The long-awaited OnePlus 5 has finally launched internationally, just ahead of its planned launch in India on Thursday. Multiple leaks and rumors have been confirmed now that we know exactly what the smartphone and its specification sheet look like. The OnePlus 5 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC and is available with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB storage for $479 (approximately Rs. 31,000) or 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage for $539 (roughly Rs. 35,000). It also has dual cameras on the back, a 5.5-inch full-HD display, UFS 2.1 storage, a 3300mAh battery, and Android 7.1.1. While the exact price of the OnePlus 5 in India is unknown, leaks suggest that the two variants will cost Rs. 32,999 and Rs. 37,999 when it sells through Amazon India at 4:30 PM.

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Given OnePlus’ reputation for offering flagship-class phones at rock-bottom prices compared to most other companies, the anticipation for the OnePlus 5 is running high. It will compete with the Samsung Galaxy S8, the iPhone 7, and the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 6. The device is very similar to the iPhone 7 Plus due to the antenna lines and the placement of the two camera lenses, and it is a significant departure from last year’s. OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. It’s also one of the first devices to launch with Qualcomm’s 2017 flagship SoC, the Snapdragon 835. OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has already called the OnePlus 5 the “fastest-selling” OnePlus model, though exact numbers are yet to come. Are not known. While initial reactions so far have been generally positive, the launch has been marred by allegations of benchmark manipulation.

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Travis Kalanick, CEO of Uber, resigns after multiple controversies. Travis Kalanick has stepped down as CEO of Uber, which he co-founded, after weeks of pressure over controversies over handling a sexual harassment incident and reports of unprofessional and sexist behavior at the company. Twenty employees were fired after an investigation by former US Attorney General Eric Holder into the company’s work culture, and several investors have demanded Kalanick’s resignation. It was recently revealed that Kalanick and several other top executives at Uber had improperly obtained copies of the medical records of a New Delhi woman who an Uber driver had raped, then accused her of lying about the incident.

Flipkart sales extravaganza continues. Flipkart is holding a sale on laptops from June 20 to 22 and another on smartphones from June 22 to 24. Buyers can take advantage of discounts and various offers, including exchanges, bank bonds, and free EMI subscriptions. Prices during the Flipkart sale can be as low as Rs. 9,999 for the Acer 10 Atom 2-in-1, with mainstream Intel Core i5-based models starting at Rs. 38,990 and Core i3 models starting at Rs. 22,990. During the smartphone sale on Flipkart, multiple iPhone models, and the Moto Z and Google Pixel series, will be sold at discounted prices. The site is teasing the iPhone 7 32GB for Rs. 4_,499 while also promising “lowest prices ever” for 16GB and 32GB variants of the iPhone 6.

WhatsApp will live on through 2020 on older Android phones. After WhatsApp announced it would end compatibility with some niche and legacy platforms, WhatsApp decided to give BlackBerry OS and Nokia S40 users a short-term deferment of payment. . The Facebook-owned service has also now stated that it will retain support for versions of Android older than 2.3.7 Gingerbread until at least February 1, 2020. However, WhatsApp says there will be no active development for these platforms and no guarantee that new features will be rolled out or that even existing ones will continue to work for everyone. WhatsApp recommends that users upgrade to a new phone well before the closing date.

HP announces new 2-in-1 hybrid laptops in India and has launched two new 2-in-1 models in India, both of which support stylus ink. Bundled active styluses allow users to draw on the screen, highlight text, and convert handwriting to text. The new HP Pavilion x360 and Specter x360 feature 7th-generation Intel Core processors, full-HD displays, and Bang & Olufsen audio. The Pavilion x360 is available in 11-inch and 14-inch models, priced from Rs. 40,290 and 55,290, respectively, while the ultra-slim 13.3-inch Specter x360 costs Rs. 1,15,290.

Google stops Android Market for older versions of Android Google has announced that the old Android Market app store, which serves users of Android 2.1 and earlier, will be closed on June 30. The company says it’s been seven years since the release of Android 2.1 Eclair, and the user base for legacy devices has now dwindled to a negligible number. Almost no app makers even support these versions of Android. Due to technical limitations, users cannot be notified of the impending shutdown via notifications on the devices themselves. Apps can still be sideloaded, but compatibility will be an issue, and old appliances will likely be vulnerable to security vulnerabilities.

Firefox Focus comes to AndroidMozilla has brought its privacy-focused Firefox Focus app to Android after launching it on iOS last year. This specially designed alternative to the regular Firefox browser promises improved anonymity by hindering tracking mechanisms used by websites, analytics services, and ad networks, and it also has a built-in ad blocker. You can see the number of blocked ads and clear your history with a single tap.

Paytm is reportedly preparing a mutual fund offering. JusAnth, after launching its payment banking business Paytm is reportedly obtaining RBI approval to set up a money market mutual fund. The move would allow the company to raise money through financial services. Reportedly, the investment fund could be launched within a few months. Paytm is backed by Softbank and Alibaba and has been public about its wealth management ambitions. Paytm hopes to have 500 million customers by 2020.

Moto C Plus sold out in 7 minutes. According to Flipkart, the entire stock of about 42,000 Moto C Plus smartphones sold out within 7 minutes of the device’s sale, which equates to about 100 units per second. The newly launched smartphone costs Rs. 6,999 and offers a 5-inch HD display, quad-core MediaTek SoC, an 8-megapixel camera, 4000mAh battery, 2GB RAM, and 16GB storage. The Moto C Plus is a dual-SIM 4G VoLTE device and is available exclusively on Flipkart, which goes on sale from Thursday.

Steam’s Summer Sale Begins June 22. Steam’s annual Summer Sale event begins June 22 this year. PayPal disclosed the news in a tweet announcing a special offer for users who purchase games using its service. There is no indication yet which games will go on sale and how big the discounts will be. The sales event is expected to last until July 5, but Valve has not yet made any statements. Users in India can search for their favorite titles starting June 22 at 10:30 PM IST.

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