Qualcomm suggests Android phones will get same facial-recognition capabilities as iPhone 8 [Video]

Apple

It’s looking increasingly like facial recognition will replace Touch ID as the biometric unlock and Apple Pay authorization method in the iPhone 8 – with Apple likely to be selling this as one of the headline features.

But any technical advantage Apple’s facial recognition system may offer over Android phones will be short-lived, claims chipmaker Qualcomm, promising that its upcoming chip will match or beat the iPhone 8’s performance …

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HomePod Firmware Suggests iPhone 8 Split Status Bar, Tap to Wake and No Touch ID Under Display

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Firmware for the as-of-yet unreleased HomePod has provided a wealth of information on the speaker itself and the upcoming iPhone 8, thanks to developers like Steven Troughton-Smith who have spent time digging into the code.

Troughton-Smith shared a few new prospective iPhone 8 features and predictions this evening, once again sourced from the HomePod firmware, giving us even more insight into the radically redesigned iPhone Apple plans to release in 2017.

An iPhone glyph discovered yesterday in the Hom…
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New Pixel XL 2 Leak Suggests Ambient Display Always On Mode, Display Profiles & More

New Pixel XL 2 Leak Suggests Ambient Display Always On Mode, Display Profiles & More

A high resolution render for the Pixel XL 2 was shared online earlier this week providing everyone a first look at Google’s upcoming flagship smartphone. Now, new information about the device’s features may have also been leaked online. A source has …
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Apple Is Developing an iPhone SE 2 Leaked Image Suggests

Apple Is Developing an iPhone SE 2 Leaked Image Suggests

A leaked image that was published on Wednesday morning to Chinese social networking site, Weibo, suggests that Apple might be working on an iPhone SE successor that will feature many of the design aesthetics rumored for its top-tier iPhone 8 flagship.
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Leak Suggests Nubia Z17 Will Have UFS 2.1 Storage

Android

A recent leak suggests that the Nubia Z17 will have UFS 2.1 storage. This is one of the fastest, if not the fastest, storage standards supported by chipsets available to Android smartphone manufacturers. The standard’s improved peak theoretical read and write speeds will surely result in a faster and smoother experience for users when they open apps or games. Previous tests have shown that UFS 2.1 have sequential read speeds reaching 700MB/s, which is considerably faster than the 500MB/s read speeds achievable by the UFS 2.0 standard and more than twice of the fastest read speeds recorded by the eMMC 5.1 standard. By supporting the fastest storage standard in the device, the Nubia …
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Punjab Suggests Removal of Luxury Tax On Imported Cars

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The Excise Taxation and Narcotics Control Department (ET&NCD) Punjab is proposing removal of ‘luxury tax’ on the import of vehicles. The move seeks to bring the taxation rate at par with other provinces and the federal area. The luxury tax is aimed at discouraging import of vehicles from foreign countries — used and unused vehicles…

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Report suggests iPhone SE refresh expected in March

Report suggests iPhone SE refresh expected in March

For optics, the device is rocking a 12-megapixel camera at the back and a 1.2 megapixel selfie shooter at the front. The rear camera is capable of shooting full-HD videos at 30fps. iPhone SE starts at a price point of Rs 29,999 for the 16GB variant …
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