OnePlus will launch the OnePlus 3 at the end of the second quarter, which means sometime in June. The phone has been part of rumour mills for quite some time now. A new pair of live images has now surfaced that allegedly show off the front and the bottom end of the OnePlus 3. The images highlight the OnePlus 3’s new design elements, as opposed to its predecessor phones.That the OnePlus 3 will be different looking from the OnePlus 2 has already been confirmed by company co-founder Carl Pei. According to Carl Pei, the OnePlus 3 will feature a new design, different from its current-generation flagship phones and that it will captivate users just as the company’s first phone, the OnePlus One did when it was launched in July 2013.The biggest change as per the leaked images could be the company ditching its characteristic ‘sandstone finish’ design. It would be interesting to see whether the OnePlus 3 gets the full-metal treatment or not. The OnePlus 2 and the OnePlus One were all-plastic with an outer metal frame. Twitter user, The Malignant who has posted the pictures says that he wasn’t in possession of the retail unit, so he didn’t share the rear image.Also Read: OnePlus 3: Everything we know so far #OnePlus3 front & bottom “I omit the rear side ’cause is not the retail shape ; ) ” pic.twitter.com/aLBYsk4Wte The Malignant (@the_malignant) May 13, 2016The OnePlus 3 looks much like the OnePlus 2 from the front. The physical home button most probably housing the fingerprint scanner stays put on the front below the main display.advertisementThe rear end of the phone is seen carrying the 3.5mm audio jack along with a USB Type-C port. The speaker out meanwhile now occupies the left side alone.Rumoured specs of the OnePlus 3 include: a 5.5-inch FullHD display (with some reports suggesting a 5-inch variant as well), OxygenOS based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and 4GB/6GB RAM and 32GB/64GB memory variants.The OnePlus 3 is said to sport a 16-megapxiel camera on the rear and an 8-megapixel camera on the front. The phone will reportedly come with a 3,500mAh battery and include Dash Charge, a home-brewed technology that would take on Oppo’s VOOC and Qualcomm’s Quick Charge.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: K.W Qantas should look at Malaysia over Singapore as a base for its joint venture premium airline in Asia if it is serious about cost saving and avoiding wasteful competition AirAsia chief Tony Fernandes said this week.Currently in talks with Qantas and Malaysian Airlines over a three way alliance, Mr Fernandes spoke to The Australian Financial Review about the positives in Qantas choosing Malaysia for its Asian hub, outlining connectivity as the key.”Singapore is the better business hub for sure, but the majority of Singapore traffic is transit traffic — just like Dubai,” Mr Fernandes said.Qantas chief Alan Joyce announced the airline’s plans to reposition itself in the industry’s fastest growing region in advance of planned aviation liberalisation, with a five year forecast to have a hub in Asia feeding traffic into Qantas and budget airline Jetstar’s networks.Factors like the uncertainty over global economic conditions and volatile fuel prices have put talks on the backburner temporarily, but the airline was still considering Kuala Lumpur and Singapore as the most likely potential bases.Former music industry executive Fernandes built AirAsia into one of the industry’s biggest success stories, reviving the airline to turn it into Asia’s biggest budget carrier.