The OnePlus 5 is officially launching sometime this summer, and we already know that it’s going to be a very powerful smartphone – thanks to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor. We also know that the upcoming handset features a rear camera made in collaboration with DxO, has a fingerprint scanner on the front, and (most likely) won’t ditch the standard 3.5mm headset jack.
Now, thanks to OnePlus CEO and co-founder Pete Lau, we have yet another detail about the OnePlus 5. In a post made on Weibo (China’s largest micro-blogging platform), Pete Lau suggests that the OnePlus 5 will be very …
How do you announce a phone for which most everything has been leaked so far? Well, you just let the cat out of the bag, and that’s exactly what Samsung did with the hotly anticipated Galaxy A8, it’s thinnest phone to date, and one of the slimmest Androids ever built.
The Galaxy A8 is indeed sub-6mm thin (5.9mm at it thinnest, to be precise), with 158mm length and 77mm width, weighing 151 grams to assure you of its premium chassis materials. It sports a 5.7″ 1080p Super AMOLED display, making it the largest phone in the metallic A-series. The handset runs on an octa-core Snapdragon 615, clocked at 1.5 GHz, and has 2 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB of internal memory, plus a microSD slot.
The rear camera is a 16 MP ISOCELL endeavor, while the selfie-snapper is listed with 5 MP resolution, and a wide f/1.9 aperture, just like on the S6. All of this is backed up by a rather generous 3050 mAh battery, and runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop fumes, with the obligatory TouchWiz overlay on top. The phone is landing with a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home key, too.
Sounds great so far, given that the A-series offers one of the most compact and pretty Androids out there, and the Galaxy A7 even topped our list of the thinnest, lightest metal phones in the universe of the green robot. The Galaxy A8 is at least as compact for its largish screen size, which bodes well for its maneuverability with one hand.
The fact that the phone appeared first on Samsung’s China website, however, speaks volumes about the regions it is headed towards first, so as soon as we get more details on pricing and availability, those will be relayed in a timely manner. Any takers?
From the stage of what was supposed to be the ‘Apple Watch event’, the world’s most admired tech company has released another game changer- an all new Apple Macbook. The rumours were already pointing to an unveiling soon enough, and they came out to be true. This new Macbook is the result of the challenge to ‘reinvent the notebook’ that Apple took on itself.
Simply called the Macbook, this tiny notebook is ‘the future of notebooks’ according to Apple. It is the most power efficient notebook and the first fanless Macbook. This is what the Senior VP of Design had to say about it.
First a quick rundown of everything that’s new and shiny:
– A Fanless design. All thanks to the new Intel Core M Broadwell processors that have made this possible.
– Ultra-thin unibody design at only 13.1 mm at it’s thickest. Slick!
– It weighs 2 pounds ~ 907 gm. Unbelievable!
– 12-inch retina display at 2304 x 1440 pixels that is 30% more power efficient than previous displays and also the thinnest display on a Mac ever.
– Full size keyboard that has a new key mechanism making it ‘much more precise’ and obviously thinner. Each key now has its own illuminating LED that gives a better backlighting solution.
– New touchpad that now senses the force that you apply on it and has the ‘taptic engine’ that we saw on the Apple watch. Tapping anywhere on the touchpad gives the same precise click feel which can be tweaked from software.
– All the ports that we are used to on a notebook are gone. You heard that right. No USB. No HDMI. No Power port. A single new USB Type-C point sits in their place and Apple claims its all we need.
– Some new battery wizardry still keeps the battery life at 9 hours of web browsing.
The new Apple Macbook will start shipping on April 10 and is available in three colours- Silver, Space Gray and Gold.
Though not the cheap version of Apple Macbook that every one of us dreamed of since we heard the rumours, this notebook is everything that a portable device should be.