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OnePlus may soon halt production of its OnePlus 3 smartphone to make way for a new variant, as per industry sources, and it may be called the OnePlus 3s or OnePlus 3 Plus. The Chinese company is said to be working on a refreshed version of the OnePlus 3 which will come with the upgraded Snapdragon 821 processor. The existing OnePlus 3 models feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 820.

Another major change expected on the alleged new OnePlus 3 variant is in terms of the display. The new variants may sport LCD panels instead of Amoled panels, according to industry sources cited by GizmoChina. One of the reasons to opt for LCD panel is said to be the shortage of Amoled panels. The report speculates that the new variant may be called OnePlus 3s or OnePlus 3 Plus.

Notably, the official Twitter handle of OnePlus India is teasing a possible launch. The tweet shared by OnePlus India read, “What do you think OnePlus is up to? All shall be revealed soon” with some of the options included for Twitter users to choose from including new smartphone colour variant, new product unveiling, new shopping experience, or new software experience. We expect that OnePlus may be gearing for all the above listed options and may showcase a new smartphone with a new colour option, updated software and new purchasing options. At the moment, it’s unclear whether the company is planning to launch a new variant of its highly appreciated OnePlus 3 smartphone. But we may soon hear more about the plans soon.

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau recently dropped a hint that Android 7.0 Nougat update may soon start rolling out to the OnePlus 3 smartphone. To refresh, the OnePlus 3 was launched in India back in June at a price of Rs. 27,999.

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Japan’s Sharp Corp said it will spend $570 million (roughly Rs. 3,792 crores) on its organic light-emitting diode (Oled) screen business – one of its first major investments since it was taken over by Taiwan’s Foxconn although the amount pales in comparison to efforts by South Korean rivals.

Manufacturers of consumer and other electronics are gradually shifting towards Oled screens which are generally thinner and are more flexible than liquid crystal display (LCD) screens.

Sharp said it will invest in pilot production lines at its plants in Osaka and in Mie prefecture, western Japan, which are due to start between April and June 2018.

Sharp is hoping to team up with its domestic rival Japan Display Inc on Oled displays, the Nikkei business daily reported last month, quoting new CEO Tai Jeng-wu.

Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd , secured control of Sharp last month in a deal that gives its access to the Japanese firm’s advanced screen technology and which is likely to help strengthen its pricing power with major client Apple Inc.

South Korean rivals have bet heavily on the technology over the last two years. LG Display Co Ltd said last year it would invest KRW 10 trillion ($9 billion) in a new plant to make the ultra-thin panels. Samsung Display, an unlisted unit of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd that’s the largest maker of Oleds for smartphones, is investing KRW 4 trillion by 2017 in an Oled production line.

Research firm IHS has forecast that shipments of Oled smartphone panels will overtake LCDs in 2020.

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Apple is hosting the anticipated iPhone 7 launch event on Wednesday, and the event will begin at 10.30pm IST. Running up to the launch, the constant leaks refuse to stop, and the latest bring more information about the specifications and features of the iPhone 7. Fresh Geekbench scores have also surfaced online, and Apple has reportedly also boosted production orders with a timing that points to extra confidence due to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall.

After Ming-Chi Kuo’s detailed report earlier this week, a Vietnamese blog has shed more light on what the iPhone 7 can be expected to feature. The author claims to have spent some time with the Silver and Black colour variants of the 4.7-inch iPhone 7, and penned down his observations. He had his hands on a Matte Black variant, and not the rumoured Glossy Piano Black variant.

In any case, he claims that the Apple logo on the Silver variant is shinier, while the Matte Black variant’s logo at the back matches the phone’s outer profile. He notices that the volume buttons are placed in the same position, but are no longer housed in a concave dent. The volume buttons just pop out of the device without creating any dent on the chassis.

He also reiterates the claim of the iPhone 7 being more waterproof than the predecessor. He observed that the SIM tray comes with a rubber seal to protect the SIM card from water. Another interesting point he noted was that the camera on the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 comes with support for 4K video recording at 60fps. If this is true, the iPhone 7 will be the first smartphone to support this, and it will be a nice upgrade from the 4K video recording at 30fps seen on the iPhone 6s. Lastly, he testifies that the Home Button will be capacitive, and will react to pressure. The Force Touch feature is expected to be baked inside the Home Button of the iPhone 7 as well.

In the meanwhile, the iPhone 7 Plus with its Apple A10 SoC has supposedly hit Geekbench, with a single-core score of 3379, and a multi-core score of 5495. This is a 10 percent hike from the last Geekbench score leaked, but it is worth noting that the previous results were measured on Geekbench 3, while the latest results were measured on Geekbench 4. In any case, the A10 chip is a sufficient upgrade from the A9 chip seen on the predecessor.

DigiTimes is also reporting that Apple has apparently increased the volume of production units of its iPhone 7 by 10 percent, citing supply chain sources from Taiwan. The sources add Apple had originally predicted H2 2016 shipments for the new iPhone models to be 60 percent of the units shipped in H2 2015 following the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus launch.

