NS P7819 with Snapdragon 845, Android 8.1 surfaces in Geekbench, AnTuTu benchmarks, rumored to be OnePlus 6

A mysterious smartphone codenamed NS P7819 has surfaced on Geekbench and AnTuTu, which is rumored to be a prototype of the OnePlus 6. This reveals Snapdragon 845 SoC, 6GB RAM and Android 8.1 for the phone. AnTuTu listing also reveals 64GB storage and a Full HD+ display.

In Geekbench is has posted 2546 points for single-core and 8672 points for multi-core and in AnTuTu it has posted 263398 points, on par with other Snapdragon 845-powered smartphones. Recently leaked AnTuTu benchmark scores revealed  276510 points for the phone beating the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s, which could be the score of 8GB RAM version of the phone.

OnePlus 6 is said to feature a 6.28-inch (2280 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:9 aspect ratio OLED display, 16MP + 20MP dual rear cameras and a 20MP similar to the R15 Dream Mirror Edition that was introduced last week. There are also rumors of Ceramic Edition of the phone arriving along with the standard version.

The OnePlus 6 might be launching in the Q2 2018, around the time of June much like previous OnePlus flagships.

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A mysterious smartphone codenamed NS P7819 has surfaced on Geekbench and AnTuTu, which is rumored to be a prototype of the OnePlus 6. This reveals Snapdragon 845 SoC, 6GB RAM and Android 8.1 for the phone. AnTuTu listing also reveals 64GB storage and a Full HD+ display. In Geekbench is has posted 2546 points for single-core and 8672 points for multi-core and in AnTuTu it has posted 263398 points, on par with other Snapdragon 845-powered smartphones. Recently leaked AnTuTu benchmark scores revealed  276510 points for the phone beating the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s, which could be the score of 8GB RAM version of the phone. OnePlus 6 is said to feature a 6.28-inch (2280 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:9 aspect ratio OLED display, 16MP + 20MP dual rear cameras and a 20MP similar to the R15 Dream Mirror Edition that was introduced last week. There are also rumors of Ceramic Edition of the phone arriving along with the standard version. The OnePlus 6 might be launching in the Q2 2018, around the time of June much like previous OnePlus flagships. Source 1, 2 | Via

IDG Contributor Network: IBM bets big on the ‘incumbent disruptor’

Since its inception, IBM has bet on the big enterprise. A stalwart of the industrial age, IBM provided much of the technology its industrial counterparts needed as they embraced the first computer era — and has maintained a significant presence within enterprise organizations ever since.

As technologies evolved, IBM went through its ups-and-downs as it adapted to changing enterprise needs and appetites, but its focus on meeting the big needs of the big enterprise never wavered.

Over the last decade, however, IBM’s enterprise customers have been under assault.  Nimble, disruptive start-ups have used their willingness to experiment with new technologies and business models to unsettle and unseat their slower-moving and risk-averse enterprise competitors.

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Since its inception, IBM has bet on the big enterprise. A stalwart of the industrial age, IBM provided much of the technology its industrial counterparts needed as they embraced the first computer era — and has maintained a significant presence within enterprise organizations ever since.

As technologies evolved, IBM went through its ups-and-downs as it adapted to changing enterprise needs and appetites, but its focus on meeting the big needs of the big enterprise never wavered.

Over the last decade, however, IBM’s enterprise customers have been under assault.  Nimble, disruptive start-ups have used their willingness to experiment with new technologies and business models to unsettle and unseat their slower-moving and risk-averse enterprise competitors.

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Xiaomi Black Shark gaming phone with Snapdragon 845 confirmed

A new smartphone code-named Blackshark surfaced on AnTuTu and Geekbench recently, which is believed to be Xiaomi’s first gaming smartphone under the new Black shark brand, in which Xiaomi started investing last year. Now the official Black Shark account on weibo and Qualcomm China have confirmed that it will be powered by Snapdragon 845.

Earlier rumors revealed 8GB of RAM, Android 8.0 Oreo and 2160 x 1080 FHD+ 18:9 display for the phone. The phone is rumored come with a 120 Hz display to compete with the Razer Phone.

It scored 270680 points on AnTuTu and Geekbench score of 2452 for the single-core and 8452 for multi-core on par with other Snapdragon 845-powered smartphones.

Since it has officially been confirmed, we can expected more details about the device in the coming weeks, and unveiling probably sometime in April or early May, 2018.

