LG G6 mini aka LG Q6 Said to Forgo Dual Rear Camera Setup

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • LG likely to launch G6 mini variant as LG Q6
  • The launch may happen later this year
  • LG Q6 said to sport an aspect ratio of 18.5:9

A new report claims that LG has plans to launch a “mini” variant of its flagship G6 smartphone as the LG G6 mini. Citing an internal document, TechnoBuffalo reports that the new device will retain LG G6’s biggest highlight – an 18:9 (or 2:1) display aspect ratio. Further, the document suggests that the LG G6 mini, which might not be the name of the device when it launches, will feature a 5.4-inch screen which is smaller than the 5.7-inch seen on the LG G6 (Review).LG G6 mini aka LG Q6 Said to Forgo Dual Rear Camera Setup

Prolific tipster Evan Blass, however, has claimed that the device will be unveiled as LG Q6. Blass has also added that the device was recently spotted on FCC with model number M700 and sports an aspect ratio of 18.5:9 – like the Samsung Galaxy S8+. He also claimed that LG Q6 will sport a single 13-megapixel rear camera and 3GB of RAM.

Unfortunately, there are not many details available on the Internet around the LG Q6 aka LG G6 mini at the moment.

The document obtained is dated back to early last year which makes Technobuffalo believe that the device in question may have been scrapped. Though, however, the tip from Blass seemingly confirms the existence of the LG Q6. A device with smaller form factor and features like LG G6 could bring the company sales volumes, as the smartphone would be available at much lower rate.

LG has been rumoured to be working on a OLED panel for its next V30 premium smartphone. The move to OLED panels is said to be a way to match Samsung in the smartphone market. A recent report even claimed that the LG V30 will reportedly be unveiled right ahead of IFA 2017 trade show, which will kick off in Berlin on September 1.

 

iPhone 8 Tipped to Sport 3D Front Camera, A11 SoC Production Said to Begin

 

Apple is said to be busy solving several reported yield issues it is facing with iPhone 8, including new hardware components, Touch ID improvements, OLED panel yield, and much more. Amidst all the drama, fresh reports bring news that isn’t so bad to the ears. One report claims that Apple is set to include a front camera with facial recognition, despite recent reports of technical issues in 3D camera production. The other report claims that TSMC has already begun mass producing the Apple A11 SoC on the 10nm process, the SoC set to be integrated in the new iPhone models this year.

The Investor cites a Korea Economic Daily report to claim that the iPhone 8 will have a 3D camera module in the front capable of facial recognition. These modules will be made by LG Innotek, the same company that was responsible for the iPhone 7 Plus dual camera module. “[LG Innotek’s] new facility investment worth KRW 269.7 billion ($238.50 million) that was announced on April 27 will be dedicated to Apple’s orders. The initial deal size is estimated at about 200 billion won,” the report states. KGI was the first to suggest this feature on the iPhone 8.iPhone 8 Tipped to Sport 3D Front Camera, A11 SoC Production Said to Begin

Separately, a new report from DigiTimes suggests that TSMC has started mass producing the new Apple A11 SoC. The company is set to be the sole supplier of these SoCs, without Samsung in the equation, which is expected to be included in all three new iPhone models tipped to arrive this fall.
The report confirms that TSMC faced initial yield issues, but it seems to have solved that now. “TSMC has begun 10nm chip production for Apple’s next-generation iPhone 8 series, the sources said. Production was once affected by issues involving stacking components in the backend integrated fan-out packaging process, but they have already been solved,” sources told DigiTimes.

The iPhone 8 is also expected to sport 3GB of RAM, vertical dual rear camera setup, bundled AirPods, wireless charging, waterproofing, and much more.

 

iOS 11 Said to Get New Volume Indicator, Drag and Drop for iPhone

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The new volume indicator sits on the top right edge of the screen
  • It doesn’t take up the centre of the screen like it does now
  • The drag and drop feature works within apps only

iOS 11 has brought along a host of new features, some targeted to solely elevate iPad experience, and some focused on improving both – the iPhone and iPad. This includes a new feature called Offload Unused Apps that deletes dormant apps from the phone without losing data on it, Maps improvements like lane guidance, Do Not Disturb While Driving feature, and even speed limit indications. Now, developer preview testers are highlighting new features that they have stumbled upon while using unstable iOS 11. Two big changes noted were the change in the volume indicator which no longer takes the centre space on your iPhone screen, and a drag and drop feature that works within iPhone apps.iOS 11 Said to Get New Volume Indicator, Drag and Drop for iPhone

Twitter user Devon T has revealed that iOS 11 has a new volume indicator that no longer obstructs the centre of the screen, as it does now. Instead, it sits in the top right corner in a non-invasive sleek manner. This has been a much needed feature by many, as the volume indicator often jarred the experience of a user, especially while watching videos.

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Furthermore, another user named Dave Schukin revealed that the drag and drop feature for iPhone is coming with iOS 11. He’s also shared a small video on how it works on the iPhone, and it seems that the feature works within apps only, and there’s no ‘spring loading’ as seen on macOS. In any case, this will particularly be useful to organise things in the new Files folder as well.

However, it is worth mentioning that there are tonnes of features tested in beta that don’t always make it to the stable version. Although these are both exciting features to look forward to, we recommend you to not hold your breath.