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Some Google Pixel 2 XL displays have less significant color shift

Last year we reported on the tendency of the Google Pixel 2 XL OLED display to rapidly shift colors when the device was tilted and viewed off-axis. Although the behavior is not uncommon for OLED panels, the LG-made panel on the Pixel 2 XL exhibited it to a significant degree, where it was hard not to notice. Not all Pixel 2 XL displays are bad. Some lack the annoying blue shift.— Vlad Savov (@vladsavov) January 15, 2018 We are now hearing reports of users noting that their units don't seem to suffer from the aforementioned problem, at least not the degree...

Samsung’s flagships start getting August security patch

Samsung has started rolling out the latest security update to its flagship smartphones. Specifically, the August patch has begun hitting the Galaxy S7 edge smartphone. Arriving as version G935FXXU1DQH3, the update is currently rolling out to units in Mexico, but other regions should also get it sooner than later. It's worth mentioning that the Galaxy S7 edge may be the first Samsung flagship to get the August patch, but its definitely not the first Samsung smartphone to get it - the update has already been pushed out to the Galaxy J7 Prime. Via

Nokia 5.1 Plus is now out there for purchase via offline stores in India for usd149

HMD Global had reported Nokia 5.1 in the Indian market in August last year and started selling the cameraphone through Nokia Online Store and Flipkart in October last year. Currently, the company has finally started selling the Nokia 5.1 through offline stores in India. As for the pricing, the Nokia 5.1 will be in the world through offline stores in India for a high quality of Rs. 500 (~$7), delivering the phone’s pricing to Rs. 10,500 (approximately $149). Even though the smartphone was released in India for Rs. 10,999 (approximately $156), it is now being sold for Rs. 9,999 (approximately $142). To remember you of the phone’s specs, it comes with a 5.86-inch HD+ panel with 1520 x 720 pixels resolution, 2.5D curved glass, and 19:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, the product is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P60 SoC, paired with 3GB of RAM. It has 32GB internal storage and features a microSD card tray enabling users to further more extend the phone’s memory capacity up to 400GB. In the camera department, there’s a dual digital camera option on the back consisting of a 13-megapixel key sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary camera sensor. On the front side, there’s an 8-megapixel front-facing snapper for taking selfies. As for connectivity, it supports 4G VoLTE, Dual-SIM, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack and USB Type-C port. Other attributes on the gadget include a rear-mounted fingerprint digital camera and face unlock support. Just like other Nokia handsets, this one too is a part of Android One program and runs Android Oreo running system out-of-the-box however has recently received Android Pie update. The cameraphone is powered by a 3060mAh battery, which should be enough to last an entire day of moderate usage.

Asus Zenfone AR landing in UK today

Asus has announced that is bringing it's Zenfone AR smartphone to the UK. In fact, the company has confirmed that the device will be available to pre-order in the country starting today (July 21). As for pricing, the phone will carry a tag of £799 (around $1,035). Those pre-ordering will also get a Daydream View unit free. First 30 pre-orders will be eligible for some other freebies as well, including headphones, a case, and a screen protector. The handset, for those who aren't aware, offers support for Tango (Google's AR system) and Daydream (Google's VR platform). Specs-wise, the...

OnePlus 5 to bring Face Unlock with Oreo update

OnePlus announced Android Oreo for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T in the beginning of the week. Apparently OnePlus 5 is next in line for the new OS. Along with the already expected picture-in-picture and notification dots, arriving at all devices with Oreo OnePlus 5 will also gain Face Unlock. Face Unlock is a familiar feature to OP owners. The latest OnePlus 5T with Nougat 7.1.1 has it and it works seamlessly, as we already established, so it's great to hear that it's coming to the older model. Source | Via