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Earlier this month, OnePlus confirmed that it will be launching its next device with Snapdragon 821 processor on November 15. The company’s teasers from earlier this week further suggested that it will launch OnePlus 3T smartphone at its event on Tuesday, which kicks off at 11:30pm IST. Now, the company’s website has seemingly confirmed the name ‘OnePlus 3T’ for the smartphone.

The company’s website is currently showing the ‘error 404’ page with a fun little mini-game if you try adjusting the URL by adding ‘3t’ at the end and reach the page “http://oneplus.net/3t” reports Phone Arena. The report notes that this custom error 404 page could not be accessed by any of the other URL adjustments that were tried – we tried as well, and were also unable to reproduce the special 404 page.
This indicates that the smartphone will indeed be named ‘OnePlus 3T’ and as it is company’s official site, the name seems to be all but confirmed.

Earlier leaks have suggested that the OnePlus 3T will come with Sony’s latest IMX398 sensor onboard. It is further expected to sport an Optic AMOLED display and run on Android 7.0 Nougat-based OxygenOS. It is expected to house a large 3300mAh battery.

The Snapdragon 821 chipset on the smartphone will be paired with 6GB of RAM and the smartphone is tipped to come in storage options of 32GB and 64GB. The OnePlus 3T is expected to be priced at $479 (roughly Rs. 32,100) – $80 more than the OnePlus 3, which is priced at Rs. 27,999 in India.

As all these leaked specifications have not been confirmed by the company, we will have to wait till the official announcement by the company. However, as the launch is scheduled to be later on Tuesday, we will not have to wait long for the confirmation.

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Google unveiled its own Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones at its keynote running on the new Android 7.1 Nougat software. While the Pixel smartphones ran on new software, Google kept mum about the update roll out details for other Google-supported devices. However, Google has now confirmed that it plans to release Android 7.1 Nougat to Nexus devices and the Pixel C, and the developer preview will be released soon.

Google told Android Police that the Android 7.1 Nougat developer preview will hit Nexus devices and the Pixel C tablet before the end of this quarter. This means that before 2017 beckons, compatible Nexus phones and the Pixel C tablet should get the developer preview of Android 7.1 Nougat. The list of Nexus devices that will support this update remains hazy at best, but last year’s Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P should at least make the cut.

The publication also got hold of the Android 7.1 Nougat changelog, and there are some Pixel exclusive and non-exclusive features. The Pixel exclusive features include the Pixel Launcher, Google Assistant, Smart Storage, unlimited original quality photo and video backup to Google Photos, electronic image stabilisation 2.0, solid navbar icons, new blue SystemUI theming, wallpaper picker with new wallpapers and sounds, a brand new setup and look of the interface, and a dynamic calendar date icon. It is unsure whether these changes will be supported on the Pixel C tablet or not.

Non-exclusive features include night-light (another name for night mode or a blue-light filter), and other performance improvements. Support for fingerprint gestures, a new Daydream VR mode, circular app icons, and a manual storage manager are also a part of the update.

For now, only the Pixel and Pixel Xl smartphones run on Android 7.1 Nougat update out-of-the box. The smartphones priced starting at Rs. 57,000, and the pre-sale in India begins on October 13.

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We are just hours away from the official launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note7, but the leaks just refuse to stop. Now, we have fresh leaked images of the Galaxy Note7, as well as its packaging.

The leaked images, which were first spotted by Mobipicker, give us a clear look at the front and back of the smartphone. The Gold colour variant sports a dual-edge display, with the iris scanner sitting on the top bezel. There is also the S Pen slot at the bottom, while the power and the volume buttons are housed on the right and left respectively.

The credibility of these images will be known in a few hours, when Samsung’s Galaxy Note Unpacked event kicks off simultaneously in New York, London, and Rio de Janeiro at 8.30pm IST. Alongside the Samsung Galaxy Note7, Samsung is also expected to launch the new Gear VR headset with support for USB Type-C port (and Micro-USB as well).

In the meanwhile, a leaked planogram by US carrier Sprint reveals some details about the Galaxy Note7. Shared by Phonearena, the leaked planogram mentions the Galaxy Note7 will feature the “most powerful and precise” S Pen yet, water resistance, fast autofocus and low-light capabilities, a dual-edge Super Amoled display, and 64GB of built-in storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB).

The event will be live streamed on the company’s website here. The Samsung Galaxy Note7 has been subjected to numerous leaks, and the comprehensive list of all that is expected from the smartphone can be found here. The big highlights are expected to be the iris scanner, the upgraded S Pen features, and the new exclusive dual edge display. The Galaxy Note7 is expected to come in Gold, Black Onyx, Silver Titanium, and Blue Coral colour options.

Samsung is expected to make the smartphone available for pre-orders from Tuesday itself in Korea. It is also expected to hit the Euopean markets on August 16. It is said to be priced at EUR 849 (roughly Rs. 63,000), while the Gear VR should burn a hole of USD 90 (roughly Rs. 6,700). Samsung has also started taking pre-registrations on its Indian site to gauge the purchase interest levels in the market.

 
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