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Should Companies be Fined for Poor Cyber Security?

Should Companies be Fined for Poor Cyber Security?

Companies in the UK are being fined by the government for not properly securing their data. Is this a model the U.S. and other countries should adopt?

News broke recently that there would be fines of up to £17m in the UK for companies that have poor or inadequate cyber security measures in place. Specifically, if a company fails to effectively protect themselves from a cyber security attack, they could be subject to a large fine from the government as a “last resort” according to Digital Minister Matt Hancock. The U.K. also placed industry-specific regulations on essential services. Essential services industries such as water, health, energy and transportation are expected to have stronger safeguards against cyber attacks.

Cyber Security Inspections to Take Place

In order to keep companies compliant with cyber security regulations, the UK government will now have regulators inspect cyber security efforts in place. Essential services (think water, healthcare, electricity, transportation, financial) will face more scrutiny than other companies. If a regulator finds a company does not have security safeguards in place, the company will have to come up with a plan for beefing up cyber security. Fines will be brought down on companies that continue to fail at implementing the proper securities.

Cyber Attacks Becoming More Dangerous

The essential services people use every day are being targeted by cyber attacks at an increasingly high rate. This can make for extremely dangerous situations, such as the WannaCry attack that hit several National Health Service (NHS) facilities and impacted several hospitals’ abilities to admit patients. It was later found that this attack could have been prevented with proper cyber security efforts in place.  It also means that services people depend on every day — from electricity, to water, to industrial safety systems — could all be at risk.

This makes it clear why the UK government has chosen to regulate cyber security, particularly among companies who provide services they deem essential to the public. It also begs the question as to if the United States should follow suit. U.S. companies have fallen victim to their fair share of cyber attacks. These attacks have disrupted the lives of Americans who depend on the services affected or who are having sensitive information accessed by the attackers.

What Safeguards are Currently in Place?

While it is obviously in a company’s best interest to have cyber security precautions in place rather than cleaning up the mess of an attack afterwards, that doesn’t mean everyone invests as much as they should in cyber security. In the U.S. there are a few federal regulations in place to establish a bare minimum for cyber security in certain essential industries.

  • HIPAA (1996): HIPPA introduced provisions for data privacy and data security of medical information. All companies and establishments dealing with medical information must have specific cyber security measures in place.
  • Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (1999): The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act states that financial institutions in the U.S. must share what they do with customer data and information and what protections they have in place to protect customer data. Noncompliance means hefty fines for financial institutions and could lead to customers taking their business elsewhere.
  • FISMA (2002): FISMA was introduced under the Homeland Security Act as an introduction to improving electronic government services and processes. This act ultimately established guidelines for federal agencies on security standards.

Critics state that these three regulations are good for establishing minimum security, but do not go far enough. Compliance with all of these regulations have not been robust enough to safeguard against advanced cyber attacks in recent years. There have been clear breaches of cyber security measures that have occured in the medical, financial and government sectors over the past years. While some state governments have put additional regulations in place, the general consensus is that individual companies should be responsible for beefing up cyber security as they see fit.

Cyber Security Investments Should be Increased

At the end of the day, U.S. companies will need to make the decisions that are best for their businesses and customers about what level of cyber security protection is necessary. Marcus Turner, Chief Architect at Enola Labs Software, often discusses cyber security measures with his clients, stating:

“Ultimately, high levels of cyber security are a necessary and worthwhile investment for businesses that care about protecting their customers and safeguarding their businesses. I often tell businesses that they can pay an upfront cost now to protect their data, or wait until a cyber security attack and pay an even bigger price later to clean up the mess. Waiting may very well cost you your business”.

Companies looking to invest more in cyber security may choose to work with an AWS service provider to migrate their data to the cloud, which offers greater levels of security than existing legacy systems. This year we are expecting a much higher investment in cyber security, so it will be interesting to see if this is enough to hinder government intervention or if additional U.S. government regulation of cyber security becomes necessary.

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Intel Brings the Most Powerful Laptop Processor with 6 Cores

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Intel Core i9-8950HK is the first mobile Intel processor with six cores and 12 threads

Intel unveiled its first ever 8th-gen, Core i9 processor for mobiles and laptops at an event in Beijing on Tuesday, which the company claims is “the highest-performance laptop processor Intel has ever built to deliver the best gaming and content creation experience on the go.” With its latest batch of 8th-generation Core chips for laptops, Intel is focused on delivering even more desktop-like performance.

