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The OnePlus Nord smartphone concept has been the talk of the tech ecosystem for some time now with many enthusiasts definitely deserving of a worthwhile apology for the continuous delay.

It’s finally happening though...

The Nord budget smartphone offering however, is no longer a concept with the affordable smartphone by the company slated to launch tomorrow being July 21 in an AR event.

I know you’re probably feeling like

Here's how to watch the OnePlus Nord AR smartphone launch event scheduled for July 21 - The very first of its kind 2

OnePlus has been revealing key features of the Nord in the build up to the launch with confirmation of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset with six cameras (four on the rear, two on the front).

There’s also a high-refresh-rate display and OxygenOS that drives home the essential OnePlus experience. OnePlus Nord has been the centre of many leaks and we also know how it looks like in real-life courtesy of leaked design renders and an appearance on a recent YouTube video by MKBHD.

It is quite acceptable leaks and renders are theoretically just to build up excitement leading to the official launch of said gadgets or device, same cannot be said for when the public finally gets their hands on the new release.

OnePlus has announce that the Nord is making its way to India and Europe and is scheduled to launch on July 21 at 7:30 PM IST in an augmented reality event which will let you interact with the phone virtually through the OnePlus Nord AR app.

But first, let’s walk through the entire details you sure need to be up and waiting for the big day.

How to watch the OnePlus Nord AR launch event Live

First things first, AR is something that requires a fast and stable Internet connecting and a powerful phone that can deliver that AR experience to you where to get to realistically interact with the device itself.

So, if you lack one or both in 2020 which is pretty much a certainty anyways in this part of the world, you’re sure going this big time?

Not, and not at all…winks

You don’t have to worry if you don’t have access to either as the AR launch event will be live-streamed on YouTube and the OnePlus Nord page on the company’s website.

For anyone who wants to watch the launch event online, OnePlus has partnered with some tech creators including Unbox Therapy, Jojol , AlexiBexi, Topes de Gama and Andreagaleazzi who will be live-streaming the launch on their YouTube and Twitch channels.

Moreover, the AR experience will only be available on the OnePlus Nord AR app that’s available on Google Play Store and Apple App Store which lets you experience the world’s first AR launch event of a smartphone.

Here’s how to watch the OnePlus Nord launch event using the AR app.

1. Download the OnePlus Nord AR app (Android | iOS )

2. Open the app

3. Create an avatar or skip the process

4. Follow the on-screen instructions to create an AR space.

5. You will see an outline of the phone along with countdown timer of the launch

Also, If you have a physical invite for the event, there’s a cardboard cutout inside it with a QR code. Scan this QR code using the camera app and visit the link to the live countdown of the launch.

Once the launch event is live, you can watch everything unfold in a familiar setting. Do remember though that for the smooth viewing experience, your phone needs to have a strong Internet connection.

OnePlus Nord Expected Specifications

According to the rumours and renders so far, OnePlus Nord is rumoured to feature a 6.55-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) AMOLED screen with a 90Hz high-refresh-rate. The leaks have indicated that the phone could have a dual punch-hole cutout in the corner for the selfie camera.

The phone is also confirmed to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset with an octa-core processor and Adreno 620 GPU. This is paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage though there could be more variants as well.

For camera optics, the OnePlus Nord is confirmed to come with a quad-camera setup on the back that consists of a primary 48MP camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2MP macro camera and a 5MP depth sensor. On the front, there is a 32MP primary camera supported by an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera with 105-degree field-of-view for selfies.

It is rumoured to be fitted with a 4,300mAh battery with support for 30W fast charging out-of-the-box. Also, no imminent price point for now though OnePlus highlights it will be a budget smartphone.

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Google Pixel 4a could reportedly launch on August 3

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Just one of those top mysteries in the world of tech, you know it’s imminent and will definitely happen but just don’t know when.

Google Pixel 4a could reportedly launch on August 3 8

So far, Google has succeeded in staying mum about the launch date of the Pixel 4a but the rumour mill is relentless and now, in an attempt to put an end to the speculations, a tipster named Jon Prosser, claims to know the final launch date of the Pixel 4a.

Prosser took to Twitter to divulge the information on when Pixel 4a and Pixel 4a XL can be expected. Based on the Pixel 4a embargo letters and review units Google has sent to the local media; Prosser is dead sure the launch date is August 3.

However, Google who has not said anything on the matter so far did briefly list the Pixel 4a on its online store in Canada without any concrete details, which led to people believing the launch is finally nigh.

If the August 3 launch of the Pixel 4a is anything you go by, it will be the third postponed date.

