OnePlus 6 Camera Pitted Against iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S9, Google Pixel 2 Ahead of Launch

OnePlus 6 Camera Pitted Against iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S9, Google Pixel 2 Ahead of Launch

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  • OnePlus 6 pitted against premium smartphones
  • OnePlus is challenging users to match images with respective handsets
  • Winners stand a chance to get a free OnePlus 6

OnePlus 6 is just days away from launch and the company has already revealed several features and specifications of its upcoming flagship. However, not much has been known about the OnePlus 6 camera and its features, apart from the fact that there will be a dual camera setup. The latest teaser put out by OnePlus hints at a camera that will be able to compete with the best smartphone camera offerings right now. OnePlus seems to be fairly confident about the capabilities of the OnePlus 6 camera, as it has pitted it against the likes of Apple iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S9, and Google Pixel 2.

The company posted some images via its Twitter handle, alongside the caption “The OnePlus 6 Dual Camera takes on the iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S9, and Google Pixel 2. Can you match the shot to the phone?” The new teaser is a part of OnePlus 6 Blind Test, which the company has put up on its site. It challenges users to match pictures captured to their respective smartphones. The options, of course, are the premium smartphones that have been mentioned. Notably, these smartphones have cameras that have been regarded by many people as some of the best in the market. With this move, OnePlus is clearly taking the competition head-on.

In the OnePlus 6 blind test, the company has posted four sets of images. There is one set that shows photos of architecture and another one is a set of low light images. The other two sets have portrait images in good light and low light. It is up to the fans to match the photos with the smartphones by replying to the tweet.

OnePlus wants users to take the blind test as well as refer friends to it. While the top three scorers on the leaderboard have been promised a free OnePlus 6, the company will also give out other gifts.

When it comes to optics, previous rumours have suggested that the OnePlus 6 will come with a vertical dual camera setup at the back and might bear a 20-megapixel primary and a 16-megapixel secondary sensor. The front camera of the OnePlus 6 is rumoured to get a 16-megapixel sensor for selfies and video calling. To recall, the OnePlus 6 launch is expected in London on May 16, followed by events in Mumbai and Beijing on May 17.

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Nokia 6 (2018) 4GB model India launch set for May 13

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The 4GB RAM variant of the Nokia 6 (2018)/Nokia 6.1 is all set for launch in India later this week. Sales will open May 13, with Amazon India being the exclusive retail partner.

While there’s no confirmation on pricing yet, rumors say the model will set you back around INR 18,999 ($280). For comparison, this is INR 2,000 ($30) more than what the 3GB RAM model costs.

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Theresa May defeats bid to make her launch part two of Leveson inquiry

Brian Leveson wrote to the government earlier this year insisting the second phase of his inquiry should be ‘commenced as soon as possible’. Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

The government has narrowly defeated a Labour bid to force it to launch the second phase of the Leveson inquiry into press behaviour.

MPs were voting on an amendment to the data protection bill tabled by the former Labour leader Ed Miliband. The government won the vote by 304 votes to 295, a majority of nine.

The Conservative manifesto for last year’s general election said Theresa May’s government would not proceed with the second stage of Leveson. During a two-hour debate on Wednesday, the culture secretary, Matt Hancock, said it would be the wrong way of tackling the most pressing questions facing the media industry.

He praised the low-cost arbitration system for victims of press intrusion set up by the Independent Press Standards Organisation). Ipso is voluntary, and not officially recognised.

“I am determined that we have a system that is strengthened so that we have recourse to justice when things go wrong,” he said. “The choice isn’t between doing something, and nothing. It is between doing something, and something better.”

Sir Brian Leveson was appointed in July 2011 in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal that led to the closure of the News of the World, and spent many months examining witnesses, ultimately reporting in November 2012.

When the inquiry was launched, a second phase was envisaged, which would cover cases under criminal investigation when phase one was carried out. Leveson wrote to the government earlier this year insisting he believed the second phase of his inquiry should be “commenced as soon as possible”. Ed Miliband attacks government’s axing of new Leveson inquiry – video

The shadow media secretary, Tom Watson, opted not to press for a vote on a separate amendment he had tabled, aimed at forcing the government to trigger section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act of 2013.

Passed in the wake of Leveson, section 40 would impose punitive legal costs on English media organisations that refused to sign up to an officially recognised press regulator. At present, the only such regulator is Impress.

Hancock robustly rejected the idea of implementing section 40, warning that it would accelerate the decline of local newspapers and undermine investigative reporting.

Allies of Watson said he had dropped his bid to force a vote on the issue when it became clear that the SNP would abstain – but some Labour MPs had also expressed concerns.

Miliband, who tabled the Leveson 2 amendment, gave an angry speech, accusing the Conservatives of abandoning promises made to the victims of the phone-hacking scandal by him and his then fellow leaders, David Cameron and Nick Clegg.

“No ifs, no buts, no maybes. A clear promise. And a promise to victims of the press. And here we are today, and we have the government saying: ‘Let’s dump this promise, it’s too expensive, it’s a distraction.’ How dare they! How dare they, to the McCanns, the Dowlers, all those other victims … I say to members across the house, whatever party they are in, this is about our honour. This is a matter of honour about the promise we made,” he said.

“We said to them that this time it will be different, this time we won’t flinch, I promise you we will see this process through.”

