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Android 8.0 Oreo is now rolling out to all supported Pixel and Nexus devices across the globe

Android 8.0 Oreo was officially named last Monday, which is when the final version of it started going out to Pixel and Nexus devices enrolled in the Android Beta program. Yesterday, Verizon started rolling out the same build of Oreo to Pixel and Pixel XL units it's sold.
In the meantime, the Oreo update has been spotted arriving on many more carriers across the world, for supported Pixel and Nexus devices - which are the Pixel and Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, and Nexus Player. So at this point the rollout is pretty much hitting every device that Google's in charge of, software-wise.
The company has also posted the usual factory images and OTA zip files for anyone to download (check out the Source links below). You can install the OTA zip if you're tired of waiting to receive the update through an actual over-the-air rollout. Though if you own a supported device and haven't yet seen a notification regarding the new software, it's best to first try and manually check by going to the relevant Settings menu.
The build number is OPR6.170623.011 for Pixels and Pixel XLs on Bell, Telus, Telstra, T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellular, and Rogers/Fido, and OPR6.170623.012 for every other carrier. The Nexus 6P gets the build ending in 013, but Google notes this is not for T-Mobile, US Cellular, or Fi - but hasn't yet provided an alternative download. The Nexus 5X's build is 013 also, while the Pixel C gets 010 and the Nexus Player gets nothing at this point - hopefully it won't be too long before the console sees its update too.
Android 8.0 Oreo was officially named last Monday, which is when the final version of it started going out to Pixel and Nexus devices enrolled in the Android Beta program. Yesterday, Verizon started rolling out the same build of Oreo to Pixel and Pixel XL units it's sold.
In the meantime, the Oreo update has been spotted arriving on many more carriers across the world, for supported Pixel and Nexus devices - which are the Pixel and Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, and Nexus Player. So at this point the rollout is pretty much hitting every device that Google's in charge of, software-wise.
The company has also posted the usual factory images and OTA zip files for anyone to download (check out the Source links below). You can install the OTA zip if you're tired of waiting to receive the update through an actual over-the-air rollout. Though if you own a supported device and haven't yet seen a notification regarding the new software, it's best to first try and manually check by going to the relevant Settings menu.
The build number is OPR6.170623.011 for Pixels and Pixel XLs on Bell, Telus, Telstra, T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellular, and Rogers/Fido, and OPR6.170623.012 for every other carrier. The Nexus 6P gets the build ending in 013, but Google notes this is not for T-Mobile, US Cellular, or Fi - but hasn't yet provided an alternative download. The Nexus 5X's build is 013 also, while the Pixel C gets 010 and the Nexus Player gets nothing at this point - hopefully it won't be too long before the console sees its update too.

Report says Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2017 (or Galaxy Tab A2 S) is aimed at kids

We already know quite a few things about Samsung's upcoming tablet, such as its key specs, the fact that it will feature Bixby Home and 4G support, and that the device may be called Galaxy Tab A2 S (instead of Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2017).
Now, thanks to a new report, another titbit about the tablet has leaked: the report says the device is aimed at kids.
This claim is made by the publication on the basis of demo material they've seen, which includes detail's on the tablet's Kids Mode as well as the games installed.
Samsung is yet to officially confirm all these details, so take it with a pinch of salt. Also, there's no official word on the device's availability and pricing yet.
We already know quite a few things about Samsung's upcoming tablet, such as its key specs, the fact that it will feature Bixby Home and 4G support, and that the device may be called Galaxy Tab A2 S (instead of Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2017).
Now, thanks to a new report, another titbit about the tablet has leaked: the report says the device is aimed at kids.
This claim is made by the publication on the basis of demo material they've seen, which includes detail's on the tablet's Kids Mode as well as the games installed.
Samsung is yet to officially confirm all these details, so take it with a pinch of salt. Also, there's no official word on the device's availability and pricing yet.

