made to optimize the environment for video projection. Yet the Epson projector looked strikingly well despite its challenges. This was partly due to the ambient light-rejection screen used for the demonstration, but the EH-LS800B’s high brightness undoubtedly contributed to its performance.
Audio is another factor with the UST models as they take up the space that a soundbar would normally occupy in a living room entertainment system. Almost all UST projectors have some form of built-in sound, but in many cases the sound is weak and lacks dynamics.
The Formovie UST projector that I recently conducted a hands-on feature test of an audio system designed by Bowers & Wilkins with four speakers and Dolby Atmos support. Both of these things really made a difference when watching movies as the projector provides clear dialogue and actual Atmos altitude effects.
The Epson-designed Yamaha 2-speaker audio system appears to be a bit less ambitious than that of the Formova UST, but during a demonstration that featured a performance at an electronic music festival, the sound from the projector was relatively full and clear. and Yamaha’s audio processing modes – one of the company’s specialties – can be used to create the effect of a stadium, theater or sports arena.
From what I could deduce from my short time with it, the EH-LS800B’s performance combined with low gaming latency, salon-friendly appearance, and an app-based setup could make it a strong contender for one of the best 4K 2022 projectors of the year. We look forward to spending some time with him in the near future.
Netflix’s executives look poised to speed up the launch of an ad-supported level of streaming service to steal the march on Disney Plus rivals, according to new reports.
Variation reports (opens in a new tab) that Netflix executives made the decision to launch the new tier on November 1 in most major streamer markets including the US, Canada, UK, France and Germany.
The move marks a departure from the official position of Ted Sarandos and Reed Hastings, Netflix’s co-CEOs, revealed in a profit call last month when the pair confirmed that the new tier would not be introduced until 2023.
But now, according to Variety, to try and overtake Disney, which launches a cheaper, ad-supported tier on December 8, Netflix is pushing to launch it in early November.
Netflix did not confirm the move and told reporter Variety that “… still at the beginning of deciding how to run a cheaper, ad-backed tier, and no decisions have been made.”
As an opening volley, Netflix wants potential advertisers to pay $ 65 CPM.
CPM is an acronym for cost per thousand impressions, a marketing term used to describe the cost an advertiser pays for a thousand impressions of an ad. For example, if a website publisher charges $ 2 for each CPM, that means the advertiser must pay $ 2 for every 1000 impressions of their ad.
Google’s average CPM is around $ 2.80, but it looks like Netflix is looking to upgrade to premium, and the $ 65 CPM is much higher than the industry standard for streaming pre-ads, which is under $ 20.
In addition, Netflix asked for a minimum commitment of $ 10 million in annual advertising spend from the agency and to block purchases until the end of September. According to a Variety report, Netflix executives expect it to have 500,000 ad-level customers by the end of 2022.
As reported over the weekend, Netflix appears to be aiming for a monthly fee of $ 7- $ 9 per ad tier, with four ad minutes each hour of series programming and pre-rolled ads for movies.
In the first phase of launch, potential advertisers will be able to buy on top of Netflix’s top 10 most watched TV series, with shows like The Crown and Dead To Me likely to be key targets. The first phase, however, will not allow advertisers to serve ads based on geographic location within the territory, so you will not advertise a restaurant that is open in Kansas City but not in Seattle. They also won’t be able to show ads based on age, gender, way of viewing, or time of day, though you suspect all of this will come over time.
Analysis: Why is Netflix trying to beat Disney?
When it comes to showing ads on Netflix, things happened very quickly.
In early March, the company’s chief financial officer, Spencer Neumann, continued to be very conservative about this perspective and went so far as to say “can never say never” when asked about the idea of introducing Netflix advertising, he went so far as an explanation that the movement was “not something in [the brand’s] plans right now. “
Then, on April 20, while talking about earnings, Netflix chief Reed Hastings revealed that the streaming service was then “fairly open” to the possibility of an ad-level existence.