The new 8th Gen Intel Core i9, i7 and i5 processors for laptops are based on the “Coffee Lake” platform, which uses a refined 14nm++ manufacturing process to improve on the company’s previous 14nm architectures, Intel said in a statement. The desktop processors deliver up to 41 percent more frames per second in gameplay or 59% faster 4K video editing compared to the previous generation devices sporting discrete graphics.

The 8th Gen Intel Core i9-8950HK processor is the first Intel CPU with six cores and 12 threads that allows users to enjoy the smoothest and highest-quality mobile VR and new Windows Mixed Reality Ultra experiences. Intel claims that i9-8950HK is the highest-performance mobile processor it has ever created. It gets speeds of up to 4.8GHz with the help of turbo boost [that’s Intel Thermal Velocity Boost (TVB)]. The processor has a relatively massive 12MB cache and is unlocked for overclocking. The new Intel TVB also automatically overclocks the chip if its temperature remains low.

The company also launched Intel 300 Series Chipset, which adds integrated Gigabit Wi-Fi for a fast connection, and as per Intel’s claims, it is capable of being up to 2 times faster than standard 2×2 802.11AC 80 MHz (867 Mbps).

Additionally, the company also announced a new Intel Core platform extension that combines the benefits of 8th Gen Intel Core processors with Intel “Optane” memory.

Intel Optane memory is a smart and adaptable system accelerator for desktop and mobile platforms, increasing the performance and responsiveness of SATA-based storage technology without compromising storage capacity. It is now available across both 8th Gen Intel Core mobile and desktop platforms.

Intel is rolling out new Core i9+, Core i7+ and Core i5+ badges for OEMs to promote desktops and laptops that use a Core CPU as well as Optane Memory.

For more information about Intel’s Core i9 Processor, you can read the company’s complete news release here.

Source: Intel

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YouTube Shooting: Woman Wounds 3, Then Kills Self, Police Say

YouTube Shooting: Woman Wounds 3, Then Kills Self, Police Say

Woman shoots and wounds 3 at YouTube headquarters in California before killing self

A woman opened fire with a handgun at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, California, on Tuesday, which prompted panic as 2,000 people employed in the office hid and tried to flee into the surrounding streets. YouTube is a video-sharing service owned by Alphabet Inc.’s, Google.

The suspect has been identified as Nasim Najafi Aghdam, 39, of Southern California, who wounded four people before shooting herself dead, said two law enforcement officials on the condition of anonymity, as they were not authorized to discuss the case. San Bruno police said in a statement that the suspect did not know the victims when she opened fire on Tuesday afternoon before killing herself.

The suspect’s father, Ismail Aghdam, told CBS Los Angeles that she was angry with the company because it had stopped paying her for videos she posted on the platform.

Those who post videos on YouTube can earn money from advertisements that accompany their videos. However, the channel has the right to “de-monetize” some channels for reasons such as less than 1,000 subscribers or for uploading inappropriate material.

A law enforcement official said investigators believe Aghdam used the name Nasime Sabz online and had a long-running dispute with YouTube. Her website accuses “new closed-minded” YouTube employees of reducing her view count and also criticized YouTube’s policies. It said that YouTube was trying to “suppress” content creators.

YouTube had “stopped everything,” and “she was angry”, Ismail Aghdam said from his San Diego home in a telephone interview with the Bay Area News Group.

Ismail Aghdam said that when his daughter did not answer her phone for two days, he reported Nasim missing on Monday. He further said the family received a call from Mountain View police around 2 a.m. on Tuesday saying that they had found his daughter sleeping in a car.

Ismail Aghdam said he warned them that she might be headed to YouTube because she “hated” the company. He told police she said the company was “ruining her life.”

Katie Nelson, spokeswoman for Mountain View Police, confirmed that they had found a South Californian woman by the same name asleep in a vehicle in a Mountain View parking lot on Tuesday morning and had notified her family. When asked whether police were warned that Nasim might go to YouTube, Nelson chose not to respond to this question.

After multiple 911 calls reporting gunfire were reported, officers and federal agents swarmed the company’s headquarters complex in the city of San Bruno. Television news footage showed people leaving the building in a line, holding their arms in the air. Officers patted them down to make sure none had weapons.

