Monday, 23 April 2018

OnePlus 6 Ceramic Back Panel Officially teased Just Before Launch

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14:08:00

OnePlus 6 Ceramic Back Panel Officially teased Just Before Launch
Photo Courtesy:OnepPlus India Twitter

Highlights

OnePlus India has teased the back panel in a tweet

OnePlus 6 is likely to have a ceramic back panel

If not ceramic, the device could get a glass back

Just a few days away from the official launch, OnePlus revealed that its latest flagship will have a new back panel, which will enable wireless charging support. The company has officially said that to be launched OnePlus 6 attributes “new materials”. This revelation leads to speculations that the device will have a ceramic back panel.




If speculation proves to be true, then the new panel possibly will make the OnePlus 6 a stronger contender amongst its contemporaries; especially against the likes of Xiaomi and Essential Phone since they both have a ceramic back.

OnePlus India’s tweet hinted the coming of a new back material on the OnePlus 6. The tweet reads, "Same expert craftsmanship, new materials #OnePlus6." These words were accompanied by an image that showcases a glossy back surface with a line that says “Designed by OnePlus”. This black surface could allegedly be the ceramic back panel on the new OnePlus device.

The OnePlus 6 predecessors; the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5 both boasted aluminum back. If the Oneplus 6 has to bring in a wireless charging option, it will certainly need to come with a new panel.  Players such as Xiaomi and Essential Products have already introduced ceramic material on the products to enable wireless charging.

In case, it’s not ceramic back then what? The OnePlus 6 may well opt for a glass back. Some early leaks already supported this development. Furthermore, a glass back choice for the OnePlus 6 will make the smartphone a close competitor against the Apple iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S9, these devices come with a glass back panels.

So what are your thoughts? Will the OnePlus 6 Get a Ceramic Back or a Glass, do share your opinion in the comments below.

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Saturday, 21 April 2018

OnePlus 6 Registration to go live on Amazon India at Midnight

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HIGHLIGHTS

OnePlus 6 listing page will go live at 12am on April 22


Amazon India says the handset will be exclusive to its platform


There is no word yet on OnePlus 6 pricing, launch date




So Fans, the wait is finally over.  The OnePlus 6 listing page on Amazon will go live at 12 am-midnight, i.e. April 22.

In an announcement, Amazon has confirmed that the OnePlus 6 flagship will be exclusively available on its online platform, and expected to be launched in India soon.


To get a notification about the availability of OnePlus 6, Amazon users simply need to click on the “Notify me” option. Amazon India also informed that customers can visit the dedicated Amazon.in OnePlus 6 page at 00:00 hrs midnight and do as directed to receive the notification updates for the device. Further, the statement adds that the OnePlus 6 has more screen estate without any bargain on size, which will, of course, lead to an immersive viewing experience. However, the exclusive online partner didn’t disclose the release date, price and other information in the statement.
“OnePlus 6 is inarguably one of the most anticipated smartphones in India today. We are glad to remain the partner of choice for such an iconic brand for over 3 years now and bring our customers exclusive access to the new OnePlus 6,” Amazon India said in the statement.

In the meantime, OnePlus has also stated “The Lab-OnePlus 6 Edition” programme ahead of the OnePlus 6 Launch. This exercise will provide an opportunity to 15 users to review its upcoming flagship. And the chosen lucky ones will get to keep a unit of OnePlus 6. So, if you’re interested, and want to try your fortunes and own a OnePlus 6, then submit forms for The Lab—OnePlus Edition until 2nd May until 10 pm EDT, which is May 3, 7:30 am IST. The company requires the basic information like email address, country, name, and if the candidate applicant has been using a OnePlus Smartphone.

OnePlus 6 Specifications

The upcoming OnePlus Flagship, OnePlus 6 is equipped with the latest Snapdragon 845 process, 256GB inbuilt storage and 8GB of RAM. The device has obtained water resistance certification. Also, it is expected to have 6B RAM and 64GB or 128GB storage variant. On the display front, OnePlus 6 provides a 6.28-inch AMOLED Full View screen with an aspect ratio 19:9; it also features a notch on the top of the display. The dual rear cameras are vertically aligned, which comprises 20-megapixel and 16-megapixels sensors with the fingerprint sensor mounted at the rear.

And the OnePlus 6 is scheduled for a Mid-May  Launch.