The ad-backed level was then confirmed in July at the company’s next earnings call, but it was clearly notable that it wasn’t on the cards until 2023.
We are now in September and the computation and development that usually takes years has been sped up with ads running on the platform by November 1st.
There is no question why Netflix does this. It needs more revenue, a renewed increase in subscribers, and management believes this is the right thing to do.
Why it needs to stay ahead of Disney is less clear. Apparently, there’s only so much cash out of advertising and lucrative holiday campaigns, and the more deals he can close ahead of time, the better.
Quantum computing still sounds like the realm of science fiction. The promise is that quantum computing can compute more than a hundred million times faster than the fastest supercomputer today. This will have extremely positive implications for solving big problems in science.
However, it has a darker side effect: encryption that would take thousands of years to crack with conventional computers could be removed in minutes, or even seconds. The consequence is that adversaries are now able to collect and store data that they can attack with a quantum computer for years to come. Some commercial and personal data will remain sensitive in the long term. Therefore, it is worth securing your data for the future to withstand quantum attacks.
How quantum computing works
The increased efficiency of quantum computing compared to the existing Von Neumann machines is such a huge leap that one can easily be forgiven for not believing them to be real. But speed is a byproduct of quantum computers, which is clearly different. Traditional computer chips are still based on the computing concept developed by John Von Neumann and published in 1945. In this system, each operation is performed sequentially by reading from an input device, logic processing, and then outputting back to memory.
Even massively parallel supercomputers work in this way. If they perform thousands of operations at the same time, each of them is still performed sequentially by the processor core. GPUs are simpler than processors, but also contain sequential units, albeit with much more parallelism with much more units. Traditional computation also works with bits that have two states – usually represented as 0 and 1. The input will be one state and after the operation the output will be the same or a different state. As problems become more and more complex, with more computational possibilities, breaking them down into individual sequential computations can mean that they go well beyond the capabilities of current architectures.
That’s not how quantum computers work. Rather than containing multiple individual computational cores to perform successive operations on a single bit in parallel, a quantum computer analyzes the probability of an object’s state before measuring it. Known as qubits, these states are undefined properties of an object prior to detection, such as photon polarization or electron spin. Since these quantum states do not have a clear position before the measurement, they mix many different possible positions simultaneously, not just two.
However, although undefined until measured, these mixed states can be “entangled” with the states of other objects in a mathematically related manner. By applying the mathematics of this entanglement to an algorithm, complex problems can be solved essentially in one operation. On the one hand, this can be used for very difficult scientific research, such as predicting the interaction of many particles in a chemical reaction or creating security codes that are much more difficult to break than the present ones. Conversely, they can also be used to break existing codes that would not be possible to crack with current computer technology, as they can pass through many possible solutions simultaneously.
In retrospect, a conventional computer would take around 300 trillion years – 22,000 times the age of the universe – to break the ubiquitous 2048-bit RSA encryption. But a 4099 qubit quantum computer would take as little as 10 seconds, using the Shor algorithm, which was designed to find the integer prime factors used in encryption keys. It is clear that there is a threat to many forms of cryptography. For example, the ubiquitous SSL and TLS protocols used to encrypt Internet connections use 2048-bit RSA keys and are therefore prone to breach by a quantum computer.
How fast are quantum computers today?
The good news is that we haven’t been at this stage yet. While 4099 qubits doesn’t sound like much with 64-core processors now performing over 3 billion operations per second per core, it’s still more than the most powerful quantum computer available today. The IBM Eagle, unveiled in late 2021, is only 127 qubits. Google’s Sycamore is only 53 qubits, Jiuzhang from the University of Science and Technology in China is 76 cubits, and most quantum processors (QPUs) are less than 50 qubits. There are D-Wave “quantum annealing” processors with a maximum of 5760 qubits, but they require a limited set of possible outcomes and cannot run the Shor algorithm required to break the encryption.