Todd Sherman, a YouTube product manager, described on Twitter that when he heard people running, he first thought it was an earthquake before he was told that a person had a gun.

“At that point every new person I saw was a potential shooter. Someone else said that the person shot out the back doors and then shot themselves,” Sherman said in a tweet.

“I looked down and saw blood drips on the floor and stairs. Peaked around for threats and then we headed downstairs and out the front,” Sherman said.

YouTube employee Vadim Lavrusik posted on Twitter that he heard gunshots and saw people running. He said he was locked up in a room with co-workers before being safely evacuated.

Further, a dispatcher in a recording of a 911 call posted online by the Los Angeles Times, can be heard saying: “Shooter. Another party said they spotted someone with a gun. Suspect came from the back patio … Again we have a report of a subject with a gun. They heard seven or eight shots being fired.”

Dr. Andre Campbell, a trauma surgeon at the hospital, said at a news conference that three people were brought to San Francisco General Hospital who were victims of gunshot wounds. However, none of them had to undergo surgery, Campbell said. Authorities did not release names of the victims. A fourth person also was taken to a local hospital, who suffered an ankle injury due to fleeing the scene.

Google, YouTube’s parent company, said in a statement that they are “coordinating with authorities and will provide official information here from Google and YouTube as it becomes available.”

“It’s with great sadness that I tell you – based on the latest information – four people were injured in this horrific act of violence,” Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai said in letter to employees that was posted on Twitter.

“I know a lot of you are in shock right now. Over the coming days, we will continue to provide support to help everyone in our Google family heal from this unimaginable tragedy,” he added.

In a separate tweet, Pichai said he and Susan Wojcicki, YouTube Chief Executive were “focused on supporting our employees & the @YouTube community through this difficult time together.”

President Donald Trump tweeted his “thoughts and prayers” to everyone involved.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with everybody involved,” Trump tweeted. “Thank you to our phenomenal Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders that are currently on the scene.”

In response, Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey tweeted: “We can’t keep being reactive to this, thinking and praying it won’t happen again at our schools, jobs, or our community spots. It’s beyond time to evolve our policies.”

The shooting was the latest in a string of mass killings carried out in the U.S. in recent years. Most recently, the massacre of 17 people at a Florida high school has led to calls for tighter restrictions on gun ownership.

Source: CBS Los Angeles

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Nokia 9 leaked spec sheet shows 41MP triple camera setup

Nokia 9 triple camera

Nokia 9 could feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 SoC, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage

Nokia 9, HMD Global’s next flagship smartphone has been in the news for the last few months. Thanks to the leaked renders and images that keep appearing on and off. Now, a Finnish site Suomimobiili has leaked out a complete specification sheet of Nokia 9 that lists all the expected features in the upcoming smartphone. The leak also reveals a picture labeled “camera revolution” of the upcoming Nokia 9 flagship by HMD.

According to the latest leak, Nokia 9 suggests to have features that can give tough competition to Samsung Galaxy S9 or the recent Apple iPhone X. Nokia 9 may feature a 6.01-inch QHD AMOLED display panel with 18:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The smartphone is said to give “more display area in the same footprint as a traditional 5.5-inch device”. The device will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, coupled with 8GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The spec sheet suggests the device would measure 150.6 x 75.2 x 7.3 mm and have an 18-karat gold trim on the rear panel.

Nokia 9 will feature a huge ZEISS 41MP primary wide-angle camera with Xenon+ LED flash, which was previously seen on the Nokia 808 PureView. The secondary lens will be a 20MP Telephoto lens with OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) and variable f/1.5/f/2.4 variable aperture. It will also have a 9.7MP monochrome camera with ZEISS optics to complete the triple-camera setup. The main camera of Nokia 9 comes with 4x optical zoom support and an LED flash and may feature a 21MP sensor on the front with f/1.8 aperture. The Nokia 9 will feature the company’s proprietary Dual-Sight Bothie, apart from a Pro Camera mode.

The handset will provide Qi wireless charging support, which is expected to deliver 60 percent charge in 30 minutes. The smartphone will also pack a massive 3,900mAh battery that could provide a standby time of 565 hours and talk time of up to 24 hours. Nokia 9 will use a USB Type-C slot for charging. The device will come with an IP68 rating, making Nokia 9 water and dust resistant. The smartphone is tipped to run Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.