Previously, Google was expected to launch the Pixel 4a series at the Android 11 launch event on June 3. It did not happen due to the coronavirus pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement rife in the US and got delayed.

Later, Prosser said the Pixel 4a will debut on July 13 but that did not happen too. Meanwhile, Google’s rival Apple outed its long-awaited iPhone SE 2020 as the affordable iPhone model for this year and maybe beyond.

However, Presser will be hoping it is third time lucky/accurate and we finally get to see the affordable version of the Google pixel 4; the Pixel 4a and 4XL in the US. It’s imminent and there is every certainty it will happen.

Google Pixel 4a Specifications, Features and Price

It is more or less an open secret anyway but, the Google Pixel 4a is said to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SoC paired with 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage.

There will likely be a 5.8-inch LCD display with a punch-hole for the first time on a Pixel phone. Obviously, the Pixel 4a and Pixel 4a XL will run on Android 10 and they should soon be receiving the Android 11 update.

For camera optics, the Google Pixel 4a will have a single rear camera in the same squarish module at the back. Thougg the battery capacity is yet to be confirmed at this stage, the Pixel 4a is no doubt also expected to come with 18W fast charging.

For pricing, Google usually gives it flagship gadgets pocket pumping price tags but the Pixel 4a and 4L is expected to ship with relatively mid-range specs as well as pricing The leaks have suggested the Pixel 4a price in the US. The 64GB version is said to cost $299 (roughly NGN116,500) while the 128GB version will reportedly be priced at $349 (roughly NGN135,800).

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Apple confirms this years iPhone 12 Models won’t release in September

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The world is on fire in more ways than one and this has no doubt left even the most credibly run company’s at risk of altering their usual annual schedules.

This is the case of Apple who after some back and forth tinkering and analysis, finally confirmed that its new iPhone 12 launch will be delayed by a few weeks.

The tech giant always reveals it’s next lineup of smartphone during the last quarter of the year and was rumored to launch the iPhone 12 series this year in September.

However, this isn’t the first time Apple is not following its own trend. The iPhone X too arrived way later in November in 2017 just a few months after the iPhone 8 series was released in September. Although Apple did reveal that it is coming up with the iPhone X during the launch of the Apple iPhone 8 series, it didn’t release the smartphone until November that year.

Similarly, the iPhone XR too was unveiled a month after the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max were unveiled in September 2018.

Apple iPhone 12 Models Launch Date

Just like the speculations about Apple launching the iPhone 12 series took flight, the delay in its launch was also being speculated too.

Apple announce new iPhone 12 Models new launch date

Earlier this week, chipmaker Qualcomm hinted at a delay in a particular 5G chip availability when it said that there would be a “slight delay” of a “flagship phone launch” in the fourth quarter, which corresponds to when Apple typically releases its new iPhone models. Without naming either the brand or the smartphone, Qualcomm revealed in its Q3 earnings report that “a partial impact from the delay of a global 5G flagship phone launch” might be reason behind all this.

Moreover, this proved we quite significant to the latest decision from Apple as notably, Apple and Qualcomm had entered into a $4.5 billion deal, which entails Apple will use Qualcomm’s 5G modem for its upcoming devices and the delay in the release of the new iPhones would no doubt also impact Qualcomm’s business

During yesterday’s earnings call covering the third fiscal quarter of 2020 (second calendar quarter), Apple CFO Luca Maestri confirmed that Apple is expecting to release this year’s iPhones later than usual. He was quoted by TechCrunch as saying, “As you know, last year we started selling new iPhones in late September. This year, we project to supply to be available a few weeks later.”

Earlier tipster iHacktu Pro had speculated that Apple will hold two important events in September and October. The tipster tweeted saying that Apple’s online event will be held on September 8 and devices including the much-anticipated iPhone 12 series, the Apple Watch, the AirPower-a wireless charging pad, and the Apple iPad. Whereas Apple is likely to launch the Apple iPad Pro, Apple Silicon Macs, and Apple Glass on October 27.

However, he didn’t confirm whether the October 27 event will be an online event or an in-person event. But none of it seems to be happening now considering the global situation on ground but a penny for your thoughts on iPhone users now and all that fruit company fans.

It’s rare Apple confirms any of its future products. Usually, they pretend as if there are no upcoming iPhones. But, given Qualcomm already tipped their hand about the iPhone 5G delay, it doesn’t leave Apple much choice.

Also, with the recently launched iPhone SE still driving sales, we expect all parties involved to be happy in the end. We’ll all survive living without a new iPhone for a few weeks.

