OnePlus 5 launched back in June 2017, and the new and improved second generation is available internationally today at oneplus.net.
The 5T shares many similarities with the original 5; a 3300 mAh battery, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor, fingerprint sensor, and an Android Nougat operating system. As for differences, the 5T has a larger 6-inch bezel-less display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The 5T also comes with some changes to the camera system. The front-facing camera is the same 16 megapixel camera with an f/2.0 aperture, and one of the rear cameras is still 16 megapixels with an f/1.7 aperture. The 20 megapixel camera no longer has a telephoto lens, but is designed to take low-light photos.
OnePlus 5T is available in a "Midnight Black" finish with 2 different capacities to choose from:
64 GB with 6 GB of RAM for $659.00 CAD
128 GB with 8 GB of RAM for $729.00 CAD
Shoot clearer photos with dual cameras - Optimized for low-light and portrait photography. Our highly rated 16 + 20 MP cameras helps you capture crystal-clear shots.
Expand your perspective - Leap into a truly immersive flagship experience. Our Full Optic AMOLED 18:9 display complements the masterfully crafted all-aluminum body for a sleek, yet resilient design.
Oxygen OS, software so smooth, you’ll notice the difference - The best of Android refined. OxygenOS is streamlined with feedback from our users for a refreshing user experience.
Packed with incredible power and speed - Your experience with Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 optimized, thanks to a seamless combination of hardware and software.
Dash Charge, probably the best charging solution on the planet -A day’s power in half an hour. Dash Charge, our signature powering solution, is the end of overnight charging.
Move with freedom - Ready to take on the world. Travel hassle-free with our unlocked Dual SIM flagship.
About OnePlus: "It all started in the winter of 2013 with a simple, bold idea: make a better phone. But, not just a better phone – a better way of doing things. A new kind of tech company that works hand in hand with users to do something amazing, something meaningful. We gather exceptional talent from all over the world with various backgrounds, beliefs, and perspectives, but we all share one common dream: change things for the better and leave a mark on the world. We pursue the highest standards professionally, personally, and ethically. Empowered by a bold mindset, we create products that transcend geography, customs and cultures. We always strive for improvement and aim to provide the best value to our users. Remaining introspective, we look to improve ourselves before demanding or criticizing others. Believing that great products raise people’s living standards and spread happiness, we bring technology back to the community by building an open and collaborative platform. Fame and profits alone seldom equal respect. Respect comes from doing right things the right way and building something that matters. We are dreamers who always reach for the most ambitious goals. We are enthusiasts who love what we do. Most importantly, we Never Settle." - OnePlus
Back in August, T-Mobile launched their own budget smartphone, the T-Mobile Revvl. Today they have followed up with the T-Mobile Revvl Plus. The devices are similar, both having a fingerprint sensor, running Android Nougat operating system, loaded with 32GB of internal memory and 2GB of RAM, and have expandable memory up to 128GB with a microSD card. The Plus comes with a few enhancements including:
The Revvl Plus is available in a black finish with details in T-Mobile's signature magenta shade of pink. Unlike the original Revvl, the Revvl Plus is branded with T-Mobile's logo on the back.
US subscribers can get the REVVL PLUS for $0 down and $9 per month on an 18-month lease agreement.
About T-Mobile: "As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The Company's advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to 72.6 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Washington, T-Mobile US provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile and MetroPCS." - T-Mobile
As of today, Bell subscribers can pick from either the pre-existing Roam Better 100 MB add-on or the new Roam Better Home Data option. The old Roam Better with 100 MB option comes with unlimited talk and text and 100 MB of data on top of the data included with a regular monthly plan. It costs $5 for travel in the US, or $10 in over 135 international destinations.
The new Roam Better with Home Data option also has unlimited talk and text, but uses data that is already included in the user's monthly plan. The new option costs $6 for travel in the US, or $12 for international locations. This option could potentially save heavy data-users a lot off their bills while travelling.
All Roam Better add-ons are active for 24 hours. They are all compatible with most Bell monthly mobile plans, including Share plans, Voice and Text only plans and Small Business plans. If you plan to travel to a location not covered by Roam Better you will need to look into a Travel Pass.
Subscribers can activate Roam Better at any point in time, and will only be charged once they actually roam. To activate, just text "ROAM" to 8000 for Roam Better with Home Data, or text "ROAM100" to 7626 for Roam Better with 100 MB.
About Bell: Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing broadband wireless, TV, Internet and business communication services from Bell Canada, Bell Aliant and Bell MTS. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out of home and digital media. To learn more, please visit Bell.ca or BCE.ca.