LG V30 supports Daydream VR, is the first phone to use T-Mobile's 600MHz network

The LG V30 marks two important firsts for fun and usability – it’s the company’s first Daydream-compatible phone and it’s the first device to support T-Mobile’s new 600MHz band. (Note: the Galaxy Note8 was rumored to also support 600MHz, but it lacks the crucial Band 71).
The V30 is LG’s first OLED-packing phone in a while – P-OLED specifically, which LG tells us is a kind of AMOLED. And it’s HDR-enabled meaning it can better handle the advanced lighting of modern games. Anyway, it’s large, high-resolution display in a fairly compact body. And there’s Snapdragon 835’s Adreno 540 GPU to push VR graphics. By the way, the Google Daydream View headset is $75 on Amazon. As for the new LTE band, T-Mobile got the drop on its US competition and the new 600MHz network is already in one location – Cheyenne, Wyoming – launched a week ago. The lower frequency will allow cell towers to cover more territory and reception in-doors is much better.
LG V30 supports Daydream VR, is the first phone to use T-Mobile's 600MHz network
The LG V30 marks two important firsts for fun and usability – it’s the company’s first Daydream-compatible phone and it’s the first device to support T-Mobile’s new 600MHz band. (Note: the Galaxy Note8 was rumored to also support 600MHz, but it lacks the crucial Band 71).
The V30 is LG’s first OLED-packing phone in a while – P-OLED specifically, which LG tells us is a kind of AMOLED. And it’s HDR-enabled meaning it can better handle the advanced lighting of modern games. Anyway, it’s large, high-resolution display in a fairly compact body. And there’s Snapdragon 835’s Adreno 540 GPU to push VR graphics. By the way, the Google Daydream View headset is $75 on Amazon. As for the new LTE band, T-Mobile got the drop on its US competition and the new 600MHz network is already in one location – Cheyenne, Wyoming – launched a week ago. The lower frequency will allow cell towers to cover more territory and reception in-doors is much better.
LG V30 supports Daydream VR, is the first phone to use T-Mobile's 600MHz network

Sony Xperia XZ1 tipped to have 2,700mAh battery, new images surface as well

Well, seems like Roland Quandt is on a spree when it comes to leaking images for upcoming Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact smartphones. After sharing the pink variant of the former last week, the tipster is back with more images of the XZ1 in blue and black.
While sharing the black Xperia XZ1, he also shared some of the device's specs, including 5.2-inch FHD HDR screen, 7.4mm thickness, 156g weight, and 2700mAh battery.
And that's not it. Even more images for the flagships have leaked. Click on the following thumbnails to take a look:
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The devices are likely to be unveiled at the ongoing IFA conference in Berlin.
Well, seems like Roland Quandt is on a spree when it comes to leaking images for upcoming Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact smartphones. After sharing the pink variant of the former last week, the tipster is back with more images of the XZ1 in blue and black.
While sharing the black Xperia XZ1, he also shared some of the device's specs, including 5.2-inch FHD HDR screen, 7.4mm thickness, 156g weight, and 2700mAh battery.
And that's not it. Even more images for the flagships have leaked. Click on the following thumbnails to take a look:
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The devices are likely to be unveiled at the ongoing IFA conference in Berlin.

