The trend started by Apple, the notch, has spread like a wildfire in the smartphone industry. Every other company gets inspired by it and releases their flagships with the top-notch display. Now, its the turn for OnePlus to feature the notch.
Major smartphone makers like Huawei, Asus, Oppo, Vivo copied this design and started adding notches to its flagship devices. At MWC 2018, Asus was so proud to sport the notch design while unveiling Asus ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 5Z. Devices like Huawei P20, P20 Pro, P20 Lite were also spotted with iPhone X style notch. The upcoming OPPO R15, OPPO R15 Dream Mirror and OnePlus 6 also features the notch design.
Few weeks before, we got holds on the leaked images of the alleged OnePlus 6. Those images featured a notch in the top of the display. The device was also spotted on Antutu, a popular benchmarking tool, which hinter the notch for the phone. Now, we can be pretty confident to say that OnePlus 6 will be featuring a notch.
OnePlus released the first Android 8.1 Oreo build for the OnePlus 5T in the form of OxygenOS Open Beta 4. On digging up the Settings app of the latest beta version, it could be known that the OnePlus 6 would be code-named “enchilada.”
In addition to this, developers were able to find hints about the presence of the notch in the device. The image attached below was found in the firmware, which was possibly used as an overlay to test apps by OnePlus engineers while an actual OnePlus 6 prototype was still in testing.
There are rumors that the device is all set to be launched on March 27th but so far, there is no confirmation from OnePlus regarding this. In terms of specifications, it is expected to feature 19:9 aspect ratio. It comes in two different variants, the 6GB RAM coupled with 64GB internal storage, and the 8GB RAM paired with 128GB internal storage.
OnePlus 6 Expected Specifications
- 19:9 aspect ratio
- Snapdragon 845 processor
- Oxygen OS based on Android 8.1 Oreo
- 6/8 GB RAM
- 64/128 GB internal storage
Upcoming LG phones Model numbers & Specifications Leaked
LG has launched their G7 ThinQ earlier this month, now this new report reveals the upcoming LG phones including their specs and model numbers. The smartphones to be launched are LG V35 ThinQ, Q7, Q7 Plus, X2 and X5. Other than the messed up names the smartphones are pretty good with upgraded audio specs. The smartphones are speculated to launch in June.
LG V35 ThinQ
The smartphone features a 6 inch FullVision OLED display with a resolution of QHD+. Powered by a top of the line Snapdragon 845, it will be coupled with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The rear will sport dual cameras of (16MP + 16MP) configuration while offering a 8MP camera sensor at the front. Additionally it will come with DAC and B&O speakers and will be backed by a 3,300 mAh battery.
LG Q7 and Q7 Plus
Just launched two days ago, the smartphones features a metallic rear and come with 5.5. inch Full Vision display with 18:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 1080p. Under the hood, they are powered by an unknown Octa-core chipset clocked at 1.8 GHz or 1.5 GHz. The LG Q7 have a 3GB RAM + 32GB internal space configuration while the Q7 Plus offers 4GB RAM + 64 GB internal space.
The Q7 comes with a 13MP rear camera while the Q7 sports a 16MP camera and a front 8MP camera on both the smartphones. The Q7 Plus comes bundled with quad-core DAC HiFi while the Q7 has DTS: X 3D surround sound. They run on Android 8.0 Oreo and are backed by a 3,000 mAh battery.
LG X5 and X2
As for the last two smartphones, they fall in low-end segment. The LG X5 (2018) sports an 5.5. inch HD display and will be powered by a MediaTek MT670 chipset coupled with 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. It offers a 13MP rear camera and a 3MP camera at the front. It will be backed by a massive 4,500 mAh battery. It is rumoured to be priced around Rs 11,990.
The smaller LG X2 will also sport a 5 inch HD display but will be powered by a Snapdragon 425 chipset coupled with 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. It offers a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP camera at the front. It will be backed by a smaller 2410 mAh battery.
Xiaomi 6A Spotted in TENAA & 3C, Launch Imminent?
Xiaomi will be holding this year’s Annual Product Event in Shenzhen on May 31st. The company has claimed that it will be unveiling several new products in the event. In line with the report, three new Xiaomi phones with model number M1804C3CC, M1804C3CE and M1804C3DE have appeared in Chinese telecom authority TENAA and it looks like they are the variants of a same device.
The three smartphones also appeared in the website of CMIIT (China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology) which is the Chinese equivalent to US’s FCC body. The websites also reveal some of the specs which lead to the speculation that it is the upcoming Redmi 6A smartphone. The Xiaomi M1804C3DE was recently certified by 3C (Chinese Compulsory Certification website) revealing a 5V/1A charger. This means there is no fast charging and is probably a low-end smartphone. It was listed alongside two other Xiaomi phones with model number M1804C3DC and M1804C3DT.
The TENAA listing of the three smartphones reveals partial information like display size and battery. The unknown smartphone features 5.45 inch display and is backed by a 3,000 mAh battery. It has Dual SIM dual standby feature and measures 147.4 x 71.49 x 8.3 mm. Xiaomi launches its Redmi series phones in entry-level to mid-range segment. The company launched the Redmi 5A and Redmi Note 5A last year which came with a 5V/1A charger. Therefore it is possible that our mystery phone is the Redmi 6A or the Redmi Note 6A.
The ASUS ZenFone Live L1 and the Honor 7 Play smartphones were recently launched featuring a similar 5.45 inch HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) resolution display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The handsets measured 147.3 x 71.8 x 8.2 mm and 146.5 x 70.9 x 8.3 mm which is almost same to our mystery smartphone’s 147.4 x 71.49 x 8.3 mm. But it smaller than the Redmi Note 5A which measures 153 x 76.2 x 7.7 mm.
Hence the speculation that the device is the Redmi 6A and the not the Note 6A which will also feature an 18:9 display being the same size. The Redmi 6A smartphone was also recently certified by European Economic Commission (EEC) which means the launch is around the corner .We can expect it to be unveiled in the Annual Product Event or early Q2 2018.
HTC U12+ spotted in Geekbench just before official unveiling
The Taiwanese tech giant HTC is all set to unveil their anticipated flagship phone HTC U12+, today onwards, however, pretty much every specification was already revealed quite far before that, but still, there was something missing, and it’s most probably the Geekbench listing which is the most crucial part of every device before there launch.
And yet till now, we haven’t encountered any such details regarding the device, but surprisingly out of nowhere a benchmark listing score silently appeared on the web, and luckily which turned out to be the HTC U12+ benchmark scores, yes just prior from the official launch event the scores of multi, as well as single core, allegedly appeared on the Geekbench listing apparently showing scores of 2404 as a single core performance and 8953 as multi-core performance. Which drives everyone’s attention toward it apart from the leaked specifications.
According to the listing the device is spotted with a model ID HTC 2Q55300 along with the latest standard Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset although it might be interesting to note that in the yesterday’s result the chipset wasn’t running at its full capacity. Hence, the actual result would vary from the current one.
As the device will be launched today in Taiwan, however still there isn’t any further information, whether it’ll be launched other countries later on or not, although UK, US, and India are expected.
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