OnePlus 5 launch; WhatsApp new features, and more

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The highly anticipated OnePlus 5 is going to be launched on June 20 according to the company through an online livestream that starts at 17:00 UK time (12:00 pm EDT), as well as at several pop-up events in London, New York, and other cities in Europe.

OnePlus has been quite on what the OnePlus 5 has in store for customers, but it has confirmed that the new smartphone will feature the latest Snapdragon 835 SoC – the same SoC that you would find in flagship devices like the Galaxy S8 and HTC U11.

What seem to be the official renders of the upcoming OnePlus flagship have emerged online. The renders show only the top half of the front, which looks similar to the OnePlus 3T and the back, which looks a lot like the rear of the Apple iPhone 7 Plus. The phone also has the trademark profile switcher on the side. Besides this photo, we don’t have any other details yet.

WhatsApp for the iPhone has received a new update which brings it to version v2.17.30. In this version, we get new features like photo filters for the media that you send in the chats, automatic albums will automatically group multiple photos that you send or receive into a photo album and a new reply shortcut, which lets you choose to reply to an individual just by swiping right on a specific text in chats.

Samsung has announced the 2017 editions of Galaxy J3, Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7, which is part of the company’s ‘J’ series. The highlights of the new models are the metal design, fingerprint sensor and VoLTE support. The phones have launched in Europe at EUR 279 and EUR 339 respectively. 

According to a new leak, Microsoft’s ‘re-imagined’ smartphone might be called Surface Mobile, instead of the earlier rumoured  Surface Phone. The leak hints at two possible models, codenamed Surface Peking and Surface Slavonia. The phones are also reportedly said to have ‘on-table’ projection capabilities in Continuum mode.

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