HMD Global has announced a big “Nokia phones” global launch event on May 29, and it is largely expected to launch the Nokia 2, Nokia 3, and Nokia 5 refreshes. The Nokia 3.1 or Nokia 3(2018) in particular, has been leaked previously, and now a new photo leak gives us an alleged first look of the design of the budgeted smartphone. The leak also states that the Nokia 3.1 will also be a part of the Android One initiative, like the models launched at MWC 2018 earlier in the year. The photo was posted on Baidu and spotted first by Nokia Latest. It shows the back case of the smartphone with the Nokia and Android One branding, and a squarish design frame. This reminded of the discontinued Lumia series of Nokia, and if this leak is true, then a white coloured Nokia 3.1 is in the offing. Furthermore, the budget device has a capsule-like cut out at the back housing the dual camera setup and another circular cut out for the fingerprint scanner. There is no real proof that this leaked casing is of the Nokia 3.1, and it could prove to be a completely different smartphone in the works. In any case, we recommend you to take all these leaks with a pinch of salt until the official details are out. At MWC, HMD had confirmed that the refresh of Nokia 2, Nokia 3, and Nokia 5 were in the offing. Leaks surrounding the same are also picking up pace recently, and these three smartphones could indeed see the light of the day at the event on May 29. The Nokia 3.1 was spotted under testing recently, indicative of a close launch as well.

OnePlus 6 Marvel Avengers Limited Edition has been launched in China. The new launch comes a day after the latest OnePlus flagship was officially unveiled in London. The anticipated Limited Edition smartphone debuts alongside the regular OnePlus 6 variants and features a custom 3D carbon fibre textured back that sits below the Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The handset also has an Avengers exclusive gold logo to please the fans of the superhero team.

The OnePlus 6 Marvel Avengers Limited Edition will be available in China with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage at a price of CNY 4,199 (approximately Rs. 44,700). It will go on sale through the official OnePlus site and starting June 5. Regular OnePlus 6 variants, on the other hand, will be available for purchase through the official online OnePlus store and from May 22. The OnePlus 6 price in China is set at CNY 3,199 (around Rs. 34,000) for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant, while its 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant will be available at CNY 3,599 (approximately Rs. 38,300), and the 8GB RAM/ 256GB storage variant will be available at CNY 3,999 (approximately Rs. 42,500). These variants will be available in a variety of colour options, including Mirror Black, Midnight Black, and the limited edition Silk White.

It is worth noting here that OnePlus has this time brought a significant difference between the price of its limited edition model and the regular variants. You can clearly see that the OnePlus 6 Marvel Avengers Limited Edition (with 8GB RAM, 256GB storage) is available in China at CNY 4,199, whereas the regular 8GB RAM/ 256GB storage variant is available at CNY 3,999. In the past, the company didn’t bring any changes to the prices of its limited edition models. The OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition, for instance, was launched in December last year at Rs. 38,999 – a price just Rs. 1,000 more than to the regular 8GB/ 128GB OnePlus 5T variant. The OnePlus 5T Lava Red also arrived a few months back with the same price of the original ‘Midnight Black’ OnePlus 5T.

The more significant price difference apparently comes due to the custom treatment that makes the OnePlus 6 Marvel Avengers Limited Edition a distinct option against the regular OnePlus 6 variants. In addition to the carbon fibre back and Avengers gold logo, the Limited Edition model has OnePlus logo as well as the Alert Slider in gold colour. OnePlus has also bundled a special Iron Man protective case. Similarly, the handset comes bundled with random Avenger medal.

That being said, the specifications of the OnePlus 6 Marvel Avengers Limited Edition are identical to the regular OnePlus 6 8GB RAM/ 256GB storage variant. The dual-SIM (Nano) smartphone runs OxygenOS 5.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo and is upgradable to Android P. It features a 6.28-inch full-HD+ (1080×2280 pixels) full Optic AMOLED display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and an 84 percent screen-to-body ratio. Under the hood, there is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, coupled with Adreno 630 GPU. The smartphone has a dual rear camera setup that includes a primary 16-megapixel Sony IMX519 sensor with an f/1.7 aperture, OIS, and EIS, and a 20-megapixel Sony IM376K sensor with an f/1.7 aperture. A dual-LED flash module is also available on the back. For capturing selfies and enabling video chatting, the front panel has a 16-megapixel Sony IMX371 sensor with an f/2.0 aperture and EIS. The smartphone is also capable of recording Slow Motion videos at a speed of 480fps. Moreover, the front camera doubles as a facial recognition system to enable a Face Unlock feature.

The built-in storage of the OnePlus 6 is not expandable via microSD card. In terms of connectivity, there is 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C (v2.0), and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, and proximity sensor. A fingerprint sensor is also available on the back panel that is claimed to unlock the screen in as little as 0.2 seconds. Besides, the smartphone packs a 3300mAh battery, supporting Dash Charge (5V 4A) fast charging technology, and measures 155.7×75.4×7.75mm.

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