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A new smartphone code-named Blackshark surfaced on AnTuTu and Geekbench recently, which is believed to be Xiaomi’s first gaming smartphone under the new Black shark brand, in which Xiaomi started investing last year. Now the official Black Shark account on weibo and Qualcomm China have confirmed that it will be powered by Snapdragon 845. Earlier rumors revealed 8GB of RAM, Android 8.0 Oreo and 2160 x 1080 FHD+ 18:9 display for the phone. The phone is rumored come with a 120 Hz display to compete with the Razer Phone. It scored 270680 points on AnTuTu and Geekbench score of 2452 for the single-core and 8452 for multi-core on par with other Snapdragon 845-powered smartphones. Since it has officially been confirmed, we can expected more details about the device in the coming weeks, and unveiling probably sometime in April or early May, 2018. Source

Xiaomi Mi 6X / Mi A2 with 5.99-inch FHD+ display, dual rear cameras, metal body gets certified

Xiaomi had launched the Mi 5X back in June 2017 and today the successor of it; Mi 6X with 5.99-inches full HD+ full-screen display, dual-rear cameras has been certified in China, after it surfaced in live images couple of months back. While all the eyes are on the Mi 2S, Mi 7, Xiaomi is also silently prepping the Mi 6X as well. 

The Xiaomi Mi 6X is Codenamed M1804D2SC and going by the looks, the design certainly has a resemblance to the Redmi Note 5 Pro. It comes with a fingerprint sensor, dual-rear cameras on the rear. Following the trend, the Mi 6X rocks a tall 18:9 display. It packs a 2910mAh battery and it measures  158.88×75.54×7.3mm.

However, we still don’t know other details like chipset, RAM, storage and camera specifics. Since the device is listed on the certification website, it is possible that the smartphone is ready to hit mass production, and might be launching very soon. We will let you know once we learn more about the Mi 6X. The phone might also be introduced outside China as Mi A2.

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Xiaomi had launched the Mi 5X back in June 2017 and today the successor of it; Mi 6X with 5.99-inches full HD+ full-screen display, dual-rear cameras has been certified in China, after it surfaced in live images couple of months back. While all the eyes are on the Mi 2S, Mi 7, Xiaomi is also silently prepping the Mi 6X as well.  The Xiaomi Mi 6X is Codenamed M1804D2SC and going by the looks, the design certainly has a resemblance to the Redmi Note 5 Pro. It comes with a fingerprint sensor, dual-rear cameras on the rear. Following the trend, the Mi 6X rocks a tall 18:9 display. It packs a 2910mAh battery and it measures  158.88×75.54×7.3mm. However, we still don't know other details like chipset, RAM, storage and camera specifics. Since the device is listed on the certification website, it is possible that the smartphone is ready to hit mass production, and might be launching very soon. We will let you know once we learn more about the Mi 6X. The phone might also be introduced outside China as Mi A2. Source | Via

UIDAI to introduce face authentication option for Aadhaar verification from July 1st

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is all set to introduce face authentication for Aadhaar verification from July 1st. The face authentication will be available alongside iris or fingerprint scan as an option for verification. 

The UIDAI, back in January had announced that it would introduce face authentication feature for verification to help those who run into problems in biometric authentication due to old age, hard work or worn-out fingerprints. UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey, in a presentation, had mentioned that “Aadhaar encryption system will take more than the age of the universe for the fastest computer on earth.”

Aadhaar is currently used in verifying and identity authentication across banks, telecom companies, public distribution system, income tax amongst others. According to stats, an average of 4 crore authentications are being done on a daily basis. Furthermore, Pandey had said that UIDAI does not collect purpose, location or details of the transaction.

UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey in a statement said:
Face authentication shall be available in fusion mode along with one more authentication factor like fingerprint/iris/OTP from July 1, 2018.
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The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is all set to introduce face authentication for Aadhaar verification from July 1st. The face authentication will be available alongside iris or fingerprint scan as an option for verification.  The UIDAI, back in January had announced that it would introduce face authentication feature for verification to help those who run into problems in biometric authentication due to old age, hard work or worn-out fingerprints. UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey, in a presentation, had mentioned that "Aadhaar encryption system will take more than the age of the universe for the fastest computer on earth." Aadhaar is currently used in verifying and identity authentication across banks, telecom companies, public distribution system, income tax amongst others. According to stats, an average of 4 crore authentications are being done on a daily basis. Furthermore, Pandey had said that UIDAI does not collect purpose, location or details of the transaction. UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey in a statement said: Face authentication shall be available in fusion mode along with one more authentication factor like fingerprint/iris/OTP from July 1, 2018. Source

