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LG Display Showcases Flexible OLED Lamps Claimed to Survive Up to 13 Years

LG Display is a subsidiary of LG which is tasked to develop display panels, where their latest display technology is OLED. This type of panel is often carried by high-end smart TV, and is used for some smartphones including the latest smartphone LG V30. But not limited to use for the screen only, because OLED can now be used for lighting as well.
 
Recently South Korean technology giant was present in Design Junction event held in London, where the event gives space for the design of new cool lamps. Actually LG has been showing off OLED-based lights since 2014, and its development to date has increased rapidly. Now the company is exhibiting the latest OLED lamps that are thin, flexible, and durable.

The function of this new light is like taking a pixel from your OLED screen, and then zooming in until it's many times bright. In addition to offering a flexible design, the new lights also offer soft, light light. This new lamp is produced using a fifth generation production process, while the previous generation used a second generation production process.

This new OLED lamp comes with three ultra-slim designs with a plastic body and will be available in three different light panel styles. LG claims the oblong version will work between 30,000 and 40,000 hours before the light deteriorates to the point where it can not be used again. If the lamp is used for at least 10 hours a day, then the lamp can be used up to 13 years. Even the color temperature of the lamp can also be adjusted. LG will start mass production of this lamp at the beginning of next year.
LG Display is a subsidiary of LG which is tasked to develop display panels, where their latest display technology is OLED. This type of panel is often carried by high-end smart TV, and is used for some smartphones including the latest smartphone LG V30. But not limited to use for the screen only, because OLED can now be used for lighting as well.
 
Recently South Korean technology giant was present in Design Junction event held in London, where the event gives space for the design of new cool lamps. Actually LG has been showing off OLED-based lights since 2014, and its development to date has increased rapidly. Now the company is exhibiting the latest OLED lamps that are thin, flexible, and durable.

The function of this new light is like taking a pixel from your OLED screen, and then zooming in until it's many times bright. In addition to offering a flexible design, the new lights also offer soft, light light. This new lamp is produced using a fifth generation production process, while the previous generation used a second generation production process.

This new OLED lamp comes with three ultra-slim designs with a plastic body and will be available in three different light panel styles. LG claims the oblong version will work between 30,000 and 40,000 hours before the light deteriorates to the point where it can not be used again. If the lamp is used for at least 10 hours a day, then the lamp can be used up to 13 years. Even the color temperature of the lamp can also be adjusted. LG will start mass production of this lamp at the beginning of next year.

Hisense A2 Pro Glide with AMOLED 5.5 Inch Screen and Secondary E-Ink 5.2 Inch Screen

Smartphones with two screens are no longer a novelty, as the concept of dual-screen has long been present. But for the current era of Android smartphones, the famous smartphone brings two screens is Yotaphone which became the first Android smartphone with dual-screen. Unlike the Yotaphone secondary screen using e-ink panel, Meizu Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus comes with a type OLED secondary display.
 
Now the Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Hisense launched a new dual-screen smartphone called Hisense A2 Pro. This smartphone carries a dual-screen concept similar to Yotaphone, which uses the e-ink panel on the back.
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Hisense A2 Pro comes with a 5.5 inch FHD AMOLED display with 2.5D curved glass in front, while the e-ink screen on the back is 5.2 inches wide. Of course the main function of the secondary screen of this smartphone is to read an e-book or see a glimpse of info. The new smartphone is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 625 coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. In the sector of photography, this device carries Sony IMX386 12MP sensor on the back, while for selfie can use the front camera 16MP resolution. 
 
Hisense A2 Pro has a sizeable 3.090mAh battery and has dual SIM / dual standby support. For the fingerprint scanner sensor is on the side of the phone, because the back of this smartphone is occupied by a secondary screen. For availability, this smartphone will go on sale on September 26 tomorrow in China market. Unfortunately there is currently no information about the price.
 
