OnePlus 6T renders confirm in-display fingerprint sensor and waterdrop notch

It’s launching very soon!



OnePlus will unveil their next flagship phone sometime next month. Of course, we wanted to see the ongoing development of the successor of the OnePlus 6. Teasers are already up in some regions, but OnePlus is still quiet about the full details of the upcoming OnePlus 6T.

While we wait for official announcement, lets gander at these renders courtesy of @OnLeaks. First, here’s a 360-degree preview that shows the OnePlus 6T from every angle:

As you can see, the OnePlus 6T is confirmed to sport a smaller notch. Interestingly, the so-called waterdrop notch from OPPO’s R17 and F9 phones makes its way to OnePlus’ upcoming flagship. Thanks to this, the 6T will definitely have a slightly higher screen-to-body ratio compared to its predecessor.

On the back, we have a familiar design. The vertically stacked dual cameras and the dual-LED flash are still smack in the middle. But, the pill-shaped fingerprint sensor is nowhere to be seen. Rumors are saying that the 6T will have an in-display fingerprint sensor instead. We hope though, that it’ll be as quick as the one we’re already fond of.

Perhaps the biggest (and probably going to be unpopular) change to the OnePlus family is the absence of the 3.5mm audio port. Don’t worry, OnePlus will most likely include a dongle in the retail package for legacy headphones.

The positions of the power button, the alert slider, and the volume rocker are unchanged compared to the OnePlus 6’s.

Specs-wise, expect the OnePlus 6T to sport a 6.4-inch Optic AMOLED display with a Full HD+ resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Gorilla Glass 6 is expected to protect the display. A Snapdragon 845 processor will power the phone with up to 8GB of memory and up to 256GB of storage.

The rear camera setup will remain the same with a 16- and 20-megapixel combo, while the front camera is rumored to receive an upgrade.

Hopefully, improvements will come to the battery life of the OnePlus 6T. The removal of the audio port should give more room for a bigger battery, right?

Source: MySmartPrice

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Samsung will re-evaluate fake Supreme partnership after criticism

They incited the ire of the hypebeasts



Recently, Samsung China committed a public relations boo-boo. After launching the Galaxy A8s, the Chinese branch announced a future partnership with Supreme, the popular lifestyle brand. Unfortunately, the partnership was not with the original Supreme brand. Rather, the partnered party is Supreme Italia, a knock-off brand based in Italy. At the time, Supreme NYC (the original) and Samsung China knew about Supreme Italia’s status. Regardless, Samsung China still went for the deal.

Now, the company is re-evaluating the partnership once again. According to Samsung leaker Ice Universe, Samsung China issued a statement about the partnership. Translated from the original Mandarin, Samsung said: “Recently, Samsung Electronics announced at the Galaxy A8s conference that it will cooperate with Supreme Italia in the Chinese market. We are currently re-evaluating this cooperation, and we deeply regret the inconvenience caused.”

Based on the original Weibo post, Samsung China received a significant amount of criticism for the snappy decision. Further, it didn’t help that Leo Lau, Samsung China’s digital marketing manager, defended the controversial decision.

Despite not having rights in the country, Supreme maintains a healthy following in China. However, because of the lack of selling rights, Chinese Supreme fans resorted to off-brands like Supreme Italia.

However, it doesn’t excuse Samsung China. With the decision, the Chinese branch has been assaulted by criticisms from both Supreme fans and Samsung’s higher brass. Regardless, the company has a lot of brand equity to lose by being associated with a knock-off brand. With a re-evaluation, the brand is working to restoring some lost credibility.

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Huawei midrange phones will soon have 20W SuperCharge

Another flagship feature for midrange phones



Smartphones nowadays are not just about displays, performance, or cameras. Ultra-premium phones already have the capability to quickly fill up their batteries in just 30 minutes, just like the OPPO Find X Lamborghini Edition.

Huawei‘s new Mate 20 Pro with SuperCharge 2.0 technology also has incredible fast charging speeds (70 percent in 30 minutes) using its own 40W charger. But, what about midrange phones?

Image credit: ChargeLab

If this leaked document is real, it appears Huawei is already working on putting SuperCharge technology on its upcoming midrange phones.

According to the leaked information, the fast charger uses a charging protocol that produces half of the Mate 20 Pro charger’s power. So, instead of charging at 10V/4A with a 40W charger, the upcoming standard applies 10V/2A with a 20W charger. Also, it’ll have the reversible USB-C as its interface.

Huawei is expected to announce its new charging technology in 2019, but there’s no exact timeframe for now. There are rumors about plans to introduce it along with the P30 series, which should go official as early as the first quarter.

The charging tech could also be used by Huawei’s sub-brand Honor, so there’s a chance that it’ll be available on more affordable phones, as well.

Source: ChargerLab

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Samsung to supply Apple with cheaper OLED panels in 2019 — report

Will Apple lower their price as well?



It’s no secret that despite the war fans are raging, Samsung and Apple are good business buddies. There’s a piece of Samsung in your iPhone X, XS, or XS Max — the display. The Korean company is the sole supplier of OLED panels for the current iPhones and they have a solution to keep the cost down.

The gorgeous displays of OLED-touting iPhones take a good chunk of the overall production cost and they drive the product’s price high. To address this, Samsung is reportedly offering a more affordable option by incorporating the so-called Y-Octa panels with in-cell touch technology.

Cheaper doesn’t mean worse, because this technology is used by Samsung on the Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S9 phones which have one of the best mobile displays in the market today. It’ll allow Apple to design a thinner, lighter, and hopefully cheaper iPhones in 2019.

According to inside sources, the Y-Octa panels were already offered by Samsung for the production of this year’s iPhones, although Apple wasn’t quite happy about it, yet.

Could this mean iPhone prices will drop next year? It’s a long shot, but we do hope so.

SEE ALSO: Galaxy Note 10’s screen is larger than iPhone XS Max’s, leaks say

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