OnePlus 5 India Launch Starts: Watch Live Stream Here

OnePlus 5 India launch event has started. The event is being held in Mumbai, and being live-streamed on YouTube, so you can catch all the updates as they are announced in the video below. For the Indian market, OnePlus 5 will come with Paytm integration on the software side, with a new Quick Pay feature that brings users to the payment page with a single long-press on he fingerprint sensor. The smartphone will be available to purchase today itself from Amazon India.

OnePlus 5 India Launch Starts: Watch Live Stream Here

OnePlus 5 price in India

In a contest being held at the launch event, the OnePlus 5 price in India has been announced as Rs. 32,999 for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant, and Rs. 37,999 for the 8GB RM + 128GB storage variant. OnePlus 5 will become available to buy from Amazon India at 4:30pm IST on Thursday itself. The company is also hosting pop-up events in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai over the next couple of days, where the smartphone will be available for purchase offline.

OnePlus 5 specifications
OnePlus 5 runs OxygenOS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. It is a dual-SIM dual-standby smartphone with support for Nano-SIM cards. It sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) Optic AMOLED display supporting sRGB and DCI-P3 colour standards, and is protected by 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5. The new flagship smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with the Adreno 540 GPU and up to 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM.

As for camera, OnePlus 5 bears a dual rear camera setup made up of a 16-megapixel main camera (Sony IMX398 sensor, 1.12-micron pixels) with an f/1.7 aperture and a 20-megapixel telephoto camera (Sony IMX350 sensor, 1-micron pixels) with an f/2.6 aperture. Coming to the front camera, buyers will get a 16-megapixel front camera with a 1-micron pixel Sony IMX371 sensor, an f/2.0 aperture, and EIS.

OnePlus 5 connectivity options include 4G LTE (with VoLTE), dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, GPS/ A-GPS, and USB Type-C (v2.0). Sensors on board the smartphone include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, and a proximity sensor. It weighs 153 grams, and measures 154.2×74.1×7.25mm.

The new OnePlus 5 will be available in two colour variants – Midnight Black and Slate Grey. It retains the single speaker as well as the 3.5mm audio jack on the bottom panel. Other features carried on from previous generations of OnePlus smartphones include hardware capacitive keys (with the option of onscreen navigation) and the Alert Slider.

OnePlus 5 comes with several upgrades over its predecessor, the OnePlus 3T. These include, of course, the dual camera setup on the back, 8GB RAM option, and updated design. There are a number of small changes that won’t be apparent to users when they get their hands on the new smartphone, so you can head over to our in-depth OnePlus 5 vs OnePlus 3T comparison for a look at the differences between the two.

But it’s not just OnePlus 3T that the new flagship competes against, as the smartphone’s primary competition is with the the top models in the stables of Apple, Xiaomi, and Samsung. You can check out our detailed OnePlus 5 vs Mi 6, iPhone 7, and Samsung Galaxy S8 comparison to find out which model is right for you.



10 designers to watch from the London College of Fashion’s BA Fashion show

Continuing our graduate coverage, design reporter Alice Morby picks 10 of the best collections from the London College of Fashion’s BA Fashion show, including garments made entirely from antique fabrics and dresses composed of concrete and iron rods.

The London College of Fashion (LCF), part of the University of the Arts London, put on its 2017 show at the Old Spitalfields Market.

Unlike previous years, which favoured a more traditional catwalk approach, the show’s format was broken into six acts – none of which showed an entire collection but rather a “story” made up of different students’ work.

As with the Central Saint Martins and Royal College of Art shows, the LCF class of 2017 was inspired by the current political climate – something dean Frances Corner noted in her statement ahead of the presentation.

“At London College of Fashion, we know that fashion shapes lives and has the power to change the way we perceive the world,” said Corner. “In an era of radical change, both socially and politically, fashion has never been so relevant.”

“We are dedicated to providing world-class borderless education, ensuring that the UK remains at the forefront of the creative industries as well as investing and nurturing creative talent to ensure we safeguard the fashion industry, a vital component of the UK economy, for future generations.”

Here are our picks of the designers to watch from the 2017 cohort.

Jack Goode

Tailoring graduate Jack Goode looked to gender fluidity and the way that the body is often binarised in relation to sexuality – particularly in the tailing and luxury fashion industries.

Feben Vemmenby

For her graduate collection, Feben Vemmenby looked to the ageing process of the female form – drawing upon the works of artists Nobuyoshi Araki, Louise Bourgeois, Henry Moore and Yayoi Kusama.

