OnePlus 5 Launch: Time, Live Stream, Price in India, Specifications, and More You Should Know

The OnePlus 5 launch event less than two hours away, so fans will finally get a look at the device they have been waiting for since the OnePlus 3T launched late last year. The Internet has been flooded with recurring leaks and official teasers for the smartphone, so the OnePlus 5 specifications and features are pretty much known to anyone following the smartphone industry. A rival to iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S8, the smartphone is expected to cost a lot less than the competition but offer a powerful user experience. Here’s everything you need to know, including the OnePlus 5 price in India, specifications, design, and features, ahead of the launch:

OnePlus 5 launch event time, live stream

As mentioned above, the OnePlus 5 launch time is 12pm EDT (9:30pm IST), and the event will be live-streamed from the official US website. OnePlus is organising a pop-up event on June 20 in New York, while similar pop-up events will be hosted in Paris, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and Berlin on Wednesday. Registrations for the smartphone opened in China on June 14, and 5.27 lakh people signed up for the sale in five days.

The OnePlus 5 India launch is on June 22, with pop-up events scheduled to be hosted in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Bengaluru over the next two days. At these pop-up events, fans will be able to experience the device and will have the option to purchase it on the spot, though number of units available will be low. Amazon India is also hosting an app-only ‘Secret Doors’ contest that provides fans a chance to win the OnePlus 5.

OnePlus 5 price in India

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The OnePlus 5 price in India has been tipped more than once in the recent past, with a seeming consensus of Rs. 32,999 for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt storage variant, and Rs. 37,999 for the 8GB RAM/ 128GB inbuilt storage variant. As for the OnePlus 5 India launch, it’s scheduled to happen at 2pm IST on Thursday, June 22, at an event in Mumbai. While it’s officially been confirmed to be an Amazon India exclusive, it’s also to go on sale at 4:30pm the same day.

Both EU and US pricing of the smartphone have also been tipped, said to be EUR 550 (roughly Rs. 39,900) and $479 (roughly Rs. 30,800) respectively, thought to correspond to the 128GB and 64GB variants.

OnePlus 5 specifications

As for the OnePlus 5 specifications, the company has confirmed a few things itself. It will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC – while Amazon India’s source code gave a top clock speed of 2.3GHz. The company also says it will sport a camera built in partnership with DxO, and a horizontal dual camera setup has also been confirmed.

The smartphone is said to include a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display – though a QHD display has also been rumoured in the past – with a range of DCI-P3 colours to ensure colour accuracy. As we’ve already mentioned, 6GB and 8GB of RAM variants are expected, with their corresponding 64GB and 128GB inbuilt storage options.

In terms of optics, OnePlus 5 will sport a dual camera setup at the back that has a 20-megapixel sensor with f/2.6 aperture and a 16-megapixel sensor with f/1.7 aperture. At front, the smartphone has been tipped to come with a 16-megapixel sensor. The company told The Verge that it doesn’t have the resources to develop bezel-less phones, and thus directed its efforts on building a camera that rivals the best in the industry. The company says the OnePlus 5 camera is “the highest resolution dual-camera system on a smartphone today.” There’s a portrait mode, and software is the reason behind 80 percent of the success it has achieved in the optics.

OnePlus 5 has been tipped to house a 3300mAh battery and come with NFC and Bluetooth 5.0 support as well. In a series of tweets, the global Twitter handle of OnePlus has teased few more features like “always connected”, which could be a hint at dual-SIM support on the smartphone. In another tweet, the company teased improved Dash Charge capabilities of the OnePlus 5. It wrote, “charging ahead.”

OnePlus 5 design

The company itself has confirmed the OnePlus 5 design, and it appears to to be similar to that of iPhone 7 Plus, with the same horizontal dual rear camera setup to boot. It’s also been confirmed to sport front-facing fingerprint sensor. OnePlus has also called it the “slimmest flagship smartphone” from the company. In yet another tweet, the company again teased the phone’s dual camera capability. Carl Pei, OnePlus Co-founder, also teased bokeh effect in an image said to be clicked with the upcoming flagship. Pretty much the entire design was revealed during a TV ad.

