Best OnePlus Deals For October 2020: Smartphones & More

In the wide and competitive world of Android smartphones, OnePlus is a name that flies well under the radar of most people. But if you’re in the market for a new Android handset — and more specifically, if you’re shopping around for smartphone deals and one of these high-value “flagship alternatives” has caught your attention — then it’s a mistake to overlook this brand.

OnePlus has really come into its own in recent years, expanding its stable with excellent new releases like the OnePlus 8 Pro that give premium flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S20 a serious run for their money. Yet whatever your budget may be, there’s probably a OnePlus smartphone that’s a good fit for your needs and lifestyle, and to help you find it, we’ve got the best OnePlus deals on phones (along with some accessories) that you can find online right now.

Today’s Best OnePlus Deals

  • OnePlus 7 Pro 256GB (Unlocked, Amazon Renewed)
    $340, was $500
  • OnePlus 7T (8GB RAM, 128GB Storage, Unlocked)
    $400, was $450
  • OnePlus 8 (Unlocked)
    $699, was $799
  • OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition (T-Mobile) + Free True Wireless OnePlus Buds
    $699, was $899
  • OnePlus 8 Pro (12GB RAM, 256GB Storage, Unlocked)
    $899, was $999

What is the latest OnePlus smartphone?

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Not unlike other smartphone makers, OnePlus releases new devices pretty regularly, typically with a few different models rolling out each year. For 2020, we saw the OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro, and OnePlus 8T — what could be considered the “flagships” of the lineup. Of the three, our strong favorites are the well-rounded OnePlus 8 and the premium OnePlus 8 Pro, with the OnePlus 8T representing a pretty good middle option that is priced between those two.

The high-end OnePlus 8 Pro is clearly the best of the bunch with a stunning 6.78-inch AMOLED 120Hz display, fast wireless charging, and an excellent camera setup. Its $900 MSRP makes it the brand’s most expensive device yet, though, so it behooves shoppers to take advantage of any OnePlus deals they can find on this high-end phone.

Should you buy a OnePlus smartphone?

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The short answer is that if you’re looking for a high-value Android smartphone with premium flagship specs, then yes, you should absolutely keep your eyes peeled for OnePlus deals as you shop around. With new phones from brands like Samsung and Apple coming in at $1,000 or more, OnePlus phones compare favorably to flagships and punch well above their weight when it comes to price versus performance.

To make a few comparisons: The OnePlus 8 Pro retails for $900 (and you can find it for less than that with the above OnePlus deals) yet boasts one of the best AMOLED 120Hz phone displays on the market, a whopping 8GB-12GB of RAM, and an octa-core Snapdragon 865 chipset that delivers a super-smooth performance and easily puts it on par with more expensive flagship devices. The OnePlus 8 Pro

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With ‘husbands’ remark, Trump has sealed his fate with women (opinion)

As President Donald Trump pleaded for the support of suburban women at a Michigan rally Tuesday evening (amidst a pandemic and economic crisis that have caused a mass exodus of women from the workforce), he argued that he deserved their votes because “we’re getting your husbands back to work.” The implications here — that he believes all women have or should have husbands and that workplaces are the province of men — are so sexist and outmoded that they will likely alarm American women who have long become accustomed to inappropriate treatment from their commander in chief.



Donald Trump standing in front of a crowd: LANSING, MICHIGAN - OCTOBER 27: U.S. President Donald Trump addresses thousands of supporters during a campaign rally at Capital Region International Airport October 27, 2020 in Lansing, Michigan. With one week until Election Day, Trump is campaigning in Michigan, a state he won in 2016 by less than 11,000 votes, the narrowest margin of victory in the state's presidential election history. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


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LANSING, MICHIGAN – OCTOBER 27: U.S. President Donald Trump addresses thousands of supporters during a campaign rally at Capital Region International Airport October 27, 2020 in Lansing, Michigan. With one week until Election Day, Trump is campaigning in Michigan, a state he won in 2016 by less than 11,000 votes, the narrowest margin of victory in the state’s presidential election history. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Before this rally, women were already fleeing from Trump — in CNN’s pre-election polls, Biden’s support among White women (the ones Trump is clearly angling for when he says “suburban”) is 18 points higher than that of Hillary Clinton when she ran against Trump four years ago. But, with these latest remarks, the President has probably put the final nail in his own reelection chances with many women voters.

