Samsung Unpacked Episode 2 just concluded at IFA 2014, Berlin. The Korea-based company finally announced the much awaited successor of the Samsung Galaxy Note series, Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge.
The new galaxy note comes with a numerous upgrades including some chains of the Galaxy S5 such as fingerprint security and Quad HD Super AMOLED display. On the other hand, the Note 4 is also resistant to water and dust. However, the device still sports 5.7-inch screen same as its antecedent.
Galaxy Note 4 is integrated with 16MP of rear-facing camera sporting a highly functional 8X digital zoom along with some improved light sensors. On the front side, the selfie tunnel comes with a wide-angle view which details from 90 to 120 degrees of panoramic selfie.
The Note 4 comes in four color variants including Frosted White, Charcoal Black, Bronze Gold and Blossom Pink. And, also introduces an improved version of the S-Pen with some really cool features. This flagship of Samsung flies on Google’s latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat. Linear to that, Note 4 comes with a rapid-charging mode which boosts the phone’s battery from 0% to 50% just in 30 minutes.
Galaxy Note 4 is set to launch on four major U.S. carriers which tags AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile. And, varies from country to country for price tag and availability.
Galaxy Note Edge:
Right after the Note 4, Samsung linearly unveiled Galaxy Note Edge, the first smartphone of its kind which features the super cool bent display. With a 5.6-inch AMOLED display sporting 2560×1600 pixels, the phone screen is bent on the right side of this toy. This bent is specially integrated for some curated add-ups such as notifications, clock, stock ticker and few others.
The Note Edge features a 2.7 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 805 processor along with a 3GB RAM accompanied by a 32GB storage stack. This bent phone also supports SD card slot which is definitely not bent. And, the same 16MP camera as the Note 4. Well, these were all Unpacked at the Samsung’s not-packed event at IFA 2014, Berlin under the Smartphone label.
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OnePlus 6T to launch in Nepal on November 11
OnePlus’ fastest device is coming faster than ever in Nepal this time.
OnePlus recently announced that it will be launching the OnePlus 6T in Nepal on November 11. The company launched the handset just last month in New York.
Yes, OnePlus is sticking to its ridiculous six-month update cycle that outdates the only flagship every six months.
The OnePlus 6T features a 6.41-inch AMOLED display with a teardrop notch, and a chin, of course, on the front. It packs a 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset coupled with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM, depending upon your preference.
OnePlus has added an in-display fingerprint scanner to the handset, and removed the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack. The battery included in slightly larger in capacity than what we’ve seen on the OnePlus 6. Rest follows what’s on the OnePlus 6.
You can pre-order the OnePlus 6T in Nepal beginning November 11, and get the handset delivered in the next few days if not weeks. OnePlus Nepal is offering the handset at a discounted price of 69,999 NPR for the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant, in partnership with Alibaba’s Daraz to celebrate its Double 11 sales day.
That said, the regular OnePlus 6T pricing will likely be a little over what Daraz is offering.
We’ve reached out to OnePlus for more information, and will update this article as the story progresses.
Update: OnePlus will be selling the OnePlus 6T for 75,999 NPR in Nepal after the Daraz Double 11 sale is over. Grab the discounted price while you can.
OnePlus 6T gets new Thunder Purple finish in China
OnePlus fans in China are in for a treat that’s not black but purple.
OnePlus has announced a new OnePlus 6T variant that it’ll trade exclusively in China for the time being. The new OnePlus flagship doesn’t take another tech specs bump in this news, rather a new finish. Thunder Purple.
While the US and rest of the world has to settle for OnePlus 6T Mirror Black and Midnight Black, customers in China will be able to avail a new Thunder Purple finish of the OnePlus 6T. It’s similar to Samsung’s Lavender Purple, with more light purple at the bottom and darker as it reaches to the top.
For 3,399 Yuan ($490), you can grab the Thunder Purple OnePlus 6T with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage in China. Rest of the world, waiting could be the only option for now.
Apple Pay is set to launch in Germany
This could happen anytime soon.
Apple is about to launch Apple Pay in Germany. Local banks have started emailing customers about Apple Pay’s launch in the country, but none have mentioned an exact launch date yet. Plus, Apple’s Germany website also states “coming soon” for the mobile payments service, leaving us without an exact date.
Apple earlier this year promised that it will launch Apple Pay in Germany before the end of this year; we can now see where it’s headed. Apple Pay made its debut in Europe when it launched in the United Kingdom in 2015, and now covers most parts of the continent. The contactless payments service could go live in Germany anytime soon.
At launch, Apple Pay will support American Express, Maestro, MasterCard, Visa, Boon, Bunq, ComDirect, Square, Edenred, Fidor Bank, Hanseatic Bank, HypoVereinsbank, N26, O2 Banking, and Vim Pay customers in Germany.
Stay tuned for more information as the story progresses.