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The Xiaomi Mi 7 May Embrace the Notch According to New Firmware Files

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Lei Jun, CEO of Xiaomi stated that his company’s upcoming flagship smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi 7, will feature the system-on-chip. It declared immediately after Qualcomm announced the new Snapdragon 845. We haven’t heard any data regarding an official launch date for the Mi 7 until then. But we know that the company instead plans on unveiling the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S on March 27th. Then, What happened to the Xiaomi Mi7?

Relating to some rumors, Xiaomi procrastinated the launch of the Mi 7 in order to add new sensors and possibly change the structure of the device. While we can’t make sure any reports relating to an in-display fingerprint sensor, we have collected evidence that the Xiaomi Mi 7 may feature a display notch as well as an Infrared Camera (IR) sensor.

It wasn’t until the Apple iPhone X was unveiled that the trend started to catch on in the industry, the Essential Phone was the first flagship smartphone with the display notch. Many new smartphones with display notches were launched at Mobile World Congress, with more to come. The notch wasn’t the only aspect of the iPhone that Android device producers have been inspired by, as devices such as the upcoming Huawei P20 and the recent Samsung Galaxy S9 offer software features to rival Apple’s Face ID. It emphasizes that the Xiaomi Mi 7 may have been procrastinating in order to follow this trend, according to the firmware files we obtained.

The firmware files by @FunkyHuawei, (FunkyHuawei.club), share files with XDA-Developers and the files are examined by franztesca.

When we initially go through the firmware of the Xiaomi Mi 7, we found a few aspects that are unchanged: it will have an OLED display with an always-on display feature and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip as expected. When we examine recent firmware files, the battery capacity listed has changed from 3,170 mAh to 3,400 mAh. This was our first statement that the device is undergoing changes, but upon digging further we found new code referencing display notches and an IR camera in the firmware.

We found several references to a notch within the MIUI Camera, MIUI SystemUI, and MIUI Settings apps. Most specifically, the code is responsible for setting the status bar height and hiding the ability to customize the battery indicator and notification icons in MIUI’s status bar settings.

There’s a new method called open IR Camera within the MIUI Keyguard app (the app responsible for the lock screen and all its functionality). This method is called in several places related to MIUI’s Face Unlock feature. Thus, we trust that IR Camera here indicates an Infrared Camera sensor, which is one of the components used in Apple’s Face ID.

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LineageOS 16 (Android 9.0 P) is coming – Find Out If Your Device Fits In

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Global events from tech giant mean good news for smartphone users. Be it Facebook, Apple, or Google, whenever tech giants come up with is a global event, it is no less than a jackpot for smartphone users. With one such event a fortnight back, Google set the new word rolling; Android P, officially.

Although Android P has been in the news ever since Oreo updates started rolling, there was no word from Google until Google I/O 2018 – A developer preview was organized. Google to introduce Android P stable OS only after 4 Developer Previews, of which the first one has been launched.

So far as the beta version is concerned, Pixel devices have already received Android P and Google tests features vigorously before introducing stable OS with Android 9.0 P. There have been lots of expectations from Android P and they have been exceeded after the Google I/O event, which opened the pandora box of Android P features.

But what about those holding devices, which have already received Android 8.0 Oreo update? What about those older Android 7.0 devices which are never going to get any further update for their OS? What if they wish to have Android P without buying a new smartphone?

To all these and such questions, the answer is LineageOS 16. Yes, LineageOS has already started working on its new custom ROM, which will be based on Android P. LineageOS 16 to offer the same features as Android P will have.

Actually, custom ROM has been blessings for devices older than a year as it runs out of warranty period. You can root the device using TWRP, which allows you to backup the current OS that can be reinstalled in case custom ROM does not work. Once rooted, you smartphone provides you countless opportunities to tinker with every aspect of the smartphone

So, far as custom ROM is concerned, LineageOS 16 has made a name for himself for being highly innovative, more enhanced than Google OS (in some cases), and far more stable compared to another custom ROM. Besides, installing LineageOS custom ROM is much easier.

