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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 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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Mediatek unveils Helio G95 gaming Processor for budget smartphones, could debut on Tecno Camon 16 or Realme 7

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Adding to its ever-growing portfolio and stern competition to it’s Qualcomm counterpart, Taiwanese chipmaker, Mediatek has announced a new gaming Chipset for the Helio G90 series. The Helio G95 SoC offers a 5% boost in GPU performance over the G90T though the rest of the feature set is identical to the latter.

With the G95, MediaTek aims at closing the huge gap existing between the mid-range and flagship gaming smartphone segment and the first phone to use this processor could be the Tecno Camon 16 or Realme 7 with both due for official releases on September 3.

The G90T ended up on phones like the Redmi Note 8 and Note 9 Pro and Realme 6 , so the odds are on we likely get to see more phones with the G95 chip launch in the final lap of the third quarter of the year.

Here’s everything the Mediatek Helio G95 has on offer

Mediatek Helio G95 Features

Essentially, it would be best to understand that the Helio G95 SoC is an overclocked G90T processor, in that it comes with an upgraded Mali-G76 GPU running at 900MHz. The G90T, on the other hand, is equipped with a Mali-G57 GPU that’s running at 800MHz.

Features like HyperEngine game technology, multi-camera support of upto 4 sensors and an APU (AI processing unit) are also very much welcome. The chip also supports upto HDR10+ enhancement quality in real-time.

The G95 processor is manufactured using the 12nm fabrication process and has two Cortex-A76 cores running at 2.05GHz while the six power-efficient Cortex-A55 cores can run upto 2.0GHz.

MediaTek’s famed HyperEngine game technology is responsible for optimizing the gaming experience to provide the best connection speed, picture quality and ensures a smooth gameplay experience on budget devices. There are several customisation options that users can fine-tune further.

Furthermore, Helio G95 chipset supports upto 10GB LPDDR4x RAM, UFS 2.1 storage, upto Full HD+ displays with 90Hz refresh rate and dual 4G SIM cards.

Additionally, the chip can be paired with upto 64MP cameras with upto 4K UHD rerecording.

Mediatek unveils Helio G95 gaming Processor for budget smartphones, could debut on Tecno Camon 16 or Realme 7 8

The MediaTek Helio G95 will power many phones set to launch in September. The first of such as confirmed by Naijatechguy could be the Tecno Camon 16 set to launch on September 3 in India.

The smartphone has been teased with stunning bezeles display, a 64MP camera unit with Samsung’s GM1 or Sony’s IMX686 sensor here which could all play into the hands of the new Helio G95 processor.

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“Fitbit of tiny wires in your skull” – Elon Musk set to define future of Neurotechnology with landmark Neuralink chip unveiling

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In case you missed it probably you’ve been living under a rock or something incredibly heavy, a major global announcement was passed on couple hours ago which could well determine what value our lives still hold here on Earth

Naahh, definitely not another wave of Coronavirus but

Research nerd and Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s neuroscience startup Neuralink on Friday unveiled a coin-sized computer chip that could provide the age-old solution to treating brain and neuro-ailments.

"Fitbit of tiny wires in your skull" - Elon Musk set to define future of Neurotechnology  with landmark Neuralink chip unveiling 10

The move is regarded as another giant stride though early step taken toward the goal of curing human diseases with the same type of implant.

Co-founded by Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc and SpaceX CEO Musk in 2016, San Francisco Bay Area-based Neuralink aims to implant wireless brain-machine interfaces that include thousands of electrodes in the most complex human organ to help cure neurological conditions like Alzheimer’s, dementia and spinal cord injuries and ultimately fuse humankind with artificial intelligence.

Though the mighty risks of artificial intelligence can’t be understated, Neuralink implant’s most important achievement beyond medical applications would be “some kind of AI symbiosis where you have an AI extension of yourself.”

This practically would mean having small-smart devices that electronically stimulate nerves and brain areas to treat hearing loss and Parkinson’s disease have been implanted in humans for decades.

"Fitbit of tiny wires in your skull" - Elon Musk set to define future of Neurotechnology  with landmark Neuralink chip unveiling 11

Brain implant trials have also been conducted with a small number of people who have lost control of bodily functions due to spiral cord injuries or neurological conditions like strokes.

“An implantable device can actually solve these problems,” Musk said on a webcast Friday, mentioning ailments such as memory loss, hearing loss, depression and insomnia.

Musk did not provide a timeline for those treatments, appearing to retreat from earlier statements that human trials would begin by the end of this year. Neuralink’s first clinical trials with a small number of human patients would be aimed at treating paralysis or paraplegia, the company’s head surgeon Dr. Matthew MacDougall said.