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Before Tuesday, it would have been hard to imagine how Trump could have offended women more than he already has. The president has, of course, been accused of sexual misconduct by more than two dozen women (allegations he denies) and been caught on tape bragging that he can get away with sexual assault. He has regularly disparaged and demeaned women — including his own daughter — by talking about their appearances rather than their accomplishments and by calling them offensive names. But previously, I argued when he called prominent women “nasty,” for example, that he was a misogynist but not necessarily a sexist. On Tuesday evening, Trump made clear that he is both.

A man who is a misogynist, according to Cornell philosopher Kate Manne, punishes women who won’t do what he wants. Trump’s behavior has long made it evident that he fits this bill. Meanwhile, a sexist, Manne says, believes men are better than women at things like business or sports.

Before Tuesday’s comments, it wasn’t entirely clear that Trump was a sexist; he did put some women in powerful positions in his administration and in the Trump Organization. But by appealing to suburban women to support him because he’s helping their husbands, Trump suggested he believes the workplace is the proper domain of men. This is textbook sexism.

Of course, Trump’s assumption that all women have — or should have — husbands is also terribly retrograde and offensive and will almost certainly be off-putting to single women (among others). Unmarried women are more than a quarter of the country’s population,

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Lip Lab founder could lose her beauty businesses over $280,000 hidden under a rock

Lip Lab founder could lose her property portfolio and beauty businesses under proceeds of crime laws if found guilty of drug dealing after $280,000 was found hidden under a rock and inside a Christmas present

  • Kimberley Treacy could lose her property portfolio if found guilty
  • NSW Crime Commission is trying to seize $133,970 found in a plastic Aldi bag
  • $151,000 was found in her home, including $79,950 hidden in a Christmas gift 
  • Treacy pleaded not guilty to the commercial supply of cocaine and ice  

Lip Lab founder Kimberley Treacy could lose her property portfolio under proceeds of crime laws over ‘unexplained wealth’. 

The NSW Crime Commission is trying to seize the $133,970 found in a plastic Aldi bag under a rock near her southwest Sydney home.

An additional $151,000 was found in the house, including $79,950 hidden in a Christmas present.

The 31-year-old and her boyfriend Shannon Macauley, 38, were arrested at her Camden beauty business in March.

Kimberley Treacy, 31, and her boyfriend Shannon Macauley, 38, were arrested at her Camden beauty business in March

Kimberley Treacy, 31, and her boyfriend Shannon Macauley, 38, were arrested at her Camden beauty business in March

The mother-of-two (left) made her millions after she and her sister (right) created cruelty-free beauty line Lip Lab Cosmetics, with 14 stores across Australia

The mother-of-two (left) made her millions after she and her sister (right) created cruelty-free beauty line Lip Lab Cosmetics, with 14 stores across Australia 

She pleaded not guilty to the commercial supply of cocaine and ice.

Macauley claimed his girlfriend didn’t know about the drugs and money. He pleaded guilty to commercial drug supply and was sentenced to a minimum six years’ jail.

Treacy faces two charges of publishing false and misleading material to obtain property and two charges of obtaining property by deception, The Daily Telegraph reports.

The mother-of-two made her millions after she and her sister created cruelty-free beauty line Lip Lab Cosmetics, with 14 stores across Australia.

Clients can mix their own unique shades of lipstick by using a one-of-a-kind blending machine. 

Treacy and Macauley’s assets, including a nine-acre plot of land at Orangeville and a Toyota Camry, has been seized by the crime commission.