Connectivity options on Nokia 9 include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, Glonass, USB Type-C, and NFC. The specifications sheet also notes the use of five high-performance microphones capable of recording audio in 24-bit. It is sporting the Android One branding on the rear as well. The smartphone could support an in-glass fingerprint reader, G-sensor, e-Compass, Gyro, Hall sensor, and barometer.

Notably, HMD Global has not confirmed any of the above-mentioned details for Nokia 9, so the report should be taken with a pinch of salt. The Nokia 9 was previously anticipated to be launched by HMD Global unveiled at the MWC 2018 in Barcelona, but HMD Global launched the Nokia 8 Sirocco instead. Several leaks and rumors had surfaced on the internet before the event, but the handset never made its way into the launch event.

Source: Indianexpress

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New Mind-reading Machine can Instantly Translate Your Thoughts into Text

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Scientists say the new mind-reading machine will help patients who are unable to speak

Researchers at the University of California have developed a new mind-reading machine that is capable of translating human thoughts into texts, the Daily Mail reported. Until now, the mind-reading machine was used by late physicist Stephen Hawking to translate his thoughts into voice.

According to study leader, David Moses, the mind-reading machine has an accuracy rate of 90 percent or more and it works by understanding consonants and vowels in our brains. The machine is expected to help several patients who are unable to move or speak despite being mentally active. The device is explained in the Journal of Neural Engineering.

So, how does the mind-reading machine works? Basically, electrodes are implanted in the brain and linked to a computer that translates electrical signals transmitted by the brain. Then, these thoughts are translated into words, which appear on a monitor screen.

“The machine registers and analyses the combination of vowels and consonants that we use when constructing a sentence in our brains. It interprets these sentences based on neural signals and can translate them into text in real time,” Moses told The Sun. The machine using advanced artificial intelligence (AI) machine can also interpret words that it has never heard before.

“No published work has demonstrated real-time classi?cation of sentences from neural signals. Given the performance exhibited by [the machine] in this work and its capacity for expansion, we are con?dent in its ability to serve as a platform for the proposed speech prosthetic device,” Moses added.

However, critics fear that the device could cause serious problems if secret or embarrassing human thoughts are exposed accidentally.

Uri Geller, well-known celebrity mind-reader said that: “I can imagine circumstances where it may reveal some hugely embarrassing thoughts.

“This will strike fear into some people because we all have hidden secrets!”

Source: The Sun

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Microsoft Adds AI Course To Its Professional Program

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Microsoft opens up its AI course to the public; seeks to offer up “job-ready” skills in AI and data science

Microsoft on Monday announced that it has added a new online AI (artificial intelligence) course to its list of Professional Program modules, which will provide thousands of people a chance to build skills in the field of AI. This track in AI is now open to the public and comprises online courses.

According to the company, its Professional Program in AI is an extension of Microsoft’s internal AI training initiatives, including what was internally known as the AI School 611. This project-based semester-style program offers a competitively selected group of employees with tools, training and mentoring from leading experts in AI and machine learning to bring new AI capabilities into their product or service.

“We solicit, from all over Microsoft, projects that require AI which can be accelerated by working closely with AI experts to help shape new algorithms and data pipelines,” said Susan Dumais, who leads the program and is a distinguished scientist and Assistant Director of Microsoft Research AI.

The training is part of a larger corporate effort that includes an enterprise developer-focused AI School, which provides online videos and other assets to help developers build AI skills.

The Microsoft Professional Program for AI will consist of 10 courses that cover 10 skills, each of which is supposed to take eight to 16 hours to complete. This course covers technologies like computer vision, natural language processing, Python, speech recognition, data analysis, math, ethics, and Azure machine learning.

“Each course runs for three months and starts at the beginning of a quarter (January-March, April-June, July-September, and October-December). The capstone runs for four weeks at the beginning of each quarter.” the company said in a statement.

“The programme provides job-ready skills and real-world experience to engineers and others who are looking to improve their skills in AI and data science through a series of online courses that feature hands-on labs and expert instructors,” Microsoft added.

Those completing the course will receive a digitally-sharable Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in AI. However, the courses aren’t free and participants need to buy certificates from edX.org for each course. Microsoft also allows those interested to sign up and audit them for free, but they won’t get the completion credit if they do this.

