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OnePlus 5 to get ‘face unlock feature’ via software update

The OnePlus 5 is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor.

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Beijing, Dec 26, 2017: One of the most coveted features of OnePlus latest flagship — “Face Unlock” will be rolled out to the slightly older OnePlus 5 via a software update, according to the co-founder of the company.

“Due to popular demand, ‘Face Unlock’ feature is coming for the OnePlus 5. Thanks for the feedback,” Carl Pei, co-founder, OnePlus, tweeted from his official @getpeid handle recently.

However, he did not mention a timeline for the release or whether there will be any functional differences.

Earlier in June, the Chinese handset maker had launched OnePlus 5 in two variants — 6GB RAM and 64GB internal memory and 8GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage in India for Rs 32,999 and Rs 37,999, respectively.

The OnePlus 5 is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor.

The smartphone features 16MP+20MP rear dual-camera combination and a 16MP front shooter. The company had claimed that OnePlus 5 has the highest smartphone camera resolution yet.

The device is fueled by 3,300mAh battery that lasts up to 20 per cent longer than its predecessor OnePlus 3T.

There is also a fingerprint scanner which doubled up as a home button and can unlock the phone in 0.2 seconds. (IANS)

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Global Smartphone Market is Expected to Shrink in 2019

TrendForce said Samsung will likely take a more aggressive strategy in terms of price and specifications as the company finds it hard to tap new business areas

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Global smartphone market to shrink in 2019.

The global smartphone market is expected to shrink further in 2019 due to weaker demand and other unfavourable factors, a report said on Tuesday.

Global smartphone production is expected to reach 1.41 billion units this year, down 3.3 per cent from the previous year, according to the report from TrendForce, a leading market intelligence provider.

Replacement demand is likely to slacken this year due to a lack of devices with landmark functions, TrendForce said, adding global smartphone output could drop as much as 5 per cent on-year due to the uncertainty and fallout from the ongoing trade war between the US and China, Yonhap news agency reported.

Samsung Electronics Co is projected to grab the leading market share of 20 per cent this year, followed by Huawei with 16 per cent and Apple Inc with 13 per cent.

Among the top three industry players, Huawei will likely become the only company to post positive growth in smartphone production.

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Samsung Electronics Co is projected to grab the leading market share of 20 per cent this year, followed by Huawei with 16 per cent and Apple Inc with 13 per cent.

Samsung’s smartphone output is predicted to shrink 8 per cent on-year to 293 million units, with Apple’s production likely to fall 15 per cent to 189 million.

Earlier, another industry tracker, Strategy Analytics, predicted global smartphone shipments to come to 1.43 billion this year, down 0.6 per cent from a year earlier.

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Strategy Analytics forecast a market share of 20.3 per cent for Samsung, 16.1 per cent for Huawei and 14.4 per cent for Apple.

TrendForce said Samsung will likely take a more aggressive strategy in terms of price and specifications as the company finds it hard to tap new business areas.

Samsung plans to roll out its Galaxy M mid-range and low-end smartphones in India at the end of this month and unveil its Galaxy S10 flagship smartphone and foldable smartphone in San Francisco next month in a bid to create new demand and outperform Chinese rivals. (IANS)