OnePlus 5T in "Sandstone White" is now official, sales open on January 9th

After leaking out earlier today, the OnePlus 5T in a brand new color, “sandstone white” has just gone official on the company’s website.
The new OnePlus 5T finish pays tribute to the original OnePlus “sandstone” designs and has the same textured finish on its back that makes it different from all other phones out there. It is also looks very similar to the limited Star Wars edition 5T released exclusively to India earlier.

Interestingly, OnePlus seems to be drawing inspiration from the Pixel 2 XL “panda” look, as this newest 5T model has a similar white back …


ESPN's 9th annual 'Body issue' cover was shot on Apple iPhone 7 Plus

ESPN magazine’s annual ‘Body issue’ shows how certain athletes look unclothed. Poses are struck that cover certain areas of the body that are usually not seen in this publication. Ten different athletes posed for nine separate covers. At least one of the covers was photographed using the camera on the Apple iPhone 7 Plus. The cover that showed Chicago Cubs’ second baseman Javier Baez featured an ad from Apple on the back. It showed the same exact photo of Baez used on the cover, but displayed on the handset without the ESPN graphics. The tag line reads, “Cover shot on iPhone 7 Plus.”

It …

Qualcomm to introduce Snapdragon 660 SoC on May 9th?

According to a report out of China, Qualcomm will introduce a new chipset on May 9th. Called the Snapdragon 660, the SoC is built using the 14nm process and should find its way inside mid-to-high-end handsets. According to recent speculation, the chip will power the new dual-camera Samsung Galaxy C handset we told you about yesterday. Other phones that are rumored to employ the Snapdragon 660 include the Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2, Xiaomi Mi Max 2, Oppo R11, Vivo X9s Plus and the Nokia 7 and Nokia 8.

For heavy duty tasks, the Snapdragon 660 chipset will count on four Cortex-A73 cores running at …

One of Steve Jobs' usual suspects on January 9th 2007 was the Motorola Q

Steve Jobs pointed to a screen with a number of smartphones displayed, and called them “the usual suspects.” He was talking about the state of the smartphone market on January 9th, 2007.  The Apple CEO was about to change the smartphone market forever with the unveiling of the Apple iPhone,  and one of the handsets that he was aiming at was the Motorola Q. The Q was very much like other smartphones of the time. That’s to say that it featured a rectangular glass display (non touchscreen) with a physical QWERTY keyboard, and a camera in back. 

Both the CDMA and GSM versions …