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Here’s how to watch the OnePlus Nord AR smartphone launch event scheduled for July 21 – The very first of its kind

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The OnePlus Nord smartphone concept has been the talk of the tech ecosystem for some time now with many enthusiasts definitely deserving of a worthwhile apology for the continuous delay.

It’s finally happening though...

The Nord budget smartphone offering however, is no longer a concept with the affordable smartphone by the company slated to launch tomorrow being July 21 in an AR event.

I know you’re probably feeling like

Here's how to watch the OnePlus Nord AR smartphone launch event scheduled for July 21 - The very first of its kind 40

OnePlus has been revealing key features of the Nord in the build up to the launch with confirmation of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset with six cameras (four on the rear, two on the front).

There’s also a high-refresh-rate display and OxygenOS that drives home the essential OnePlus experience. OnePlus Nord has been the centre of many leaks and we also know how it looks like in real-life courtesy of leaked design renders and an appearance on a recent YouTube video by MKBHD.

It is quite acceptable leaks and renders are theoretically just to build up excitement leading to the official launch of said gadgets or device, same cannot be said for when the public finally gets their hands on the new release.

OnePlus has announce that the Nord is making its way to India and Europe and is scheduled to launch on July 21 at 7:30 PM IST in an augmented reality event which will let you interact with the phone virtually through the OnePlus Nord AR app.

But first, let’s walk through the entire details you sure need to be up and waiting for the big day.

How to watch the OnePlus Nord AR launch event Live

First things first, AR is something that requires a fast and stable Internet connecting and a powerful phone that can deliver that AR experience to you where to get to realistically interact with the device itself.

So, if you lack one or both in 2020 which is pretty much a certainty anyways in this part of the world, you’re sure going this big time?

Not, and not at all…winks

You don’t have to worry if you don’t have access to either as the AR launch event will be live-streamed on YouTube and the OnePlus Nord page on the company’s website.

For anyone who wants to watch the launch event online, OnePlus has partnered with some tech creators including Unbox Therapy, Jojol , AlexiBexi, Topes de Gama and Andreagaleazzi who will be live-streaming the launch on their YouTube and Twitch channels.

Moreover, the AR experience will only be available on the OnePlus Nord AR app that’s available on Google Play Store and Apple App Store which lets you experience the world’s first AR launch event of a smartphone.

Here’s how to watch the OnePlus Nord launch event using the AR app.

1. Download the OnePlus Nord AR app (Android | iOS )

2. Open the app

3. Create an avatar or skip the process

4. Follow the on-screen instructions to create an AR space.

5. You will see an outline of the phone along with countdown timer of the launch

Also, If you have a physical invite for the event, there’s a cardboard cutout inside it with a QR code. Scan this QR code using the camera app and visit the link to the live countdown of the launch.

Once the launch event is live, you can watch everything unfold in a familiar setting. Do remember though that for the smooth viewing experience, your phone needs to have a strong Internet connection.

OnePlus Nord Expected Specifications

According to the rumours and renders so far, OnePlus Nord is rumoured to feature a 6.55-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) AMOLED screen with a 90Hz high-refresh-rate. The leaks have indicated that the phone could have a dual punch-hole cutout in the corner for the selfie camera.

The phone is also confirmed to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset with an octa-core processor and Adreno 620 GPU. This is paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage though there could be more variants as well.

For camera optics, the OnePlus Nord is confirmed to come with a quad-camera setup on the back that consists of a primary 48MP camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2MP macro camera and a 5MP depth sensor. On the front, there is a 32MP primary camera supported by an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera with 105-degree field-of-view for selfies.

It is rumoured to be fitted with a 4,300mAh battery with support for 30W fast charging out-of-the-box. Also, no imminent price point for now though OnePlus highlights it will be a budget smartphone.

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Google Pixel 4a could reportedly launch on August 3

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Just one of those top mysteries in the world of tech, you know it’s imminent and will definitely happen but just don’t know when.

Google Pixel 4a could reportedly launch on August 3 48

So far, Google has succeeded in staying mum about the launch date of the Pixel 4a but the rumour mill is relentless and now, in an attempt to put an end to the speculations, a tipster named Jon Prosser, claims to know the final launch date of the Pixel 4a.

Prosser took to Twitter to divulge the information on when Pixel 4a and Pixel 4a XL can be expected. Based on the Pixel 4a embargo letters and review units Google has sent to the local media; Prosser is dead sure the launch date is August 3.

However, Google who has not said anything on the matter so far did briefly list the Pixel 4a on its online store in Canada without any concrete details, which led to people believing the launch is finally nigh.

If the August 3 launch of the Pixel 4a is anything you go by, it will be the third postponed date.