For the Friday Neuralink webcast, Musk presented what he described as the “three little pigs demo.”

"Fitbit of tiny wires in your skull" - Elon Musk set to define future of Neurotechnology  with landmark Neuralink chip unveiling 12

Gertrude, the pig with a Neuralink implant in the part of its brain that controls the snout, required some coaxing by Musk to appear on camera, but eventually began eating off of a stool and sniffing straw, triggering spikes on a graph tracking the animal’s neural activity.

Musk said the company had three pigs each implanted with the chip for the past couple months, and also revealed a pig that previously had an implant. They were “healthy, happy and indistinguishable from a normal pig,” Musk said. Musk said the company predicted a pig’s limb movement during a treadmill run at “high accuracy” using implant data.

Furthermore, the Neuralink’s chip, is roughly 23 millimeters (0.9 inch) in diameter which Musk described as “a Fitbit in your skull with tiny wires” making it relatively minute in size.

"Fitbit of tiny wires in your skull" - Elon Musk set to define future of Neurotechnology  with landmark Neuralink chip unveiling 13

“I could have a Neuralink right now and you wouldn’t know,” Musk said. “… Maybe I do.”

We hope you don’t for now though Mr Musk!

Stanford University neuroscientist Sergey Stavisky said the company had made substantial and impressive progress since an initial demonstration of an earlier chip in July 2019.

“Going from that to the fully implanted system in several pigs they showed is impressive and, I think, really highlights the strengths of having a large multidisciplinary team focused on this problem,” Stavisky said.

Neuralink’s chip could also improve the understanding of neurological diseases by reading brain waves, one of the company’s scientists said during the presentation.

Though some researchers however opined longer studies would be required to determine the longevity and lifespan of the device.

Also, Startups such as Kernel, Paradromics and NeuroPace are trying to exploit advancements in material, wireless and signaling technology to create devices similar to Neuralink making it really a race in time to create an actual feasible device.

Though another question which albeit could be on the lips of users will be about personalization of data. We are not envisaging a Google Ad kind of scenario here, but with the extent user data is been mined and misused, you can only prepare for the worst nowadays.

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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 32

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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Mediatek unveils Helio G95 gaming Processor for budget smartphones, could debut on Tecno Camon 16 or Realme 7

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Adding to its ever-growing portfolio and stern competition to it’s Qualcomm counterpart, Taiwanese chipmaker, Mediatek has announced a new gaming Chipset for the Helio G90 series. The Helio G95 SoC offers a 5% boost in GPU performance over the G90T though the rest of the feature set is identical to the latter.

With the G95, MediaTek aims at closing the huge gap existing between the mid-range and flagship gaming smartphone segment and the first phone to use this processor could be the Tecno Camon 16 or Realme 7 with both due for official releases on September 3.

The G90T ended up on phones like the Redmi Note 8 and Note 9 Pro and Realme 6 , so the odds are on we likely get to see more phones with the G95 chip launch in the final lap of the third quarter of the year.

Here’s everything the Mediatek Helio G95 has on offer

Mediatek Helio G95 Features

Essentially, it would be best to understand that the Helio G95 SoC is an overclocked G90T processor, in that it comes with an upgraded Mali-G76 GPU running at 900MHz. The G90T, on the other hand, is equipped with a Mali-G57 GPU that’s running at 800MHz.

Features like HyperEngine game technology, multi-camera support of upto 4 sensors and an APU (AI processing unit) are also very much welcome. The chip also supports upto HDR10+ enhancement quality in real-time.

The G95 processor is manufactured using the 12nm fabrication process and has two Cortex-A76 cores running at 2.05GHz while the six power-efficient Cortex-A55 cores can run upto 2.0GHz.

MediaTek’s famed HyperEngine game technology is responsible for optimizing the gaming experience to provide the best connection speed, picture quality and ensures a smooth gameplay experience on budget devices. There are several customisation options that users can fine-tune further.

Furthermore, Helio G95 chipset supports upto 10GB LPDDR4x RAM, UFS 2.1 storage, upto Full HD+ displays with 90Hz refresh rate and dual 4G SIM cards.

Additionally, the chip can be paired with upto 64MP cameras with upto 4K UHD rerecording.

Mediatek unveils Helio G95 gaming Processor for budget smartphones, could debut on Tecno Camon 16 or Realme 7 40

The MediaTek Helio G95 will power many phones set to launch in September. The first of such as confirmed by Naijatechguy could be the Tecno Camon 16 set to launch on September 3 in India.