Ingrid Kraftchenko

Ingrid Kraftchenko’s collection was heavily based around the use of leather and silicones. Hoping to subvert the male gaze, the Archetypes of Women collection was made up of a series of characters: La Matriarch, La Femme Fatale, La Riot Grrrl, La Bio Queen, La Lesbian Goddess, La Boss Bitch and La Girl Next Door.

Melanie Weiai Mao

Melanie Weiai Mao’s collection featured wedding garments made from appliqued tulle, and was inspired by annual so-called bride markets by Roma people that take place in Bulgaria and Romania.

Naruhiro Iizawa

Naruhiro Iizawa, a womenswear designer, incorporated industrial materials into her final collection, which was based on buildings that are under construction or in the process of being demolished. “In London, I see construction sites cluttered with materials of concrete, plastic and metal, covered or wrapped, or exposed revealing a previous life before redevelopment,” she said. “My womenswear collection reflects the interiors and exteriors of buildings and their revealing, concealing and changing natures.”

Seah Shao Fen

Seah Shao Fen was inspired by Erwin Wurm’s One Minute Sculptures – a collection of works where the viewers are instructed to experience and interact with artworks instead of just looking at them. Materials used included laminated oil cloth, while edges were left square and panels remained open.



AIIMS result 2017: Jaipur topper wants to watch Manchester United play at Old Trafford


Two students from Rajasthan’s capital Jaipur have found places in the top 100 in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences’ (AIIMS) MBBS entrance examination, result of which was announced on Thursday.

Ajit Singh Pawar, the city topper who secured an all India rank of 82, said he might want to try something else after completing his bachelor’s degree in medicine.

An avid football fan and supporter of football club Manchester United, Pawar said that he might like to appear for the civil services examination or may even pursue something totally different.

AIIMS result 2017

The son of a government doctor studied at BVB Vidya Ashram and was coached for the AIIMS entrance test by Kota’s Allen Career Institute. He added he wishes to travel to England someday and watch Manchester United play at Old Trafford, their home ground.

It’s unlikely that Pawar will get a seat in AIIMS New Delhi as it has only 36 seats in the general category, but he is hopeful of admission to one of the top colleges through the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), the results of which have not been declared yet.

Isha Setia, the second topper from Jaipur, secured an all India rank 92. (Prabhakar Sharma/HT photo)

Isha Setia, the second topper from Jaipur, secured an all India rank 92. The Delhi Public School girl said she was in a dilemma two years ago over whether to choose science or study humanities.

“I wanted to be a novelist but I also liked science. I thought that if I left science I wouldn’t be ever able to become a doctor. On the other hand, I could become a novelist even after becoming a doctor,” Setia, a lover of Dan Brown and Jeffrey Archer’s books, said.

Her parents told her that her abilities and potential for hard work would be put to much better use in medicine, she added.

“One should not let others decide for you. Realise your capabilities on your own and decide for yourself,” she advised other students hoping to become a doctor.

Divyansh Soni from Jaipur, who secured the all India rank 17 in the OBC category, is likely to get a seat at the prestigious AIIMS New Delhi.

Nishita Purohit from Gujarat’s Surat emerged as the topper.

Over 4900 candidates qualified in the examination and are eligible for counselling sessions.


LG Watch Urbane LTE Has A New Mobile OS

Watch Urbane LTE

Earlier today LG announced their new LG Watch Urbane LTE, which is an LTE version of their LG Watch Urbane although it looks like the new model will have a different OS.

The Watch Urbane runs Google’s Android Wear but when the Watch Urbane LTE was announced there was not mention of Google’s smartwatch OS.

According to the guys over at the Verge, the Watch Urbane LTE will come with a new mobile OS, and LG has confirmed to the Verge that it will not be a webOS device Tech Updates.

A new Audi prototype smartwatch was shown off at CES, the watch was produced by LG and it featured webOS, this will not be the same OS on the new Watch Urbane 4G LTE.

We will have to wait until Mobile World Congress next week to find out more information about this new smartwatch OS that LG has developed, as soon as we get some more details we will let you guys know.

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New Pebble Time Smartwatch Raises Over $10 Million On Kickstarter

Pebble Time

The original Pebble Smartwatch raised over $10 million on Kickstarter and turned the device into a very popular product, and one of the most popular Kickstarter campaigns to date and now it looks like thePebble Time is about to do the same.

The Pebble Time launched on Kickstarter the other day, and this new smartwatch has managed to raise over $10 million in just two days and with 29 days to go it looks like it will raise more than the original device.

The new Pebble Time comes with a range of new features over the original device  including a color screen and a new Timeline interface.

When the new smartwatch from Pebble launches it will retail for $199 although it is available in Kickstarter for $179, you can find out more details at the link below.

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