We are eagerly awaiting to hear more about the Black Shark gaming smartphone. This is a Xiaomi-backed company that is planning to release a gaming-oriented smartphone to compete with the first-generation Razer phone. The phone has already been spotted in a couple of benchmarks and an invitation has been sent out for an April 13 event in Beijing, China. The latest piece of news surrounding the Black Shark is a teaser that pulls back the covers on the corner of the phone, revealing a smartphone body with a large-curved corner, contrasting the Razer phone’s blocky…
The OnePlus 6 hype machine has officially started up.
OnePlus today posted a short video to its official Twitter account that appears to be teasing its next flagship Android phone. The video briefly flashes the words “The speed you need” along with the number 6. OnePlus also included the words “6et Ready” in its tweet.
6et ready! pic.twitter.com/bmvI75xphm
— OnePlus (@oneplus) April 2, 2018
OnePlus has already confirmed that the OnePlus 6 will have a display notch and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Rumors have suggested that the device could also include a Snapdragon 845 processor and 8GB of RAM, which are presumably the features that OnePlus is hinting at in this video teaser.
OnePlus has consistently put out high-end flagships, and so while the OnePlus 6’s specs are still a rumor for now, it wouldn’t be a shock if they turned out to be accurate. The company has said that it’s aiming to launch the OnePlus 6 in late Q2 2018, which is May or June, so we’re likely going to see a few more teasers for the device in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.
The OnePlus 6 is coming soon and today the Chinese company has decided to start its marketing campaign for the device in earnest. Thus, OnePlus has outed the first official teaser video for its next flagship smartphone. It’s only four seconds long, but it manages to confirm the OnePlus 6 name. It also tells us that this phone will pack “the speed you need”. 6et ready! pic.twitter.com/bmvI75xphm OnePlus (@oneplus) April 2, 2018 OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has already confirmed that his company’s next handset will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 chipset, and that’s where that speed…
OnePlus has seen both hits and misses when it comes to marketing, but the company has its April Fools’ day gags down to a science. Based on a recently released video, this year’s joke seems poised to offer its own commentary-by-example on one of 2018’s biggest fads: cryptocurrencies.
We get inundated with an endless stream of marketing-speak filled press releases here at Android Police, so we have a good perspective on the slow evolution of the vocabulary currently in vogue for promoting technology.
OnePlus cryptocurrency teaser: Could it be real, or are we being pranked? was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Remember the Black Shark phone, you know, the one that left Snapdragon 845-shaped bite marks in AnTuTu and Geekbench? Well, here’s a teaser poster for it with a strong Razer vibe. The poster doesn’t say much beyond extolling the Snapdragon 845 chipset by Qualcomm. Still, notice how there’s no mention of Xiaomi, even though it owns part of Black Shark Technology Inc. A teaser poster for the Black Shark phone It looks like Xiaomi is trying to launch a gaming-focused sub-brand. The challenge to the Razer phone is obvious, but we shouldn’t forget the Acer Predator 6 phone (or maybe…
Xiaomi changed gears fast – from Van Gogh and Strauss straight to kaiju. Yup, the latest teaser video for the Mi Mix 2s is a cross-promotion effort with the new Pacific Rim movie. Apparently, they don’t hire just anyone to be on the Mix design team. If you want in, you’ll have to spend years designing and building a giant monster-fighting robot. Makes you wonder what Philippe Starck did to be in charge of that team. Fantasy aside, you do get to see the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s itself briefly at the end of the video. Via
About one week ago, a mysterious teaser trailer for some sort of release related to the 1999 PlayStation classic Valkyrie Profile hit. The trailer didn’t give a lot of information, and made no mention of what platforms the project would involve. The biggest clue was that it used the name Valkyrie Profile Lenneth, which was the title of the 2006 PSP port/remake. Well, the official site for the game is up with more information, and it’s now known that this is in fact a mobile port of that PSP release. It’s due to hit iOS and Android sometime this spring in Japan, with a worldwide release of some kind highly likely.
Originally developed by Star Ocean creators tri-Ace, Valkyrie Profile is a rather unusual RPG. You play as a valkyrie named Lenneth on her travels through Midgard gathering the souls of the dead. Lenneth was once a human, and much of the story in the game involves her trying to piece together her forgotten memories of her mortal life. The profile portion of the title refers to the fact that the game is played from a side-view, which was quite unusual for an RPG in this era. While the game wasn’t a huge hit, it was praised by most who played it and has become a popular cult classic.
The game was re-released for the first time on Sony’s PlayStation Portable. Like Final Fantasy Tactics, this was a slightly enhanced port handled by TOSE. Unfortunately also like that game, Valkyrie Profile Lenneth suffered from some technical issues on the PSP. With any luck, those problems will be addressed in this upcoming port.
Valkyrie Profile Lenneth is scheduled for release on iOS and Android in the spring of this year. On iOS, you’ll need an iPhone 5S or up to play it, with a minimum iOS version of iOS 8. Most TouchArcade readers should be good to go, I’d think. Android users will need a device running at least OS4.4 with a minimum of 2GB of RAM, apparently. No English release has been announced as of yet, but since the original game and the PSP version both got released outside of Japan, I have to believe this one will come too. We’ll have more information for you as we get it.
It’s nice to see that Huawei isn’t resting on its Leica laurels – it will push through the now common dual camera setup and go up to three cameras. And don’t you forget it, Huawei’s entire marketing campaign for the P20 phones is centered on that. Here’s the latest video: A match made in heaven. Putting professional photography within your grasp. #SeeMooore #HuaweiP20 pic.twitter.com/jSlCwuXhim Huawei Mobile (@HuaweiMobile) March 6, 2018 Notice how the triple camera setup is horizontal rather than vertical, contradicting the leaked promo from yesterday. The promo does confirm that…
The sixth and final season of House of Cards doesn't hit screens until the fall of this year, but Netflix is already building the hype. The streaming service has dropped the first teaser for the show's last, eight-episode run, in which Robin Wright's…
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It takes a while to lift the veil off a 16,000mAh battery – but it will be worth the wait. Yesterday, we saw the bottom bezel of the Energizer Power Max P16K Pro, now we get a peek at the top. You can see the 5.99″ 1080p+ screen has rounded corners to match the rounded corners of the chassis. Also check out the 8MP selfie camera – it seems like it has its own flash. The design seems to be based on the Power Max P600S, most of the specs line up too (screen, chipset, dual rear camera). Well, everything aside from the battery, of course, the P600S has a 4,500mAh battery while the P16K…