Hardware, Smartphone

OnePlus 7T official-looking renders leak and show the complete design of the upcoming OnePlus device. Compared to the OnePlus 7 the OnePlus 7T is expected to be significantly different. Take a look.

nePlus 7T is expected to launch next month. OnePlus is yet to officially talk about the OnePlus 7T but rumours have already started revealing details about the upcoming T version of the OnePlus 7. For the first-ever time somewhat official-looking renders of the OnePlus 7T have surfaced online. The leaked renders give us an idea about the complete design of the OnePlus 7T and also reveal some key details of the smartphone. The renders show the OnePlus 7T from the front, back and sides.

The OnePlus 7T renders leaked by Pricebaba in association with popular tipster Onleaks reveal that the upcoming OnePlus phone will have some design changes compared to OnePlus 7. The renders show the OnePlus 7T with circular camera bump on the back panel. The circular camera bump includes three cameras on it. Yes, OnePlus is shifting from dual cameras of the OnePlus 7 to triple cameras for the OnePlus 7T.

The circular camera bump of the OnePlus 7T is seen with three cameras that sit in one single horizontal line next to each other. Below the three cameras is the LED flash. The flashlight also sits inside the circular camera bump. The OnePlus 7T’s camera system design looks pretty interesting and different compared to any of the previous OnePlus phone. The cameras are seen separated by angular lines and that distinguishes the design of phone from the predecessor – OnePlus 7.

The renders reveal that similar to the OnePlus 7 the OnePlus 7T will also come with glass body and feature the OnePlus logo right below the camera bump that sits in the middle of the glass rear panel. The report further suggests that the upcoming OnePlus 7T will either come with a 6.5-inch or 6.4-inch screen. The renders reveal that the OnePlus 7T will retain the waterdrop notch. For the OnePlus 7T OnePlus is said to use full HD+ Optic AMOLED panel.

The OnePlus 7 comes with waterdrop notch and according to the leaked renders the OnePlus 7T will also come with the waterdrop notch. Some past rumours expected pop-up camera in OnePlus 7T but according to these new renders, that’s clearly not happening.

The renders also reveal that the OnePlus 7T will have the power button and alert slider on right, volume key on left, USB Type C, speaker grill and SIM tray at the bottom. Some past rumours suggest that the OnePlus 7T will come packed with Snapdragon 855+ chipset, up to 8GB RAM and up to 256GB. Rumours suggest there will be no expandable storage on the OnePlus 7T.

It is also said that the OnePlus 7T will come with in-display fingerprint sensor and face unlock. The On the rear panel OnePlus 7T is expected to come with 48MP Sony IMX 586 primary sensor, 5MP depth sensor, and the third camera will either be a wide-angle or telephoto lens. Some rumours suggest that the OnePlus 7T will run on Android 10 out-of-the-box.

In addition to the OnePlus 7T renders the new report also reveals that there is a OnePlus 7T McLaren “Senna” Edition that will launch alongside the 7T. For now, there are no details of OnePlus 7T McLaren “Senna” Edition available. The launch date of the OnePlus 7T is yet to be revealed but going by the rumours the phone may go official by end of September.

Companies, Smartphone

A laboratory test of one of Apple’s most popular iPhone models has came back with worrying results — that could impact your health.

Apple’s popular iPhone 7 produced radiofrequency radiation above the legal limit in a new test, prompting the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to investigate the issue.

The phone was set to operate at full power and was secured below a tub of clear liquid formulated to mimic human tissue during the test, which was conducted and paid for by the Chicago Tribune inside an accredited lab following federal guidelines.

For 18 minutes, a tiny probe measured the radiofrequency radiation the liquid was absorbing from the iPhone 7.

According to the Tribune, the test found radiofrequency radiation “over the legal safety limit and more than double what Apple reported to federal regulators from its own testing.”

The newspaper tested three more brand new iPhone 7s at full power, and those also measured above the exposure limit. In total, 11 models from four different manufacturers were tested.

The FCC told the Tribune it would conduct its own testing over the next few months.

“We take seriously any claims on noncompliance with the RF (radiofrequency) exposure standards and will be obtaining and testing the subject phones for compliance with FCC rules,” agency spokesman Neil Grace said.

As the Tribune notes, it’s not clear whether prolonged exposure to radiofrequency radiation can increase the risk of cancers or cause other harm.

A decline in male fertility has been recorded over the past several decades. Studies on the impact of mobile radiation on male fertility have reported conflicting results.

There is no strong evidence linking the use of mobile phones with an increased risk of cancer but in 2011 a World Health Organization working group classified phone use as “possibly carcinogenic to humans”.

With phones in wide use around the world, the issue is sure to receive increased scrutiny.

Two phone manufacturers, including Apple, disputed the Tribune’s results, saying the lab that the newspaper used does not conduct tests the same way the tech giant does — although the company did not specify exactly what was different or wrong about the Tribune’s tests.

“All iPhone models, including iPhone 7, are fully certified by the FCC and in every other country where iPhone is sold,” Apple’s statement to the Tribune said. “After careful review and subsequent validation of all iPhone models tested in the [Tribune] report, we confirmed we are in compliance and meet all applicable … exposure guidelines and limits.”

The tests were conducted by RF Exposure Lab in San Marcos, Calif., which is recognised by the FCC as accredited to test for radiofrequency radiation from electronic devices.

Smartphone

Xiaomi sub-brand is all set to launch its next Redmi Note series phones — the Redmi Note 8 and the Redmi Note 8 Pro. Both the Redmi Note 8 series smartphones are launching on August 29 in China. Ahead of the launch some key details of the phones are confirmed.

edmi has confirmed to launch the Redmi Note 8 series on August 29. The series that includes two smartphones — Redmi Note 8 and the Redmi Note 8 Pro — will launch in China for now. Ahead of the launch, the company has confirmed several details of the Redmi Note 8 and the Redmi Note 8 Pro. Last week the company confirmed that the Redmi Note 8 Pro will come with Helio G90T chip from MediaTek and 64MP rear main camera. Now the company confirms some more key details about the Redmi Note 8.

The Redmi Note 8 will be a much-upgraded version of the Redmi Note 7, the company has confirmed. At least on paper, the Redmi Note 8 will be powerful. The company has officially revealed that the Redmi Note 8 will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor that also powers the recent launched Xiaomi Mi A3 Android One smartphone. The Redmi Note 7 comes with Snapdragon 660 processor.

Redmi also confirms that the Redmi Note 8 will come with triple cameras on the rear panel. The company further reveals some camera specs of the smartphone. It confirms that the Redmi Note 8 will come packed with a primary 48MP main camera, secondary Super Wide Angle, third will be a Depth of Field lens and lastly, the fourth one will be a Super Macro lens.

In addition, the Redmi Note 8 is also confirmed to come with 4500mAh battery with 18W fast charging support. However, some rumours and leaks suggest that the Redmi Note 8 will come bundled with a 10W charger inside the box.

Both the Redmi Note 8 and the Redmi Note 8 series are expected to include Dot drop notch on the front that will include the selfie shooter inside it and also increase the screen-to-body ratio. The Redmi Note 7 series of phones also come with Dot drop notch. Some rumours and leaks also suggest that the Redmi Note 8 series of phones will also – similar to the Redmi Note 7 series – come with Gorilla Glass 5 support.

Besides the specs, the price bracket of the Redmi Note 8 is also confirmed. The company has confirmed that the Redmi Note 8 will be priced similar to the China price of the Redmi Note 7. The price of the Redmi Note 8 is said to be under 1000 Yuan or under Rs 10,000. The Redmi Note 7 sells for Rs 9,999 in India.