According to Dumais, Microsoft’s employee and publicly available AI training opportunities reflect a broader push throughout the technology industry to fill a gap in workers with skills in artificial intelligence.

“AI is increasingly important in how our products and services are designed and delivered and that is true for our customers as well,” Dumais said. “Fundamentally,” she added, “we are all interested in developing talent that is able to build, understand and design systems that have AI as a central component.”

Click here to find out more about the Microsoft Professional Program in AI. You can also enroll to take part on the company’s website.

Source: Microsoft AcademyMicrosoft Blog

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“Chatwatch app” Lets You Spy On Your WhatsApp Friends

"Chatwatch app" Lets You Spy On Your WhatsApp Friends

Chatwatch app uses WhatsApp data to spy on you

WhatsApp Messenger is a free popular instant messaging application that is known for its end-to-end encryption of chats, which ensures the privacy of its users.

However, according to a recent report, a new creepy and invasive app called “Chatwatch” is reportedly tracking users’ chat activity on Facebook-owned WhatsApp. The app takes advantage of user’s WhatsApp public online/offline status feature. In other words, the app allows users’ to spy on their WhatsApp contacts. This app can tell how often their friends check the app, whether one’s messages are being read, and when he/she is readily available for chat.

Last Thursday, tech website LifeHacker reported, “Using this data, the app can tell you how often your friends check WhatsApp. It can even estimate what time they go to sleep and wake up each day. It’s a creepy new trick that the app’s developers hope will bring more attention to how Facebook handles our data, along with how other companies access and analyse it,” the report added.

What is creepier is that Chatwatch allows users to monitor and analyse two users’ WhatsApp activity. For instance, if two users’ were online for the same consecutive five minutes, it could be assumed that these two have been messaging each other.

The report adds, “It’s also likely that WhatsApp will find a way to block Chatwatch soon. So if you want to spy on your friends expose Facebook’s privacy issues, you should try it soon.”

The app was initially launched on iOS devices but it was later taken off from the Apple App Store for unspecified reasons. Currently, Chatwatch is available on Android platform as “ChatW”. Apparently, the developers are said to be working on a web-based version.

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Google to Launch a Mid-range Pixel smartphone in India

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Google plans a big consumer play in India by expanding into the smartphone, laptop, and smart home market

Google has been planning to expand its reach in the Indian consumer market for a long time now. To achieve this, the search giant has now come up with a strong India-focused strategy to roll out consumer products along with a low-cost pixel phone to take on competitors such as Apple, Samsung, and Amazon.

According to the ETtech report, four industry executives have said that California-based Alphabet, the parent company of Google, will launch a mid-range smartphone, premium laptop Pixel book, smart speakers, and other intelligent home automation products especially for markets such as India. Besides these, the company also has plans of expanding their distribution in the to general trade by spending big on marketing and advertising, something that Apple and Samsung have been doing for years, according to a senior industry executive. The company is looking to expand in the offline market, as it plans to open up its own stores in the country.

Recently, select Indian retailers took part in Google’s trade meet held in Malaysia, the, UK and the U.S. last month wherein Google’s top brass shared information of its consumer products expansion plans in the Indian offline market in the future.

“Google is excited about the expansion of the consumer products business in India with the advent of the cheap 4G internet led by Reliance Jio and other operators which it says will help to realize the maximum potential of these products,” said a leading retailer who had participated in the meet.

Google plans to roll out its smart speakers, Google Home and Google Home Mini in India by the end of this month, which will compete against Amazon’s Echo speakers. The company plans to undertake a massive countrywide advertising campaign for this, they said.

Similarly, Google plans to launch a mid-range Pixel smartphone in India by the end of second quarter of 2018, with its next flagship Pixel smartphone expected to hit the market during Diwali.

Google plans to launch a mid-range Pixel smartphone focused on price-sensitive markets such as India around July-August, and its next flagship Pixel smartphone may hit the market around Diwali, they said.

The search giant is also looking to launch the Chrome OS based Pixelbook laptop, Google Wi-Fi as well as intelligent home automation products including doorbell, security cameras, alarm system, and smoke detector, from its popular Nest brand, the executives said. The company is also expected to launch some Android Oreo (Go Edition) devices, for mid-ranged customers that will likely be sold by partner brands.

