OnePlus Converts 45,000 Telephone Boxes in the UK to Dash Charge Stations as a Part of Advertising

Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus is always known for its unique marketing strategies. Time by time, the company has impressed the audience with its marketing, and now, the vendor has come up with a unique marketing strategy in the UK.

Although, it may be a marketing from OnePlus, but the new campaign will be helpful for the OnePlus smartphone owners in the country. Here's what the new campaign all about- OnePlus has added its Dash Charge technology to power the OnePlus smartphone users to the telephone boxes in the UK. 

There are over 45,000 telephone boxes in the UK, and OnePlus is converting each of it to a charging spot. Further, a user can adopt a telephone box for just 1 Euro. OnePlus says that the telephone boxes are connected to the National Grid, so there's no problem of power cut whatsoever. 

With this new campaign, OnePlus is providing a free source of ultrafast charging for users across the UK. Another great initiative from OnePlus, nevertheless. 

You can now buy Official Moto G5 Plus Cover in Canada

You can now grab the Official Motorola cases and flip cover for the Moto G5 Plus in Canada. The Silicone Cover is available in Gunmetal, Red and Blue colors, while the Touch Flip Cover is available in Smoke Black. 

The Silicone Cover can be purchased at 19.49 Canadian Dollar, while the Touch Flip Cover is available at 29.49 Canadian Dollar. You can grab the cases from Mobilefun.

Moto G5 Plus Blue Silicone Cover Link

Moto G5 Plus Red Silicone Cover Link

Moto G5 Plus Gunmetal Silicone Cover Link

Moto G5 Plus Touch Flip Cover Link

You can check out our Unboxing video of Touch Flip Cover for the Moto G5 (non-plus) which is available in India via Amazon.

Upcoming Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) and Galaxy J7 (2017) Full Details Surfaced Online

Samsung is working on the successors to its mid-range Galaxy J series. The company already announced the Galaxy J3 (2017) in the US and the Galaxy J5 (2017), Galaxy J7(2017) are yet to be announced. Rather than the plastic body seen on Galaxy J (2016) phones, this year's Galaxy J phones will come with metal body. 

Reliable tipster, Roland Quandt also leaked the renders of the devices and they look similar to each other with new eyecatchy design. The Galaxy J5 (2017) and Galaxy J7 (2017) will be released in three colour options- blue, black, glod, and rose gold. And they will be separated by the screen size and battery capacity. 

The Galaxy J5 (2017) will flaunt a 5.2-inch Full HD display, while the J7 will sport a 5.5-inch Full HD display. The J5 will get a smaller battery of 3000mAh and the J7 will carry a massive 3600mAh battery on board. 

Both the devices will be powered by the 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 7870 SoC and they adore 13MP cameras on both front and back. The devices will also feature fingerprint scanner this time around. Launch date of the phones is yet to be revealed by the company. 

Samsung Galaxy S8's "Ultra-Secure" iris recognition system can be tricked with a photo

Samsung Galaxy S8's "Ultra-Secure" iris recognition system can be tricked with a photo
With Super-slim bezels, tall screen, infinity display and speedy new Snapdragon 835 (or Exynos 9) processor, the Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with a ton of biometric authentication options. You get a fingerprint reader, iris recognition, and face recognition that lets you unlock the phone.

According to the latest reports, it looks like that Samsung's "Ultra-Secure" iris recognition security feature can easily be fooled. Germany's Chaos Computer Club (CCC), a venerable group of white-hat hackers, claims to have figured out a relatively straightforward way to trick the iris-recognition system on Samsung's flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone.

According to CCC: The easiest way for a thief to capture iris pictures is with a digital camera in night-shot mode or the infrared filter removed. In the infrared light spectrum – usually filtered in cameras – the fine, normally hard to distinguish details of the iris of dark eyes are well recognizable. Starbug was able to demonstrate that a good digital camera with 200mm-lens at a distance of up to five meters (16.4 ft.) is sufficient to capture suitably good pictures to fool iris recognition systems.

Samsung claims that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are the securest phones yet. The iris scanner and face recognition that unlocks your phone in an instant comes with defence-grade security.

Here's a video of CCC tricking the Galaxy S8 with a photo:

Source: CCC

Huawei Honor 6A With Android Nougat and Snapdragon 430 SoC Announced

Huawei's child brand, Honor has announced a new smartphone in its homeland China. Called Honor 6A, the smartphone packs in decent specifications and rivals the counterpart Xiaomi's Redmi series of phones in the country. 

The Honor 6A will be sold in two variants- 2GB+16GB, 3GB+32GB. The base variant will be available for CNY 800 ($115), whereas the bigger variant will be sold for CNY 1000 ($145). Preorders for the phone will begin on June 1. 

The Honor 6A packs decent specifications on paper. The handset has a 5-inch HD display and is fuelled with a Snapdragon 430 SoC. A 13MP camera sensor can be seen at the back along with a 5MP front-facing camera. 

The device boots Android 7.0 Nougat on top of EMUI 5.0. The phone boasts of a metal body and has a fingerprint sensor located below the rear camera module. The Honor 6A is armed with a 3020mAh battery. 

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