OPPO Reno3 Pro now official, comes in Pantone Classic Blue

Only months after the Reno2 and Reno



First teased earlier in December during OPPO’s Inno Day 2019, the company finally unveils the OPPO Reno3 Pro and OPPO Reno3.

Yes, the company appears to be pumping out phones at such a rapid pace seeing as the OPPO Reno2 and the first OPPO Reno were all launched in 2019. So what are we getting with the OPPO Reno3?

A focus on 5G

As earlier reported, the OPPO Reno3 Pro is equipped with one of Qualcomm’s latest — the Snapdragon 765G, while the Reno3 will use Mediatek’s Dimensity 1000 SoC. Both chipsets are 5G-integrated.

The OPPO Reno3 Pro comes with a 6.5-inch OLED display that has a 90Hz refresh rate. Over at the top-left area of the display is the punch-hole 32MP selfie camera.

Speaking of cameras, the Reno3 Pro has quadruple camera setup: A 48MP main shooter, an 8MP ultra-wide angle lens, a 13MP telephoto lens, and a 2MP monochrome sensor. The camera comes with the OPPO Reno’s signature 5X hybrid zoom — It’s 2X optical and the rest is digital.

OPPO Reno3

The OPPO Reno3 shares the same 6.5-inch OLED display but trades the punch-hole camera for a waterdrop notch that houses another 32MP selfie camera. It also has a quadruple camera setup but with a different configuration: 64MP main shooter, 8MP ultra-wide angle lens, a monochrome sensor and a depth sensor.

To ensure it can handle the power demands of 5G connectivity, the OPPO Reno3 Pro and OPPO Reno3 both come with a 4025mAh battery with support for 30W VOOC charging 4.0 that’s supposed to go from zero to 50 percent in just 20 minutes.

Both phones will also run ColorOS 7 out of the box on top of Android 10.

Pricing and availability

The OPPO Reno3 Pro and OPPO Reno3 are currently only available in China.

The OPPO Reno3 Pro comes in four colors: White, Black, Starry Night Blue, and Sunrise. The base version which has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage is priced at CNY 3,999 (US$ 570) and will be on pre-order starting December 31. The 12GB/256GB version will retail for CNY 4,499 (US$ 640) and will be available starting January 10.

There’s also a special edition option. It’s a collaboration with Pantone highlighting the 2020 Color of the Year — Classic Blue. The retail box clearly showcases the collaboration and also includes a white case with the Classic Blue lettering. This variant has the 8GB/128GB configuration and will retail for CNY 4,199 (US$ 600).

The OPPO Reno 3 is available in the same color schemes but without the Classic Blue special edition. The 8GB/128GB variant will retail for CNY 3,399 (US$ 485) while the 12GB/128GB variant will retail for CNY 3,699. Both variants will be available starting December 31.

Source: GSMArena


TikTok has collected user information illegally

They know you are



For month snow, the US has hounded TikTok for potentially enabling Chinese cyber espionage. ByteDance, TikTok’s owner, is a Chinese company, making it a prime target for data collection. Of course, despite the numerous warnings, TikTok’s transgressions have only started appearing en masse recently. Today, a new conspiracy adds another drop to the overflowing bucket. Unfortunately, it’s a big one. Apparently, TikTok has collected user information illegally for over a year. TikTok knows who you are.

Reported by the Wall Street Journal, TikTok collected and sent valuable MAC addresses and advertising IDs to ByteDance until around November of last year. Of note, Google prohibits this questionable practice, banning apps that practice the method. However, TikTok applied a layer of encryption that hid the practice from the Play Store.

For the unfamiliar, MAC addresses are much more valuable than IP address. While IP addresses constantly change, MAC addresses are more difficult to alter. Most users will usually cycle through the lifespan of a device without giving their MAC addresses a second thought. However, the MAC address is an incredibly unique identifier for your device. Only you should ideally have that address. That said, TikTok’s sketchy collection tactic is much weightier than normal.

According to TikTok’s policies now, the platform does not collect these identifiers anymore. However, it doesn’t bode well for long-time TikTok users since last year. At its most docile, the practice likely facilitated advertising opportunities for the platform. However, it is still highly illegal to collect that data without permission. If anything, the report will give cybersecurity pundits more ammo against the already struggling company.

More than a week ago, Trump had already signed a ban against the app, giving the platform only until September 15 to divest its American assets over to an American corporation.

SEE ALSO: French privacy watchdog is now probing TikTok

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Huawei files patent for fullscreen fingerprint scanner

The future is fullscreen fingerprint



The tech industry hopes to take under-display fingerprint scanners to the next level with impressive innovations.

Huawei recently filed a patent for an under-display fingerprint scanner that covers the entire screen. The filing shows multiple sensors will allow you to unlock your phone by pressing anywhere on the display.

Last last year, Qualcomm showed off its 3D Sonic Max tech featuring a larger area for the sensor but it’s nothing like what Huawei is developing.

Users can assign sensors to lock or unlock certain points on a screen. For example, setting a lock on the Image Gallery will require a fingerprint to access it. This should help keep personal information and data more secure.

To save on battery life, users will get the option to turn off sensors they don’t intend on using.

There’s currently no word on when the technology will roll out to devices in the future.

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Hyper Scape is now available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

Another exciting and unique battle royale game in the market



Ubisoft wants to join in the fray with their own battle royale game. Much like already successful titles, this new battle royale is free-to-play and available across multiple devices. The combat formula is roughly the same, but this time anarchy is the name of the game. Time to enter the world of Hyper Scape!

Hyper Scape is a 100-person battle royale that adds a more modern twist. Instead of mountains, hills, small towns, and battered scenery, you will compete inside a technologically-advanced setting. With a vareity of weapons, Hacks, and Fusion techniques, you will outlast everyone in Neo Arcadia. The entire game will also feature innovate gameplay mechanics that will surely spice up all the fights.

Along with the new game, Ubisoft also announced its first Battle Pass with a ton of rewards to offer. It includes an unlockable new weapon in the Dragonfly, and a new Hack called Magnet. Apart from these, there will also be limited time modes for players to grind out the Battle Pass along with standard modes.

What the team is truly proud of is its integration to the streaming platform, Twitch. This is possible through the game’s Twitch extension called Kudos — an extension purchased through Twitch bits. Essentially, Kudos will allow players to support their favorite streamers and react to exciting gameplay. Furthermore, this feature even contributes to Battle Pass progression by watching Twitch streams.

Hyper Scape is available for the PC through UPlay, the PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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