OnePlus 5 customer service

Days ahead of the launch, the company released a YouTube video that focussed on the customer service fans can look forward to when buying the OnePlus 5. The video, that has been viewed 3.8 million times so far, claims customer satisfaction of OnePlus buyers is 86 percent, and Net Promoter score of 74 percent. Other consumer-centric services provided by the company include free pick up and drop facility, one-hour quick repair, and the provision to check cost of parts on the official website, among others.

Annual convocation: College of Military Engineering to offer doctorate courses soon

PRESIDENT Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday handed over awards and degrees to officers passing out from the College of Military Engineering (CME), during the convocation ceremony of the oldest technical institute of armed forces.

Mukherjee handed over special awards to officers who did exceptionally well in their respective courses. A total of five officers of Master of Technology, 35 officers of Engineer Officers Degree Engineering Course and 29 officers of Technical Entry Scheme Course were awarded degrees in Civil Engineering under the aegis of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

At the function, Michael Mathews, Commandant, CME, said the institute was in the process of obtaining approval for offering doctorate programmes for conducting research in the field of military engineering.

JNU Vice Chancellor Jagdish Kumar said the proposal “is in active consideration and will soon be approved”. “CME is on the verge of becoming a research institute that will offer PhD programmes. The proposal for the same is presently undertaken by the JNU. We are very proud to be associated with the CME,” said Kumar.

President Mukherjee handed over scrolls and awards to the officers. C Vidyasagar Rao, Governor of Maharashtra, Lieutenant General D R Soni, Lieutenant General Suresh Sharma, Dr M Jagadesh Kumar, Vice Chancellor, JNU, were also present on the occasion.

In his speech, the President emphasised on importance of technological innovation in the field of defence.

“You live in an era where the pace of technology transition is taking place at such a mind-boggling pace that even as I speak, new concepts are being introduced, established paradigms are being refined and research is opening new vistas. The change being driven by path-breaking research is both exhilarating and mesmerising. As young technocrats, it will be your challenge, to imbibe the latest developments in the field of technology for defence forces,” said Mukherjee. As the technical intellect of armed forces, he said, the nation looks up to the young officers with expertise in technology to define and modify the way defence forces operate by exploiting these technological advancement.

“As engineers in uniform, you have to perform the dual role of being good engineers and equally good soldiers. You face the formidable task of providing the Indian Armed Forces with the technical know-how and skills required by them to fulfill their assigned task of ensuring the security of the nation and millions of our people,” said Mukherjee.

The prestigious Gold Medals in Civil Engineering Discipline were awarded to Lieutenant Colonel Rohit Oberoi of M Tech – 04, Captain Vijay Kumar Yadav of EODE-114 and Lieutenant Manish Kumar of TES-27 for standing first in the order of merit in their respective courses.

Happy Father’s Day 2017: Treat your daddy to delicious spreads across Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai

With Father’s Day fast approaching, are you wondering how to make your dad’s day memorable? Well, we have you covered. This June 18, treat your father to some of the most delectable delicacies for a lazy Sunday brunch, to let him know you care. While nothing really can make up for what your dad does for you, a brunch treat this Father’s Day could be a heartwarming idea.

Here are some of the restaurants in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai offering delicious spreads this Father’s Day.

NEW DELHI

Treat your favourite man in the world to the sumptuous flavours of Vegetable noodles with pok-choi and asparagus, Pumpkin and walnut dauphinoise, Tarmezi Murg Korma, Hyderabadi Gosht Biryani, accompanied with freshly made pastas and tantalizing soups at Machan.

Where: Machan, The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi
When: June 18
Price: Rs 2,600, plus taxes
Phone: 011-66513114 / 3244

Celebrate this Father’s Day with a delicious brunch at Creo, accompanied with choice mocktails specially crafted by the chef at Vivanta By Taj.