Previously, Google was expected to launch the Pixel 4a series at the Android 11 launch event on June 3. It did not happen due to the coronavirus pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement rife in the US and got delayed.

Later, Prosser said the Pixel 4a will debut on July 13 but that did not happen too. Meanwhile, Google’s rival Apple outed its long-awaited iPhone SE 2020 as the affordable iPhone model for this year and maybe beyond.

However, Presser will be hoping it is third time lucky/accurate and we finally get to see the affordable version of the Google pixel 4; the Pixel 4a and 4XL in the US. It’s imminent and there is every certainty it will happen.

Google Pixel 4a Specifications, Features and Price

It is more or less an open secret anyway but, the Google Pixel 4a is said to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SoC paired with 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage.

There will likely be a 5.8-inch LCD display with a punch-hole for the first time on a Pixel phone. Obviously, the Pixel 4a and Pixel 4a XL will run on Android 10 and they should soon be receiving the Android 11 update.

For camera optics, the Google Pixel 4a will have a single rear camera in the same squarish module at the back. Thougg the battery capacity is yet to be confirmed at this stage, the Pixel 4a is no doubt also expected to come with 18W fast charging.

For pricing, Google usually gives it flagship gadgets pocket pumping price tags but the Pixel 4a and 4L is expected to ship with relatively mid-range specs as well as pricing The leaks have suggested the Pixel 4a price in the US. The 64GB version is said to cost $299 (roughly NGN116,500) while the 128GB version will reportedly be priced at $349 (roughly NGN135,800).

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Apple confirms this years iPhone 12 Models won’t release in September

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Apple confirms this years iPhone 12 Models won't release in September 49

The world is on fire in more ways than one and this has no doubt left even the most credibly run company’s at risk of altering their usual annual schedules.

This is the case of Apple who after some back and forth tinkering and analysis, finally confirmed that its new iPhone 12 launch will be delayed by a few weeks.

The tech giant always reveals it’s next lineup of smartphone during the last quarter of the year and was rumored to launch the iPhone 12 series this year in September.

However, this isn’t the first time Apple is not following its own trend. The iPhone X too arrived way later in November in 2017 just a few months after the iPhone 8 series was released in September. Although Apple did reveal that it is coming up with the iPhone X during the launch of the Apple iPhone 8 series, it didn’t release the smartphone until November that year.

Similarly, the iPhone XR too was unveiled a month after the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max were unveiled in September 2018.

Apple iPhone 12 Models Launch Date

Just like the speculations about Apple launching the iPhone 12 series took flight, the delay in its launch was also being speculated too.

Apple announce new iPhone 12 Models new launch date

Earlier this week, chipmaker Qualcomm hinted at a delay in a particular 5G chip availability when it said that there would be a “slight delay” of a “flagship phone launch” in the fourth quarter, which corresponds to when Apple typically releases its new iPhone models. Without naming either the brand or the smartphone, Qualcomm revealed in its Q3 earnings report that “a partial impact from the delay of a global 5G flagship phone launch” might be reason behind all this.

Moreover, this proved we quite significant to the latest decision from Apple as notably, Apple and Qualcomm had entered into a $4.5 billion deal, which entails Apple will use Qualcomm’s 5G modem for its upcoming devices and the delay in the release of the new iPhones would no doubt also impact Qualcomm’s business

During yesterday’s earnings call covering the third fiscal quarter of 2020 (second calendar quarter), Apple CFO Luca Maestri confirmed that Apple is expecting to release this year’s iPhones later than usual. He was quoted by TechCrunch as saying, “As you know, last year we started selling new iPhones in late September. This year, we project to supply to be available a few weeks later.”

Earlier tipster iHacktu Pro had speculated that Apple will hold two important events in September and October. The tipster tweeted saying that Apple’s online event will be held on September 8 and devices including the much-anticipated iPhone 12 series, the Apple Watch, the AirPower-a wireless charging pad, and the Apple iPad. Whereas Apple is likely to launch the Apple iPad Pro, Apple Silicon Macs, and Apple Glass on October 27.

However, he didn’t confirm whether the October 27 event will be an online event or an in-person event. But none of it seems to be happening now considering the global situation on ground but a penny for your thoughts on iPhone users now and all that fruit company fans.

It’s rare Apple confirms any of its future products. Usually, they pretend as if there are no upcoming iPhones. But, given Qualcomm already tipped their hand about the iPhone 5G delay, it doesn’t leave Apple much choice.

Also, with the recently launched iPhone SE still driving sales, we expect all parties involved to be happy in the end. We’ll all survive living without a new iPhone for a few weeks.

Continue Reading

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