OnePlus has been in talks over the last few days for the rumoured new mid range phone it is going to launch and also for the fact that Pete Lau OnePlus’s fatherfigure till now is moving to Oppo.Anyways the OnePlus Z or OnePlus Nord whatever the name may be is all set to launch in July,2020 and due to the many leaks is the most awaited phone this year till now.
Also yesterday(22/06/2020) in WWDC 2020(Apple’s WorldWide Developer’s Conference) ( https://www.apple.com/in/newsroom/2020/05/apple-to-host-virtual-worldwide-developers-conference-beginning-june-22/ ) the new iOS 14 was officially announced and the highlighted features are making the upcoming Apple iPhone 12 really desirable.
In this post I am going to brief you on these two developments in the smartphone world.
If you have kept a keen eye on all the new features iOS or Android has been introducing over the last few years you will surely have noticed that actually both are copying from one another.Copying not in the literal meaning of course in fact both are trying to incorporate the important and necessary features.
Again to be honest Apple has or should I say had not modified themselves till date but in WWDC 2020 everything has changed.Here is a list of the new features Apple is going to bring:-
LIST OF FEATURES
Yes Apple or iOS 14 will have Widgets on homescreen.Android users may feel what is so new about it?We have been using it since don’t know when.To be very honest it is true.Still Widgets in Apple will have something more to offer.First of all it will be in different shapes and sizes and also you will have the Widget Gallery.
Short form for Picture In Picture iOS 14 has it.If you swipe away while watching a video a floating window will appear on the screen with that particular video.Yes this also has been in Android for a long time but Apple has added some uniqueness to it.You can minimise the PiP into a small button on the side of screen thereby allowing you to not exit the video while going to full screen.
APP CLIPS AND EMOJIS
App Clips is the Apple version of Android’s Instant Apps.You no longer need to download the full app or buy it from Apple store.You can now access to what an app offers without installing it.
New emojis have been added in iOS 14 for example face masks and now with time you can convey messages solely through Memojis though its not a very big addition.
Siri is getting an all new view.Now to access Siri instead of occupying the whole screen you will be able to view it at the bottom of the display.Apple also claims that Siri now has 20 times more facts than 3 years ago.There is now support for new complex questions and it can also send audio messages without opening Voice Memos app.
Yet again similar to Google Translate a Translate app is being introduced to iOS 14 which initially can translate 11 languages- English,Mandarin Chinese,German,Russian,Spanish,Portugese,French,Italian,Korean,Japanese and Arabic.No Indian language is in the list as of now.
These are all the new features that thought will be important.In addition to these there are some features like new maps that are centred for specific regions(mostly of US) and some features for electronic vehicles.
If you try to summarise you will find that lot if not everything is already present in Android so what’s new.To answer that firstly I should say that it is very commendable on Apple’s part to incorporate what is good for users by letting aside its pride.Secondly and more importantly you can be assured that all of the features included will have the Apple touch which is bound to improve your experience.
OnePlus Co-Founder and CEO Pete Lau revealed through a forum post that “new,more affordable smartphone product line”that will launch first in India and Europe.This is in line with all the rumours and leaks over the last few days that a new mid range OnePlus phone is coming in July.
This has been in the making since the launch of OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro.OnePlus since its birth has the reputation of being a flagship killer with top end specs at an affordable price.Of late it has been giving the top end specs but is no more affordable for all.So a mid-range OnePlus was almost destined to be launched.Till date release date of July is confirmed but est specs are still being speculated.We will be sure only when its launched but till then here are the probable specs.
SPECS SHEET(BASED ON RUMOURS)
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G(5G)|
|Storage||6GB RAM+128GB internal storage|
|Camera||64MP +16MP +2MP|
|Battery||4300mAH,30W fast charging|
Well of the above mentioned features the battery at least charging capability of OnePlus Z and the processor is almost confirmed.The camera specs in the leaks are confusing and the recent twitter post from a prominent figure has increased the confusion further.
This post has led to the debate whether the rear camera of the OnePlus Z will be a quad module or there will be in total 4cameras including the front camera.Most probably there will be total 4 cameras and the rear camera will have a wide lens,an ultra wide lens and a depth or macro sensor.I personally have a problem in believing that the main camera will be of 64MP.I feel it will be a 48MP one similar to that of the OnePlus 8.Telephoto or zoom lens will have to be compromised with but we never know.
With all the curiosities in our mind I think we will have to wait till the official launch of the OnePlus Z or OnePlus Nord whatever name it comes with.
In regards to the iOS 14, iPhone 11 series will get the update and all the features will be available obviously in the upcoming Apple iPhone 12 series.What are your thoughts?Are you eagerly waiting for the new OnePlus phone or more for the iPhone 12.Let me know in comments.