LG V30 goes official with 6" P-OLED screen, much improved dual camera

LG has opened a new chapter in the V-series and perhaps its entire smartphone lineup – the LG V30 shows that OLED is the way of the future and does away with the iffy secondary screen. But it’s not the screen that is the main attraction, instead LG is most proud of its latest dual camera.
Early teasers told us that it will have the brightest aperture on a mobile phone – f/1.6! - but now we can tell you that the wide-angle camera is similarly impressive. It has an f/1.9 aperture, much wider than the f/2.4 that has been used on the LG G6 and V20.
Moving around to the front, we find a 6” P-OLED screen that covers 82% of the front. It is HDR10 enabled and supports Always on Display as expected. The secondary screen is gone, replaced by a combo of the Floating bar and the Always on Display functionality. Don’t worry, the wider 18:9 screen means you still have plenty of room left for apps.
And those apps will run on the powerful Snapdragon 835 chipset, a noticeable jump up from G6’s 821 chip. The LG V30 comes with 4GB of RAM and either 64GB of storage or 128GB (expandable, of course).
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LG V30
Now some good news and some bad news. The V20 was among the last phones to have a user-accessible battery, but the V30 went another way – the 3,300mAh battery is sealed. There’s fast charging over the USB-C port as well as wireless charging.
The V-series were also known for their ruggedness and that is still true – the sleek aesthetics of the metal and glass body conceal a IP68 waterproofing (new to the series) along with the usual MIL-STD compliance.
LG hasn’t abandoned its musical ambitions either, the LG V30 comes with a QuadDAC. Did we mention that there’s a 3.5mmm headphone jack on top? Note that once again the QuadDAC is subject to regional availability, as are the in-box B&O headphones.
There’s a lot more to the V30, including Acoustic Overload Point microphones and ability to shoot video with a log curve and color grade it later. As we said, the camera is the star of this show. Check out our hands on for more information on LG’s latest flagship.
LG has opened a new chapter in the V-series and perhaps its entire smartphone lineup – the LG V30 shows that OLED is the way of the future and does away with the iffy secondary screen. But it’s not the screen that is the main attraction, instead LG is most proud of its latest dual camera.
Early teasers told us that it will have the brightest aperture on a mobile phone – f/1.6! - but now we can tell you that the wide-angle camera is similarly impressive. It has an f/1.9 aperture, much wider than the f/2.4 that has been used on the LG G6 and V20.
Moving around to the front, we find a 6” P-OLED screen that covers 82% of the front. It is HDR10 enabled and supports Always on Display as expected. The secondary screen is gone, replaced by a combo of the Floating bar and the Always on Display functionality. Don’t worry, the wider 18:9 screen means you still have plenty of room left for apps.
And those apps will run on the powerful Snapdragon 835 chipset, a noticeable jump up from G6’s 821 chip. The LG V30 comes with 4GB of RAM and either 64GB of storage or 128GB (expandable, of course).
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LG V30
Now some good news and some bad news. The V20 was among the last phones to have a user-accessible battery, but the V30 went another way – the 3,300mAh battery is sealed. There’s fast charging over the USB-C port as well as wireless charging.
The V-series were also known for their ruggedness and that is still true – the sleek aesthetics of the metal and glass body conceal a IP68 waterproofing (new to the series) along with the usual MIL-STD compliance.
LG hasn’t abandoned its musical ambitions either, the LG V30 comes with a QuadDAC. Did we mention that there’s a 3.5mmm headphone jack on top? Note that once again the QuadDAC is subject to regional availability, as are the in-box B&O headphones.
There’s a lot more to the V30, including Acoustic Overload Point microphones and ability to shoot video with a log curve and color grade it later. As we said, the camera is the star of this show. Check out our hands on for more information on LG’s latest flagship.

Samsung targeting to sell 700,000 Galaxy Note8 units in South Korea during first month

According to a new report out of Samsung's home country, the company is aiming to sell a total of 700,000 Galaxy Note8 units in South Korea during the first month of the device's availability.
The report notes that the tech giant will start supplying the said number of units by the end of this month. Of the total figure, 60% will be 64GB units, while the remaining 40% will be 256GB models.
Talking about 64GB units, those are further divided based on colors - 40% Deep Cyan Blue, 30% Midnight Black, and 30% Orchid Gray. Similarly, the 256GB models are divided in the following way: 60% Deep Blue and 40% Midnight Black.
The report says the 128GB model and the Maple Gold color variant have been excluded from the launch list. For what it's worth, the 700,000 figure that Samsung is aiming for the Note8 is almost same as what the company achieved with first month sales of the Galaxy S8 in South Korea.
The phone will be up for pre-order in South Korea from September 7 to September 14, and will go on sale starting September 15. Recently, the company's mobile chief Koh Dong-jin said they are expecting to sell a total of over 11 million units of the Note8 worldwide.
According to a new report out of Samsung's home country, the company is aiming to sell a total of 700,000 Galaxy Note8 units in South Korea during the first month of the device's availability.
The report notes that the tech giant will start supplying the said number of units by the end of this month. Of the total figure, 60% will be 64GB units, while the remaining 40% will be 256GB models.
Talking about 64GB units, those are further divided based on colors - 40% Deep Cyan Blue, 30% Midnight Black, and 30% Orchid Gray. Similarly, the 256GB models are divided in the following way: 60% Deep Blue and 40% Midnight Black.
The report says the 128GB model and the Maple Gold color variant have been excluded from the launch list. For what it's worth, the 700,000 figure that Samsung is aiming for the Note8 is almost same as what the company achieved with first month sales of the Galaxy S8 in South Korea.
The phone will be up for pre-order in South Korea from September 7 to September 14, and will go on sale starting September 15. Recently, the company's mobile chief Koh Dong-jin said they are expecting to sell a total of over 11 million units of the Note8 worldwide.