Nokia 1 Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphone launched in India for Rs. 5499

After the Lava Z50 launch last week, Nokia 1 becomes the second Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphone to launch in India. It was introduced at the MWC last month and packs a 4.5-inch screen,  is powered by a quad-core MediaTek SoC, runs Android 8.1 (Oreo), has 5MP rear camera with LED flash, 2MP front-facing shooter and supports 4G VoLTE. Since it is an Android Oreo (Go Edition) phone, it has all the Go Edition apps that are slowing making their way offering smooth experience.

The Nokia 1 supports also Xpress-on interchangeable polycarbonate covers.

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Nokia 1 specifications

4.5-inch (854 x 480 pixels) FWVGA IPS display
1.1GHz Quad-core MediaTek MT6737M with Adreno 304 GPU
1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
Android 8.1 (Oreo) Go Edition
Dual SIM
5 MP fixed-focus rear camera with LED flash
2 MP front-facing camera
Dimensions: 133.6 x 67.78 x 9.5 mm
4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
2150mAh battery

The Nokia 1 comes in Warm Red and Dark Blue colors, is priced at Rs. 5,499 and will go on sale starting March 28th. The Xpress On covers in packs of Azure and Grey or Yellow and Pink will be available separately starting April at an MRP of Rs. 450. …

After the Lava Z50 launch last week, Nokia 1 becomes the second Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphone to launch in India. It was introduced at the MWC last month and packs a 4.5-inch screen,  is powered by a quad-core MediaTek SoC, runs Android 8.1 (Oreo), has 5MP rear camera with LED flash, 2MP front-facing shooter and supports 4G VoLTE. Since it is an Android Oreo (Go Edition) phone, it has all the Go Edition apps that are slowing making their way offering smooth experience. The Nokia 1 supports also Xpress-on interchangeable polycarbonate covers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FikzH6LM8Ow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGao8Di2T6U&t=1s Nokia 1 specifications 4.5-inch (854 x 480 pixels) FWVGA IPS display 1.1GHz Quad-core MediaTek MT6737M with Adreno 304 GPU 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD Android 8.1 (Oreo) Go Edition Dual SIM 5 MP fixed-focus rear camera with LED flash 2 MP front-facing camera Dimensions: 133.6 x 67.78 x 9.5 mm 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS 2150mAh battery The Nokia 1 comes in Warm Red and Dark Blue colors, is priced at Rs. 5,499 and will go on sale starting March 28th. The Xpress On covers in packs of Azure and Grey or Yellow and Pink will be available separately starting April at an MRP of Rs. 450. ...

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S – 8GB RAM, 256GB storage, Ceramic body confirmed by CEO; surfaces in video ahead of March 27 announcement

Xiaomi is all set to introduce the Mi Mix 2S smartphone at an event in Shanghai tomorrow. The company already confirmed Snapdragon 845, AI camera, AI face unlock, AI scene recognition, AI dual camera and wireless charging support for the phone. Today the company’s CEO Lei Jun on weibo confirmed 8GB RAM and 256GB storage for the phone and also said that it will have a ceramic body curved on all four sides.

The phone has also surfaced in a new video that shows the front camera has been moved to the bottom right corner on a bezel, and the phone still has a fingerprint sensor on the back, even though some rumors hinted at in-display fingerprint sensor to compete with Vivo. It is not clear if there will be a separate version. It also shows dual rear cameras.

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Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S rumored specifications

5.99-inch (2160 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18:9 display
2.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 845 64-bit 10nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 630 GPU
6GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage / 8GB LPDDR4x RAM, 256GB (UFS 2.1) internal storage
Android 8.1 (Oreo) with MIUI
Dual SIM (nano + nano)
12MP rear camera with Sony IMX363 sensor, OIS, Optical zoom, 4K video …