Smartphones with two screens are no longer a novelty, as the concept of dual-screen has long been present. But for the current era of Android smartphones, the famous smartphone brings two screens is Yotaphone which became the first Android smartphone with dual-screen. Unlike the Yotaphone secondary screen using e-ink panel, Meizu Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus comes with a type OLED secondary display.
 
Now the Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Hisense launched a new dual-screen smartphone called Hisense A2 Pro. This smartphone carries a dual-screen concept similar to Yotaphone, which uses the e-ink panel on the back.
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Hisense A2 Pro comes with a 5.5 inch FHD AMOLED display with 2.5D curved glass in front, while the e-ink screen on the back is 5.2 inches wide. Of course the main function of the secondary screen of this smartphone is to read an e-book or see a glimpse of info. The new smartphone is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 625 coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. In the sector of photography, this device carries Sony IMX386 12MP sensor on the back, while for selfie can use the front camera 16MP resolution. 
 
Hisense A2 Pro has a sizeable 3.090mAh battery and has dual SIM / dual standby support. For the fingerprint scanner sensor is on the side of the phone, because the back of this smartphone is occupied by a secondary screen. For availability, this smartphone will go on sale on September 26 tomorrow in China market. Unfortunately there is currently no information about the price.
 

Nokia 2 Will Glide November 2nd, 2017?

It seems that global HMD has planned if the launch of Nokia Android smartphone starts from the middle. If you still remember, early 2017 the company has launched Nokia 6 which became a mid-range smartphone. A few weeks later followed by Nokia 5 for the middle segment and Nokia 3 for the entry-level segment. A few months ago Nokia also announced the presence of Nokia 8 which became a high-end smartphone.
 
It seems that global HMD is preparing an entry-level smartphone, which will be Nokia 2. It is known through Nokia's Facebook account for Myanmar, where they will launch a new entry-level smartphone in November. Clearly, the launch is for Myanmar and there is no indication that the smartphone will be launched in other countries.
 
Unlike other Nokia Android smartphones that come with capacitive buttons, this smartphone will use the navigation buttons inside the screen. Some users are more like navigation buttons in the screen, but not a few also like the navigation buttons are on the chin of the phone. Because as an entry-level phone, Nokia 2 will not be the most powerful smartphone in its class. This is because this smartphone will be powered by a low-end chipset Snapdragon 210 quad-core. But the value of more than Nokia 2 is said to lie in the capacity of the battery that reaches 4000mAh. According to leading leakster Roland Quandt, this smartphone will not be the only Nokia new Android smartphone that will slide until the end of this year, because Nokia 9 is rumored to be released also towards the end of 2017. Nokia 9 itself is rumored to be a flagship smartphone that has a bezel design -less or full-screen. We look forward to further news about the latest Nokia Android smartphone. 
It seems that global HMD has planned if the launch of Nokia Android smartphone starts from the middle. If you still remember, early 2017 the company has launched Nokia 6 which became a mid-range smartphone. A few weeks later followed by Nokia 5 for the middle segment and Nokia 3 for the entry-level segment. A few months ago Nokia also announced the presence of Nokia 8 which became a high-end smartphone.
 
It seems that global HMD is preparing an entry-level smartphone, which will be Nokia 2. It is known through Nokia's Facebook account for Myanmar, where they will launch a new entry-level smartphone in November. Clearly, the launch is for Myanmar and there is no indication that the smartphone will be launched in other countries.
 
Unlike other Nokia Android smartphones that come with capacitive buttons, this smartphone will use the navigation buttons inside the screen. Some users are more like navigation buttons in the screen, but not a few also like the navigation buttons are on the chin of the phone. Because as an entry-level phone, Nokia 2 will not be the most powerful smartphone in its class. This is because this smartphone will be powered by a low-end chipset Snapdragon 210 quad-core. But the value of more than Nokia 2 is said to lie in the capacity of the battery that reaches 4000mAh. According to leading leakster Roland Quandt, this smartphone will not be the only Nokia new Android smartphone that will slide until the end of this year, because Nokia 9 is rumored to be released also towards the end of 2017. Nokia 9 itself is rumored to be a flagship smartphone that has a bezel design -less or full-screen. We look forward to further news about the latest Nokia Android smartphone. 