Sony Xperia XA1 Plus mid-ranger is now official

An expected development, for sure, but the Xperia XA1 Plus is still a welcome sight for prospective buyers. With the Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra covering the 5-inch and 6-inch mid-ranger bases pretty well, it was mostly a matter of time before Sony saturated the oh-so popular 5.5-inch niche as well.
The XA1 Plus measures 155 x 75 x 8.7 mm and weighs in at 198 grams. It sports the familiar Sony three-piece design, with metal sides and a plastic back.
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Sony Xperia XA1 Plus from all angles
In many aspects, the Xperia XA1 Plus doesn't shy away from its family line. It is based on the same Mediatek MT6757 Helio P20 chipset, and also appears to borrow its camera setup from the XA1 - a 23MP, f/2.4 shooter on the back with hybrid autofocus, and an 8MP selfie snapper. Nothing too fancy. The 1080p screen resolution is a perfectly reasonable offering as well. The same goes for connectivity options - NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, with aptX support, a USB Type-C port, VoLTE, Cat.4 or Cat.6 LTE, depending on the region.
Speaking of local variants, most markets will get 4GB of RAM on the XA1 Plus, except for South America and the US, which get the 3GB model. Users in the US will likely miss out on the side-mounted fingerprint reader as well. A rather tough detail to swallow, if we consider the step back to a wider side-bezel design for the XA1 Plus, compared to its siblings, which Sony claims is meant to accommodate the bigger power button.
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Sony Xperia XA1 Plus color options
The 3,430 mAh battery could potentially serve as some consolation in this case. It represents a notable bump even over the XA1 Ultra with its 2,700 mAh. Charging shouldn't be an issue either, thanks to Qnovo adaptive charging and Pump Express+ 2.0 quick charging support.
Power button swap aside, the XA1 Plus fits right into the design language of the existing XA1 line, which is only logical since the older two devices will remain on sale for the foreseeable future.
Color options include Black, Blue, Gold and Pink, but the latter might be market dependent as well. The Xperia XA1 Plus is expected to roll out from Autumn 2017.
An expected development, for sure, but the Xperia XA1 Plus is still a welcome sight for prospective buyers. With the Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra covering the 5-inch and 6-inch mid-ranger bases pretty well, it was mostly a matter of time before Sony saturated the oh-so popular 5.5-inch niche as well.
The XA1 Plus measures 155 x 75 x 8.7 mm and weighs in at 198 grams. It sports the familiar Sony three-piece design, with metal sides and a plastic back.
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Sony Xperia XA1 Plus from all angles
In many aspects, the Xperia XA1 Plus doesn't shy away from its family line. It is based on the same Mediatek MT6757 Helio P20 chipset, and also appears to borrow its camera setup from the XA1 - a 23MP, f/2.4 shooter on the back with hybrid autofocus, and an 8MP selfie snapper. Nothing too fancy. The 1080p screen resolution is a perfectly reasonable offering as well. The same goes for connectivity options - NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, with aptX support, a USB Type-C port, VoLTE, Cat.4 or Cat.6 LTE, depending on the region.
Speaking of local variants, most markets will get 4GB of RAM on the XA1 Plus, except for South America and the US, which get the 3GB model. Users in the US will likely miss out on the side-mounted fingerprint reader as well. A rather tough detail to swallow, if we consider the step back to a wider side-bezel design for the XA1 Plus, compared to its siblings, which Sony claims is meant to accommodate the bigger power button.
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Sony Xperia XA1 Plus color options
The 3,430 mAh battery could potentially serve as some consolation in this case. It represents a notable bump even over the XA1 Ultra with its 2,700 mAh. Charging shouldn't be an issue either, thanks to Qnovo adaptive charging and Pump Express+ 2.0 quick charging support.
Power button swap aside, the XA1 Plus fits right into the design language of the existing XA1 line, which is only logical since the older two devices will remain on sale for the foreseeable future.
Color options include Black, Blue, Gold and Pink, but the latter might be market dependent as well. The Xperia XA1 Plus is expected to roll out from Autumn 2017.

WD introduces SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card with 400 GB capacity