It has also frozen her shares in Laser Express Australia Pty Ltd and her Camden Medi Spa.

During Macauley’s trial, police described him as a ‘drug mastermind’ after raiding his home in 2016 and finding $133,970 cash, 105g of ice and 380g of cocaine in the plastic Aldi bag.    

Macauley had a criminal record including armed robbery, shooting at someone, car theft and having stolen goods in his custody.

The crime commission asked the NSW Supreme Court to order Treacy and Macauley pay back the value of their ‘unexplained wealth’.  

The case will return to court on November 9.

Treacy and Macauley's assets, including a nine-acre plot of land at Orangeville and a Toyota Camry, has been seized by the crime commission. Pictured with her sister (right)

Treacy and Macauley’s assets, including a nine-acre plot of land at Orangeville and a Toyota Camry, has been seized by the crime commission. Pictured with her sister (right) 

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2020 Women Voters Are Fired Up This Election, On Covid, Economy And Climate

Twenty-twenty is the year of the female voter. The centennial of that right being ratified in the Constitution is turning out to also be the year when women are driving the election and the issues.

Women are turning out in droves to vote, standing in lines for hours, and could make history  ushering in “the largest gender gap of any presidential election since the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment granted women the right to vote a century ago,” wrote James Hohman in The Washington Post on September 29th.  Female voters prefer Former Vice President Joe Biden by 31%, and male voters prefer President Trump by 13%.  If 2016 is a starting point for comparison, women will out-vote men in 2020, just as they did in 2016, by a difference of 63% to 59%.  

Twenty-twenty is also the first year a woman of color is on the ballot for Vice President – at a time when racial inequality dominates the country’s zeitgeist, alongside covid-19 – and a year when more women candidates are on the ballot for U.S. House and Senate seats than ever before (both major parties combined), as 37.9% of House candidates and 23.9% of Senate candidates.

Women’s top issues – “The era of the climate voter has arrived.”

Women’s top issues in 2020 are healthcare and Covid-19, the economy and climate change.  Women have always been focused on healthcare as a top issue and it looms bigger than ever this year in the midst of a pandemic that is still out of control eight months into it and that thrust the economy into a tailspin.  Women who lean toward Biden blame Trump for mishandling both the pandemic and the economy, and resent that he has been trying both in Congress and the courts to end the Affordable Care Act, taking healthcare away from about 23 million people. 

Women are more focused on climate change than male voters, especially female Democratic voters. It could be due to the plethora of extreme weather events from wildfires to hurricanes upending their lives and data showing these events are linked to climate change.

“The era of the climate voter has arrived. This may be news to people…but these are the facts: climate change is now a top-three voter priority, climate voters are turning out in unprecedented numbers, and battleground state voters of all stripes are deeply concerned about the climate crisis. In 2020, politicians ignore climate voters at their peril,” wrote Nathaniel Stinnett on WBUR.com in September, seven months into the pandemic.

Pew reported just two weeks ago that 68% of voters still say climate change is important to their vote, even eight months into the pandemic. In a tight race, that could tip the scale.

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In this time of comfort-at-home fashion, Crocs are having a moment

Crocs went through a rough patch during the Great Recession, but a few years ago, they became popular again. They were also a punchline, like in this 2016 Saturday Night Live skit.

Now during the pandemic, people post their Croc collections online, and teens are wearing them to virtual prom.

Then, there are celebrities.

That enthusiasm, along with Croc collaborations with musicians and brands like Vera Bradley and KFC, have led to an increase in sales during the pandemic.

Daniel McCarthy, a marketing professor at Emory University, said the brand’s newer popularity is a combination of “some clever influencer marketing that they’ve done as well as apparently just being comfortable.”

Comfortable matters because so many of us are spending more time at home. But style matters too, said Laticha Brown, a management professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

“Yes, I’m home but I want something that’s new and different,” she said.   