The smartphone has been teased with stunning bezeles display, a 64MP camera unit with Samsung’s GM1 or Sony’s IMX686 sensor here which could all play into the hands of the new Helio G95 processor.

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“Fitbit of tiny wires in your skull” – Elon Musk set to define future of Neurotechnology with landmark Neuralink chip unveiling

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"Fitbit of tiny wires in your skull" - Elon Musk set to define future of Neurotechnology  with landmark Neuralink chip unveiling 41

In case you missed it probably you’ve been living under a rock or something incredibly heavy, a major global announcement was passed on couple hours ago which could well determine what value our lives still hold here on Earth

Naahh, definitely not another wave of Coronavirus but

Research nerd and Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s neuroscience startup Neuralink on Friday unveiled a coin-sized computer chip that could provide the age-old solution to treating brain and neuro-ailments.

"Fitbit of tiny wires in your skull" - Elon Musk set to define future of Neurotechnology  with landmark Neuralink chip unveiling 42

The move is regarded as another giant stride though early step taken toward the goal of curing human diseases with the same type of implant.

Co-founded by Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc and SpaceX CEO Musk in 2016, San Francisco Bay Area-based Neuralink aims to implant wireless brain-machine interfaces that include thousands of electrodes in the most complex human organ to help cure neurological conditions like Alzheimer’s, dementia and spinal cord injuries and ultimately fuse humankind with artificial intelligence.

Though the mighty risks of artificial intelligence can’t be understated, Neuralink implant’s most important achievement beyond medical applications would be “some kind of AI symbiosis where you have an AI extension of yourself.”

This practically would mean having small-smart devices that electronically stimulate nerves and brain areas to treat hearing loss and Parkinson’s disease have been implanted in humans for decades.

"Fitbit of tiny wires in your skull" - Elon Musk set to define future of Neurotechnology  with landmark Neuralink chip unveiling 43

Brain implant trials have also been conducted with a small number of people who have lost control of bodily functions due to spiral cord injuries or neurological conditions like strokes.

“An implantable device can actually solve these problems,” Musk said on a webcast Friday, mentioning ailments such as memory loss, hearing loss, depression and insomnia.

Musk did not provide a timeline for those treatments, appearing to retreat from earlier statements that human trials would begin by the end of this year. Neuralink’s first clinical trials with a small number of human patients would be aimed at treating paralysis or paraplegia, the company’s head surgeon Dr. Matthew MacDougall said.

For the Friday Neuralink webcast, Musk presented what he described as the “three little pigs demo.”

"Fitbit of tiny wires in your skull" - Elon Musk set to define future of Neurotechnology  with landmark Neuralink chip unveiling 44

Gertrude, the pig with a Neuralink implant in the part of its brain that controls the snout, required some coaxing by Musk to appear on camera, but eventually began eating off of a stool and sniffing straw, triggering spikes on a graph tracking the animal’s neural activity.

Musk said the company had three pigs each implanted with the chip for the past couple months, and also revealed a pig that previously had an implant. They were “healthy, happy and indistinguishable from a normal pig,” Musk said. Musk said the company predicted a pig’s limb movement during a treadmill run at “high accuracy” using implant data.

Furthermore, the Neuralink’s chip, is roughly 23 millimeters (0.9 inch) in diameter which Musk described as “a Fitbit in your skull with tiny wires” making it relatively minute in size.

"Fitbit of tiny wires in your skull" - Elon Musk set to define future of Neurotechnology  with landmark Neuralink chip unveiling 45

“I could have a Neuralink right now and you wouldn’t know,” Musk said. “… Maybe I do.”

We hope you don’t for now though Mr Musk!

Stanford University neuroscientist Sergey Stavisky said the company had made substantial and impressive progress since an initial demonstration of an earlier chip in July 2019.

“Going from that to the fully implanted system in several pigs they showed is impressive and, I think, really highlights the strengths of having a large multidisciplinary team focused on this problem,” Stavisky said.

Neuralink’s chip could also improve the understanding of neurological diseases by reading brain waves, one of the company’s scientists said during the presentation.

Though some researchers however opined longer studies would be required to determine the longevity and lifespan of the device.

Also, Startups such as Kernel, Paradromics and NeuroPace are trying to exploit advancements in material, wireless and signaling technology to create devices similar to Neuralink making it really a race in time to create an actual feasible device.

Though another question which albeit could be on the lips of users will be about personalization of data. We are not envisaging a Google Ad kind of scenario here, but with the extent user data is been mined and misused, you can only prepare for the worst nowadays.

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