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OPPO Find X3 Pro is here with Snapdragon 888, 50MP cameras

The perfect package?

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The launch season has arrived and OPPO’s all-set to make a statement with its new flagship offering — the Find X3 Pro. The Find-series has always been at the cutting-edge of technology and it has a lot of compeition from Samsung, Apple, as well as sister brands like OnePlus and vivo.

OPPO says the phone incorporates “Space Age Design” that consists of subtle continuous curves that make the phone grippy and ergonomic. The body has a ceramic-glaze-like appearance on Gloss Black that gives it a premium look. The Blue option gets dual-tone anti-glare frost matte texture. It’s also IP68 rated for splashes, dunking, and spills.

On the front is a 6.7-inch AMOLED screen with Quad HD+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, peak brightness of 1300 nits, and HDR10+ support. It’s protected by a Gorilla Glass 5 panel and has an in-display fingerprint scanner for authentication. Under the hood is the flagship Snapdragon 888 processor with 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage.

The OPPO Find X3 gets a quad-camera setup on the rear that includes a 50-megapixel Sony IMX 766 sensor with optical image stabilization, a 50-megapixel wide-angle lens, a 13-megapixel telephoto camera, and a 3-megapixel macro sensor. The setup is capable of 5x hybrid-digital zoom and 20x digital zoom. A 32-megapixel selfie camera is located on the front within a punch-hole cut-out.

Backing these internals is a 4500mAh battery with support for 65W fast charging. OPPO claims it can charge 40 percent of the battery in ten minutes. The phone runs on ColorOS 11.2 out-of-the-box, which is based on Android 11.

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BlackBerry resurrection teased once again

It’s coming this time

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BlackBerry’s rumored comeback might finally happen soon. OnwardMobility, the current owner of BlackBerry’s licenses, has teased the upcoming smartphones once again. Since their last “departure” from the smartphone industry, BlackBerry has been passed on to new owners in hopes of a future resurrection.

Last year, BlackBerry’s previous owner TCL backed out from making BlackBerry devices. The departure signaled another end for BlackBerry. However, soon after the announcement, a few companies announced the purchase of BlackBerry’s licenses, potentially hinting at a return. Notably, Huawei supposedly bought 90 patents from the company. Nothing came of the announcement yet, though.

Besides Huawei, another tech company OnwardMobility announced the most substantial news surrounding BlackBerry’s potential return. Announcing a licensing deal with BlackBerry, the company also promised an upcoming device for the next generation of smartphones. Despite the promise, we still don’t have a new BlackBerry smartphone.

However, OnwardMobility wants to keep the hype train rolling. Recently, the company launched a new “pre-commitment program” wherein subscribers can get information about upcoming products, the actual products themselves, and updates first before non-subscribers. The program specifically lists a BlackBerry device as part of the program. A new smartphone is likely coming soon.

Once upon a time, BlackBerry was one of the most popular handsets for consumers, along with Nokia. However, as slab phones became the norm, the phones of yesteryear either died out or adopted the new norm. Whereas Nokia found its place in the current industry, BlackBerry is still struggling to find its niche.

SEE ALSO: A BlackBerry phone with a physical keyboard is coming in 2021

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Netflix is reportedly producing a live-action Pokémon series

With Lucifer showrunner Joe Henderson

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Pokémon remains one of the most popular franchises today. From the ever-popular video game series to the still-ongoing anime series, the creature collector franchise still going strong. Even then, the franchise is reportedly working on another addition to its repertoire: a live-action Netflix series.

According to Variety, Netflix is in the early stages of an upcoming Pokémon series on the platform. Much like the widely successful film Detective Pikachu starring Ryan Reynolds, the series will star actual humans in a live-action format. Beyond that, the report does not go into detail into how the creatures will look like for the series.

Likewise, the report does not indicate when the series will launch.

Lucifer’s Joe Henderson is reportedly helming the series. He is also known for adapting Stephen King’s 11.22.63 for Hulu.

Over the past few years, Pokémon has tapped various segments besides gaming and anime fans. The company has tapped lifestyle with branded accessories and lifestyle-oriented apps. Adding a live-action series will tap into the thriving Netflix market.

For Netflix’s part, the popular streaming platform has considerably increased the variety of genres it is producing. Besides the live-action Pokémon series, Netflix is also releasing an anime version of its popular original, The Witcher.

SEE ALSO: Pokémon Legends: Arceus is the first open-world Pokémon game

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Motorola Edge series might lose its (curved) edge

Is it coming soon?

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What becomes of a smartphone series once it loses its biggest feature? Motorola fans might have to contend with that question soon. According to a leak, Motorola will release a successor to the Motorola Edge series soon. However, it won’t come with its one defining feature: the edge display.

Leaked and rendered by OnLeaks and Pricebaba, the upcoming Edge sequel will sport a 6.7-inch screen without the curved display. To compensate, the series is getting a smoother 120Hz, 1080p resolution display to bring it to flagship standards.

Also depicted on the leaked renders, the sequel will have a triple rear camera setup: 108-megapixel main camera + 16-megapixel + 8-megapixel. The leak, however, doesn’t indicate how the cameras will be used. Inside, it will wield a Snapdragon 778G chipset, 8GB of RAM, up to 256 of internal storage, and a sizable 4000mAh battery.

If the render looks devastating for Motorola fans, there’s still a chance that the curved edge will still make an appearance in the next series. The renders don’t include the higher-tier Edge or what will likely be known as the Edge 20 Pro. The unknown model can still have the edge display once the series launches. Additionally, the company is also reportedly adding a Lite version to the lineup.

It’s been over a year since the original Edge series came out. Though we don’t know when the sequel will launch, the timing is right for it.

SEE ALSO: Motorola one 5G ace Hands-On: 5G for less!

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