OnePlus has just launched a cheaper 5G phone, then got into some major business news next door. After some time working with Oppo (which is owned by the same company – BBK), OnePlus CEO Peter Lau announced that after the “positive impact” of working together, the team it’s welcoming even closer.
Although OnePlus will live under Oppo’s umbrella, Lau said it will stay But if you’ve been scrutinizing the world of smartphones – particularly those of BBK gamers like Oppo, Vivo, Realme, OnePlus – there have been a number of overlapping features and speculations. For example, the OnePlus 8 Pro was very much like the Oppo Find X2 Pro.
Some of these phone brands focus on China and India, while OnePlus pushes (and often thrives) into Western countries and puts their phones in European and American hands. More recently, Oppo and Vivo have made moves in some European countries, but not the power of the OnePlus brand. Will this closer collaboration also result in more similar phones with different features? Or another major mobile power capable of competing against Samsung and Apple?
– Mat Smith
With a 1-inch camera sensor and ‘240Hz’ display.
Speaking of same phones, distinctly different, Leica’s first smartphone is a device that is almost launched. After collaborating with Huawei and the latest Sharp Aquos R6, Leica is finally launching its own smartphone. The Leitz Phone 1 is Leica’s first flagship phone (and, yes, it’s an Aquos R6 under that red Leica logo), and it will be launched in Japan next month. Although there are aesthetic changes to the camera UI, the phone also comes with a “largely monochrome” grip in Android 11, which sounds pretty cool. Like the Aquos R6, the Leitz Phone 1 features a 1-inch 20-megapixel sensor for its main f / 1.9 camera, with a 12.6-megapixel selfie camera on the other side. Continue reading.
It opens today in New York.
This isn’t Google’s first physical sales space, of course – the company has had several popups showcasing its hardware products in the past. But a new store at 76 Ninth Avenue, which will open today at 10 a.m. ET, occupies the back of Google’s building in Chelsea. Not only will it sell Google hardware (in the Pixel, Nest and Fitbit portfolios) but it will also give you technical support in a vast ecosystem of products, an Apple Genius Bar. Continue reading.
The first appeared in “Blaston.”
In the coming weeks, Facebook plans to start testing ads that Oculus Quest owners see while playing games and using apps with their headphones. The first of these will appear in Blaston, a first-person bullet-hell title from Resolution Games, followed by software from two other unnamed developers sometime in the coming weeks. “For now, this is a test with a few apps,” the company said in a blog post. Continue reading.
Available for 14-year-old drivers.
Carmine manufacturers have continued and continued for years and years on urban mobility solutions, but have you ever seen one on the street? The French car Citroën has finally done something about it by transforming its adorable Ami concept into a truly adorable car with two seats and a top speed of 28 MPH.
At the whim of French law, the Ami is not technically a car but a “quadricycle,” so users of the nation up to the age of 14 can drive it. But unlike Renault’s Twizy quad bike, it’s a complete vehicle. Associate Editor of Paris, Steve Dent avia to try the. Continue reading.
We played ‘Stranger in Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin.’
Square Enix’s new approach to the former Final Fantasy it didn’t go well. The trailer has been rough and perhaps the most capable video meme at this year’s E3. Sometimes it’s okay. Usually, it’s bad. This was the last one, with meaningless dialogue and a game that seemed rather dated given it coming to the PS5. I played through the demo (which also had its problems), and while there is room for improvement – the developers pursue feedback from gamers – it could be a very enjoyable game, if hard, that offers a different perspective on the game. Final Fantasy universe. Continue reading.
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