Here is the possible change log of LineageOS 16 based on Android P:

  • A new update for phone and app notifications
  • A Dark mode Device with AMOLED screens
  • Notch Support (Developers)
  • Improvements in Performance for Kotlin based apps
  • Developed Auto-fill with machine learning
  • Smaller image sizes
  • Better support for DND and call blocking
  • Neural network API implementation
  • Support for Multiple Camera API (HEIF Image compression and improved video codecs for HDR VP9 video profile 2)
  • A new designed Screen Shot option now available in the Power-Off menu

Expected List Of Android Devices Receiving Lineage OS 16 (Android 9.0 P) | Official and Unofficial

Google

  • Pixel 2 XL
  • Pixel XL
  • Pixel
  • Nexus 6P
  • Nexus 5X
  • Nexus 6
  • Nexus 5

HTC

  • HTC One M8
  • HTC One M7
  • HTC One Max

Huawei and Honor

  • Huawei Honor View 10
  • Huawei Mate 10 Pro
  • Huawei Honor 9
  • Huawei P8 Lite
  • Huawei P9

LG

  • LG G6
  • LG G3

LeEco (LeTV)

  • LeEco Le Pro 3 (zl1)
  • LeEco Le Max 2
  • LeEco Le 2

Lenovo

  • Lenovo P2
  • Lenovo Vibe K5/K5 Plus
  • Lenovo Zuk Z2
  • Lenovo A6000/Plus
  • Lenovo K3 Note

Moto/Motorola

  • Moto E 2015
  • Moto E4 Plus
  • Moto G 2014
  • Moto G4 Play
  • Moto G4 Plus
  • Moto Z
  • Moto Z Play
  • Moto G5
  • Moto G5 Plus
  • Moto G3 Turbo
  • Moto X Play
  • Moto G 1st Gen
  • Moto G5s Plus

OnePlus

  • OnePlus One
  • OnePlus 2
  • OnePlus 3/3T
  • OnePlus 5T
  • OnePlus 5
  • OnePlus 6

Xiaomi

  • Xiaomi Mi Pad
  • Xiaomi Mi 5x
  • Xiaomi Mi 5s
  • Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus
  • Redmi 3/3S Prime
  • Xiaomi Mi 3/4
  • Xiaomi Mi 5
  • Xiaomi Mi 5d Plus
  • Xiaomi Mi Max
  • Xiaomi Mi Max Prime
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 2
  • Xiaomi Mi 4c
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
  • Xiaomi Redmi 4X
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
  • Xiaomi Mi A1
  • Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime/Pro

Sony

  • Sony Xperia M
  • Sony Xperia SP
  • Sony Xperia T
  • Sony Xperia TX
  • Sony Xperia V
  • Sony Xperia Z
  • Sony Xperia ZR
  • Sony Xperia ZL
  • Sony Xperia Z Tablet (LTE & WiFi)
  • Sony Xperia Z2
  • Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

Samsung

  • Galaxy Note I (All Variants)
  • Galaxy Note II (All Variants)
  • Galaxy Note 4 (All Variants
  • Galaxy Note 5
  • Galaxy Note 7 (All Variants)
  • Galaxy S2 (All Variants)
  • galaxy S3
  • Galaxy S4
  • Galaxy S5
  • Galaxy S6/S6 Edge/S6 Edge Plus
  • Galaxy S7/S7 Edge
  • Galaxy S8/S8 Plus
  • Galaxy S9/S9 Plus
  • Galaxy Tab 2
  • Galaxy Tab 2 Pro
  • Galaxy Tab 3 Not
  • Galaxy Tab S2 (All Variants)
  • Galaxy S4 Active
  • Galaxy Alpha Not
  • Galaxy Note 4 Edge
  • Galaxy S4 Mini (All Variant)
  • Galaxy Ace 3
  • Galaxy Note 8
  • Galaxy Mega 6.3
  • Galaxy S5 Mini

Is your device mentioned in the above list? Let us know in the comment section below.

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LineageOS 16 based on Android P to Hit The Market: LineageOS 16 Festures and Release Date

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Another transcendence is going to be achieved so far as the mobile technology is concerned with the launch of Android 9.0 P, which will have features, enhancements, and improvements based on new technological inventions made in the last few years.

Android P once again will change the shape and functions of your smartphone and way you deal with the external world. Google has already previewed the new OS for developers during the Google I/O 2018 event and very soon will make the stable OS available for smartphone makers.