       

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Thursday, 19 April 2018

A Video Reveals The Xiaomi Mi 6X (Mi A2) Resembles Redmi Note 5 Pro

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15:17:00

A Video Reveals The Xiaomi Mi 6X (Mi A2) Resembles Redmi Note 5 Pro
Image Courtesy: Youtube

  •      Xiaomi Mi 6X launch in China on 25th April

  •      Mi 6X teaser unveiled by A third-party source

  •      The  teaser reveals significant specifications and colors of Mi 6X


Just a week after, on 25th April, Xiaomi will launch its mid-budget smartphone the Mi 6X in China.  While the official unveiling of the device is merely a week away, leaks, rumors, and confirmation have rolled out almost every bit— there is to know about the Mi 6X smartphone. The phone is expected to be rebranded as the Mi A2 in India.




In the latest development, apparently, an official promotional video advertisement of the Mi 6X has surfaced on the internet. The company is also apparently working on the Redmi S2 smartphone for the Chinese and Indian markets.

Though the video was not uploaded by the Xiaomi on Youtube, it was spotted by ITHome on a third-party Youtube channel. The teaser gave the 18-second look at the upcoming Mi 6X. With the little revelations made in the video, one can discover that the budget smartphone resembles the Redmi Note 5 Pro in many ways.



For instance, it has the similar vertical dual rear camera set-up, and an 18:9 display fullscreen display.  The video further rolled out that the smartphone will be launched in four color variants, ranging from black, red, gold and blue. A Rose Gold color options are also expected, that might be unveiled at the launch event.

Other than these details, the clip also restated the existence of a 20-megapixel primary sensor. However, as per the recent leaks, the smartphone was suggested to have a 12 megapixel Sony IMX486 sensor in the dual camera module. The front camera of the Mi 6X is expected to receive a 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 sensor.

Taking a look at the internal configuration for Xiaomi Mi 6X

The Mi 6X may receive a 5.99 inch full HD (1080x2160 pixels) display coupled with an aspect ratio of 18:9. It is said to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC, with different variants availability; 4GB/6GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB/128GB of onboard storage, and feature a 2910mAh battery. Seemingly, Mi 6X will run on Android Ore out of the box with MIUI in China, and Android One-branded version (Mi A2) is anticipated in markets including India.



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Avengers Edition OnePlus 6 India Launch Is Confirmed

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14:37:00

Avengers Edition OnePlus 6 India Launch Is Confirmed

  • OnePlus has made it official that it will be releasing an Avengers-themed variant of its upcoming flagship OnePlus 6

  • There is no official announcement about when the OnePlus 6 will be launched. Avengers Infinity Wars will be releasing on April 27

  • The OnePlus 6 is expected to have 256GB onboard memory, 8GB RAM and a Snapdragon 845 processor


A good news for all Marvel fans, OnePlus has made it official that it will be launching an Avengers edition of its upcoming OnePlus 6 device. As speculated the Oneplus and Disney collaboration will release the smartphone in India.



We have the confirmation of OnePlus 6 Avengers theme device even before the Oneplus 6 official announcement by the OnePlus. However, the OnePlus 6 Avengers Edition is likely to come in May, as the Avengers: Infinity War will be released on 27 April.

In 2017, the company adopted the similar strategy when it joined hands with Star Wars for its OnePlus 5t Phone.  Then OnePlus 5t had a Star Wars theme design, its contents were based on the Star Wars themes, like wallpapers and device themes, and it even had a Star Wars case. We can expect OnePlus to do something on the similar lines for the OnePlus 6 Avengers-themed limited edition. 

Avengers Edition OnePlus 6 India Launch Is Confirmed

The OnePlus 's and Marvel  tie-up was primarily teased by the Indian division the company with a statement describes it as a “step towards strengthening our association with Disney India.” This hints that the device will be,  at least in the initial phases, will only be released in India.  Also, the Star Wars edition of OnePlus 5T was limited to India as well.

There has been no official announcement from one-place yet,  but there have been many leaks and rumors about the OnePlus 6. The device is anticipated to boast a notch, a Snapdragon 845 processor, 8GB RAM,  and 256GB storage variant, if this is true, then OnePlus 6 be the first device of the company to have a 256GB onboard memory.  Also, a recent teaser of OnePlus hinted that the phone could be waterproof and dustproof.

