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Samsung Galaxy Note8 dual camera to come with 3x Optical Zoom

The Galaxy Note8 leaks just keep on coming ahead of the August 23 launch. This latest one comes from Samsung Electro-Mechanics, the division responsible for the mobile camera modules. It posted on a guidance of how a dual camera module works. Since Galaxy Note8 is expected to be the first globally launched smartphone with such setup, it's a safe to assume that the guide will apply to the phablet's camera. The first feature in the guidance is called Super Night Shot. A comparison reveals how an image looks when taken with a single camera smartphone and how the second...

Oppo device with SD710 shows up on Geekbench, is it the R17 Pro?

An as of yet unidentified Oppo device with the codename CPH1887 has been spotted on the Geekbench benchmark with a Snapdragon 710 chipset and 6GB of RAM. This is the first time we come across the model number but given its specs we'd wager a guess it's the Oppo R17 Pro (or some variation of it under a different name), as that's the only current Oppo smartphone with the Snapdragon 710 chipset. The benchmark also reveals that the Oppo device is running Android 8.1, likely under ColorOS 5.2. The benchmark listing has since been removed, but if you do a quick search for Oppo in...

HMD announces Nokia 3310 3G

Nokia 3310 (2017) was a massive hit after its announcement in the beginning of 2017. The joy was cut somewhat short after HMD told everyone the phone does not support 3G networks. This meant fans in the US and other countries that are in the process of disabling 2G to wouldn't get the phone. This is about to change now, though. The Finnish company just unveiled the Nokia 3310 3G with new colors, new user interface and, as the name suggests, a 3G radio. This lets the nostalgia-infused phone reach even more fans around the world, HMD said in a press release. It also promises 6.5...

Meizu yet again lays off employees and closes down handful of stores in China

If the news approaching from China are to be thought, then the phone maker Meizu is in deep waters. Like per the report, what cites the company’s employees, Meizu carried out a fresh spherical of layoffs and the heavily hitten department was marketing. The report, citing Meizu insiders, says that the manufacturer has laid off additional than 30 percent of its workforce this year so far and is now left with just around a thousand employees. Meizu has Furthermore established that its well-known systems engineer Hong Hansheng has also left the Chinese manufacturer. On the other hand, Meizu, what was touting itself to be a competitor of Huawei and was focusing on expanding its offline presence, appears to be backing down. The company, which had more than 2,700 offline stores at its peak in 2016, is now left with just 5 or 6 this sort of stores in one province. As we week ago so-called, Li Nan, co-founder and Vice President of Meizu, resigned from the manufacturer announced this month. In the memo broadcasted publicly, he said that he had started taking fewer responsibilities following the launch of the Meizu 16. He did acknowledge that the company is facing challenges but believes things will get better as long like they do not stop improving. Although Li Nan hasn’t specified which his next step would be, he has uncovered that he is yet focused on the customer market and developing fresh brands. Although departing from Meizu, he thanked his co-workers, investors, and shareholders. The Blue Charm brand was being headed by Li Nan although Bai Yongxiang became the CEO of the flagship Meizu brand. Huang Zhang was leading the gadget design efforts. Hong Hansheng, on the other hand, was delivering the Flyme OS development. Whereas all was decent, the manufacturer couldn’t compete with the top OEMs in terms of profits. Meizu was co-founded by Li Nan alongside with Bai Yongxiang who is the current CEO, and Huang Zhang (Jack Wong). Initial, the manufacturer was started as an MP3 player manufacturer prior switching to smartphones in 2008. Although the company’s portfolio is currently diverse, phones remain Meizu’s major source of income. Last year, Meizu Additionally celebrated its 15th anniversary.

New security update hitting the Asus ZenWatch and ZenWatch 2

Asus has started pushing out a new update to the ZenWatch (WI500Q) and ZenWatch 2 (WI502Q) smartwatches. Arriving as version M1D65P and M1D65B, the update brings along Android security fixes for the month of April and March, respectively. Nothing else is included in the update, as release notes only say: "Fix security vulnerabilities." Given the fact that it's an OTA rollout, it might take time for the update to hit your device. Meanwhile, if you feel impatient, you can manually check for the update by heading to your handset's Settings menu. Source 1 2 | Via