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OnePlus 5 launches in North America, Europe, and Asia

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OnePlus fans have been eagerly waiting for the release of the brand’s newest flagship phone and finally, they need not wait any longer. OnePlus has just announced the newest and most anticipated member of its smartphone family.

This is the OnePlus 5.

The smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor with 8GB of RAM and runs on OxygenOS. With a 5.5-inch display and a thickness of 7.25mm, OnePlus claims it’s the thinnest and sleekest smartphone they’ve ever produced.

It seems that OnePlus is shifting focus to cameras as well (much to my delight). The dual-camera phone sports a 20- and 16-megapixel rear camera, and a 16-megapixel front-facing camera. It features a portrait mode with bokeh effect, 2X optical zoom and an additional 8X zoom using software, and a pro camera mode which allows you to tweak your camera settings and save photos in RAW format.

OnePlus’ Smart Capture software promises to optimize the shots you take depending on the scenario at hand and an improved HDR algorithm ensures automatic adjustments to light. This means better selfies for one and all!

Similar to its predecessor, the OnePlus 3T, the OnePlus 5 has a battery capacity of 3300mAh. However, software optimizations allow for the battery on the OnePlus 5 to last 20 percent longer than with the OnePlus 3T. Dash Charge is also back to power your smartphone for the whole day in half an hour’s worth of charging.

Available colors are black and slate gray with 64GB and 128GB variants. The OnePlus 5 is available as early as now on OnePlus.net for those with the special code announced at the keynote event. There will be a one-day pop-up store in New York on June 20 and in London, Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, Helsinki, and Copenhagen on June 21. Open sales will start on June 27 at OnePlus.net.

As for the lucky countries part of the open sale, those are North America (US and Canada), Europe (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom) and Asia (Mainland China, Hong Kong, and India).

The 64GB version retails for USD 479/EUR 499/GBP 449/CAD 649/DKK 3,799/SEK 4,995/HKD 3,688 and the 128GB version retails at USD 539/EUR 559/GBP 499/CAD 719/DKK 4,299/SEK 5,495/HKD 4,188. Information for other countries can be found at OnePlus.net/retailers.

SEE MORE: OnePlus 3T review (3 months later)

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Official Samsung Galaxy S9 cases are now available including a Hyperknit cover

All are looking good!

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We’re just a week away from the official announcement of the Galaxy S9 from Samsung, but its official cases just can’t wait anymore.

With all the leaks we’ve seen and read all over the internet, we already know everything about the physical looks of the Galaxy S9. It’s supposedly not much different compared to its predecessor, aside from the fingerprint reader placement at back. With probably the same fragile glass body, how do we protect it? Here’s a preview of the official cases from Samsung.

Fabric is the new thing in tech nowadays. If the luxurious Alcantara cases aren’t enough, the Galaxy S9 will also have Hyperknit covers in red or gray. There’s another cloth case with a flap on the front and shows time when closed.

The usual high-quality silicone cases will also be available and they’ll come in pink, black, and gray. The coverage of the silicone cases is the same as the Hyperknit’s sans the sporty-looking fabric cover.

The staple Clear View Stand cases will be on sale as usual. So far, there are three confirmed colors: gold, purple, and blue.

The source link below directs to the listing of MobileFun along with the corresponding prices of these and others like the new Alcantara cases but they don’t have available images as of writing.

Source: MobileFun

SEE ALSO: Samsung Galaxy S9 Preview Video

 

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Google kills ‘View Image’ button on searches

Stealing images won’t be that easy

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Google has announced a small, but significant change in their image search. Yesterday, the company announced that they are removing the “View Image” button on Google Image searches.

It’s not just one button that’s being killed. The “Search by Image” button is also getting the axe.

With this change, Google hopes to better safeguard the rights of copyright owners.

Google has also confirmed that these changes are part of settlements with Getty Images, who, nearly two years ago, filed a case against Google for “promoting piracy resulting in widespread copyright infringement.”

Earlier this month, the two companies announced a multi-year global licensing partnership with Getty Images CEO Dawn Airey claiming that “this agreement between Getty Images and Google sets the stage for a very productive, collaborative relationship between [our] companies.”

SEE ALSO: Google Pixel review (3 months later)

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Nokia 7 Plus appears in live photos

Nokia’s first near-borderless phone

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The Nokia leaks keep sneaking in.

Just a few days ago, renders of the Android Go-powered Nokia 1 and Android One-backed Nokia 7 Plus appeared online. This time, an actual photo of the latter got uploaded and has been making rounds throughout the web.

The design closely matches the design we’ve been seeing in previous leaks. Its 6-inch near-borderless 18:9 display, which is supposed to be the company’s first, is seen more clearly in person:

Having Android One means the Nokia 7 Plus will have less bloatware on top of the slimmer bezels, as well as a quicker response to when new Android versions, such as the upcoming Android P, begin rolling out.

Not much else is known about the rumored smartphone, except that it’ll fall under the midrange segment for its assumed Snapdragon 660 processor, although a Zeiss-branded dual-camera setup is expected to appear on the back.

We won’t have to wait much longer to gather all the details; the Nokia 7 Plus (and possibly the Nokia 1) may show up during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain later this month.

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