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

SEE ALSO: OnePlus 6T leaked retail box shows OPPO R17-like features


TNC Predator, Afreeca Freecs Fatal win Predator League APAC 2019

For Dota 2 and PUBG, respectively



After three long days of battle in Bangkok, Thailand from February 15 to 17, two champions have emerged from the two featured games of the Predator League in Asia Pacific 2019.

For Dota 2, it’s TNC Predator from the Philippines; and for PUBG, the champ is none other than Afreeca Freecs Fatal from South Korea.

Their winnings come from a prize pool worth US$ 250,000. Each champion receives US$ 75,000 for their efforts, while the runners-up split the remaining pot.

The grand event concluded after over 3,500 competing teams from 16 countries were eventually reduced to only 26 groups in Bangkok for the finals.

This was the Predator League’s second event in the APAC region. In 2018, it was held in Indonesia. Next year’s event will take place in the Philippines.

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Fujifilm X-T30 is a lightweight 4K mirrorless camera

Cheaper version of the X-T3



Image credit: Fujifilm

After Canon‘s announcement of the new EOS RP, it’s now Fujifilm‘s turn to present their latest offering: the X-T30. Fuji’s new mirrorless interchangeable camera is the successor to 2017’s X-T20.

The X-T30 is positioned to be a cheaper variant of the flagship X-T3 camera, but they actually share many common features and specs. It’s got a compact and lightweight body at just 383g which looks similar to the premium model, but with some minor changes at the back. It’s got a focus joystick instead of a d-pad, but retains the touchscreen.

Speaking of, it’s a 2-way tilting LCD panel with 1.04 million dots. The EVF, on the other hand, is a 2.36-million-dot OLED color viewfinder with a near 100 percent coverage area.

Image credit: Fujifilm

Inside the camera is a 26.1-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor with an ISO range of 160 to 12800, which is expandable up to 51200, and backed by an X-Processor 4. With this, the X-T30 can shoot 30fps at 1.25x crop and 20fps without a crop using the electronic shutter. If you wish to use the mechanical shutter, the speed will be reduced to 8fps.

It has a hybrid AF system with 100 percent phase-detect AF, face detection, and eye tracking. Autofocus is also improved even in low-light. Focusing can be selected either through the touchscreen or joystick.

When it comes to video, the camera can shoot 4K at 30fps and up to 120fps when downscaled to 1080p. It’s capable of 10-bit recording and 4:2:2 DCI 4K video through the HDMI port. Fujifilm’s Film Simulation modes are also available.

The Fujifilm X-T30 will be available in March starting at US$ 899 for the body only. It’ll go up to US$ 999 when bundled with an XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS lens, or US$ 1,299 when bundled with an 18-55mm f/2.8-4 lens.

SEE ALSO: Fujifilm Instax SQ20 hands-on: How good is it?

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LG V50 ThinQ will be company’s first 5G smartphone

Arriving right before MWC 2019



We have yet another leak ahead of LG’s press conference happening right before Mobile World Congress 2019. This time, it’s for the company’s first 5G smartphone, the V50 ThinQ.

It comes in the form of a tweet by Evan Blass, who also spilled the beans on LG’s upcoming G8 ThinQ flagship a few days ago.

This confirms that the 5G smartphone LG will be showing off at MWC in Barcelona, Spain is the V50 ThinQ. Previously, we knew of such a handset coming on February 24, but we didn’t know what branding it would go under.

The leak, however, points to exclusivity with US carrier Sprint. It might also be a limited partnership, but we can more or less confirm that the V50 ThinQ will carry a Snapdragon 855 chipset in order to handle 5G signals.

In addition, we can see an extra camera on the front and back as compared to the G8 ThinQ’s setup. Sadly, it seems like the wide notch is sticking around.

Surprisingly, the V50 ThinQ is launching less than five months after the V40 ThinQ’s release. LG may be prioritizing its 5G rollout and needs an existing series to lay it on.

We’ll learn more once LG takes the stage on February 24 to reveal all its new devices, which might also include a foldable phone.

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