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LG releases Q Stylus series with bundled stylus pen

LG brings back the stylus for 2018

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LG Electronics has just released its latest lineup of midrange smartphones, the LG Q Stylus series. The LG Q Stylus packs in premium features, the latest Android software, and a stylus pen for those who really prefer to write their words instead of typing them.

The LG Q Stylus sports a 6.2-inch FHD+ FullVision display with a 18:9 aspect ratio and thin bezels for brighter and more vivid colors on screen. The phone has a single 16-megapixel rear camera that is complemented by its Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) technology for faster image focusing. The front of the phone has a 8-megapixel camera with a wide-angle lens for group shots.

The Q Stylus comes with its own stylus pen for handwriting functionality. The phone also packs a palm rejection system that allows you to write with the pen accurately, especially if you rest one hand on the display itself. It will also detect gestures from the stylus even if the display is turned off for any random creative ideas you scribble on the display.

Other premium features of the LG Q Stylus include speakers powered by the same DTS:X found in LG’s V and G series, USB Type-C fast charging, a fingerprint sensor for better security, IP68 water and dust protection, and the latest Android 8.1 Oreo OS.

The LG Q Stylus series will be available in three different variants: the Q Stylus, Q Stylus+, and Q Stylus α. The plus variant comes with more memory and storage than the other two (4GB and 64GB versus 3GB and 32GB), and the alpha version has a lower-resolution 13-megapixel rear camera compared to the 16-megapixel unit of the other two.

The phones will be available in three colors: Morocaan Blue, Aurora Black, and Lavender Violet (Q Stylus+).

Much like previous phone releases, the LG Q Stylus doesn’t come with an exact pricing yet. Rest assured, those in North America and Asia will be the first ones to receive this phone starting this month, with the rest of world waiting until the third quarter of 2018.

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OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition: Price and availability in the Philippines

The most expensive OnePlus phone, yet

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Shortly after its international debut, the most expensive OnePlus phone is (surprisingly) already on its way to the Philippines.

The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition is now available for pre-order online through Argomall. It’s priced at PhP 39,990, which is slightly higher than its US$ 699 retail price in the US.

Compared to the regular OnePlus 6T, the McLaren Edition comes with 10GB of memory, 256GB of storage, and the latest Warp Charge technology that can fill up half of the phone’s battery in just 20 minutes.

Also, the special edition phone features a carbon fiber pattern, orange accents, and the McLaren logo on the back.

There’s no exact shipping date for the phone, but it’s already listed on Argomall’s website.

SEE ALSO: OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition introduces Warp Charge, 10GB RAM

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Philippine telcos are now required to unlock phones after lock-in period

Finally, a pro-consumer measure

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The Philippines’ Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has ordered the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) and telcos for the mandatory unlocking of phones and devices after the subscriber’s lock-in period.

The policy is based on the Memorandum Order 004, Series of 2018 issued by DICT on December 14.

According to the memo, subscribers who have completed their contract and have no outstanding obligations can demand telcos to unlock their phones or devices. The process must also be done conveniently and should be shouldered by the service providers.

The NTC is now tasked to draft the Memorandum Circular for the memo’s appropriate rules and regulations and conduct consultations and hearings with affected parties.

There’s no exact date of implementation, but with order already announced to the public, Filipinos will soon have freedom for their network-locked phones given that they have already fulfilled their contract.

Source: DICT

SEE ALSO: Mislatel confirmed as Philippines’ new telco

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Huawei Nova 4 press renders leak before official announcement

It’s the era of holed phones

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Samsung already announced their new midrange phone that has a hole in the screen. This is the newest display trend after the notch, and Huawei is next in line to present their own. The launch of the Nova 4 is scheduled for next week, but official-looking renders have already leaked online.

The renders further confirm some of the early reports about the Nova 4. The most obvious one is the position of the hole in the display for the front camera, which is expected to be a 25-megapixel sensor. This approach is supposedly less intrusive than having a notch. The Nova 4 will also have a triple-camera setup on the rear that’s strikingly similar to the P20 Pro’s; however, the sensors will not be same.

Rumors suggest that Huawei will have two Nova 4 variants. Both will have the Kirin 970 processor (same on the Nova 3), 8GB of memory, and 128GB of storage. They will also feature the same 16-megapixel monochrome and 2-megapixel depth sensors.

The difference between the two variants is in the main camera. The more expensive one will have a 48-megapixel Sony sensor, while the cheaper variant is stuck with a 20-megapixel sensor. Aside from that, the two variants will be practically identical.

Huawei will announce the Nova 4 on December 17 in China. Based on the leaked renders, it’ll come in a basic black color with red, blue, and white-pink gradient options.

Source: DroidShout

SEE ALSO: Huawei P30 will have a notch and curved display

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