IFA 2017 presenters keep inspiring with breakthrough technology. Today Western Digital introduced its first SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card with 400 GB capacity. The company also introduced the SanDisk iXpand Base for iPhones that enables Apple users to automatically back up files and photos on the charger/portable hard drive.
WD introduces SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card with 400 GB capacity The new SanDisk microSD card allows double the storage since the manufacturer managed to leverage its proprietary memory technology and design and production processes. Now the die can store even more data without changing the size of the card itself.
According to WD, over 150 billion apps are expected to be installed in 2017, which many users would store on the expandable memory of their devices. With the new microSD, users will be able to transfer files with 100 MB/s speed which WD calculates as 1,200 photos per minute or topping up the whole microSD with 40 hours of Full HD movies.
The microSD card includes 10-year warranty and is available at SanDisk’s website and UK major retailers at the tempting price of £224.99.
Since iPhones do not have microSD slot, SanDisk has a solution named iXpand Base that is a portable hard drive that acts as a charging pad. It has a rubberized surface and a Lighting cable to put the phone down while the battery fills up with up to 15W charging. Meanwhile, all the files are automatically backed up in the device.
The iXpand base can store up to 256 GB and the prices start from $49.99 and go as high as $199.99 on SanDisk’s online store.
IFA 2017 presenters keep inspiring with breakthrough technology. Today Western Digital introduced its first SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card with 400 GB capacity. The company also introduced the SanDisk iXpand Base for iPhones that enables Apple users to automatically back up files and photos on the charger/portable hard drive.
WD introduces SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card with 400 GB capacity The new SanDisk microSD card allows double the storage since the manufacturer managed to leverage its proprietary memory technology and design and production processes. Now the die can store even more data without changing the size of the card itself.
According to WD, over 150 billion apps are expected to be installed in 2017, which many users would store on the expandable memory of their devices. With the new microSD, users will be able to transfer files with 100 MB/s speed which WD calculates as 1,200 photos per minute or topping up the whole microSD with 40 hours of Full HD movies.
The microSD card includes 10-year warranty and is available at SanDisk’s website and UK major retailers at the tempting price of £224.99.
Since iPhones do not have microSD slot, SanDisk has a solution named iXpand Base that is a portable hard drive that acts as a charging pad. It has a rubberized surface and a Lighting cable to put the phone down while the battery fills up with up to 15W charging. Meanwhile, all the files are automatically backed up in the device.
The iXpand base can store up to 256 GB and the prices start from $49.99 and go as high as $199.99 on SanDisk’s online store.

LG V30 will cost €900 in Germany, is exclusive to Carphone Warehouse in the UK

Carphone Warehouse is polling the LG V30 – the British retailer has exclusivity in the country, by the way. However, it still keeps the price under wraps, it won’t even commit to a launch date.
Meanwhile in Germany, the local LG branch has mentioned €900 as the price for the 64GB model. It seems that the 128GB option, aka LG V30+, will not be available. Once again, no hard launch date is given, but things should start happening in mid-September. The Bang&Olufsen headphones will be included though, that’s good news.
LG V30 will cost €900 in Germany, Carphone Warehouse has exclusivity in the UK V30’s main rival – the Galaxy Note8 – will sell for €1,000 in mainland Europe and £870 in the UK, so LG is winning the price war.
Carphone Warehouse is polling the LG V30 – the British retailer has exclusivity in the country, by the way. However, it still keeps the price under wraps, it won’t even commit to a launch date.
Meanwhile in Germany, the local LG branch has mentioned €900 as the price for the 64GB model. It seems that the 128GB option, aka LG V30+, will not be available. Once again, no hard launch date is given, but things should start happening in mid-September. The Bang&Olufsen headphones will be included though, that’s good news.
LG V30 will cost €900 in Germany, Carphone Warehouse has exclusivity in the UK V30’s main rival – the Galaxy Note8 – will sell for €1,000 in mainland Europe and £870 in the UK, so LG is winning the price war.