Where: Creo, Vivanta By Taj, New Delhi
When: June 18
Price: Rs 2,200 (without alcohol), Rs 2,800 (with alcohol)
Phone: 011-6600 3000, 9711097967

From Dal bati in the west to Madua chokha and Liti chokha in the east, Idiyapam in the south to Dal pakwan and Chole Kulcha in the north — treat your dad to local delicacies at the Masala Trail by Osama Jalali.

Where: At both Masala Trail by Osama Jalali outlets
When: June 18, 9am – 11am
Price: Rs 800, plus taxes, for two
Phone: 08882300300

MUMBAI

La Piazza celebrates Father’s Day with a delicious buffet, which includes a selection of pasta, pizzas and main course served on the table and antipasti options showcasing the best of Italian cuisine by Chef Alessandro Sandrolini.

Where: La Piazza, Hyatt Regency, Bhikaiji Cama Place, Ring Road, New Delhi
When: June 18, 12pm – 3pm
Price: Rs 2,450 (Non-Alcoholic Package), Rs 3,250 (Martini and sparkling wine Package), Rs 4,550 (Moet Brut Champagne Package), Rs 5,950 (Moet Rose Champagne Package)
Phone: 011-26791234

father's day, father's day offers, father's day restaurants, father's day brunch, father's day delhi restaurants, father's day mumbai restaurants, father's day bangalore, father's day kolkata, indian express, indian express newsLet your superhero know he means the world to you by treating him to a delicious brunch buffet at JW Marriott which includes seafood, grilled meat, traditional charcuterie, artisanal cheese, breads and desserts like classic pies and tarts, traditional gateaux and tortes and much more.

Where: Lotus Café, JW Marriott, Juhu Tara Road, Mumbai
When: June 18, 12pm – 4pm
Price: Rs 6,536 (Champagne brunch), Rs 4,456 (Alcohol brunch), Rs 2,945 (Non-alcoholic brunch), Rs 1,493 (Kids’ brunch)
Phone: 022-66933277/ 3344

CHENNAI

Enjoy your day out with your dad with a special brunch at Anise, Taj Coromandel. The special dishes on offer include Mutton galauti kebab on parmesan crisp; murgh anda champ; Chingri malai curry; patrani machli; slow roasted pork shoulder; Hassle back Potatoes, Roasted Tomato Coulis; polenta crusted pizza; squash and goat cheese creps; Steamed broccoli and prune salad; Mezze bar; Kool Dad’s Bourbon chocolate torte; Meringue shells filled with red wine pot de crème; and Fresh mango phirnee.

Where: Anise, Taj Coromandel, 37, Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Tirumurthy Nagar, Nungambakkam, Chennai
When: June 18, 12pm
Price: Rs 2,380 (without alcohol), Rs 3,250 (with alcohol)
Phone: 044-66002827

BANGALORE

The Market at Ritz-Carlton is ringing in the Father’s Day and how! With lip-smacking dishes like Crispy Fried Prawns with Mustard Sauce, Braised Beef with Bamboo Shoots and Sczhewan Peppercorns, Thyme Roasted Chicken with Baked Tomatoes and Beans on offer, along with delicious desserts, nothing could be a better tribute to your dad!

Where: The Market , The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore
When: June 18, 12:30pm – 3pm
Price: Rs 2,750 (Non-alcoholic brunch), Rs 3,950 (Sparkling wine Brunch), Rs 4,500 (Champagne Brunch)

Lava Z10 with 3GB RAM available at Rs 11,500

New Delhi: Lava has launched an upgrade version of Lava Z10 with 3GB RAM for Rs 11,500. The predecessor was launched with 2GB RAM for Rs 9,999.

The Lava Z10 offers one year screen replacement and 30 days device replacement in case of hardware damage.

Lava Z10 is powered by octa-core processor and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Lava Z10 with 3GB RAM available at Rs 11,500The smartphone also features 5 inch full HD display, 16GB internal storage which is expandable upto 128GB via microSD card, 2620mAh battery with ‘Power Saver mode’.

