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


Samsung invites iPhone users to ‘install’ One UI

It’s a virtual try-on



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There are a few things more difficult than getting an iPhone user to try Android and vice versa. In a continued effort to grab some of the market from the other, Samsung has introduced a new way for iPhone users to take a gander at the other side of things.

Simply dubbed Try Galaxy, the new program allows users to virtually try One UI from the comforts of their device. Of course, it won’t replace the iPhone’s iOS software with Samsung’s own. It’s just a small web app.

The tool, installed through a website, simulates One UI 5.1. It includes the system’s suite of apps tailored for Samsung. It can even simulate a message thread and rifling through Samsung’s settings.

Whereas brick-and-mortar Samsung stores offer a way to try devices personally, Try Galaxy makes the process much easier. Unfortunately, pulling a user into another brand rarely relies on the user interface exclusively. If anything, the program might alleviate the worries of those scared to adopt a different system.

That said, Samsung has a very specific target in mind. The program does not work on any other device. Only Apple’s devices can access the new tool. If you try the new tool on, say, a Pixel 6, the website tells you that you’re already on an Android and prompts you to share the link with those who have an iPhone.

SEE ALSO: Samsung defends AI ‘faking’ moon photos

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E3 2023 is cancelled

Both in-person and digital



Throughout the past few months, E3 has suffered through devastating losses. Though the conference was still scheduled to push through later this year, the event’s biggest names — Nintendo, Sony, and Xbox — have pulled out of the event for their own exclusive launches. Now, the death knell is clear: E3 2023 is reportedly cancelled.

First dropped by IGN, the bombshell announcement supposedly comes from a leaked email sent by Entertainment Software Association. The email, which was verified by IGN, states that the event “simply did not garner the sustained interest necessary to execute it in a way that would showcase the size, strength, and impact of our industry.”

Back in February, Nintendo, Sony, and Xbox reportedly pulled out of the event. All three companies were still slated to hold separate events in some form during the conference. However, more recently, Ubisoft also pulled out, holding an in-person event in the Los Angeles area.

Now, it’s clear. A few minutes after IGN dropped the news, E3’s official Twitter account confirmed the news and announced the cancellation of the 2023 conference. Both in-person and digital conferences will no longer push through.

For the past few years, the annual E3 conference seesawed between outright cancellation and exclusively digital programs because of the pandemic. This year was supposed to be the glorious return of the conference to an in-person event. However, with the new digital zeitgeist and an increased interest in smaller events, the writing on the wall is clear: E3 is gone, at least for the time being.

SEE ALSO: Ubisoft pulls out of E3 2023

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Instagram announces collaborative collections feature

Share memes much more easily



Though the platform was generally intended to share photos with your friends, Instagram can have its fair share of memes. However, sharing memes on Instagram can be as tedious as passing links from thread to thread. Today, the platform is introducing a better way to share content with one another.

Announced on Twitter, Instagram is launching collaborative collections. Starting today, users can bookmark posts into a new folder that other users can also see.

As with saving posts, the feature is accessible through the bookmark icon on the bottom-right corner of the post. However, users can now create a collaborative collection which can be toggled to allow friends to join and see what you saved. Once added to a collection, your friends can add and remove content from the collection themselves.

It’s not a completely public feature, though. If you share an image from a private account, collaborators must also be following that specific account to see the shared post. Likewise, if the post’s creator deletes the post, it also disappears from the collection. Besides the main feed, Instagram users can also create collaborative collections from chats.

Naturally, the feature has other uses besides sharing memes. Users who are collaborating on a project can also share their ideas and inspirations with one another. For example, a family designing their new home can share their ideas for rooms. A group of friends going on a road trip can share destination ideas.

SEE ALSO: Facebook, Instagram verification badge launches in the US

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