Sony RX0 packs a 1" sensor in the body of a rugged action cam

Besides the Xperias, Sony unveiled a curious new camera – meet the RX0. Yes, it’s part of the RX family and even uses the same 1” sensor as the venerable RX100 V. With a body that’s water, shock and crush-proof, you’d think that this is the best action camera yet. It measures 59.0 x 40.5 x 29.8 mm, compared to a GoPro Hero 5 Black at 61.7 x 44.4 x 24mm.
But Sony has bigger things in mind – the RX0 can be used in multi-camera setups to create bullet-time, time-slice and many other effects. Using the FA-WRC1M wireless commander, you can trigger up to 15 cameras simultaneously. If you decide to slum it, you can trigger up to 5 cameras over Wi-Fi (a firmware update coming in January will up that number).
Sony RX0 packs a 1 The Sony RX0 has a 15.3MP Exmor RS sensor (1” stacked), BIONZ X precessor and a wide-angle Zeiss Tessar T* lens (24mm, f/4.0). It can shoot in RAW or JPEG and deliver up to 16fps burst.
The video recording capabilities are particularly impressive. It can record 960fps slow-motion like the XZ Premium, as well as 240fps at 1080p. There’s a microHDMI port for pros who want to use an external recorder. S-Log2 recording and User Bits would also be of interest (the first helps color grading, the second is an advanced time code for syncing multiple cameras).
The Sony RX0 is more than an action cam
The Sony RX0 is more than an action cam
The Sony RX0 is waterproof up to 10m, but if you’re serious about underwater shooting, then you can grab the special housing that can dive up to 100m depth. Even on dry land, you don’t need to be gentle – the camera can handle drops from up to 2m and can withstand a crushing force of 200kg.
There’s a 1.5” TFT screen on the back, though you’d probably find it easier to control the camera with a smartphone, from a computer (via USB) or with the wireless commander mentioned above (which is a whopping $350!).
You knew it was coming, so here it is – the RX0 will cost $700/CA$900 when it ships in October.
Besides the Xperias, Sony unveiled a curious new camera – meet the RX0. Yes, it’s part of the RX family and even uses the same 1” sensor as the venerable RX100 V. With a body that’s water, shock and crush-proof, you’d think that this is the best action camera yet. It measures 59.0 x 40.5 x 29.8 mm, compared to a GoPro Hero 5 Black at 61.7 x 44.4 x 24mm.
But Sony has bigger things in mind – the RX0 can be used in multi-camera setups to create bullet-time, time-slice and many other effects. Using the FA-WRC1M wireless commander, you can trigger up to 15 cameras simultaneously. If you decide to slum it, you can trigger up to 5 cameras over Wi-Fi (a firmware update coming in January will up that number).
Sony RX0 packs a 1 The Sony RX0 has a 15.3MP Exmor RS sensor (1” stacked), BIONZ X precessor and a wide-angle Zeiss Tessar T* lens (24mm, f/4.0). It can shoot in RAW or JPEG and deliver up to 16fps burst.
The video recording capabilities are particularly impressive. It can record 960fps slow-motion like the XZ Premium, as well as 240fps at 1080p. There’s a microHDMI port for pros who want to use an external recorder. S-Log2 recording and User Bits would also be of interest (the first helps color grading, the second is an advanced time code for syncing multiple cameras).
The Sony RX0 is more than an action cam
The Sony RX0 is more than an action cam
The Sony RX0 is waterproof up to 10m, but if you’re serious about underwater shooting, then you can grab the special housing that can dive up to 100m depth. Even on dry land, you don’t need to be gentle – the camera can handle drops from up to 2m and can withstand a crushing force of 200kg.
There’s a 1.5” TFT screen on the back, though you’d probably find it easier to control the camera with a smartphone, from a computer (via USB) or with the wireless commander mentioned above (which is a whopping $350!).
You knew it was coming, so here it is – the RX0 will cost $700/CA$900 when it ships in October.

Samsung expecting Galaxy Note8 to outsell Note5

Samsung is expecting to sell over 11 million units of its newly-unveiled Galaxy Note8 phablet. This was revealed by the South Korean tech giant's mobile chief Koh Dong-jin during a recent interview.
Specifically, Koh said the Galaxy Note5 - which was the last Galaxy Note banded smartphone from Samsung - sold 11 million units, and they are expecting the Note8 to sell more than that. He, however, added that the shipments could be adjusted, as the company wants to sell more Galaxy S8 units as well.
Samsung's aim for Galaxy S8 sales is 48 million. The device has already sold around 15% more than the Galaxy S7.
Samsung is expecting to sell over 11 million units of its newly-unveiled Galaxy Note8 phablet. This was revealed by the South Korean tech giant's mobile chief Koh Dong-jin during a recent interview.
Specifically, Koh said the Galaxy Note5 - which was the last Galaxy Note banded smartphone from Samsung - sold 11 million units, and they are expecting the Note8 to sell more than that. He, however, added that the shipments could be adjusted, as the company wants to sell more Galaxy S8 units as well.
Samsung's aim for Galaxy S8 sales is 48 million. The device has already sold around 15% more than the Galaxy S7.

Xiaomi's Android One smartphone called Mi A1, to sport full screen display

We already know Xiaomi is working with Google on an Android One smartphone. It's also being said that the device in question would be a Xiaomi Mi 5X variant running stock Android. And now, we have some more information about the handset.
Reports say the phone will carry the 'Mi A1' moniker, and according to a new rumor, it will feature a full screen display. The rumor came in the form of a Weibo post, which also included the following images.
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Sadly, no more information is currently available about the device, including its pricing and availability. However, we expect the situation to change soon.
We already know Xiaomi is working with Google on an Android One smartphone. It's also being said that the device in question would be a Xiaomi Mi 5X variant running stock Android. And now, we have some more information about the handset.
Reports say the phone will carry the 'Mi A1' moniker, and according to a new rumor, it will feature a full screen display. The rumor came in the form of a Weibo post, which also included the following images.
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Sadly, no more information is currently available about the device, including its pricing and availability. However, we expect the situation to change soon.