Western Digital Acquisition of Toshiba Memory

The news is quite surprising coming directly from Japan related to its success Western Digital won the bidding process to take over some of Toshiba's existing memory division today.
 
As we all know, the two companies have worked together on a joint venture to bring NAND flash memory, an arrangement beginning with Toshiba and SanDisk. While Western Digital acquired SanDisk in 2016 and inherited the memory-making partnership to date. The news is practically ending speculation circulating in the media of Japan and the United States some time lately. But as news reported by Reuters, WD actually withdrew from the negotiations to buy the memory business Toshiba, in an effort to strengthen its position in the business. As a follow up of this, some high-ranking personnel from Toshiba America reportedly immediately called to face its headquarters based in Tokyo, Japan. However, Toshiba does not seem to have officially revealed the matter so far.
The news is quite surprising coming directly from Japan related to its success Western Digital won the bidding process to take over some of Toshiba's existing memory division today.
 
As we all know, the two companies have worked together on a joint venture to bring NAND flash memory, an arrangement beginning with Toshiba and SanDisk. While Western Digital acquired SanDisk in 2016 and inherited the memory-making partnership to date. The news is practically ending speculation circulating in the media of Japan and the United States some time lately. But as news reported by Reuters, WD actually withdrew from the negotiations to buy the memory business Toshiba, in an effort to strengthen its position in the business. As a follow up of this, some high-ranking personnel from Toshiba America reportedly immediately called to face its headquarters based in Tokyo, Japan. However, Toshiba does not seem to have officially revealed the matter so far.

Huawei Mate 10 detailed in leaked promo pics: dual Leica cam with f/1.6 lenses

Promo materials for the Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro have leaked, revealing the highlights of the upcoming flagship. Almost invariably they connect back to the Kirin 970 and its AI capabilities.
The Huawei Mate 10 is all about AI-enhanced functionality The Huawei Mate 10 is all about AI-enhanced functionality
The Huawei Mate 10 is all about AI-enhanced functionality
For one, the AI will recognize up to 14 scenes and automatically adjust the settings of the camera. It will also power a digital assistant that can look through the camera. The assistant will be able to translate text seen through the camera entirely offline – all running on the chipsets NPU (Neural Processing Unit).
The Huawei Mate 10 is all about AI-enhanced functionality The digital assistant will be able to read foreign languages offline Offline translation will be powered by the NPU
The digital assistant will be able to read foreign languages offline
Speaking of, the new Leica dual cam will have two SUMMLUX-H lenses – both with f/1.6 aperture. The dual cam has a new layout, now oriented vertically instead of near the top edge. The camera and flash will lay on a textured strip – a new design element on the Mate series (though we’ve seen it before.
The new Leica dual cam with two f/1.6 lenses The new Leica dual cam with two f/1.6 lenses The new Leica dual cam with two f/1.6 lenses
The new Leica dual cam with two f/1.6 lenses
Anyway, the Huawei Mate 10 will be waterproof – IP67 – and will offer peak LTE speeds up to 1.2Gbps (Cat. 18). Also, it will feature a 4,000mAh battery, but now it has the AI management system to look after it. Super Charge is on board for fast top-ups.
IP67 water resistance better than gigabit LTE AI-controlled 4,000mAh battery
IP67 water resistance • better than gigabit LTE • AI-controlled 4,000mAh battery
The Huawei Mate 10 and its many versions will be unveiled on October 16.
Promo materials for the Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro have leaked, revealing the highlights of the upcoming flagship. Almost invariably they connect back to the Kirin 970 and its AI capabilities.
The Huawei Mate 10 is all about AI-enhanced functionality The Huawei Mate 10 is all about AI-enhanced functionality
The Huawei Mate 10 is all about AI-enhanced functionality
For one, the AI will recognize up to 14 scenes and automatically adjust the settings of the camera. It will also power a digital assistant that can look through the camera. The assistant will be able to translate text seen through the camera entirely offline – all running on the chipsets NPU (Neural Processing Unit).
The Huawei Mate 10 is all about AI-enhanced functionality The digital assistant will be able to read foreign languages offline Offline translation will be powered by the NPU
The digital assistant will be able to read foreign languages offline
Speaking of, the new Leica dual cam will have two SUMMLUX-H lenses – both with f/1.6 aperture. The dual cam has a new layout, now oriented vertically instead of near the top edge. The camera and flash will lay on a textured strip – a new design element on the Mate series (though we’ve seen it before.
The new Leica dual cam with two f/1.6 lenses The new Leica dual cam with two f/1.6 lenses The new Leica dual cam with two f/1.6 lenses
The new Leica dual cam with two f/1.6 lenses
Anyway, the Huawei Mate 10 will be waterproof – IP67 – and will offer peak LTE speeds up to 1.2Gbps (Cat. 18). Also, it will feature a 4,000mAh battery, but now it has the AI management system to look after it. Super Charge is on board for fast top-ups.
IP67 water resistance better than gigabit LTE AI-controlled 4,000mAh battery
IP67 water resistance • better than gigabit LTE • AI-controlled 4,000mAh battery
The Huawei Mate 10 and its many versions will be unveiled on October 16.