So are you Excited? Do let us know your thoughts in the comments box


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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

[Report] Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge Will Get Android Oreo Update Soon

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13:55:00

[Report] Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge Will Get Android Oreo Update Soon

In a few days time, Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are expected to receive the  Android Oreo upgrade, according to the reports. All USA vendors of the 2016 Samsung flagship handsets, which includes the renowned brands like AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon, also the unlocked variants have supposedly started to get the Android Oreo certification from the Wi-Fi- Alliance.




Everything started to take shape after SamMobile shared that the carrier operating in North America generally have to submit devices for certification earlier than a new major upgrade is rolled out.  This report made it certain that the Android Oreo update to the duo flagship; Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge is just around the corner.

Further, the report went to hint that Samsung Turkey had before disclosed that an Android Ore OTA  update was in the examination phase for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy  S7 Edge,  with an unconfirmed launched expected on April 13.

Since that date has elapsed, these new developments restate a rollout in the coming days, at least in the US, if not worldwide.  As usual, the upgrade rollouts would be gradual in nature, and all users will not get it in one go. It will be released in parts and India will certainly be among the markets to receive Android Oreo on the Galaxy S7 series
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In the recent time, the Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and the Galaxy Note8 have started getting the Android Oreo-based Samsung Experience OTA update for worldwide users.


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Tuesday, 17 April 2018

OnePlus 6 Will be Water Resistant, Confirm an Official Video Just before Its Launch

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14:23:00


OnePlus 6 Will be Water Resistant, Confirm an Official Video Just before Its Launch


OnePlus is currently leaving no stone unturned before the launch of its upcoming flagship OnePlus 6. Expected to be launched in the next few days, Oneplus is yet to share the exact date, however,  we can anticipate the day to be sometime around the end of April or May first week.

In the build-up to the launch, Oneplus rolling out the glimpse of the Oneplus 6 for some time now.  In the last month, it confirmed that one of the OnePlus 6 will be a fast phone--suggesting at the current Qualcomm's fastest processor, the Snapdragon 845 SoC. Just a few weeks away from the launch, in another official teaser of the OnePlus 6, the company has confirmed that the device will be water resistant.


The company released a 3-second video on its official Twitter handle, to unveil that its flagship device, also known as the one plus 6 will be a water-resistant phone. Though, the video clip did not give out any additional details about the phone.  The video shows water droplets striking the surface, indicating that the OnePlus 6 will be water resistant.  And the clip ends. This is contrasting the previous teaser, which doesn't show the phone at all.                                                                                                                                                                                             
Last year launched, OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T, were also water and dust resistant phones to an extent. But, the company never officially confirmed and promoted these features.  Since the company has confirmed the water resistant certification for the OnePlus 6, it can be said that this is the first-ever smartphone by OnePlus that actually provide protection against water.

The OnePlus teaser caption says "Don't you just hate it when you have to stop using your phone when it rains? So do we." Despite no additional details from the company about the IP certification for the device yet, we can anticipate OnePlus 6 to have IP67 certification,  that means that the phone will be able to withstand water immersion.  So you can drop your OnePlus 6 in water, and IP67 certification will make sure that the device is not damaged.  IP67 certification will also make roads for the upcoming OnePlus 6 to be dust resistant.



With IP67 certification a phone can successfully accomplish withstanding immersion in water up to one meter for a maximum time of 30 minutes. The conclusion is as per tests conducted in laboratory conditions.

By building OnePlus 6 water resistant, it seems that the company is aiming to compete with Apple's anniversary edition phone--iPhone X. Also, it's worth a mention that the iPhone 8+ is IP67 rated.  Further, the upcoming flagship smartphone with triple cameras the Huawei P20 Pro from Huawei is also certified with IP67 water and dust resistance. In contrast, Samsung went one step ahead to opt for IP68 certification with its newly launched Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. The same can be expected in the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 as well.


Also Read: OnePlus 6 Avengers Addition

OnePlus 6 Camera Samples



Oneplus 6 Camera Sample
Image Courtesy: Pete Lau/ Weibo

Oneplus 6 Camera Sample
Image Courtesy: Pete Lau/ Weibo

Oneplus 6 Camera Sample
Image Courtesy: Pete Lau/ Weibo

Oneplus 6 Camera Sample
Image Courtesy: Pete Lau/ Weibo

Oneplus 6 Camera Sample
Image Courtesy: Pete Lau/ Weibo

Oneplus 6 Camera Sample
Image Courtesy: Pete Lau/ Weibo

Amid all the happening, Pete Lau, OnePlus CEO, posted a few camera samples on the Chinese micro-blogging site--Weibo, which he apparently clicked with the OnePlus 6. The camera samples don’t disclose technical information about the OnePlus 6 camera, but we can surely gauge (from the above image samples) that the device, for sure, can capture pretty clear images in bright daylight scenario. All pictures have been shot in daylight, one of the seven sample images show a portrait-mode click of the tulips.