However, development is moving forward. Xanadu plans to launch a 216 qubit QPU called Borealis in 2022 and IBM aims to reach 433 qubits in 2022 with Osprey and then 1,121 qubits with Condor in 2023. So while traditional encryption remains for now safe, it won’t happen for much longer. For example, IBM’s roadmap aims to get 4,158 qubits by 2025, making it likely that breaking the 2048-bit RSA in real-time will be possible before 2030, the last year NIST initially he believed he would still be safe. You may not be able to go out and buy a desktop computer with quantum computing by 2030 – the first commercially available D-Wave quantum computer cost $ 15 million when it was shipped in 2017. Prices will drop, but it will likely only be large companies and countries that have QPUs for many years. However, not all of these countries care about our best interests, so the danger is looming.
Strengthening cybersecurity before quantum computing
Fortunately, there is time to prepare for the threat; for example by means of post-quantum cryptography based security products. These products can protect sensitive data today and secure it in the future against attacks from quantum computers.
Current encryption algorithms use either integer factorization, discrete logarithms, or discrete elliptic-curve logarithms, all of which Shor’s algorithm can overcome using a quantum computer. Post-quantum cryptography is moving to alternative approaches that are not amenable to quantum computing. Research is still in its infancy, based on the six basic methods, but products using this technology are already emerging. One example is QST-VPN (opens in a new tab), based on the OpenVPN library, but with post-quantum secure algorithms to protect user data. The server software is delivered via the AWS cloud, with clients for Windows, macOS, and a wide variety of Linux distributions, and offers businesses the ability to increase security right now, not after the quantum horse is gone.
Quantum computing has great potential to revolutionize the speed of computing. Like any new technological development, it has both good and bad implications. But now that we know what cybersecurity awaits – in the not-too-distant future – we can at least prepare ourselves for the beneficial potential of quantum computing to prevail over more nefarious possibilities.
The insanely powerful OnePlus 10T will be able to use AT&T’s fastest 5G networks; first for OnePlus phones. In our OnePlus 10T review, we found the phone to be quite a powerful and efficient device, so having this performance passing on network speeds on more networks is a real plus.
The new OnePlus 10T will run on all three major 5G networks in the US, as well as Bell and Telus in Canada. OnePlus mentions support for 5G networks with a lower and medium frequency, but not the more limited (albeit super fast) range of mmWave 5G.
OnePlus 10T is now available for pre-order from OnePlus (opens in a new tab), Amazon (opens in a new tab)and BestBuy online (opens in a new tab) for $ 649 / CAD 849. In the weird pre-order scheme, you can get an upgraded device with 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB of memory for the same price as the 8 GB / 128 GB version if you order before September 28, but only if you pre-order from Amazon or BestBuy.
Until September 8, OnePlus is offering the same deal on its own site, but after September 8, you’ll have to pay the full price of $ 749 / CAD 999 for the updated device. OnePlus will still throw in either a protective case or an 80W car charger, however.
OnePlus will start selling OnePlus 10T on September 29 and will start normal sales on the same day. OnePlus 10T is a mid-range upgrade to OnePlus 10 Pro, this lowers some of the camera’s capabilities, but also lowers the price to a friendlier mid-range level. You can read our full breakdown of the differences between OnePlus 10T vs OnePlus 10 Pro for more information.
Analysis: Signs of OnePlus Maturation
If you want to sell phones in the US market, the mobile operators are the key, the door, and the whole home. The more support a company offers for different networks, the more buyers can trust that they have been tested and proven for reliability. OnePlus couldn’t sell a phone advertised on the AT&T network without testing and approval. For a company that was a newcomer just a few years ago, this is a great sign and step.
This matters because we don’t want to recommend the phone to buyers if we don’t trust the company that makes it. OnePlus has had a fairly good track record, but is still a new brand in the company of giants. It may have enormous parental support, but its presence in the US market is still limited.
The more work we see from OnePlus to gain the trust of US carriers, the more we can believe OnePlus is maturing as a company, and this makes it easier to recommend the brand. It could also mean we’re seeing more of the best OnePlus phones, most of which only appear in markets outside of the US