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Huawei teases Porsche Design phone ahead of Paris launch

Yet another flagship to look forward to!

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After seeing so many leaks for Huawei’s soon-to-launch P20 series, we thought there’d be no more surprises leading up to the official launch on March 27. We were so wrong.

Huawei used its official Twitter account to post this quick yet revealing tease:

Make no mistake about it: Huawei is releasing a Porsche Design smartphone alongside the standard P20 and P20 Pro.

Based on recent history, we should’ve expected this from the beginning. Previous flagships, namely the Mate 9 and Mate 10, had their own Porsche Design models unveiled in the past couple of years. This is the first time, however, that we’ll see such a launch during a P-series event.

We’re curious to see if this special edition will be based on the P20 Pro and its triple-camera setup, or if it’ll be a new model altogether. The teaser doesn’t offer many clues, but we’re certain this is going to be the most expensive of the bunch.

The wait has been excruciating for tech fans; March 27 can’t come soon enough.

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Samsung accidentally leaked Galaxy Note 20 Ultra images

Most accurate render so far

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Recently, Ice Universe leaked what we previously thought was the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. However, after a follow-up tweet, the alleged photos were apparently just photos of the Galaxy Note 10+ used as representations. Despite the clamor for the Galaxy Note 20, we were left in the dark, as far as the form factor goes.

Fortunately, Samsung has apparently solved that problem themselves. The company’s Russian website has seemingly leaked unreleased images of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. At the time of this writing, the website had already taken down the official page. Thankfully, Ishan Agarwal, a notable tech leaker, has preserved the images in all their glory.

First and foremost, the images are crispy clean, potentially confirming the legitimacy of the leak. The depicted model shines in a pinkish copper color. According to the renders, the Ultra variant will come with a triple-rear camera setup and a sleek S Pen.

Secondly, Ice Universe has recently tweeted again about the upcoming series, revealing the pinkish tint of the copper variant. Other tweets have also revealed potential smartphone cases and screen protectors for the series.

Regardless, the leaker’s tweets are the cherry on top. In this particular case, Samsung’s latest blunder has revealed the best possible look at the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra before the official launch. Given the company’s usual launch schedule, Samsung will likely launch the device sometime in August, following a reported three-device launch window from August to October.

SEE ALSO: Samsung reportedly pulls out of IFA 2020

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Anonymous attacks TikTok as ‘Chinese malware’

“Delete TikTok now.”

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If you believe the recent string of reports, TikTok is a bad China-run egg. However, if you’ve seen where the latest reports are coming from, you might have noticed a stark similarity: the US government. Unsurprisingly, the government is explicitly concerned about the platform’s potential as a Chinese espionage tool, likely stemming from its long-standing war with Huawei.

However, the battlefield is growing. Now, another major party has declared war on the short-form video-sharing platform: Anonymous.

Most recently, the iconic hacker group targeted PLDT and its lack of adequate internet connectivity across the Philippines. Since the initial attack, the group promised to attack Globe, too.

Of course, Anonymous isn’t a Philippine-exclusive group. Rather, the group responds to topical issues all over the world. With the aforementioned attack on TikTok, they are adding their voice to the mounting cybersecurity concerns surrounding the platform.

Instead of the traditional hacks, Anonymous posted a statement on one of its affiliated Twitter accounts, making their stance more accessible for everyone. “Delete TikTok now,” the tweet goes. “If you know someone that is using it, explain to them it is essentially malware operated by the Chinese government running a massive spying operation.”

Further, the tweet quotes a Reddit exposé on the platform’s treacherous practices against privacy — including stealing your phone information, your apps, your IP address, your GPS location, among other sketchier practices. Recently, Apple also caught the platform copying from your phone’s clipboard.

According to a Forbes report, the group is also responding to misrepresentation on TikTok. Apparently, an account falsely identifies itself as an official Anonymous account, which the group vehemently denies on Twitter.

Even without the vendetta on misrepresentation, the argument against TikTok is steadily mounting. Anonymous’s message is simple: uninstall TikTok now.

SEE ALSO: TikTok, Mobile Legends, 57 more Chinese apps banned in India

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Zion is NBA 2K21 next gen cover athlete

One more cover athlete will be revealed

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You can’t tell us you didn’t see this coming. Zion Williamson of the New Orleans Pelicans was a highly touted prospect coming into the NBA. He’s a freak of an athlete and was prominently featured in the NBA 2K21 showcase for the PS5.

Zion is the cover athlete for NBA 2K21 made for the next generation consoles — the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X.

“Being on the cover of NBA 2K has been a dream since I was a kid and to be the first NBA 2K21 cover athlete for the next-generation of gaming is really special,” said Zion Williamson.

“Since the day I joined Team 2K, I’ve wanted to make an impact on basketball culture both on and off the court, and being the cover athlete for NBA 2K21 on next-gen consoles lets me do that. I can’t wait to be part of this global phenomenon and hoop with all the ballers out there on NBA 2K21.”

NBA 2K and Zion’s partnership also extends off the court. 2K Foundations, 2K’s program to support underserved communities by revitalizing basketball courts and community centers across the nation, will work directly with Zion to renovate a site in New Orleans for the local community.

Yesterday, it was announced that Damian Lillard is the cover of NBA 2K21 for the current generation consoles. On July 2, 2K will announce the final cover athlete for NBA 2K21, as well as the release date and pricing; pre-orders will go live as well.

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