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Weekly Tech News: One Plus 5T, Black Friday Offer

by 3 Community Manager on ‎24-11-2017 02:33 PM - last edited on ‎30-11-2017 11:17 AM by 3 Community Manager (397 Views)

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In the world of tech, a lot can happen in seven days. This week we look at the new One Plus 5T, Three’s Black Friday offers and Google Lens.




Nobody was expecting OnePlus to release a brand new phone so soon after releasing the flagship OnePlus 5 at the end of June, but they’ve managed to surprise us. The Chinese tech company has announced the OnePlus 5T, a great smartphone that can easily compete with the likes of Samsung and Apple.

The OnePlus 5T has a 6” AMOLED screen, 12.5% larger than the 5. It’ll be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, and will run OxygenOS, OnePlus’s optimised version of Android Nougat. The fingerprint scanner is located on the back of the phone, and photos will look better than ever thanks to its 20MP and 16MP cameras. There will be two versions of the OnePlus 5T, one with 64GB storage and 6GB RAM, and another with 128GB storage and an impressive 8GB RAM.

For more specs and to buy the OnePlus 5T, check out




Everyone is scouring the internet today to find the best Black Friday deals in preparation for the festive season, and we’ve got some great offers on

If you’re in the market for a bill pay phone, Three is offering customers the fantastic Sony Xperia XZ1 for free, reduced from €99. There’s also €100 off the awesome Samsung Galaxy S7, and €50 off the newly released iPhone 8.

Alternatively, if you’re interested in picking up a prepay phone (they make excellent Christmas presents!), we’ve got you covered. You can get €30 off the 3Prism HD, Nokia 3, Samsung J3 2017 and the Samsung A5. For a full list of our Black Friday bargains, visit now. Hurry, these deals are only available until Monday!




Google announced Google Lens earlier this year, and it’s now being rolled out to Pixel phones, Mashable reports. Google Lens is a smart camera software that will analyse the world around you, by performing functions such as text recognition, barcode scanning and easily identifying books, films, art, and landmarks – and now Pixel users will be able to use this feature in real time.

Google Lens has the added benefit of making Google Assistant better – users need to simply point their camera at an object or landmark, and Assistant will now be able to recognise it easily.




Ashling is the 3Community's resident wordsmith. With a passion for social media, innovative technology and all things mobile, she fills the 3Community with articles about tech news, app reviews and tips and tricks to make your life a little easier.

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