ZTE V0721 gets TENAA certified with octa-core CPU, could be a V7 Lite successor

A new ZTE smartphone has been certified by China's TENAA. Listed as V0721, the device is powered by an SoC with octa-core, 1.3GHz processor, and sports a 5.2-inch Full HD display. RAM is 3GB, while internal memory is 32GB.
The camera department features a 13MP rear unit and a 5MP front shooter. There's a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor as well. The phone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and packs in a 2,540mAh battery.
Size-wise, the phone measures 146.1 x 72.6 x 8.25mm and weighs in at 138g. Color options include silver gray and gold.
It's worth mentioning that the Blade V7 Lite from last year was V0720, so the V0721 could well be a successor to that device.
A new ZTE smartphone has been certified by China's TENAA. Listed as V0721, the device is powered by an SoC with octa-core, 1.3GHz processor, and sports a 5.2-inch Full HD display. RAM is 3GB, while internal memory is 32GB.
The camera department features a 13MP rear unit and a 5MP front shooter. There's a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor as well. The phone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and packs in a 2,540mAh battery.
Size-wise, the phone measures 146.1 x 72.6 x 8.25mm and weighs in at 138g. Color options include silver gray and gold.
It's worth mentioning that the Blade V7 Lite from last year was V0720, so the V0721 could well be a successor to that device.

Dimensions of iPhone 7s and 7s Plus

Apple users have gradually become more sensitive to the size of their iPhones – some want to go big, others prefer small phones. Back in June we looked at some leaked dimensions for the iPhone 7s duo and the iPhone 8. Now that we’re closer to launch – maybe just two weeks away – it’s time for another look.
iPhone 7s and 7s Plus dimensions (rumored) iPhone 7s and 7s Plus dimensions (rumored)
iPhone 7s and 7s Plus dimensions (rumored)
The dimensions are basically identical to what we saw earlier, off by just a tenth of a millimeter here and there. Compared to the outgoing generation of iPhone 7, the dimensions are slightly bigger.
(in mm) iPhone 7 iPhone 7s (alleged) iPhone 7 Plus iPhone 7s Plus (alleged)
Height 138.3 138.44 158.2 158.37
Width 67.1 67.26 77.9 78.1
Thickness 7.1 7.21 7.3 7.41
Of course, neither the iPhone 7s nor the 7s Plus is due for a screen size upgrade, so the bezels will remain the same size. What will Apple achieve by increasing the internal volume, even if it’s just a tiny amount? Tune in on September 12 to find out.
Apple users have gradually become more sensitive to the size of their iPhones – some want to go big, others prefer small phones. Back in June we looked at some leaked dimensions for the iPhone 7s duo and the iPhone 8. Now that we’re closer to launch – maybe just two weeks away – it’s time for another look.
iPhone 7s and 7s Plus dimensions (rumored) iPhone 7s and 7s Plus dimensions (rumored)
iPhone 7s and 7s Plus dimensions (rumored)
The dimensions are basically identical to what we saw earlier, off by just a tenth of a millimeter here and there. Compared to the outgoing generation of iPhone 7, the dimensions are slightly bigger.
(in mm) iPhone 7 iPhone 7s (alleged) iPhone 7 Plus iPhone 7s Plus (alleged)
Height 138.3 138.44 158.2 158.37
Width 67.1 67.26 77.9 78.1
Thickness 7.1 7.21 7.3 7.41
Of course, neither the iPhone 7s nor the 7s Plus is due for a screen size upgrade, so the bezels will remain the same size. What will Apple achieve by increasing the internal volume, even if it’s just a tiny amount? Tune in on September 12 to find out.

