Another day, another OnePlus 5 leaked. This time, it’s about the OnePlus 5 release date. According to a leaked internal email, the company’s latest flagship killer will be released on June 15. If true, it means he will be available in just two weeks. Furthermore, a tweet from the company hints at a major change in how low-light shooting is done. Interesting times are ahead for those in the Android smartphone camp.
Intel Core-X Series Desktop CPUs Unveiled, Including New Core i9 ChipsThe rumors, were real. At Computex 2017, Intel unveiled its new high-end processor offering with the Core-X series and the new X299 chipset. Usually, Intel’s top-of-the-line CPUs are a generation behind what’s available to the mainstream. Now Intel is aligning its high-end SKUs with the architecture seen on the mainline with Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X CPUs. Pricing and availability in India will be announced in the coming months.
Essential Phone with Modular Accessories Launched by ‘Father of Android’ Andy Rubin Andy Rubin, known by many as the ‘Father of Android’, left Google to start his own company Essential Products. One of the first devices is the aptly named Essential Phone. Sporting top specs like a Snapdragon 835 SoC, it has a bezel-free display and sports add-on modules like a 360-degree camera. There is also the Essential Home. It is a big-screen smart speaker with a new Ambient OS operating system.
Moto Z2 Play leaked images of Moto Mods, camera bumps, and more. Essential isn’t the only company with modular designs. Ahead of an official announcement, the Moto Z2 Play has been leaked, courtesy of popular tipster Roland Quandt. It is said to be 5.99mm thick, even if the included camera bump brings it to 8.49mm. The Z2 Play has a similar design to its predecessor, with a 16-point connector for Moto Mods on the back. In terms of specs, it is rumored to have a Snapdragon 626 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of built-in storage, and a 5.5-inch full-HD AMOLED.
Xiaomi Mi 6c ‘Jason’ spotted on GFXBench A new Xiaomi smartphone is reportedly in the works thanks to benchmarks spotted on GFXBench. Codenamed Xiaomi Jason, it is believed to be a flagship version of the Xiaomi Mi 6, known as the Mi 6c. The company has used the ‘c’ nomenclature for stripped-down variants such as the Xiaomi Mi 4c and the Mi5c. It features an octa-core Snapdragon 660 processor clocked at 2.2GHz, with 6GB of RAM, and offers 64GB of internal storage. The smartphone has a 5.1-inch full-HD screen and runs MIUI based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. On the front camera, the alleged Jason device is said to have a 12-megapixel rear camera in addition to a 4-megapixel front-facing camera. It is worth pointing out that the suspected Xiaomi could launch Jason under a different name very well.
LG, Qualcomm Working To Integrate Snapdragon 845 SoC In LG G7: Report It looks like LG has started working with Qualcomm to integrate Snapdragon 845 SoC into next year’s LG G7. According to Korea Herald, there is no way this is a timed exclusive deal similar to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ deal. Instead, it claims work on-chip integration has begun. Little is known about the Snapdragon 845 SoC except that it is built on the 7nm process and is expected to be 30 percent more powerful than the Snapdragon 835 SoC.
Computex 2017: Nvidia’s new Max-Q design promises thinner and faster gaming laptops. At Computex 2017, Nvidia unveiled its Max-Q design approach. Aside from the fancy name, it promises to make gaming laptops lighter, quieter, and faster. How thin? Try the size of a MacBook Air. It will feature GeForce GTX 1080, 1070, and 1060 GPUs from OEMs such as Acer, Asus, Alienware, Lenovo, and MSI,
Snapdeal raises more than Rs. 113 Crores Van NVP, founders; Swiggy raises $80 million Controversial e-commerce site Snapdeal has raised Rs. 96.26 crores from early investor Nexus Ventures. In addition, founders Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal contributed Rs. 8.45 crores each, according to a regulatory filing with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
It’s unclear how long the new funding round will help Snapdeal continue its business as it faces stiff competition from rivals Flipkart and Amazon.
In other funding news, online food delivery platform Swiggy said it had raised $80 million (more than Rs. 517 crores) in Series E funding led by global internet group and technology investor Naspers. The funding saw participation from other existing investors Accel India, SAIF Partners India, Bessemer Venture Partners, Harmony Partners, and Norwest Venture Partners. The new infusion of funds will help it introduce new products and services to enhance the consumer experience, Swiggy said in a statement.
Sony Unveils New PS4 Bundle For India; ends PS3 production India gets what may be the most generous PS4 bundle yet. €28,990 nets users a 500GB PS4 Slim, Horizon Zero Dawn, Ratchet and Clank, Driveclub, and three months of access to PS Plus – Sony’s online multiplayer service. Meanwhile, the company’s Japanese operations have confirmed that PS3 production has “ended” in the country, implying that sales for the 2006 console could also end globally.