Though the report attributes the hike in production to Apple’s positivity about iPhone users looking to upgrade to the new model, the timing of the decision so soon after Samsung announced the recall of its phablet flagship, the Galaxy Note 7, indicates it may be the reason behind Apple’s sudden increase in confidence.

A few Galaxy Note 7 units have been noted to have exploded due to a fault in the battery, and Samsung has suspended the sale of its handsets till the issue is resolved. It is also expected to issue an official worldwide recall any time, and Apple predicts that this could boost the iPhone 7 sales.

Apart from all the above mentioned changes, the iPhone 7 is also expected to ditch the 3.5mm audio jack, and come in new 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage options. All of these rumours will be put to rest tomorrow, when Apple CEO Tim Cook takes centre stage. The event will be live streamed around the world, and can be watched on Safari and Microsoft Edge browsers here. For the live stream to work, the user will need an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch device with Safari on iOS 7.0 or later, a Mac with Safari 6.0.5 or later on OS X v10.8.5 or later, or a PC with Microsoft Edge on Windows 10. The streaming will also be supported on Apple TV (2nd, 3rd and 4th generation) with software 6.2 or later.

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Bajaj Auto is gearing up to introduce the Pulsar CS400 within this quarter in the country and new details have emerged regarding the production version that puts the motorcycle in a completely new perspective. As per the leaked brochure and an ARAI certificate report (both unconfirmed), Bajaj’s flagship offering will in fact be called the ‘VS400’ instead of the earlier speculated CS400, while power output is can be confirmed to be lower than the KTM Duke 390.The leaked images of the biggest Bajaj motorcycle show the VS400 badging on the panels just under the pillion seat, while the fuel tank carries the ‘Pulsar’ branding. There aren’t any more details on the bike visible with the new nameplate. In addition, an ARAI Certificate (not confirmed if authentic) dated July 23 2016, has made its way online and carries the same VS400 moniker. Moreover, the document states that the VS400 uses a 373.27cc engine that will produce 25.74 kW (33bhp) of power at 8000rpm. The gross weight mentioned in the document is 332 kg and includes the bike’s kerb weight as well as the weight of the rider and pillion. Expected Launch : Aug 2016

Bajaj VS400 ARAI Document Leaked

If the ARAI document is to be believed, our speculations are in fact true. The new Bajaj Pulsar VS400 makes lesser power than the KTM Duke 390, which churns out 43.5bhp. It will need to be seen though as to what will be the torque output on the sports cruiser.

As for the new nameplate, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Bajaj has changed the moniker on the production version of the CS400. If you would remember, the Pulsar RS200 started life as the SS400 concept that was showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo. This does raise the question as to what does ‘VS’ stand for. Is Bajaj trying to rub the V15’s success on its flagship offering? That would be an interesting take.

In terms of features, the leaked brochure and document convey little, but we do know that the Bajaj Pulsar VS400 will be coming with a host of tech including an all-digital instrument console and a fuel tank mounted digital display, dual channel ABS, split seats, telescopic front forks and a monoshock rear suspension setup as well as a stubby side mounted exhaust. The 373.27cc engine will be liquid-cooled and will come with Bajaj’s trademark triple-spark technology, while spy shots have revealed the LED headlight and tail light clusters on the production ready models.

Bajaj VS400 Brochure Leaked Spy Shot

A lot is riding for Bajaj with the new VS400 and the company is banking on the success of the new model to drive its growth in the premium motorcycle segments. With an expected price tag of ₹ 1.8 lakh (on-road), the VS400 will appeal to the masses and will be gradual transition over the RS200, the bike maker’s current halo product. Clearly, the buzz around the biggest Pulsar is only going to get higher from here. We expect to here from Bajaj very soon now.

 
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chinese cellular handset maker Gionee is scouting for land in North India for setting up its production base inside the u . s ., a top organization professional said nowadays.

“we’re searching 50-70 acres land in North India, preferably in or around NCR for our production plant,” the organisation’s regional Director Timir Baran Acharyya stated right here on the sidelines of the launch of its Marathon collection telephone M5 Plus.

He said the organisation has lined up Rs. three hundred crore over the subsequent 3 years for the 10 million units production plant with the intention to make products for each the domestic and worldwide markets.

Gionee sells round 23 million handsets yearly international.

consultant EY is advising the organization on the task.

Gionee resources about 30-40 percent of the handsets bought in the country from home carriers, at the same time as the relaxation are imported.

Acharyya said the corporation had been making an investment closely on strengthening its network and sales pressure. within the contemporary fiscal, it’s miles aiming at three-fold growth in sales to Rs. 9,000 crore.

“for the reason that final 12 months, we had been creating infrastructure across the u . s . and could preserve to achieve this. we’ll have 500 exclusive brick-and-mortar large layout experience zones from forty five now,” he stated.

Gionee stated it’s far confident of garnering a wholesome market proportion in the high-stop smartphones segment at the back of great, innovation and client interface.

“We aim to have a market share of 10 percent rapidly in smartphones from 4.5 percent now,” Acharyya said.

Marathon M5 Plus, delivered in December 2015 in China, comes geared up with a 5020mAh battery, at the side of a host of different features.