This week, on our weekly news roundup: Samsung Galaxy On6 is now available in India, Huawei releases a new variant for the Honor 10 that’s targetted towards gaming, and more.
One Plus 6 – red version announced
Just on this Monday, One Plus announced the red version of the One Plus 6 on their blog. Nothing too fancy – nothing too shabby. This version of One Plus 6 is elegant – without being boring. Bright – without being too fancy.
In overall, if you’re looking for a device with a balanced color palette that displays passion and elegance, do definitely check out the One Plus 6 red.
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Spotify Lite Beta now available in the Google Play Store
Spotify Lite is now available in the Beta form and you can get it from the Google Play Store. However, do keep in mind that if you’re using an older version of Android then chances are that you won’t be able to try it out.
This version of Spotify is more lightweight and runs faster than its full-fledged version. It’s mostly targeted towards low-end devices.
Of course, as you can often see in lightweight applications, Spotify Lite won’t have the same amount of features that Spotify has. For an example, right now you can’t download songs through it.
Huawei Honor 10GT revealed
A new phone got revealed this week by Huawei and it’s called Honor 10GT. It doesn’t seem to differ too much from Honor 10. The only difference is that it comes with 8 gigs of RAM and the GPU turbo software pre-installed.
From the looks of it, Huawei is aiming to focus on gaming. After all, why would you release a new variant of your current model with the only difference of having more RAM and GPU technology that is specifically targeted towards games? Yep. Smells like gaming.
In case that you haven’t heard about it already, the GPU turbo technology of Huawei will apparently give an additional 60% performance boost and a 30% power efficiency boost while gaming. Last week we saw that Honor 10 users had also started receiving the GPU turbo update.
- OS: Android 8.1
- Chipset: Kirin 970
- CPU: 8-core (4×2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
- GPU: Mali-G72 MP12
- RAM and storage: 8 RAM and 64/128 gigs of storage
- Display: 2280 x 1080/5.84 inches
- Camera: Rear: Dual 16 MP + 24 MP/Front: 24 MP
- Battery: 3400 mAh
Motorola E5 Plus coming soon to India
We currently don’t have an exact date, but we do know that it’s coming. After all, we heard it from the official Twitter profile of Motorola. However, all that we were told is that it’s coming soon. Nothing more.
Interested in getting it? Here are its specifications:
- OS: Android Oreo
- Chipset: Snapdragon 425
- CPU: 4-core Cortex-A53 at 1.4 GHz
- GPU: Adreno 308
- RAM and storage: 3 RAM and 32 gigs of storage or 2 RAM and 16 gigs of storage
- Display: 1440 x 720/6 Inches
- Camera: Rear: 12 MP/Front: 5 MP (8 MP for the USA version)
- Battery: 5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy On6 now available in India
Those of you who reside in India can now officially purchase the Samsung Galaxy On6 from Flipkart or Samsung’s retail shop. It currently costs 14,490 rupees but only temporarily as a launch sale. After a bit of time, the price will increase to 15,490 rupees.
As a side note, this is the first Samsung device from the On series that sports an infinity display. Leaving that aside, let’s take a look at the specifications:
- OS: Android 8.0
- Chipset: Exynos 7870
- CPU: 8-core Cortex-A53 at 1.6 GHz
- GPU: Mali-T830 MP1
- RAM and storage: 3 RAM and 32 gigs of storage or 4 RAM and 64 gigs of storage
- Display: 1480 x 720/5.6 inches
- Camera: Rear: 13 MP/Front: 8 MP
- Battery: 3000 mAh
Google admits that 3rd parties can read your private emails
Not just AI, computers, or anything like that, but actual people from 3rd parties seem to be able to read our private emails in our Gmail account. If you don’t believe us, then go and take a look over at BBC.
Google mentioned that this is not against any of its policies. After all, we’re the ones who select which 3rd party apps and tools will be able to access our account and we’re also informed on what they’ll be able to access before giving permissions to anyone.
However, let us be clear. When allowing an app to access our Gmail, most of us thought that only the app could do it and not an actual person. Let’s just be glad that we finally cleared that out with Google.
Google mentions that we should make a security checkup to ensure that we have full control of our account. Other than that, we should also be more careful about what permissions we give and where.
Non-HTTPS websites will now be marked as “not-secured” by Chrome
From now on, any website that do not use encryption will be marked as not secured by Google Chrome. If you attend to visit such a website, you’ll be warned that you shouldn’t insert any sensitive data into it – like passwords and such.
If you’re just a reader, then there’s nothing to worry about. Nothing has changed. If you’re a blogger, then this is your chance to make sure that your website uses HTTPS. Cause if it doesn’t, the “not secure” mark by Chrome may lead newcomers to your website to leave.
Huawei releases another teaser for Huawei Nova 3
This new device by Huawei seems to have a very similar design with the P20 and the notch on the top still remains. The Huawei Nova 3 will be officially revealed on the 18th of July. Till then, all we can do is watch.
Regarding the specifications, while we do have information on them, do keep in mind that they haven’t been confirmed by Huawei yet. At this point, they are more or less nothing but rumors:
- OS: ???
- Chipset: ???
- CPU: 8-core at 2.3 GHz
- GPU: ???
- RAM and storage: 6 RAM and 64/128 gigs of storage
- Display: 2340 x 1080/6.3 inches
- Camera: Rear: dual 16 MP + 24 MP/Front: dual 24 MP + 2 MP
- Battery: 3650 mAh
LG may be working on a foldable phone
Even still, this whole trend may introduce numerous new possibilities if it comes to pass. For an example, foldable phones will be easier to carry. That can also allow for the development of bigger screens without ruining the portability aspect.
Other than that, it seems like this device from LG will be able to use the camera even while folded and it comes with dual mics plus dual speakers. This is currently all of the information that we have on it but we’ll keep you updated.
SOURCES: ONE PLUS FORUM, GOOGLE PLAY STORE, HUAWEI, TWITTER, BBC, LET’SGODIGITAL,
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January 16 2019