Gionee M7 is official with FullVision screen and dual cameras

As scheduled the Gionee M7 debuted today with a FullVision screen of 18:9 ratio and huge 4,000 mAh battery. It is the first phone with Helio P30 to hit the market after Mediatek announced the new chipset in August.
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Gionee M7 official images
The CPU of the Gionee M7 has eight Cortex-A53 cores, four of them clocked at 2.3 GHz. There is 6 GB RAM and the internal memory is 64 GB with microSD slot for up to 256 GB more.
The screen has a 6.01” diagonal and comes with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels.
There is a dual camera on the back. The main sensor is 16 MP with the secondary being 8 MP. The back also houses an LED flash and a circular fingerprint screen.
The power button and the volume rockers are on the right side and the phone lacks a home button on the front because of the big screen. One thing that has to be on the front is the selfie camera - Gionee put an 8 MP snapper next to the earpiece.
Gionee M7 is official with FullVision screen and dual cameras Gionee offers the M7 in five colors - Sapphire Blue, Star Blue, Maple Red, Champagne Gold and Black. It will be available in China for CNY2,799 ($422) from September 26.
As scheduled the Gionee M7 debuted today with a FullVision screen of 18:9 ratio and huge 4,000 mAh battery. It is the first phone with Helio P30 to hit the market after Mediatek announced the new chipset in August.
Gionee M7 Official images Gionee M7 Official images Gionee M7 Official images Gionee M7 Official images Gionee M7 Official images
Gionee M7 official images
The CPU of the Gionee M7 has eight Cortex-A53 cores, four of them clocked at 2.3 GHz. There is 6 GB RAM and the internal memory is 64 GB with microSD slot for up to 256 GB more.
The screen has a 6.01” diagonal and comes with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels.
There is a dual camera on the back. The main sensor is 16 MP with the secondary being 8 MP. The back also houses an LED flash and a circular fingerprint screen.
The power button and the volume rockers are on the right side and the phone lacks a home button on the front because of the big screen. One thing that has to be on the front is the selfie camera - Gionee put an 8 MP snapper next to the earpiece.
Gionee M7 is official with FullVision screen and dual cameras Gionee offers the M7 in five colors - Sapphire Blue, Star Blue, Maple Red, Champagne Gold and Black. It will be available in China for CNY2,799 ($422) from September 26.

