Redmi Note 5 seems set to be the next iPhone 6 Plus parts to be launched by Xiaomi as the handset was listed online for a brief period in China. A placeholder for the successor of Redmi Note 4 was spotted on JD.com, but without an image of the Redmi Note 5. However, the listing was removed soon after reports started pointing out the seemingly inadvertent leak. GizmoChina first spotted the listing of the Redmi Note 5 on JD.com and added that it will sport an edge-to-edge display. There were no specifications listed for the handset.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Specifications ‘Revealed’ via Online Listing, 18:9 Display Tipped

Xiaomi has announced reduction on price of its popular Redmi Note 4, and this may be one sign that hints at successor launch. The Redmi Note 4 has been one of the top selling smartphones for Xiaomi this year.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 specifications, features

Based on preliminary leaks, the alleged Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is likely to launch with 18:9 aspect ratio. Further, the handset is said to come with dual camera. As for specifications, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is said to come powered by a Snapdragon 660 or MediaTek Helio P25 SoC, sport 16-megapixel and 5-megapixel rear camera sensors, and be powered by a 4000mAh battery.

A TENAA, the Chinese certification authority, listing had claimed a 5.99-inch full-HD+ 2.5D curved glass display on the Redmi Note 5. It is said to launch in two variants: 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage. It is highly likely to run on MIUI 9 out-of-the-box based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat. The listing also said that the handset will measure 158.5x75.4x8mm and weigh roughly 180 grams.

To recall, Xiaomi had launched the successor to its Note 4 series, and the first iPhone 6 Plus spare parts in the Note 5 series, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A, in China. The smartphone was launched in August and came in two models (Standard Edition and High Edition) with three RAM and memory storage variants in total - the base variant (2GB RAM+16GB storage) is priced at CNY 699 (roughly Rs. 6,700), while the other two premium variants sport fingerprint scanners and upgraded specifications, with the 3GB RAM+32GB storage variant priced at CNY 899 (roughly Rs. 8,600) and the 4GB RAM+64GB storage variant priced at CNY 1,199 (roughly Rs. 11,500).


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# by arvinparts | 2017-11-18 15:21 | smartphone | Comments(0)

OnePlus 5T was launched on Thursday at an event in New York and as expected brings upgrade to the original OnePlus 5 model launched a few months ago. One of the biggest disappointments, however, was that the new OnePlus 5T will ship with Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The Chinese company during the launch event revealed Oreo update plans for the new OnePlus 5T as well as the OnePlus 5 launched a few months back.

OnePlus 5T to Get Its Stable Android 8.0 Oreo Update in Early 2018

OnePlus will be releasing the Android 8.0 Oreo open beta starting later this month for the OnePlus 5 iPhone SE LCD screen wholesale units, and also revealed OnePlus 5T users can expect to get onto the beta by the end of December. For interested users if it's not already clear, the open beta builds of Android 8.0 Oreo will have to be manually flashed on the OnePlus devices. Unfortunately, OnePlus didn't reveal an exact time frame for the final OTA build of Android 8.0 Oreo but you can expect it to arrive in 2018. OnePlus did mention"early 2018" during the keynote on Thursday. Alongside Oreo, the company will also release the latest version of its OxygenOS as well.

For the uninitiated, Google's latest Android 8.0 Oreo brings faster boot times, notification dots, auto fill and smart text selection, settings redesigned, revamped Google Now, picture in picture mode, and Google Play music notifications. Interestingly, the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T have already received Oreo builds in open beta, and were initially promised to get their stable update by the end of the year - however, that plan may have changed in the interim. It will be the last update the iPhone SE LCD screen receive, the company had confirmed previously.

To refresh on pricing, the OnePlus 5T has been launched in India at Rs. 32,999 for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt storage variant, and Rs. 37,999 for the 8GB RAM/ 128GB model. It will only be available in a Midnight Black colour variant. The OnePlus 5T prices are the exact price points at which the OnePlus 5 was launched in the country.

In the US, the OnePlus 5T has been launched with price tags of $449 and $559, respectively for the two storage models.


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# by arvinparts | 2017-11-17 16:40 | smartphone | Comments(0)

Canada's BlackBerry announced the outsourcing of a significant part of its patent licensing efforts on Wednesday to a unit of the US-based Marconi Group.

BlackBerry said the work of sub-licensing a broad range of its patents to global iphone glass replacement manufacturers will fall to Teletry.

BlackBerry Shifts Patent Strategy Through Outsourcing Deal

Teletry is part of the Marconi Group, which launched earlier this year and says it specializes in patent licensing across a broad range of technologies and products.

