Security researchers discovered a flaw on OnePlus 6 but said a fix is on its way. They discovered the vulnerability on the OnlePlus 6 lets you bypass the phone’s locked bootloader with any modified boot image.
The company acknowledged the vulnerability and said it will push out a software update to fix the issue. Physical access to the phone is needed to take advantage of its vulnerability.
The OnePlus 6 Security Flaw
The perfect pixel alternative. That is the OnePlus 6. But it features a security that will thankfully be fixed in a software update.
Edge Security LLC president and XDA Developers forum member Jason Donenfeld said the OnePlus 6 features a vulnerability that let him bypass the locked bootloader with any modified boot image. What is weirder, Donenfeld said, is he did not have to turn on USB debugging. This is a usual requirement when you mess around with your smartphone.
The Solution To The OnePlus 6 Security Flaw
Despite the security flaw on the OnePlus 6, there is still a good news. And that it, someone will need physical access to your OnePlus 6 to take advantage of the flaw. Then they need to plug the phone into a computer, restart the phone into fastboot mode, and transfer any arbitrary or modifies boot image.
But wait, there is more good news. OnePlus said it is aware of the vulnerability and that they are in contact with Donefeld. They have also confirmed that a software update will be out shortly to fix the issue.
This is another serious oversight on the part of OnePlus. They have had issues before involving the Engineer Mode app, the Factory Mode app, and the stolen credit card information. Hopefully this security flaw on the OnePlus 6 will not do too much damage on the image of the company. They must roll out the software soon to solve the issue and repair whatever damage the flaw has created.
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OnePlus has announced that it is seeking for a pool of tech users for its upcoming Android smartphone. These pool of tech users are expected to give a review, and great incentives await them like a free OnePlus 6 handset.
OnePlus is seeking reviewers for OnePlus 6 handset
In fact, OnePlus has beefed up its campaign to invite people. The company’s call for reviewers has been sent out publicly. The campaign was actually part of the recent iteration of the company’s The Lab.
OnePlus’ The Lab is meant to solicit reviews from the users regarding its upcoming OnePlus 6 flagship. And if you are interested to be part of this initiative, then you must apply. The Shenzhen, Guangdong-based phone maker, is now accepting applicants until 10 PM EDT on May 2.
However, OnePlus noted that they are only targeting English-speaking tech users for the reviewing task. If you are luckily selected as one of the OnePlus 6 reviewers, your name would be announced within 10 days after the submission of entries ended.
And for those applicants who were not selected but fit the company’s requirements would be added to the list as backup reviewers. They would be contacted in case the selected the tech users won’t be able to comply the requirements.
The company’s OnePlus 6 features a display notch and is powered with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 and up to 8 GB of random access memory. The company’s flagship device is expected to be sold for $550 as an entry-level price.
China-based mobile maker OnePlus announced that it would launch its newest flagship smartphone at the end of Q2 this year. OnePlus said the upcoming flagship would OnePlus 6. Before OnePlus’ announcement, there have been several leaked rumours surfaced online.
OnePlus 6 may come in various color variants
The leaked rumours about OnePlus6 include information provided allegedly from the phone’s manufacturer. This includes several renders of the phone that have leaked online. The OnePlus6 renders show that the phone is expected to be in various colour variants.
If the leaked renders are true, OnePlus6 users come in White, Blue and Black colours, respectively. These colours are in fact the same with the OnePlus 5T which is the company’s current flagship smartphone.
More leaked renders of the company’s upcoming flagship could be found on Weibo, a China-based microblogging site, a report from CNMO said. The site also hinted that a new colour variant which is the Blue colored phone would be this year’s highlight.
Meanwhile, aside from the usually leaked colour variants, the renders found at Weibo also revealed the expected phone’s features. This includes that the phone may have a notch which has been confirmed earlier through the announcement made by OnePlus CEO Pete Lau.
OnePlus users are anticipating about the unveiling of the new OnePlus smartphone. The company’s new flagship killer was based on the OPPO R15 with OnePlus 5T is similar to OPP R11s. While you anticipate for the grand launch, OnePlus 6 has finally revealed with its notch design.
OnePlus 6 to have a notch, report says
The Verge reported earlier this week that OnePlus 6 would have the notch design. Such detail was disclosed by Carl Pei, the OnePlus’ co-founder. Thus, it is clear now that OnePlus smartphones have now bigger screen display.
“What you are essentially doing is moving the entire notification bar up, giving users more content on their screen,” Pei said as quoted saying in The Verge report.
The OnePlus co-founder claims that the notch design of OnePlus 6 is unique. He emphasized that the notch’s design is tailored fit in the smartphone. Pei also pointed out that OnePlus won’t be going to Essential notch as this would compromised other physical features of the phone.
This includes the earpiece, front camera, proximity sensors and LED notification light, among others. In terms of phone’s back part, OnePlus has opted to go back to the classic design. This means that OnePlus users should expect the material is wood.
In fact, a leaked photo of what appears to be OnePlus 6 has surfaced online. The OnePlus 6 purported photo was leaked by @evleaks, a popular tech tipster and leakster. The leaked photo, however, did not show that OnePlus 6 is made of wood. One details that would make users happy is that OnePlus retains the 3.5mm headphone jack.
A closer look of the purported OnePlus 6 revealed that a different placement for its fingerprint and dual-cameras. What could be seen in the leaked photo is that the fingerprint sensor is mounter at the rear of the camera. This placement is similar to Samsung Galaxy S9+. All of these remains speculations but all the given features of the phone suggest that OnePlus 6 is an exact copy of OPPO R15.
Here is a quick sneak peek of the new OnePlus 6 phone. The market was completely disrupted by the release of a series of affordable smartphones by OnePlus. The smartphones are not only affordable but considered as excellent, too.
The OnePlus 6 phone is rumored to be the latest product from the company. Like its predecessors, OnePlus 6 is also expected to be an excellent but affordable smartphone.
How It Would Look Like
According to sources, the OnePlus 6 would probably look like the recently released Oppo R15. It is said that both phones may look identical. This is possible since both Oppo and OnePlus are partially owned by one company, BBK Electronics.
What Are Its Features
It has been confirmed that OnePlus 6 will be powered by the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. According to a “tipster”, will have an incredibly identical advanced facial recognition system as seen with the Face ID on the iPhone X.
It is expected to have a front-facing camera set-up that uses a 3D camera and infrared light to measure depth and plot facial features. It will also have an edge-to-edge screen.
The configurations of OnePlus 6 will not be lower than 6 or 8GB RAM. With these, the OnePlus 6 will compare very favorably with the three flagships of the year, Sony Xperia XZ2, Samsung Galaxy S9, and Nokia 8 Sirocco.
OnePlus has confirmed that the next handset will launch in the second quarter of 2018. That means at some point, it will be between April 1 and June 30. Given past form, a safe guess would be a June release date.
OnePlus 6 Price
This part is tricky. The series has gone through some price hikes since its debut in 2014, jumping from £229 to £450 in three years. Production costs are also increasing. With these two factors in mind, a price lower than £450 is out of the question.
Expect a handset that will cost from £500 to £550 when it launches.
So let us watch out for the release of the latest handset from the OnePlus series this year.