One retailer familiar with Google’s plans said that the company “does not plan to become over-aggressive to chase market share in the consumer products space; instead, it first wants to have a sizeable retail presence in the country and build the brand.”

Source: ETtech

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Apple Plans To Use Its Own Mac Chips Starting In 2020

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Apple plans to replace Intel chips; will use its own custom Mac chips from 2020

Apple is reportedly planning to replace processors from Intel Corp. with its own designed CPU chips in its Mac computers as early as 2020, reports Bloomberg.

According to Bloomberg who cited “people familiar with the plans”, say that the new plan is part of an initiative named “Kalamata”, which is expected to help all Apple devices, including Macs, iPhones, and iPads, and work more seamlessly together. The Kalamata initiative will allow Apple’s design and engineering teams to have a much greater control over the power and features they wish to implement. The Cupertino giant already designs its own ARM-based chips that it uses in iPhones, iPads, Watches and Apple TV devices.

By moving away from Intel chips will allow Apple to freely release new Mac models without having to wait on new Intel chips. The company will also be able to produce new systems without having to depend on when Intel would be able to put new chips into production.

“The shift would also allow Cupertino, California-based Apple to more quickly bring new features to all of its products and differentiate them from the competition. Using its own main chips would make Apple the only major PC maker to use its own processors. Dell Technologies Inc., HP Inc., Lenovo Group Ltd., and Asustek Computer Inc. use Intel chips.

“By using its own chips, Apple would be able to more tightly integrate new hardware and software, potentially resulting in systems with better battery life — similar to iPads, which use Apple chips.”

The Mac chip plans are said to be in the early stages of development and the transition to Apple chips in hardware is likely to begin with laptops such as the 12-inch MacBook as early as 2020. However, the changes to the software side is expected to begin even before that. The transition from Intel chips to Apple chips is likely to result in a multi-step transition.

Apple is also reportedly working on a new software platform internally dubbed as “Marzipan”, which would allow users to run iPhone and iPad apps on Macs, according to an earlier Bloomberg report.

The move by Apple saw Intel’s stock suffering a setback, as it had dropped by six percent by Monday evening. According to Bloomberg, Apple approximately accounts for five percent of Intel’s annual revenue.

Source: Bloomberg

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LG G7 leaked renders show off iPhone-like notch, dual rear cameras

LG G7 leaked renders show off iPhone-like notch, dual rear cameras

Leaked LG G7 renders show display notch, headphone jack, and smooth design

LG was supposed to debut its upcoming flagship, G7 at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in February 2018. However, the company chose to skip the MWC. Then, leaked renders of a device named G7 (Neo) appeared at LG’s MWC booth, which was later scrapped off. However, the news surrounding LG’s G7 refuses to die.

Now, popular leaker @OnLeaks has made a 3D video of the upcoming LG flagship in collaboration with @TheMrPhone based on the designs and specifications leaked to @OnLeaks by accessory makers. However, LG G7 is yet to receive an official confirmation.

The video below show the device from all possible angles.

As you can see from the 360-degree video, the LG G7 sports a similar design to that of LG G6, and will feature a metal and glass design and an edge-to-edge display. However, the upcoming flagship G7 will include a notch in the screen to house the front-facing camera, light sensor and speaker. It will also have a 3.5mm headphone jack, USB-C port, and a speaker grille placed at the bottom. The new renders of the LG G7 also show that there is a vertically-placed dual rear camera with an LED flash module, and it also has a fingerprint reader on the back side.

The G7 is expected to include a 6-inch LCD display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. The G7 will powered by a Snapdragon 845 processor, and will have up to 4GB / 6GB RAM, and 64GB / 128GB of internal storage. It will measure 153.2 mm long, 71.9 mm wide, and 8.2 mm thick but 8.5 mm at the thickest point with the camera bump.

The renders also show just one button on the left, which may likely be the power/ lock key, while the right side has three buttons, including a volume rocker and a mysterious key that might enable access to a personal assistant. The top side of the smartphone suggests two microphones, which could likely be to improve the sound, especially in voice calls and while recording videos.

There are rumors that LG is likely to unveil the G7 in April or May this year. Until the company officially unveils the G7, we can expect to hear and see more leaked renders of the device. Keep watching this space for more updates!

Source: TheMrPhone, OnLeaks

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