The Oppo Find X’s upcoming high-end variant is all set to become the first smartphone in the world to feature 10GB of RAM. The phone is now in the process of mandatory certification in China, and will be likely be unveiled in the coming weeks. While the phone was first launched in June this year, and certified in May, a new variant has popped up on TENAA that comes with 10GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage. Launch date has not been confirmed by Oppo yet.
This 10GB variant of the Oppo Find X is listed on Chinese certification website TENAA, first spotted by Twitter user Ice Universe in a tweet. It appears to have a smaller 3,645mAh battery unit, but there is no word on whether this variant will support regular VOOC or Super VOOC charging standards. Apart from that, specifications seem to match the existing models of the Find X. To recall, the Oppo Find X comes at a starting price of CNY 4,999 in China and goes all the way up to EUR 1,699 for the Limited Lamborghini Edition with 512GB storage. In India, the smartphone has been priced at Rs. 59,990 for the lone 8GB RAM/ 256GB inbuilt storage model.
Oppo Find X specifications
The Oppo Find X runs ColorOS 5.1 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo, and sports a 6.42-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) AMOLED display panel with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 93.8 percent screen-to-body ratio. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, paired with Adreno 630 GPU, 8GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of onboard storage.
In terms of optics, the Find X bears a motorised camera slider with a dual rear camera setup. The rear module consists of a 16-megapixel primary sensor and a 20-megapixel secondary sensor. There is a single 25-megapixel camera sensor up front, with f/2.0 aperture, for selfies and video calling. The phone packs in a 3,730mAh battery under the hood with VOOC fast charging.
It would be interesting to see how much of an upgrade the humongous amount of RAM offers over the 8GB RAM option. Apple and Android flagships like the Apple iPhone XS and Google Pixel 2 come with 4GB RAM each and perform exceedingly well.
Novel microscope can non-invasively diagnose, treat diseases:Study
Scientists have developed a specialised microscope that has the potential to diagnose diseases like skin cancer as well as perform precise surgery without making any incisions in the skin.
According to the study published in the journal Science Advances, the microscope allows medical professionals to pinpoint the exact location of an abnormality, diagnose it and treat it instantly.
“Our technology allows us to scan tissue quickly, and when we see a suspicious or abnormal cell structure, we can perform ultra-precise surgery and selectively treat the unwanted or diseased structure within the tissue – without cutting into the skin,” said Yimei Huang from the University of British Columbia in Canada.
It could be used to treat any structure of the body that can be reached by light and requires extremely precise treatment, including nerves or blood vessels in the skin, eye, brain or other vital structures, researchers said.
“For diagnosing and scanning diseases like skin cancer, this could be revolutionary,” said Harvey Lui, professor at the University of British Columbia.
The study shows that the device allows imaging of living tissue up to about one millimetre in depth using an ultrafast infrared laser beam.
Researchers said that this microscope, however, is different from previous technology due to its capability to not only digitally scan living tissue, but also treat the tissue by intensifying the heat produced by the laser.
“We can alter the pathway of blood vessels without impacting any of the surrounding vessels or tissues,” said Lui.
The researchers also said that their aim is to make multiphoton microscope technology more versatile while also increasing its precision.
“We wanted to be able to identify what was happening under the skin from many different angles and to have the capability of imaging different body sites,” said Haishan Zeng from the University of British Columbia.
Developments of a miniature version of the telescope that could be used to perform microscopic examinations and treatment during endoscopy are also underway, researchers said.
“We are not only the first to achieve fast video-rate imaging that enables clinical applications, but also the first to develop this technology for therapeutic uses,” said Zeng
Black Shark 2 gaming smartphone coming to India on May 27:Report
After Asus and Nubia, Black Shark is set to launch a high-end gaming smartphone in India. According to BGR India, Black Shark has already started sending invites for the launch of Black Shark 2. The gaming phone will reportedly launch in India on May 27.
Black Shark 2 was launched in March and is already available for sale in China. The phone is the second-generation gaming smartphone and a follow-up to the Black Shark Helo.
This will be the first ever gaming smartphone from Black Shark to launch in the country. In case you are not aware, Black Shark is a sub-brand of Xiaomi.
As expected, this is a premium smartphone with top-of-the-line specifications. The device boasts a 6.39-inch AMOLED display with a 2340 x 1080 and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The entire display, according to the company, is pressure sensitive. This means gamers can map onto the display that reacts to different levels of pressure
Under the hood, it is powered by a Snapdragon 855 processor coupled with either 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage or 12GB RAM and 256GB of storage. There’s also a 4,000mAh battery with 27W fast charging support, a 48MP/12MP rear camera setup, and a 20MP front-facing camera.
It also features an in-display fingerprint scanner, similar to the OnePlus 7 Pro and Galaxy S10+. Black Shark 2 also comes with Liquid Cooling 3.0, a vapor cooling system similar to what the Razer Phone 2 uses. The company also plans to sell optional accessories with the Black Shark 2 in India.
The launch of Black Shark 2 comes at a time when the popularity of mobile games like PUBG and Fortnite at the all-time high in India. The gaming smartphone will take on the likes of the Asus ROG Phone and Nubia Red Magic. Interestingly, ZTE’s sub-brand Nubia is also expected to launch the Red Magic 3 in India in the coming days.
Tara Sutaria obsessed with makeup
Actress Tara Sutaria, who has wooed the audience with her stylish and glamorous looks in her debut film ‘Student of the Year 2’, says she loves to do makeup. “I am completely obsessed with makeup. I love to experiment different cosmetic products.
I even check social media to have a look at trending makeup and fashion styles…So that I don’t miss out anything,” Tara told IANS. She has also shared her own makeup style.
“During day time, I prefer to have a natural look…So I opt for minimal makeup. At night, I like to go a little bold,” added Tara, who has been appointed brand ambassador for the global brand, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, in India. Ater putting on makeup, the 23-year-old makes sure to keep herself hydrated as much as possible.
“The most important thing to do is to keep youself hydrated. So when I apply makeup, I make sure to drink ample amount of water. And it is very much important to take off your makeup from your skin completely before heading to sleep. Cleansing, toning and moisturising is my skin care ritual.” On the work front, Tara will next be seen in ‘Marjaavaan’.