Retail box of Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus leaks

An image of a retail box with the name Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus popped on Weibo today. It is scarce of details but was enough to confirm that the Chinese manufacturer is redying an enhanced version of its entry-level phone.
Retail box of Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus leaks According to sources, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus is expected to be the high-end version of the Redmi 5, which is also still unannounced, even though leaked official images pretty much confirmed the phone.
This is not the first time Xiaomi is introducing a Plus version of a device. Last year the Xiaomi Mi 5s was announced along the Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus with a bigger screen, dual camera and 20% mightier battery. The phone was also the first Xiaomi handset with 6 GB RAM.
We are still waiting for any official information about the unveiling of the Xiaomi Redmi 5 and the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus.
An image of a retail box with the name Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus popped on Weibo today. It is scarce of details but was enough to confirm that the Chinese manufacturer is redying an enhanced version of its entry-level phone.
Retail box of Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus leaks According to sources, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus is expected to be the high-end version of the Redmi 5, which is also still unannounced, even though leaked official images pretty much confirmed the phone.
This is not the first time Xiaomi is introducing a Plus version of a device. Last year the Xiaomi Mi 5s was announced along the Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus with a bigger screen, dual camera and 20% mightier battery. The phone was also the first Xiaomi handset with 6 GB RAM.
We are still waiting for any official information about the unveiling of the Xiaomi Redmi 5 and the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus.

Windows-powered HP Elite x3 will reportedly be discontinued in November

HP was one of the few companies to bother with Windows 10 Mobile in 2016 – its Elite x3 was among the last Windows-powered phones to come out. A report out of Germany claims that the company will stop selling the handset on November 1 and will end support for it 12 months after that.
The implication here is more important than just the discontinuation of this model. There are murmurs that Microsoft itself is looking to pull the plug on Windows 10 Mobile.
The Elite x3 lived the dream. It had docks that could turn the phone into a laptop or desktop computer with Continuum, complete with support for x86 software (via HP Workspace and Remote Desktop Client, emulation is not supported). Prices, even with discounts, were still quite high however and the phone failed to gain any traction.
windowspowered_hp_elite_x3_will_reportedly_be_discontinued_in_november A Microsoft Surface phone has been rumored for two years but has so far failed to materialize. Microsoft didn’t have a great experience when was making its own phones, but even Google is giving in-house manufacturing a second shot.
Recently, there has been talk about a Microsoft Andromeda OS – a modular platform that will scale from full-blown PCs to pocketable devices. Not surprisingly, that platform is said to launch in 2018, just enough time for Windows 10 Mobile to say its final goodbye.
HP was one of the few companies to bother with Windows 10 Mobile in 2016 – its Elite x3 was among the last Windows-powered phones to come out. A report out of Germany claims that the company will stop selling the handset on November 1 and will end support for it 12 months after that.
The implication here is more important than just the discontinuation of this model. There are murmurs that Microsoft itself is looking to pull the plug on Windows 10 Mobile.
The Elite x3 lived the dream. It had docks that could turn the phone into a laptop or desktop computer with Continuum, complete with support for x86 software (via HP Workspace and Remote Desktop Client, emulation is not supported). Prices, even with discounts, were still quite high however and the phone failed to gain any traction.
windowspowered_hp_elite_x3_will_reportedly_be_discontinued_in_november A Microsoft Surface phone has been rumored for two years but has so far failed to materialize. Microsoft didn’t have a great experience when was making its own phones, but even Google is giving in-house manufacturing a second shot.
Recently, there has been talk about a Microsoft Andromeda OS – a modular platform that will scale from full-blown PCs to pocketable devices. Not surprisingly, that platform is said to launch in 2018, just enough time for Windows 10 Mobile to say its final goodbye.