Moto G5S and G5S Plus launched in India with dual camera system

Motorola has launched the new Moto G5S and G5S Plus in India. The phones are priced at INR 13,999 ($218) and INR 15,999 ($250), respectively.
Moto G5S The Moto G5S now has a larger 5.2-inch display with 1080p resolution. The new model uses unibody aluminum construction, making it sturdier and more premium. On the back is a new 16 megapixel camera with f2.0 aperture and PDAF. The front camera is now 8 megapixels and also has an LED flash. Lastly, the battery is now larger at 3000mAh and supports fast charging but is no longer removable. Unfortunately, the G5S still runs on the same Snapdragon 430 processor.
The G5S will be available in a single variant with 4GB RAM and 32GB storage in a choice of Lunar Gray and Fine Gold colors.
Moto G5S Plus The Moto G5S Plus has a dual camera system, consisting of two 13 megapixel f2.0 lenses, one color and one monochrome. The camera combines the data from both sensors to create one image with higher level of detail and low noise. The second camera also acts as a depth sensor and lets you add background blur to your images.
Apart from that, the phone uses a unibody aluminum construction and an 8 megapixel front camera with LED flash. The rest of the specs are largely similar to the G5 Plus, with the same Snapdragon 625 processor and 3000mAh battery with fast charging.
The Moto G5S Plus will be available in 4GB RAM and 64GB storage configuration only, in a choice of Lunar Gray and Blush Gold.
Motorola has also slashed the prices of the Moto G5 (3/16GB) and G5 Plus (4/32GB), which will now be available at INR 12,999 ($203) and INR 14,999 ($234), respectively.
Motorola has launched the new Moto G5S and G5S Plus in India. The phones are priced at INR 13,999 ($218) and INR 15,999 ($250), respectively.
Moto G5S The Moto G5S now has a larger 5.2-inch display with 1080p resolution. The new model uses unibody aluminum construction, making it sturdier and more premium. On the back is a new 16 megapixel camera with f2.0 aperture and PDAF. The front camera is now 8 megapixels and also has an LED flash. Lastly, the battery is now larger at 3000mAh and supports fast charging but is no longer removable. Unfortunately, the G5S still runs on the same Snapdragon 430 processor.
The G5S will be available in a single variant with 4GB RAM and 32GB storage in a choice of Lunar Gray and Fine Gold colors.
Moto G5S Plus The Moto G5S Plus has a dual camera system, consisting of two 13 megapixel f2.0 lenses, one color and one monochrome. The camera combines the data from both sensors to create one image with higher level of detail and low noise. The second camera also acts as a depth sensor and lets you add background blur to your images.
Apart from that, the phone uses a unibody aluminum construction and an 8 megapixel front camera with LED flash. The rest of the specs are largely similar to the G5 Plus, with the same Snapdragon 625 processor and 3000mAh battery with fast charging.
The Moto G5S Plus will be available in 4GB RAM and 64GB storage configuration only, in a choice of Lunar Gray and Blush Gold.
Motorola has also slashed the prices of the Moto G5 (3/16GB) and G5 Plus (4/32GB), which will now be available at INR 12,999 ($203) and INR 14,999 ($234), respectively.

Canon EOS M100 announced: an M10 successor with 24.2MP sensor

The Canon EOS M10 is getting a replacement in October – the Canon EOS M100. This mirrorless camera upgrades the APS-C sensor to 24.2MP (up from 18) and the burst mode to 6.1fps (up from 4.6fps). Another enhancement is that 1080p video can now be recorded at 60fps, though there’s no 4K mode.
This camera features Dual Pixel AF and borrows the Digic 7 processor from the M5 and M6. It can shoot at ISO ranging from 100 to 25,600 and you get a 3” screen that tilts 180° to frame your shot. There’s also Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC if you prefer to shoot remotely.
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Canon EOS M100
The Canon EOS M100 will launch at $600/£570 (same price as the M10 at launch) and come with a 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 lens. A second 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 lens can be added, but the price goes up to $950/£770. These are EF-M mount lenses, but an EF and EF-S adapter will be available for $200.
The Canon EOS M10 is getting a replacement in October – the Canon EOS M100. This mirrorless camera upgrades the APS-C sensor to 24.2MP (up from 18) and the burst mode to 6.1fps (up from 4.6fps). Another enhancement is that 1080p video can now be recorded at 60fps, though there’s no 4K mode.
This camera features Dual Pixel AF and borrows the Digic 7 processor from the M5 and M6. It can shoot at ISO ranging from 100 to 25,600 and you get a 3” screen that tilts 180° to frame your shot. There’s also Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC if you prefer to shoot remotely.
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Canon EOS M100
The Canon EOS M100 will launch at $600/£570 (same price as the M10 at launch) and come with a 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 lens. A second 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 lens can be added, but the price goes up to $950/£770. These are EF-M mount lenses, but an EF and EF-S adapter will be available for $200.