Smartphone makers, on the other hands, are busy developing new designs of smartphones that can be infused with advanced technology in this throat-cutting competition to stay ahead of the business rivals. Soon, mobile manufacturers will flood the markets with Android P based smartphones.

However, if you are holding a smartphone that is already Android 8.0 Oreo, or Android 7.0 nougat is not going to get any official Android P update as only the latest models get the OTA updates and older smartphones have to use the older OS only. Feeling dejected? Don’t you have the deep pocket to buy a new smartphone that can feature Android P?

Those feeling disappointed at Android P for want of availability needn’t really lose their heart. We are living in a time where official versions of the OS can be better by custom-made version. So in case, you may not get the Android P official, custom ROM maker LineageOS is gearing up for LineageOS 16 based on Android 9.0 P.

That means you can easily ditch the Android P and switch over to LineageOS 16 without waiting for the Android P OTA update and enjoy advanced OS features than Android P may offer in original update. Here, we are presenting you with advanced Android P features and LineageOS 16 release date for various smartphone models.

List of Devices Getting LineageOS 16 based on Android P

Dark Mode: Battery life has been the major concerns for users and smartphone makers both. Especially, smartphones with an OLED screen having only white mode consumes battery extremely. To find a way out, LineageOS 16 introduces exclusive dark more, which will help save battery and increase battery life.

The Notch Support: Smartphones have become the prime source of entertainment, be is video games or movies and web series. The iPhone X type notch is very useful for watching videos and phones. Therefore, to support all newly designed smartphones, LineageOS 16 will bring a notch support.

Multi-Camera Support: Without advanced camera technology smartphones are meaningless. Therefore, LineageOS 16 will have multi-camera support. Most of the smartphones have dual cameras nowadays for more clear and deep images and Amar videos. LineageOS 16 to provide multi-camera API for accessing both the cameras exclusively for better bokeh and zoom.

Other Enhancements: Autofill enhancement is one of the important features that Android P will introduce. LineageOS 16 too will have better autofill feature.

With LineageOS 16, users will be able to respond from notification panel itself and will be able to see the previous messages too.

For security, LineageOS 16 will have strict permission paradigm for third-party app access. There will be more restrictions on third-party app access.

Image compression and image editing will be of the enhanced level. Now users can easily edit screenshots from through the in-built editing features only.

There are no questions over these features, however, the uncertainty over the launch of the LineageOS 16 to stay. It is believed that Lineage may introduce its LineageOS 10 based on Android P in the third quarter of 2018.

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EA officially Confirmed Battlefield V, Official Event Set for May 23

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EA has been put an end to all speculations and rumors by formally declaring a brand new game in the Battlefield franchise known as ‘Battlefield V.’ Teaser for the next game at the franchise has recently gone around the state battlefield website, which affirms that the studio will probably sponsor an official disclose function on May 23.

The Battlefield V event is going to be hosted by comedian and also The Daily Show host, Trevor Noah, who supported the same via a tweet. EA has already started the buzz campaign for its next battlefield match, publishing a ten-point teaser article about the upcoming match about the official Battlefield site.

EA asserts that Battlefield will introduce interesting gameplay changes and certainly will also bring the fan-favorite War Stories that’ll bring a persuasive story and participating storyline parts to your match. The studio can also be reliving brand new modes and adventures which has something to do using the literary procedures, along with the assurance of a even more immersive gameplay with exceptional sights and noises.

You can, of course, expect large-scale multiplayer in the next Battlefield – but Battlefield V takes it to the next level. Prepare for multiplayer that spans multiple maps and modes, meaning you’ll experience more varied and exciting Battlefield moments“, says the state site post. As for that rumors of the World War II setting, EA has not supported it, however, the teaser article does name drop the World War I setting in battlefield I, and later adds that Battlefield V ‘happens on another front line.’ There is an opportunity which Battlefield V could require players to the World War II era, but we will recommend that you hold back before official show function to find out what EA has waiting for you for the eager supporters.

In case that you wish to see the live-stream of this official Battlefield V reveal event, visit their YouTube channel or Battlefield website. The event may likewise be streamed on Twitch and Mixer on May 23 at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET / 10 PM CEST.

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