Lava Z10 packs 8MP rear camera with f/2.0 with LED flash and 5MP front camera with f2.2 aperture with Flash. The camera also specifies bokeh mode and night pro mode.

Lava Z10 3GB is available for customers at Lava’s retail stores, as per Lava report.

Low-fat milk can cause Parkinson’s

New Delhi: According to a study, people who consumed more than one serving per day of skim and low-fat milk, had a 39 per cent greater chance of developing Parkinson’s compared to those who consumed less than one serving per week.

The findings, published in the journal Neurology, showed that for people who consumed at least three servings of low-fat dairy a day had a 34 per cent greater chance of developing Parkinson’s than people who consumed less than one serving per day.

Eating sherbet or frozen yogurt also was linked to a modest increased risk.

Low-fat milk can cause Parkinson's “The results provide evidence of a modest increased risk of Parkinson’s with greater consumption of low-fat dairy products. Such dairy products, which are widely consumed, could potentially be a modifiable risk factor for the disease,” said Katherine C. Hughes, from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston.

For the study, the team analysed approximately 25 years of data on 80,736 women and 48,610 men.

Participants in these studies completed health questionnaires every two years and diet questionnaires every four years. During that time, 1,036 people developed Parkinson’s.

In a meta-analysis, looking at a group of studies, the researchers found that total dairy intake was associated with an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease.

“Frequently consuming low-fat dairy products was associated with a modest increased risk of Parkinson’s disease,” Hughes said.

However, more research is needed before recommendations can be made about dairy consumption, the researchers said.

Home blood pressure monitors unacceptably inaccurate, says study

New Delhi: A new study warns that seventy per cent of readings from home blood pressure monitors are not accurate, which could have serious implications for people relying on them to make informed health decisions.

The findings are extremely relevant given millions of patients are asked to monitor their blood pressure through a device at home and report the results back to their doctor, researchers said.

“High blood pressure is the number one cause of death and disability in the world,” said Jennifer Ringrose from The University of Alberta in Canada.

Home blood pressure monitors unacceptably inaccurate, says study“Monitoring for and treating hypertension can decrease the consequences of this disease. We need to make sure that home blood pressure readings are accurate,” said Ringrose, who led the study.

Ringrose and her team tested dozens of home monitors and found they were not accurate within five millimetres of mercury (mmHg) about 70 per cent of the time.

The devices were off the mark by 10 mmHg about 30 per cent of the time.

“Compare the blood pressure machine measurement with a blood pressure measurement in clinic before exclusively relying upon home blood pressure readings,” said Ringrose.

“What is really important is to do several blood pressure measurements and base treatment decisions on multiple readings. Taking home readings empowers patients and is helpful for clinicians to have a bigger picture rather than just one snapshot in time,” said Ringrose.

Raj Padwal, a professor at University of Alberta, said that no one should have drugs started or changed based on one or two measurements taken at a single point in time unless the measurements are clearly elevated.

This new drug may benefit blood cancer patients

New Delhi: Researchers from US has found that a drug alone or with combination of chemotherapy may show promising results in treating patients with blood cancer.

The researchers focused on two specific proteins, directly involved in DNA repair, called histone deacetylases (HDAC) 1 and 2.

The study, conducted on mice, found that the HDAC1,2 inhibitor or the HDAC1,2/doxorubicin combination, their bone marrow started turning from pale to red, indicating the white blood cells were being replaced with red blood cells.

This new drug may benefit blood cancer patientsResearchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah have discovered new science that could provide better therapeutic options for patients.

Lead study author Srividya Bhaskara from the University of Utah said that the ALL cancer cells containing the Philadelphia chromosome are addicted to repairing DNA.

Bhaskara noted that when the drug was combined with a low concentration of doxorubicin, it had additional therapeutic benefits and using the combination of drugs, or HDAC1,2 inhibitor alone, is sufficient to decrease the leukemia load Leukemia is a white blood cell disease where the body produces too many white and not enough red blood cells.

