A new live image of the upcoming Note 8 leaks in the wild. The image hints at S8-like infinity display for the upcoming Note 8. The upcoming phablet is going to sport dual rear cameras, we already know this bit, however, the new live render hints that the two cameras will be placed horizontally. Other rumours surfacing the web indicate that the South Korean smartphone maker will be announced sometime around September.The new real life render of the Note 8 hints at horizontal dual cameras at the back. With that Note 8 will be the first ever device by Samsung to sport dual cameras. The render further indicates that the dual camera set up is going to come coupled with dual-LED flash unit, which will be placed at the right edge to the camera. Furthermore, it also show a traditional fingerprint reader, which contradicts one of the previous leak about the Note 8 which hinted that the device may come packed with an on-screen sensor. Going by the new leak, Note 8 is possibly not expected to sport on-screen sensor. Although, it should be noted that these are just mere rumours and should be taken with a pinch of salt for the time being.The render further show the Note 8 with a heart rate monitor and a physical Bixby button. Well, to recall, earlier rumours also suggested that there are chances that Note 8 might come with Bixby. That being said, with that, Note 8 will become the second handset by the South Korean smartphone maker to come with the AI assistant support. Bixby was initially designed in Korean language, and now reports are that Samsung has added English language support it.advertisementGoing by the display, Note 8 is tipped to come with S8-like infinity display. Rumours suggest that the successor of last year’s fiery Note 7 will sport a 6.3-inch display screen with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. Some rumours also indicate that the device is going to be the first ever device by Samsung to come with 4K resolution.Also Read: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 render leaks again, flaunts 6.3-inch display, dual camerasChinese micro-blogging site a few days ago also confirmed dual cameras for Note 8. Meanwhile, Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at KGI Securities has revealed that Note 8 will sport a 12-megapixel wide-angle CIS (CMOS image sensors) which will be coupled with dual photodiode and enable users to capture better low-light shots. While the secondary camera will sport a 13-megapixel telephoto CIS with dual 6P technology and 3X zoom.Although nothing is confirmed about the Note 8 as of now, rumours still hint that the device will run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system, will be powered by Qualcomm’s latest processor – Snapdragon 835 SoC, which also juices powers to the latest top-end devices like the – OnePlus 5, HTC U 11, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Other upcoming device like LG G7 is also expected to come with the same processor. That being said, the upcoming Note 8 is going to give a tough fight to all these high-end flagships.On the pricing front, rumours indicate that Note 8 will be priced around $900, which is roughly around Rs 58,045.
India opener Lokesh Rahul stamped his class in Test cricket with yet another half-century and joined an elite list of cricketers to hit most consecutive half-centuries or more. Rahul struck his seventh fifty in succession to give India another dominating start against Sri Lanka in the third and final Test at Colombo.Rahul (85) and his opening partner Shikhar Dhawan punished Sri Lanka’s bowling attack with brisk half-centuries, laying the foundation for a big first innings total on the first day.Rahul reached his fifty off 67 deliveries to join an elite list of cricketers who jointly hold the world record for most consecutive half-centuries. Sir Everton Weekes, Andy Flower, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Kumar Sangakkara and Chris Rogers are the others to do so.Rahul and Dhawan were also involved in a century-plus stand for the first wicket away from home, India’s first since June 2015. India’s last hundred-plus opening stand away from home came at Fatullah in Bangladesh, when Murali Vijay and Dhawan put on 283.After winning the toss and opting to bat, India captain Virat Kohli could not have asked for a better start as his side began their bid to complete a series whitewash over the hosts.Rahul was on 67 and Dhawan 64 as India reached 134 without loss at lunch on the opening day.Following wins inside four days in Galle and Colombo, the world’s top-ranked side have an unassailable 2-0 lead and the injury-hit hosts face another stiff task against Kohli’s men in the finale.On an easy surface for batting, the Indian openers picked up boundaries at will and also made Sri Lanka pay for their profligacy.advertisementDhawan was given a reprieve when he was on one, as his edge went through the slip cordon off left-arm seamer Vishwa Fernando.Lahiru Kumara could not hold on to a mishit from Rahul when he was on 28, spilling the chance off Dimuth Karunaratne.Both batsmen made the most of the opportunities with Dhawan reaching his fourth Test fifty off just 45 deliveries while right-handed Rahul brought up his seventh consecutive score of 50 or more in 67 deliveries.Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav was the only change for the touring side, called up as a replacement for suspended left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja.The hosts have been hurt by injuries throughout the series and will be missing both spin spearhead Rangana Herath and paceman Nuwan Pradeep. Middle-order batsman Dhananjaya de Silva was dropped after scores of nought and 17 in Colombo.Sri Lanka brought in left-arm wrist-spinner Lakshan Sandakan, along with pace duo Kumara and Fernando.(With inputs from Reuters)