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Saturday, 14 April 2018

Xiaomi Black Shark Arrives: Here's Specification Accessories And Price

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15:49:00

Xiaomi Black Shark

Xiaomi backed Black Shark gaming Smartphone has finally arrived on the scene. The device is a result of Xiaomi’s investment in Black Shark Technology; a China-based gaming company that will most probably blend into the MI ecosystem.

Black and green hue combination is no surprise to those who are familiar with the Razer Phone (another gaming smartphone), perhaps the only matching up competitor of the Xiaomi Black Shark today.



Xiaomi Black Shark liquid cooling
Xiaomi Black Shark liquid cooling
Attractive green chamfered edges and a glowing “S” at the back pulls off a chic gaming appearance. Apart from looks, the company is boasting about a multi-stage “liquid cooling” system; a terminology which was previously used for heat pipe-style cooling solutions on smartphones like the Lumia 950. However, it’s not the same thing that you’d see on a gaming PC. Anyhow, Black Shark is claiming temperature drop of 8 degree Celsius with it.

Xiaomi Black Shark Specification And Price


Xiaomi Black Shark offers a customized hardware to achieve the best gaming performance out of a smartphone. It includes a new ISP and cooling system that we discussed earlier.

The company has integrated a 5.99-inch display with an aspect ratio of 18:9 IPS LCD, Full HD+ resolution, and 97 percent DCI-P3 coverage.

The device has the latest Snapdragon 845 SoC (as leaked) with the standard kyro 385 cores and Adreno 630 GPU for graphics output. Though, the company has not mentioned a high refresh rate display, contrasting to Razer Phone.



Gaming devices do suck a lot of power. Understandably the Xiaomi Black Shark is power with a massive 4000mAh battery for a longer performance. However, we can only comment on the sustainability of the battery after concluding tests post its release after 20th April.

Ditching the microSD slot, Black Shark is available in two variants—6GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage, and 8GB RAM and 128GB inbuilt storage. A new image processing chip by MEMC provides sharper colors and smooth performance when required.

For a better grip, the Black Shark body of the phone is an X-shape, and the frame is also utilized as an antenna.

The Black Shark has one speaker, though the earpiece lends support for a Biso stereo sound. The microphone of the device is gaming-oriented, it has the ability to provide simple usage of voice call and radio chat while playing without interference.

Like Nintendo switch, you can attach a Gamepad to Black Shark. The company will be providing the gamepad for free to first 50,000 buyers. The device comes with a 340mAh battery and connectivity via Bluetooth. You can also find a dedicated “Shark” button on the left side which allows you to channel all hardware resources to your game so you can get all the available performance.

Xiaomi black shark gamepad

You can click pictures with the dual camera setup on the back of the Black Shark, it is capable of capturing images with 12 megapixels f/1.75 + 20 MP f/1.75 with 6P lens and dual-LED flash. 1.25 µm is the pixel size of the first sensor, while the other sensor has 1 µm pixels. The front camera has the similar 20-megapixel sensor but the slower f/2.2 lens.

The phone comes with Android Oreo, coupled with JOY UI, which is a custom launcher that shares its apps with Xiaomi’s MIUI.


Xiaomi Black Shark Sky Gray
Xiaomi Black Shark: Sky Gray

Xiaomi Black Shark  Polar Night
Xiaomi Black Shark: Polar Night
You can pre-order your Black Shark on JD.com until April 20. It will have two shades, one Polar Night Black and Sky Gray. Similarly, you have two different options when it comes to specs and prices; the variant with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB memory will cost you CNY 2,999 (approx $477), the higher variant will with 128 GB storage and 8 GB of RAM will cost CNY3,499 (approximately $557) (the price makes it the cheapest Snapdragon 845 phone until now). Also, the Black Shark Gamepad can be grabbed for CNY179 ($28) separately, once 50,000 units are sold.


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