BlackBerry said it would retain ownership of its roughly 40,000 patents - which span operating systems, networking infrastructure, automotive subsystems, cyber security and wireless communications - and operate its own licensing programme outside of Teletry's sub-licensing rights.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"They're basically saying 'I don't want to build this internal team up at BlackBerry, I want to outsource it," said Todd Coupland, an analyst at CIBC World Markets.

"It allows BlackBerry to focus on their core business, which is not patent licensing. I don't have a problem with that," Coupland said.

He added that BlackBerry should focus on winning more deals for its QNX operating system to be used in the automotive industry - a key potential source of future growth.

BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen had made monetizing the company's intellectual property a key pillar of his plan to turn the company around after ceding the handset market it once dominated to rivals.

Chen said last month that BlackBerry iPhone parts had more than 80 people working on patent deals, although several senior members of the team have departed in recent months, including Mark Kokes, who left the company to take a job at health technology company NantWorks LLC, two sources have previously said..

Marconi's leadership team includes Kasim Alfalahi, the former head of patent licensing at Ericsson , and Eric Reifschneider, who was previously general manager for Qualcomm Inc's licensing efforts.

Such sub-licensing deals typically involve very little in terms of upfront payments, industry participants say, with the patent enforcers providing their expertise in exchange for a cut on any deals reached.


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# by arvinparts | 2017-11-16 15:37 | smartphone | Comments(0)

Competitors like Samsung and Google may have caught up to Apple when it comes to mobile-phone photography, but iPhones might reclaim their lead if a startup acquisition works out.

Apple bought InVisage, a company developing image sensor technology called QuantumFilm that could outdo traditional image sensors from giants like Sony. Apple confirmed the acquisition to TechCrunch on Thursday.

QuantumFilm, which relies on tiny specks called quantum dots, offers three big advantages, InVisage chief executive and co-founder Jess Lee said in a 2015 interview at the company's Menlo Park, California, headquarters.

First, he expects images will capture a better range of bright and dark than what's captured by the small sensors currently used in samsung s6 edge battery . Second, quantum dots aren't as susceptible to the "Jello wobble" effect that mars video showing moving subjects or that's taken with a moving camera. Third, quantum dot sensors could be smaller, making it possible to avoid the bump of the protruding camera module found on the otherwise smooth back of phones like the iPhone X and the Google Pixel 2.

That's the promise, anyway. Delivering new technology can be tough -- especially at the scale required by a widespread product like the iPhone. Such bets have paid off for Apple in the past though, with, for instance, its 2009 acquisition of the chip design team at PA Semi, which has been responsible for a series of impressive iPhone processors.

QuantumFilm also could potentially help Apple with the front-facing sensor package how to open samsung s6 use for Face ID. Those sensors illuminate faces with infrared light to authenticate customers wanting to use an iPhone X. InVisage thinks its infrared image sensors can be smaller and more sensitive than conventional models.


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# by arvinparts | 2017-11-10 11:54 | smartphone | Comments(0)

Samsung is already thought to be working on the Note 9, the next phablet in the long-running Note series. Two employees from Samsung's Global Product Planning Group have confirmed the s7 edge lcd replacement is already in the planning stages.

Now the Note 9's codename is thought to have been leaked, and it's called Crown. The news comes from Korean news outlets The Bell and The Investor, which cite smartphone parts suppliers for the leaked nomenclature.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 could be codenamed 'Crown', could be the king of phablets

It's believed that Samsung chooses its specific codenames for a reason, as a representation of the samsung s7 edge screen price 's purpose. The Galaxy Note 8 for example was codenamed "baikal" which is a lake in Russia and one of the largest in the world.

The connotation being that Samsung fitted its largest screen ever to a mobile in 6.32-inch display of the Note 8. It's now thought that "Crown" refers to Samsung's desire for the Note 9 to be the best phablet in the world, or the king.

It's certainly a vague connection, but it's an extra snippet of information nonetheless to help us piece together the Note 9 puzzle before its official launch sometime in the second half of 2018.

Rumours surrounding design and features of the Note 9 are pretty scarce right now, but we expect it to feature the same dual-lens camera from the Note 8 and an Infinity display.

However Samsung may have finally developed a way of embedding a fingerprint sensor into the display by the time the Note 9 is ready for launch. We still have many months to wait, so expect plenty more rumours between now and then.


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# by arvinparts | 2017-11-08 12:10 | Samsung | Comments(0)