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Motorola Moto E5, E5 Plus official high-resolution renders leak

You can see every detail of Motorola’s upcoming phone

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Motorola is expected to launch their new Android smartphones soon, but there’s still no exact date for the official announcement. While we wait for the company, leaksters already have their hands on high-resolution press renders.

Press images of the Moto E5 and the Moto E5 Plus leave nothing to our imagination as to what Motorola’s upcoming budget phones will look like.

Moto E5 in Platinum and Gold

First up is the Moto E5 with its notch-less 18:9 display and simple-looking matte back finish. We’re not sure if it’s metal or not, but it sure looks clean. Also, you can identify the Moto E5 to be a pretty basic model with its single rear camera.

The new Moto E series will have a fingerprint reader but it’ll be on the back of the phone — like with other 18:9 devices in the market. The sensor is embedded into the Motorola logo which is pretty neat. (Take notes, Apple.)

Moto E5 Plus in Graphite and Gold

Then we have the Moto E5 Plus, the better and bigger version of the Moto E5. It still has an 18:9 display, rear fingerprint reader, and a familiar-looking body, but the finish now looks glossy. The renders suggest either a glass or gloss-plated metal rear, but it could also just be plastic since we’re still in the budget segment.

What should set the Plus variant apart is the alleged dual rear camera module. Don’t get your hopes up though, because the module also appears to have a single camera with a laser autofocus sensor on its side.

The Moto E5 Plus is rumored to have a Snapdragon 430 processor as well.

You may check out the full resolution of the renders through the source link below.

Source: Ishan Agarwal (Twitter)

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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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