The shoes are also popular with people who aren’t staying home, such as those who work in the medical field. Earlier this year, the company donated more than 800,000 shoes to health care workers. 

Sam Poser, an analyst with Susquehanna, said it was a good marketing move. 

“It was also very authentic to the way the product was being used,” he said.

And right now, Poser said Crocs and other footwear brands that sell comfort are selling as well.

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Wedding Crashers 2 Prospects Feel Really Good Says Vince Vaughn

Vince Vaughn has provided fans with a promising Wedding Crashers 2 update. The original movie stars Vaughn alongside Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Bradley Cooper, Christopher Walken, and Isla Fisher. It has been praised as one of the best comedies of the past 20 years, so talk of a sequel was to be expected over the years. In an interview from over the summer, Ferrell was asked about the sequel and responded by stating, “Wedding Crashers 2, yeah. I think we can just say it’s being written.”

Wedding Crashers director David Dobkin has stated many times that they do not have a script for the sequel at this time. However, he has revealed that he does have an idea for Wedding Crashers 2 that would see Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson back in their late 40s. It’s an idea that he has been working on, and apparently Vaughn likes it a lot. He had this to say.

RELATED: If Wedding Crashers 2 Happens, It’ll Have a Very Weird, Difficult, Challenging Story

“David Dobkin had a really good idea that’s contemporary. I never went and made a sequel to a lot of these films at the time because it felt like we were just chasing a success. But what I like about where Crashers could potentially be at is [that] there’s something that is of this moment that feels really good… a lot of these comedies, even something like Wedding Crashers, you’re sort of investigating things that I think are real in our lives, but the comedy is an overcommitment to the absurd.”

Vince Vaughn did not go into Wedding Crashers 2 story details, but David Dobkin has previously stated that the story could explore “what it’d be like for guys in their late 40s who end up being single again and have to go back out in the world. What a weird, difficult, challenging story that is.” The director continued, “And as long as there’s a real story in the middle of it, to me, it can be a movie.” It appears that Dobkin may have stumbled on to the “real” story aspect of the sequel.

David Dobkin made his Wedding Crashers 2 comments back in June of this year. At that time, Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn had yet to read his treatment. Vaughn has read the story, though it’s unclear if Wilson has yet. “So we’ll see. We started noodling on it a while ago… But there’s no rush to go make that movie,” said Dobkin. Vaughn has not participated in too many sequels, though many of his comedies could have probably made a lot of money at the box office with a follow up.

Vince Vaughn is currently getting ready to release Freaky, which is directed by Christopher Landon (Happy Death Day). The movie is an update and clever take on the Freaky Friday formula, where a high school girl (Kathryn Newton) changes bodies with a serial killer (Vaughn). The movie will

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Power of Women Music: Execs in Catalog, Operations, Management Thrive

The past few months has been such a dynamic time for this industry that it was a challenge to keep up with all the executive moves for women on this year’s report. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has accelerated change, disrupting business models and personal lives. Still, the women on Variety‘s Power of Women impact list have found ways to innovate, and many are hopeful for the future.

Among the women in music who are not just surviving, but thriving, in 2020 are executives from Interscope Geffen A&R, Capitol Music Group, Caroline, Universal Music Enterprises and Warner Chappell Music Publishing, as well as managers, agents, film music aficionados and tech innovators.

See the full list here.  

The women of Capitol Music Group 

  • Britney Davis, VP of artist relations, marketing & special projects, Capitol Music Group 
  • Cindy James, head of commercial marketing, Caroline Music

Davis arrived at Capitol Music Group shortly after Lil Baby signed there three years ago and worked on his double-platinum album, “My Turn,” as well as his powerful single “The Bigger Picture,” released after the killing of George Floyd, with proceeds partially benefitting Black Lives Matter. “He is a true storyteller,” she says of the artist. “He was speaking purely as a Black man of 25 — it was so emotional and raw and authentic.” As head of commercial marketing, James strives to build connections and create repeat listens. Beyond the reign of Lil Baby, who held the top album spot for five consecutive weeks, she’s pleased with the performances of singer-songwriter Clairo and Texas band Surfaces, two acts she’s been developing over the past year. During the second quarter, with lockdown measures in place, “paid subscription revenues grew significantly faster than they did in the first quarter,” James says of streaming services. “So that’s really encouraging.” 

