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OnePlus 8T Pro might not come this year

OnePlus 8T will still push through though

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It has become a sort of tradition for OnePlus to release a “T” version every second half of the year. It started with the OnePlus 3T, and a Pro version became a thing with the OnePlus 7T Pro. However, the company is set to shake things up this year by not releasing a Pro version of the upcoming OnePlus 8T.

In a Twitter post by Max J, he indicated that “kebab2” isn’t happening anytime soon. “Kebab2” is a reference to OnePlus 8T Pro itself. This stems from the reference for OnePlus 8T — “kebab”. Only one variant of “kebab” had been found so far: “kebabt”. However, this is more likely to be a special US carrier variant than a Pro version of the 8T.

In addition, there have been fewer mentions of the OnePlus 8T Pro than the regular 8T. So, it might not be a stretch to think that OnePlus 8T Pro is not happening this year.

SEE ALSO: OnePlus 8 Pro review

OnePlus 8T specs and renders leaks

Speaking of OnePlus 8T, a purported render of the upcoming phone just leaked recently. The folks at XDA-Developers found the render hidden in the Settings app. From the looks of it, OnePlus 8T is set to ditch the curved display upfront. However, OnePlus is retaining the display cut-out housing the single selfie camera.  As a matter of fact, not much has changed from the OnePlus 8 itself.

Photo sourced from XDA-Developers

Things get a little interesting on the OnePlus 8T’s specs sheet though. Android Central reported that the upcoming phone will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+. This chipset brings improvement on the CPU and GPU front compared to the Snapdragon 865, so users can expect better performance on the OnePlus 8T.

Furthermore, the phone will gain a 120Hz panel, which is a huge jump over OnePlus 8’s 90Hz panel. The size of OnePlus 8T’s display is pegged at 6.55-inch.

Android Central also claims that the phone is getting a quad-camera setup in the form of 48MP primary + 16MP wide-angle +5MP macro + 2MP portrait lens setup.  They also claim that the primary camera is getting a better imaging sensor this time around.

It’s unknown for the moment if OnePlus 8T will feature a faster 65W wired charging. Battery capacity is also unknown, along with storage configurations. However, it is likely that the phone will have a minimum RAM and storage of 8GB and 128GB, respectively. Also, the question remains if OnePlus will release a special finish of the phone, given that the company released an “Interstellar Glow” variant of the OnePlus 8.

OnePlus 8T may drop by the end of September or the first week of October. Considering that Android 11 is out now, it shouldn’t come as a surprise if the phone will have OxygenOS 11 out of the box.

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There’s a new Jollibee app and you need to download it!

Yes, the fastfood chain. The one with Chicken Joy

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Jolibee App

Bida ang saya! It’s now easier than ever to satisfy your Jolibee cravings. Coming our way via the Apple App Store and Google Play Store is the all new Jolibee app.

The app is home to features that will make for a more joyful, fast, and convenient online ordering experience. There will also be exclusive promos that you need to watch out for. The UI is user-friendly and there’s also a store locator that tells which branches are nearest you.

You can order to receive right away but you can also do your future self a favor by ordering in advance with the app’s Scheduled Deliveries feature.

Jollibee favorites make a comeback

Aside from the new app announcement, Jollibee also brought back two fan favorites to their menu — The Champ burger and the Ultimate Burger Steak.

 

ULTIMATE Burger Steak is back! Enjoy this ultimate rice meal in select stores in Luzon via the new Jollibee App,…

Posted by Jollibee on Thursday, October 29, 2020

Go ahead. Order them both on the Jollibee app. We won’t judge. 😉

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AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series announced

Undercutting NVIDIA significantly

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AMD has unveiled three new graphics cards under the Radeon RX 6000 series — AMD Radeon RX 6800, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, and the flagship AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

The coming months will be fascinating for the gaming community since NVIDIA has announced its new RTX 3000 series, and gaming consoles like Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and the PlayStation 5 the stores soon. AMD was playing catch-up for the last few years against NVIDIA, but this could finally change.

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT

The Radeon RX 6800 XT’s big specs include 72 compute units, 16GB of DDR6 video memory, 2,015MHz game clock, or 2,250MHz boost, and 128MB Infinity Cache. The chipset intends to deliver 4K gaming at the highest settings. It will compete directly with the NVIDIA RTX 3080 while consuming lesser power.

While NVIDIA’s chip costs US$ 699, AMD is going for an aggressive price of US$ 649. Sales of AMD could also rise because the RTX 3080 has been running short on supply and cannot actually fulfill the high demand. AMD can use this supply-chain gap to its benefit.

AMD Radeon RX 6800

On the other hand, the Radeon RX 6800 has 60 compute units, a game clock of 1,815 MHz, and a boost of 2,105 MHz. The cache and memory remain the same as the RX 6800 XT. It’s priced at US$ 579 and goes up against NVIDIA’s RTX 3070 that’s priced at US$ 499.

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT

Lastly, the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT leverages the Big Navi GPUs that are based on AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture. It offers up to 65 percent better performance per watt. In terms of technical specs, it has 80 compute units, 2,015 game clock, and 2,250 boost clock.

With a smaller form factor and lower thermal design power, the RX 6900 XT not only seems to be an excellent alternative to RTX 3090 but also cost a lot lesser. It’ll cost US$ 999, a whopping US$ 500 discount from NVIDIA’s marked price. It’ll be available for purchase from December 8.

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Huawei Y7a quad-cameras on a budget now official

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Huawei Y7a

The avalanche of phones continues. This time, it’s a budget offering from Huawei — the Huawei Y7a.

It’s powered by the Kirin 710A chip that’s supported by 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Storage is expandable up to 512GB via MicroSD card. It also has a 5000mAh battery with support for 22.5W SuperCharge.

Elsewhere on the phone is a 6.67-inch display. Housed in a punch-hole on the middle top area is an 8MP f/2.0 selfie camera. On the rear you have a quad-camera setup: 48MP main camera, 8MP ultra-wide, 2MP depth, and 2MP macro. The usual budget setup these days.

It’s running EMUI 10.1 based on Android 10. Apps are available via the App Gallery or Petal Search.

Pricing and availability

The Huawei Y7a will come in Crush Green, Midnight Black, and Blush Gold. It will retail for PhP 8,990. It’s available for pre-order today online via the Huawei Store, Lazada, and Shopee, or offline at Huawei Experience Stores and various retail partners.

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