Labour’s Liam Byrne said: “If we have learned one thing from the last 10 to 12 years, whether it is the expenses scandal, whether it is Hillsborough, whether it is Orgreave: it is never the right thing to look at a scandal and decide it is too expensive, or we’re too busy, to get to the bottom of what happened. And that is the core of the argument to let Brian Leveson finish his job.”

The veteran Tory MP Ken Clarke pointed out to Hancock that both of them had served in the previous Tory government, which promised to carry out Leveson 2. He accused his colleagues of “currying favour with newspaper proprietors and editors”.

“Why is he cancelling a previously promised inquiry? What on earth is the reason for stopping investigations into the kind of thing we are talking about? No one else would stop investigations like this into any other body in this country,” Clarke said.

Hancock insisted the Leveson inquiry had been a “thorough and diligent examination” of the activities of the press. “The inquiry was followed by three major police investigations leading to more than 40 convictions,” he said.

Hancock sparked anger on Labour benches by announcing that the government had ordered a review into the compliance of the media in Northern Ireland with new media rules, in an apparent concession to the DUP.

The government relies on the votes of the DUP’s MPs to secure a majority, and the DUP’s Ian Paisley described the review as “Leveson for Northern Ireland”.

Miliband asked: “Why can there be a Leveson for NI and not for the rest of the UK?”

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Hyundai Creta facelift: What’s new?

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Hyundai is expected to launch the updated Creta on May 22, 2018. While dealer training sessions are still underway, we’ve got our hands on a complete feature list that tells us what’s new on the upcoming Creta facelift.

What’s new on the outside?

The Creta facelift will be identifiable by its larger hexagonal grille that is in line with Hyundai’s latest styling theme. The grille, with a thick chrome surround, flows into the headlights that will carry on unchanged. The new chunky front bumper also sports creases and has separate housings for the fog lamps. Also new is a thick black chin that adds muscle to the look. At the rear, it gets a slightly redesigned bumper.

The Creta facelift will be available in both, single- and dual-tone colour options. The single tone options will include White, Passion Orange, Black, Silver, Stardust, Marina Blue and Fire Red, while dual-tone colours will include White with black, and Orange with black.

What engines and gearboxes will the Hyundai Creta facelift come with?

The refreshed Creta will continue to be sold with the 90hp, 1.4-litre diesel, the 123hp, 1.6-litre petrol and 128hp, 1.6-litre diesel engine, like the outgoing model. The 1.4 will be available solely with a manual gearbox, while the 1.6 units will continue to get the option of manual and automatic gearboxes. No mechanical changes are expected on the SUV.

The variant breakup is as follows:

  • Hyundai Creta 1.4 diesel MT: E+ and S variant
  • Hyundai Creta 1.6 petrol MT: E, E+, SX, SX (dual tone), SX(O)
  • Hyundai Creta 1.6 diesel MT: SX, SX (dual tone), SX (O)
  • Hyundai Creta 1.6 petrol AT: SX
  • Hyundai Creta 1.6 diesel AT: S, SX

What’s new on the inside? What about features?

The updated Creta will share the dashboard with the current model. However, the variants of the Creta facelift will get a rejig. Like the outgoing Creta, all variants of the facelifted model will get dual airbags and ABS as standard. The following list gives you the variant-wise feature highlights and additions on the Creta facelift.

New Hyundai Creta E

Available with only 1.6 petrol MT 123hp

  • Power windows all around
  • Driver seat height adjust (Manual)
  • 16-inch steel wheels
  • Front armrest (sliding)

New Hyundai Creta E+

Available with 1.6 petrol MT and 1.4 diesel MT

  • USB charger (petrol only)
  • Audio system with Bluetooth

New Hyundai Creta S

Available on 1.4 diesel MT and 1.6 diesel AT

  • LED daytime running lamps
  • Front USB Charger
  • Music system with Bluetooth
  • Reverse camera and parking sensors

New Hyundai Creta SX

Available with 1.6 petrol (AT and MT) and 1.6 diesel (AT and MT)

  • Shark-fin antenna
  • 17-inch alloy wheels (Automatic gearbox variants only)
  • 16-inch alloy wheels (Manual gearbox variants only)
  • Projector headlamps
  • Powered sunroof (Automatic gearbox variants only)
  • Cruise control
  • LED positioning lamps
  • LED daytime running lamps
  • Smart key
  • USB charging
  • Music system with Arkamys sound
  • Cluster ioniser
  • AVN infotainment with IPS display
  • Smartphone link
  • Hyundai Autolink feature (Automatic gearbox variants only)
  • Static bending lights
  • Isofix child seat anchors (Automatic gearbox variants only)

New Hyundai Creta SX (dual tone)

Available with 1.6 petrol MT and 1.6 diesel MT

  • Shark-fin antenna
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Projector headlamps
  • Powered sunroof (Automatic gearbox variants only)
  • Cruise control
  • LED positioning lamps
  • LED daytime running lamps
  • Smart key
  • USB charging
  • Music system with Arkamys mode
  • Cluster ioniser
  • AVN infotainment with IPS display
  • Smartphone link
  • Hyundai Autolink feature (Automatic gearbox variants only)
  • Static bending lights

New Hyundai Creta SX (O)

Available with 1.6 petrol MT and 1.6 diesel MT

  • Powered sunroof
  • Six-way adjustable powered driver’s seat
  • Six airbags
  • Smart key band
  • Wireless charging support
  • ECM feature

When can I buy one?

Hyundai dealers have started accepting bookings for the updated Creta, with deliveries being promised by the end of May, depending on variant selected.

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