Jane Gowen
EVP of product development & marketing, Universal Music Enterprises
Universal Music Group 

As U.S. head of A&R and marketing for the catalog division of the world’s largest music company, Gowen works with music’s top acts day in, day out. “In the past year there’s been projects from Bob Marley, Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, John Lennon and Cat Stevens, and U2 and Elton John are coming up,” she says. “I’m very lucky.” In the streaming age, the sky’s the limit for catalog sales: “Now, it’s really about finding the story around a catalog,” says the Los Angeles-based U.K. transplant, who started her career at Virgin Records in London. Listening hasn’t dipped with so many people stuck at home. “In fact, it’s thriving.” 

Laura Karpman
Composer  

Karpman won her first primetime Emmy for music in the documentary series “Why We Hate” in September and found ways to record orchestral film scores remotely during the pandemic, culminating in an operatic sequence for HBO’s “Lovecraft Country.” Next up: Marvel’s animated “What If?” series for Disney Plus. The co-founder of the Alliance for Women Film Composers is also the first female music governor in the Motion Picture Academy. “When you do advocacy

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Jennifer Lopez Recalls Having to “Convince” Producers to Cast Her in The Wedding Planner

It’s hard to imagine a world where Jennifer Lopez didn’t star in The Wedding Planner.

At the time, the romantic comedy starring the singer and Matthew McConaughey was a hit, opening at No. 1 in the box office.

The premiere also coincided with the release of J. Lo’s sophomore album, J.Lo, a chart-topper in its own respect.

But, in a discussion with her business partner and agent, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, for Variety‘s Power of Women Conversations presented by Lifetime, Jennifer says none of that would’ve happened if she hadn’t convinced director Adam Shankman to take a chance on her.

She explains that prior to taking on the lead role in The Wedding Planner her experience consisted of roles she describes as “the maid, the Rosie Perez type roles, the dishwasher, the this, the that.”

Jennifer continues, “I had to kind of break out of that and convince somebody to put me in the first romantic comedy, which I think was The Wedding Planner.”

Jennifer Lopez’s Best Roles

How she landed the role, Jennifer explains, was quite simple. “I was, like you said, kind of hot at the time and you were my agent and you were asking for a certain price that you thought I merited and they were buckling back on us,” she shares. “Then, [Adam] came to one of my record signings and he said give her whatever she wants.”



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The “Jenny From the Block” singer shares the significance of this moment in her career, explaining, “The idea that somebody like me, from my background, who was a woman, could garner that type of, you know, price in this industry. It was a big deal.”

She then went on to star in more romcoms,

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Bec Judd shares her beauty secrets – and how she keeps her hair looking perfect

Bec Judd has shared her beauty secrets, and revealed the products she swears by to ensure her hair looks glossy every day of the week.

The mum-of-four and co-founder of activewear line Jaggad, 37, said she has streamlined her routine to be quick, simple and effective over the years – and now has a few skincare, hair and makeup products that she buys on repeat.

When it comes to her hair, Bec said she only washes it twice a week, even if she exercises.