Since Videotron first joined the Quebec's mobile marketplace back in September 2010, they have grown steadily and have gathered a large and very pleased customer base. As of today they have 1 million customers just in their mobile phone subscriptions.
"As we look back over the road we have travelled since our launch in 2010, we are filled with pride. A million thanks to our clients. They are the ones who push us to do better every day. This is an important milestone for Videotron and for each of its 6,500 employees, without whom this ambitious project would not have been possible," said Manon Brouillette, President and CEO of Videotron.
Some Stats on Videotron's Network to date:
The network rated highest by eastern Canadian users for the 3rd year in a row, according to J.D. Power;
More than $2 billion invested since 2008;
1,000 jobs created, out of a total of more than 6,500 employees;
Coverage area of more than 82,315 km2;
Covers 898 municipalities in Québec and 20 in Ontario;
130 points of sale.
“As the world becomes ever more connected and mobile, the telecommunications industry is entering a decisive phase. We are determined to be on the front lines and to continue innovating to meet the many challenges that lie ahead,” Manon Brouillette continued.
Videotron has plans to continue expanding and improving; densifying network coverage, investing in the upcoming 5G and IoT revolution, working with Quebec's Open-Air Laboratory for Smart Living and keeping on top of technology as we move forward.
About Videotron: "Videotron, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., is an integrated communications company engaged in cable television, interactive multimedia development, Internet access, cable telephone and mobile telephone services. Videotron is a leader in new technologies with its illico interactive television service and its broadband network, which supports high-speed cable Internet access, analog and digital cable television, and other services. As of December 31, 2016, Videotron was serving 1,690,800 cable television customers, including 1,587,000 Digital TV subscribers. The Club illico over-the-top video service had 314,700 members. Videotron is also the Québec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 1,612,800 subscribers to its cable service as of December 31, 2016. As of the same date, Videotron had 893,900 subscriber connections to its mobile telephone service and was providing cable telephone service to 1,253,100 Québec households and organizations. For the twelfth consecutive year, Videotron ranked as Québec's most respected telecommunications company in the annual Léger survey." - Videotron
If you refer a friend to Public Mobile's network before November 20th, both you and your friend can get 1 GB of bonus data on your 30 or 90-day plans. You can refer up to 5 friends during this promotion, so could potentially get 5 GB of bonus data for yourself.
The type of data you get will be the same speed as what your account currently has; 3G plans will get 1GB of 3G data, and 4G LTE plans will get 4G LTE bonus data. Plans with no data will get 4G LTE data by default.
The small print:
Your friend needs to activate their plan before the promotion period ends on November 20th.
On the referral page, your friend should enter your Public Mobile phone number to activate the bonus referral data for you both.
If you a refer a friend you will also get a $1 credit off of your monthly bill for as long your friend's Public Mobile account remains active.
About Public Mobile: "Public Mobile is a self-serve, prepaid Canadian mobile brand launched on March 18, 2010 and acquired by TELUS in October 2013. Public Mobile was one of several new cellphone providers, which launched in Canada after a government initiative to encourage competition in the wireless sector." - Wikipedia
TCL Communications unvelied the BlackBerry Motion earlier this month, and have confirmed that it will be launching in Canada on November 10th. This is TCL's first BlackBerry smartphone to receive an IP67 water and dust resistance rating. It is quite similar to the KEYone, with an Android 7.1 Nougat operating system, 32GB of internal storage, and 4GB of RAM, but costs about $100 less. BlackBerry Motion is what you would expect of a business-focused BlackBerry device, but has a 5.5" touchscreen rather than a physical Qwerty keyboard.
Made for privacy - Not everything is meant to be shared. Protect the private details of your life, both work and personal. Use the Private Zone to lock away photos, messages, and confidential documents in a secure zone that can be accessed with the Fingerprint Sensor. Use Privacy Share to prevent people around you from seeing private and sensitive content on your screen.
Made for efficiency - With the Smart Convenience Key you can customize to bring up apps and functions you use most often. Now you can further customize based on where you are; in the car, at home, or at work.
Impressive photos in any light - 12 MP main camera with large pixel auto-focus, 8 MP front camera with wide angle lens and flash, 4K video recording, and a built-in scanner to save digital copies of documents or receipts.
About BlackBerry: "BlackBerry smartphones are manufactured, marketed and sold globally under a brand licensing agreement with TCL Communication. As a top-10 global smartphone manufacturer, TCL Communication’s portfolio of products – which include Alcatel, BlackBerry and TCL branded devices – are currently sold in over 160 countries throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Headquarter in Hong Kong, TCL Communication operates nine R&D centers worldwide, employing more than 13,500 people across the globe. For more information on BlackBerry smartphones from TCL Communication, please visit BlackBerryMobile.com."