Xiaomi is all set to introduce the Mi Mix 2S smartphone at an event in Shanghai tomorrow. The company already confirmed Snapdragon 845, AI camera, AI face unlock, AI scene recognition, AI dual camera and wireless charging support for the phone. Today the company's CEO Lei Jun on weibo confirmed 8GB RAM and 256GB storage for the phone and also said that it will have a ceramic body curved on all four sides. The phone has also surfaced in a new video that shows the front camera has been moved to the bottom right corner on a bezel, and the phone still has a fingerprint sensor on the back, even though some rumors hinted at in-display fingerprint sensor to compete with Vivo. It is not clear if there will be a separate version. It also shows dual rear cameras. [embed]https://gslb.miaopai.com/stream/J-ePHKH1rksETAnVmhVMzvpgFHCGI9BTa9RhRA__.mp4[/embed] Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S rumored specifications 5.99-inch (2160 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18:9 display 2.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 845 64-bit 10nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 630 GPU 6GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage / 8GB LPDDR4x RAM, 256GB (UFS 2.1) internal storage Android 8.1 (Oreo) with MIUI Dual SIM (nano + nano) 12MP rear camera with Sony IMX363 sensor, OIS, Optical zoom, 4K video ...

4 approaches to diversity and inclusion leadership

Movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp and high-profile scandals at companies like Uber and Binary Capital have put the need for greater diversity and inclusion in tech in the spotlight. Diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategies are no longer “nice to haves,” they’re a business imperative. If the research proving that diverse teams are more productive and innovative and that organizations with diverse leadership perform better and enjoy greater ROI aren’t convincing, the cautionary tales of tarnished brands and customer boycotts should provide impetus for tech companies to address diversity issues in their ranks.

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Movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp and high-profile scandals at companies like Uber and Binary Capital have put the need for greater diversity and inclusion in tech in the spotlight. Diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategies are no longer “nice to haves,” they’re a business imperative. If the research proving that diverse teams are more productive and innovative and that organizations with diverse leadership perform better and enjoy greater ROI aren’t convincing, the cautionary tales of tarnished brands and customer boycotts should provide impetus for tech companies to address diversity issues in their ranks.

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BrandPost: It’s Time to Tackle the Legacy Support Challenge — Podcast Episode 5

In this episode, IDG’s Tom Schmidt talks to Vinnie Mirchandani, a veteran software industry analyst and the author of “SAP Nation: A Runaway Software Economy,” about what it means for an organization to have a “postmodern ERP strategy.”

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In this episode, IDG’s Tom Schmidt talks to Vinnie Mirchandani, a veteran software industry analyst and the author of “SAP Nation: A Runaway Software Economy,” about what it means for an organization to have a “postmodern ERP strategy.”

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OPPO F7 Hands On and Photo Gallery

OPPO just launched the F7, the company’s latest selfie-focused smartphone in India. It sports a 6.23-inch Full HD+19:9 aspect ratio display with a notch and 88% screen-to-body ratio. Since it a selfie-centric phone, the OPPO F7 comes with a 25-megapixel front camera. We have got our hands on the phone so let’s take a detailed look at hardware and specifications of the phone.

The OPPO F7 sports a 6.23-inch Full HD+19:9 aspect ratio display with a notch. It comes with glass body design that looks very premium and elegant. The phone is powered by the MediaTek Helio P60 12nm SoC with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. There is also a special model with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.

Like the iPhone X, the OPPO F7 packs a top notch on the front where the 25MP front camera is present right above the display along with earpiece, microphone and the usual set of sensors. The phone comes with 88% screen-to-body ratio and a 19:9 aspect ratio. There are ultra slim bezels on all corners except for the top where the notch is present.

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The volume rockers are present on the left side. While the SIM card tray with dedicated dual SIM and microSD slots and power button are present on the …

OPPO just launched the F7, the company’s latest selfie-focused smartphone in India. It sports a 6.23-inch Full HD+19:9 aspect ratio display with a notch and 88% screen-to-body ratio. Since it a selfie-centric phone, the OPPO F7 comes with a 25-megapixel front camera. We have got our hands on the phone so let’s take a detailed look at hardware and specifications of the phone. The OPPO F7 sports a 6.23-inch Full HD+19:9 aspect ratio display with a notch. It comes with glass body design that looks very premium and elegant. The phone is powered by the MediaTek Helio P60 12nm SoC with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. There is also a special model with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. Like the iPhone X, the OPPO F7 packs a top notch on the front where the 25MP front camera is present right above the display along with earpiece, microphone and the usual set of sensors. The phone comes with 88% screen-to-body ratio and a 19:9 aspect ratio. There are ultra slim bezels on all corners except for the top where the notch is present. [gallery link="file" size="medium" ids="247638,247637,247636"] The volume rockers are present on the left side. While the SIM card tray with dedicated dual SIM and microSD slots and power button are present on the ...