OnePlus 5 – the next flagship from OnePlus – will launch worldwide on Tuesday at noon ET (9:30 PM IST) and will be available at a pop-up event in New York. The phone will launch in India on Thursday and will be available on Amazon later that day. You can also pick it up from similar pop-up events in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Bengaluru.
Thanks to the countless leaks and official reveal we’ve had over the past few weeks; there’s not much more we don’t know about the OnePlus 5. Everything from its design, specs, and pricing has been revealed multiple times, so the launch event will essentially serve as an official confirmation of the facts. The rear camera setup on the OnePlus 5 has been confirmed: there will be a 16-megapixel Sony sensor with f/1.7 aperture and another 20-megapixel Sony telephoto lens with f/2.6 aperture. There is also a new press view of the front and back of the phone.
Amazon’s smartphone sales continue Amazon’s three-day sale on smartphones, laptops, TVs, and other electronics continued on Tuesday with deals on mobile phones from Apple, Samsung, LG, OnePlus, Moto, and many others. Regarding discounts, the iPhone 7 starts at Rs. 42,999, the iPhone SE at 19,999, the OnePlus 3T at Rs. 29,999, and the Moto G5 Plus for the Rs. 16,999. The sale ends Wednesday, so you have one more day to make the purchase, or at least until the deal lasts.
Moto C Plus is now on sale in IndiaLenovo’s new budget Android Nougat phone – the Moto C Plus – went on sale in India on Tuesday. It is available through Flipkart for Rs. 6,999, with launch offers offering an additional 30GB of data on Reliance Jio or a Motor Pulse Max headset worth Rs. 749. As for the specs, the Moto C Plus has a 5-inch HD display powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6737 quad-core Cortex-A53 SoC with 2GB of RAM. It has 16 GB of built-in storage, which is expandable via microSD card up to 128 GB. There is an 8-megapixel f/2.2 camera on the back and a 2-megapixel camera on the front. Thanks to the larger size (compared to the Moto C), it has a battery of 4000 mAh.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 launched, Galaxy J7 Max on sale in India Samsung launched its latest tablet – the Galaxy Tab S3 – in India on Tuesday, which was first shown at MWC earlier this year. It is available through the Samsung India website and offline stores for Rs. 47,990 for the Wi-Fi + LTE variant. Strangely enough, the standalone Wi-Fi variant is not an option. While the S Pen stylus comes in the box, you must pay Rs. 2,999 for the book cover and Rs. 8,499 for the Keyboard Cover. At launch, Reliance Jio will give dual data to Galaxy Tab S3 owners, which equates to 56GB per month at Rs. 309.
As for the device itself, the Galaxy Tab S3 runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat. It has 32 GB of internal storage (expandable up to 256 GB via microSD card) and a 6,000 mAh battery. It has a 9.7-inch QXGA (2048×1536) Super AMOLED display powered by a Snapdragon 820 with 4 GB of RAM. There is a 13-megapixel f/1.9 camera on the back and a 5-megapixel f/2.2 camera on the front.
Meanwhile, the Galaxy J7 Max – unveiled last week alongside the J7 Pro – has gone on sale in the country. It runs Android Nougat on a 5.7-inch full-HD display with a MediaTek Helio P20 octa-core processor, 4 GB RAM, 32 GB storage, and a 3,300 mAh battery. It costs Rs. 17,900, and is available through retail stores and the Samsung site.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to launch in August, a new report says The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is set to launch sometime in August, according to a new report citing a source familiar with the company’s plans. The person added that the phone would have a slightly larger screen than the 6.2-inch on the Galaxy S8+ and would have a dual camera setup on the back. The Galaxy Note 8 will be the successor to the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7, which caused the company a huge financial loss.
Paytm embraces UPI with its Payments Bank. In a move that will bring it a little closer to a standard bank account, Patym has announced that it will be bringing UPI to its Payments Bank shortly. The virtual payment address is @paytmbank, and users can send and receive money to their Paytm account using any UPI app. From now on, Paytm Payments Bank is open by invitation only.
Nokia 9 may not have a 4 GB RAM variant. According to a US FCC listing, HMD Global could ditch the 4 GB RAM model of the rumored Nokia 9. The FCC document says that HMD has requested a transfer of the assigned licenses while stressing that there is no underlying change that would affect FCC testing. According to previously leaked GeekBench lists, we may get two more variants of the Nokia 9: 6 GB and 8 GB of RAM.
Trump meets heads of Silicon Valley tech giants to discuss ideas for government US President Donald Trump met the leaders of Silicon Valley tech giants in Washington on Monday, including Apple CEO Tim Cook, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and Alphabet (Google’s parent company) ) executive chairman Eric Schmidt. The meeting is part of a White House effort to improve the federal government’s digital services, including upgrading outdated websites and streamlining health benefits for war veterans.
While Cook and Bezos highlighted the importance of encryption and AI, respectively, Nadella focused on the value of immigration, a hot topic for the Trump administration that has clashed with Silicon Valley over this. Meanwhile, Palantir co-founder Peter Thiel – a well-known Trump supporter – “exuberantly” praised the US president.