KGI: Preorders for iPhone X may surpass 50 million units

While some sources talk of lowered component orders, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo stated that Apple iPhone X preorder could reach over 40-50 million units.
KGI: Preorders for iPhone X may surpass 50 million units According to the analyst, the iPhone X is considered the first major model refresh since 2014 when Apple launched the iPhone 6. Apple fans are willing to upgrade from older devices and pay the $999 price tag mainly because of the Face ID feature. Kuo shared in a note to clients:
“TrueDepth camera (3D sensing) creates a far stronger user experience than those of Apple’s rivals.”
The analyst shared concerns that Apple needs to up its communication game. If the company can effectively communicate the message of an exceptional user experience before pre-orders, it will boost preorder momentum.
The TrueDepth camera might have a setup not seen in other phones (the company basically fitted a Kinect inside it) but it is also the primary production bottleneck for the iPhone X. Due to high demand, the supply might catch up not earlier than 2018.
Another very possible reason for the late preorder and longer production process is some suppliers shifted their focus from the iPhone X to the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, therefore leaving a massive gap between unveiling and the actual launch of the Apple flagship device.
While some sources talk of lowered component orders, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo stated that Apple iPhone X preorder could reach over 40-50 million units.
KGI: Preorders for iPhone X may surpass 50 million units According to the analyst, the iPhone X is considered the first major model refresh since 2014 when Apple launched the iPhone 6. Apple fans are willing to upgrade from older devices and pay the $999 price tag mainly because of the Face ID feature. Kuo shared in a note to clients:
“TrueDepth camera (3D sensing) creates a far stronger user experience than those of Apple’s rivals.”
The analyst shared concerns that Apple needs to up its communication game. If the company can effectively communicate the message of an exceptional user experience before pre-orders, it will boost preorder momentum.
The TrueDepth camera might have a setup not seen in other phones (the company basically fitted a Kinect inside it) but it is also the primary production bottleneck for the iPhone X. Due to high demand, the supply might catch up not earlier than 2018.
Another very possible reason for the late preorder and longer production process is some suppliers shifted their focus from the iPhone X to the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, therefore leaving a massive gap between unveiling and the actual launch of the Apple flagship device.

LG V30 comes with a free, yet-unannounced new Daydream View VR headset in the US

Although it's proudly announced the phone's rollout commenced last week, LG still hasn't unveiled when exactly you can expect the V30 to reach the United States. We hope that's going to happen sooner, rather than later, but for now there's no official word.
What a new leaked promo image reveals, however, is that if you wait for the V30 you will be treated to an interesting freebie. Buying the V30 in the US will apparently net you a free Google Daydream VR headset - but not the one launched last year, mind you. We're talking about the new, yet to be unveiled 2017 model which itself got leaked a few days ago.
Confusingly, what's depicted in the image above is the 2016 Daydream View, but famed leakster Evan Blass assures us that LG means the new accessory, not the old one. As you can see, you will also receive a "VR Content Package by Google" which is worth around $45 (since the rumored recommended price for the new headset is $99).
LG seems pretty happy to embrace Google's VR platform, now that it's finally launching a Daydream-capable smartphone in the V30.
Although it's proudly announced the phone's rollout commenced last week, LG still hasn't unveiled when exactly you can expect the V30 to reach the United States. We hope that's going to happen sooner, rather than later, but for now there's no official word.
What a new leaked promo image reveals, however, is that if you wait for the V30 you will be treated to an interesting freebie. Buying the V30 in the US will apparently net you a free Google Daydream VR headset - but not the one launched last year, mind you. We're talking about the new, yet to be unveiled 2017 model which itself got leaked a few days ago.
Confusingly, what's depicted in the image above is the 2016 Daydream View, but famed leakster Evan Blass assures us that LG means the new accessory, not the old one. As you can see, you will also receive a "VR Content Package by Google" which is worth around $45 (since the rumored recommended price for the new headset is $99).
LG seems pretty happy to embrace Google's VR platform, now that it's finally launching a Daydream-capable smartphone in the V30.