Did Qualcomm confirm OnePlus 3T with Snapdragon 821? [UPDATED]



Is one of the best, if not the best, Android smartphones around about to get even better — and by “better,” we mean faster?

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It appears so. In a recent tweet, Qualcomm confirmed the existence of an upcoming OnePlus phone that will run on its flagship Snapdragon 821 system-on-a-chip. And while the world’s largest mobile chipmaker didn’t go as far as to name the OnePlus successor, the tech community already has a handset in mind in the much-rumored OnePlus 3T.

A better version of this year’s OnePlus 3, the 3T is rumored to make modest changes to its predecessor’s specs sheet, squeezing Sony’s new IMX398 sensor into a 16-megapixel main camera and coming out with Android Nougat, as opposed to Marshmallow. It is also rumored to have an LCD panel instead of the AMOLED used on the 3, which is an odd choice to make, and up to 128GB of flash storage. As for the rest of the hardware, the 3T is expected to pick up where its predecessor left off.

The OnePlus 3T has been tipped for a November 14 launch date and a $479 price tag, $80 more than the previous model. Will the price hike deter interest from potential buyers? We doubt it. Getting a cutting-edge phone for under $500 sounds like a pretty good deal to us. We’ll be able to comment more sometime next week, hopefully.

Until then, maybe you should hold off on getting a OnePlus 3.

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UPDATE, November 9: A new and more powerful OnePlus phone is indeed launching soon. And no less than OnePlus has confirmed its debut date. November 15 is the date to mark on your calendars, folks. We’ll have more on the upcoming flagship after the announcement.

Source: GSMArena

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Honor 20 Pro Moschino edition unveiled

There are Moschino cases, too!



This is not a drill.

With Honor’s announcement of their Honor 20 series came a fashion collaboration that definitely excites me. The Honor 20 Pro Moschino edition was just announced and I just love how extra it is.

The phone itself has the worlds “This is not a Moschino phone” stamped on the back in true Moschino fashion. Of course, there’s a matching wallpaper that says, what else: “This is not a Moschino wallpaper.”

There are also cases that follow that design lead…

My favorite, a case that features similar bold text for that Moschino flair and straps that you can even hook to your bag.

Though all designs are fresh, the partnership isn’t surprising. Moschino’s Jeremy Scott is known for collaboration, not to mention, Honor also teamed up with the Italian fashion brand for the Honor View 20’s design.

No details on pricing and availability for this particular version of the Honor 20 Pro is out yet but one thing’s for sure: I’m loving the fashion x tech partnership and I’m definitely hoping for more!

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Honor 20 Lite offers triple rear cameras for less price

The more affordable ones



Honor 20 Lite | Image credit: Honor

Apart from the main Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro models, there’s another Honor 20 phone: the Honor 20 Lite. As the successor to the Honor 10 Lite, the new budget-friendly Honor 20 variant is meant to be in the lower tier.

The Honor 20 Lite has a 6.21-inch Dewdrop FullView display with a Dynamic prism-shaped gradient color body. It mimics the look of its more premium siblings, but for less cost.

As a midrange-specced Honor phone, it’s powered by the widely-used (within the Honor and Huawei family) Kirin 710 processor paired 4GB of memory and 128GB of internal storage. Unsurprisingly, it runs Android Pie-based EMUI 9.0 out of the box.

Honor 20 Lite | Image credit: Honor

Camera-wise, it has three rear AI cameras: a main 24-megapixel sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle shooter, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. In the front, there’s a 32-megapixel selfie camera inside the display’s notch.

The phone’s 3400mAh battery is respectable, but it doesn’t support SuperCharge and it charges through a micro-USB port. For comparison, the P30 Lite from Huawei already has a reversible USB-C. Additionally, the phone’s fingerprint reader is located on its back.

The Lite model is already available in stores in Europe for EUR 299 or around US$ 335 when converted.

SEE ALSO: Honor 20 Pro goes official with four rear cameras and 30x digital zoom

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Honor 20 Pro ties with OnePlus 7 Pro on DxOMark

Even beats the Huawei Mate 20 Pro



Honor has never been one to make noise on DxOMark’s camera performance charts, but the company finally felt that it’s time to set a high bar for all flagship smartphones to follow.

The Honor 20 Pro, which is the brand’s latest and best smartphone to date, earned a score tof 111 on DxOMark’s mobile ranking. That’s right below the Huawei P30 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, plus it ties with the recently launched OnePlus 7 Pro.

It’s a major statement to say the least, and puts the Honor 20 Pro on the map as one of the best pocket shooters in the market.

When you check out its specs sheet, you wouldn’t be too surprised by the high score. The Honor 20 Pro has a 48-megapixel main camera with a bright f/1.4 aperture, 16-megapixel ultra-wide shooter, 8-megapixel telephoto unit, and a 2-megapixel macro option. Indeed, that’s as much variety as a smartphone can get.

In addition, the chipset that processes the P30 Pro’s images — the Kirin 980 — does the same work for the Honor 20 Pro’s photos. The broken-down scores of 117 for photos and 97 for videos simply prove that this Honor flagship is every bit as capable as its parent company’s best.

With a starting price of EUR 599, this is quite a deal for the camera performance you get out of it. You can learn more about the Honor 20 Pro in our unboxing and hands-on video:

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