Bec Judd (pictured) has shared her beauty secrets, and revealed the products she swears by to ensure her hair looks glossy every day of the week

Bec Judd (pictured) has shared her beauty secrets, and revealed the products she swears by to ensure her hair looks glossy every day of the week 

The mum-of-four and co-founder of activewear line Jaggad, 37, said she has streamlined her routine to be quick, simple and effective over the years

The mum-of-four and co-founder of activewear line Jaggad, 37, said she has streamlined her routine to be quick, simple and effective over the years

The 37-year-old loves Klorane’s Mint Scalp Detox Shampoo ($13.99) and Conditioner ($13.99), and otherwise swears by their Aquatic Mint Dry Shampoo ($15.99) if her locks need a quick spruce:

‘Before that I’d always been an oilier hair type and would have to wash my hair every two days, especially if I exercised, but the Klorane dry shampoo just pushes me through,’ Bec told Gritty Pretty. 

If her hair needs some extra nourishment, she’ll turn to the Mango Butter Mask ($24.95) by the same brand, as it’s ‘super luxurious and smells insane’.

Bec (pictured) said she only washes her hair twice a week and instead prefers to use dry shampoo to keep it looking its best

Bec (pictured) said she only washes her hair twice a week and instead prefers to use dry shampoo to keep it looking its best

What are Bec’s beauty secrets? 

* Wash your hair twice a week to keep it looking glossy; otherwise rely on dry shampoo to give it a boost.

Bec Judd's beauty secrets include using a hair mask once a week and always wearing SPF

Bec Judd’s beauty secrets include using a hair mask once a week and always wearing SPF

* Use a hair mask once a week or once a fortnight.

* Invest in active skincare products that will work the hard yards for you. Bec likes to wear Vitamin C, Vitamin B5 and Vitamin A.

* Always wear SPF daily.

* Use a microneedle derma roller once a week to help your serums better penetrate into your skin.

* Choose a slightly lighter pencil for your eyebrow as this helps to create a fluffier and more natural look.

* Use powder foundation for a seamless and efficient finish. 

* Drink green tea to boost your complexion.

The 37-year-old loves Klorane's Mint Scalp Detox Shampoo ($13.99) and Conditioner ($13.99; pictured)

She sometimes uses the Mango Butter Mask ($24.95) when her hair needs an extra boost (pictured)

The 37-year-old loves Klorane’s Mint Scalp Detox Shampoo ($13.99) and Conditioner ($13.99; left) and sometimes uses the Mango Butter Mask ($24.95) by the same brand when her hair needs an extra boost (right)

When it comes to how she looks after her complexion, Bec said she is ‘big into actives, cosmeceuticals and serums’.

As she heads into her late 30s, the mum-of-four said she relies on big-hitting products with clinically-proven and scientific ingredients.

Bec said she only uses products by The Skincare Company, beginning with their Vitamin C Serum ($125) and their Hyaluronic B5 Serum ($125) first thing in the morning.

She then finishes with the Hydrating Moisturiser with SPF

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Wedding and Birthday Party Infect 56, Leaving Nearly 300 in Quarantine

“The problem, at one time, was large gatherings: bars, restaurants, right?” Mr. Cuomo said. Now, he said, “it’s these small gatherings that are creating issues.”

The aftermath of the Long Island birthday party, which adhered to state restrictions, underscored the governor’s point.

About 50 people attended the party in Bellport on Oct. 17, officials said. Nonetheless, inadequate social distancing resulted in 26 guests testing positive for the virus and 132 people being forced to quarantine, officials said.

Although there was nothing illegal about the party, Mr. Bellone said, it was important for county residents to consider the potential harm that even seemingly modest family gatherings could do.

“These kinds of superspreader events are a threat to our public health and to our continued economic recovery,” Mr. Bellone said.

In addition to fining the country club that hosted the wedding, officials said on Wednesday that for the first time since the pandemic began, the county was penalizing a local homeowner for violating the restrictions on gatherings.

The homeowner, Kim Catalanotto, was hit with a $2,500 fine after the county police broke up a party at her Farmingville house, where 200 to 300 people, most of them underage, had gathered and were consuming alcohol last Saturday, officials said. No virus cases had been linked to the party as of Wednesday, Mr. Bellone said.

Ms. Catalanotto could not be reached for comment.

Alain Delaquérière contributed research.

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