Healthy monsoon: Overall health tips everyone must know

New Delhi: Monsoon brings good rainfall, offering much needed relief to people from the scorching heat of the sun. But the rainy season is the also the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes, which in turn lead to vector-borne diseases, such as dengue fever, chikungunya and malaria, affecting a lot of people.

Similarly, the onset of monsoon also leads to a spurt in water-borne diseases, including, cholera, typhoid fever, diarrhoea, hepatitis A, etc.

Moreover, the oppressive humidity and rains in monsoons make it easier for viral infections to be carried from one person to another. The season could be even more harmful for those who have low immunity power or asthmatic patients as they are more prone to these problems during this time.

Perhaps, the sudden change in temperature and humidity during monsoons can bring havoc to your skin and hair as well.

Healthy monsoon: Overall health tips everyone must knowTaking precautions during rainy season is important to stay healthy and happy throughout the monsoons. Here are some overall health tips to help you protect yourself from getting sick in monsoon:

  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet to keep you fit and other infections at bay.
  • Eat fruits, like apples, mangoes, pomegranates, and pears are best suggestible. But avoid having too many mangoes as this may cause pimples. Always go for seasonal fruits.
  • Go for bitter veggies like bitter gourd, and bitter herbs like neem while avoiding vegetables like spinach, cabbage and cauliflower during this season. Make sure that all veggies and fruits are thoroughl washed and cooked well.
  • Avoid raw vegetables as they contain active bacteria and virus that cause bacterial and viral infections. Instead opt for steamed salads.
  • Avoid eating fried food that is difficult to digest. Also, the highly humid weather in monsson can cause digestion process to slow down.
  • Avoid too much of fish and meat this season. Go for light meat preparations like stew and soups.
  • Drink enough water, regardless of your physical activity levels. Drink plenty of herbal teas, including, ginger, pepper, honey, mint and basil leaves, that have antibacterial properties.
  • Limit intake of caffeine and tea that dehydrate body fluids.
  • Avoid walking in the rain that makes you prone to a host of viral diseases such as leptospirosis, while also making you more vulnerable to numerous fungal infections at the feet and nails.

Bloating: What makes your tummy feeling full? Ways to get rid of gas

New Delhi: Bloating is a common digestive complaint that most of us have experienced it at some point or other in our lives.

Bloating: What makes your tummy feeling full? Ways to get rid of gasWhether it’s just an occasional abdominal distention or a persistent feeling of fullness, bloating is irritating and make you uncomfortable in your clothes.

Bloating is often accompanied by pain, excessive gas (flatulence), frequent burping or belching, abdominal rumbling or gurgles.

Before picking up that ‘healthy’ e-cigarette, READ THIS

New Delhi: A new study led by an Indian-origin scientist warns that electronic-cigarettes containing nicotine are potentially as harmful as unfiltered tobacco smoking.

Researchers at the University of Connecticut (UConn) in the US also found that vapour from non-nicotine e-cigarettes caused as much DNA damage as filtered cigarettes, possibly due to the many chemical additives present in e-cigarette vapours.

How much DNA damage e-cigarettes cause depends on the amount of vapour the user inhales, the other additives present, whether nicotine or non-nicotine liquid is used, and other factors, said Karteek Kadimisetty, a postdoctoral researcher in Uconn.

Before picking up that 'healthy' e-cigarette, READ THIS“From the results of our study, we can conclude that e- cigarettes have as much potential to cause DNA damage as unfiltered regular cigarettes,” said Kadimisetty, lead author of the study published in the journal ACS Sensors.

Electronic cigarettes are battery-powered devices that heat up liquid and turn it into an aerosol vapour that can be inhaled. Using e-cigarettes is also called ‘vaping.’

The contents of e-cigarettes, called e-liquid or e-juice, are usually made up of propylene glycol, glycerine, nicotine, and flavourings such as menthol, cherry, vanilla, or mint.

Scientists looked into whether the chemicals in e- cigarettes could cause damage to human DNA while testing a new electro-optical screening device they developed in their lab.