By M. Konwar
Following the unexpected announcement of the new iPad, Apple introduced the updated iMac computers for the first time in two years. Monoblocks received eight-core Intel Core I9 processors of the ninth generation and Radeon Pro Vega graphics cards for the first time in iMac. Top modification received a huge 256 GB of RAM.
The iMac with 21.5-inch 4K Retina display is now available with an eighth-generation Quad-core Intel Core i3 or six-core i5. In the latter case, performance increased by 60% compared to the previous version. In addition, the computer is equipped with a discrete graphics card Radeon Pro 555X GPU or Radeon Pro 560X, providing up to 80% increase in performance when working with graphics.
27-inch iMac with 5K-screen Retina in the top configuration provided eight-core Intel Core I9 ninth generation, which provides a 2.4-fold increase in performance compared to the previous version. In the basic versions Apple offers Radeon Pro 570x, Radeon Pro575X and Radeon Pro580X graphics cards, and in the custom Assembly, you can install Radeon Pro Vega 48 with 8 GB of video memory, which has 50% more graphics power.
All monoblocks in the basic configuration are equipped with 8 GB of RAM type DDR4 2666 MHz and Fusion Drive capacity of 1 TB. According to the Apple website, the consumers will now be able to add up to 256GB DDR4 RAM to their iMac Pro, up from the previously available maximum of 128GB. The 256GB RAM upgrade will cost $5,200 (roughly Rs. 3,70,900) and the Radeon Pro Vega 64X GPU option has been listed with a price tag of $700 (roughly Rs. 50,000).
The new iMac with a diagonal of 21.5 inches is offered at a price of $1299 (Rs. 1,19,900), while the cost of the 27-inch version starts from $1799 (Rs. 1,69,900). For the top custom build iMac Pro with 18-core processor Intel Xeon W, graphics card Radeon Pro Vega 64X, Fusion Drive 4 TB and 256 GB of RAM will have to pay $15,927 (Rs. 11,35,900).
Insider information #139: Sony Xperia 1.1 and Xperia 9, realme X50 Pro, iPhone and iPad with 5G, Intel LakefieldBy M. Konwar
In this release of Insider information: 5G support will receive not only the new iPhone but also the iPad Pro; Sony is preparing to release two new Xperia smartphones - Sony Xperia 1.1 and Xperia 9; characteristics of realme X50 Pro confirmed by the head of the brand; Intel Lakefield miniature processor lit up in the benchmark.
5G support will receive not only the new iPhone but also the iPad Pro
According to network sources, this year Apple will introduce an iPhone that will be compatible with the fifth-generation 5G networks. But it will not be the only new product in the company's line of devices equipped with such a modem. It is expected that an updated version of the iPad Pro tablet will also receive it.
Another leak reports an increase in the number of orders from Apple for the production of the A14 Bionic processor, on the basis of which future new products of the corporation will be built. According to insiders, this once again indicates the company's plans to release an expanded line of new smartphones.
Sony is preparing to release two new Xperia smartphones
Sony has not yet announced a new generation of branded flagship smartphones, but information about them continues to flow to the Internet through insider channels. According to available information, the next new product of the vendor will debut as Xperia 1.1. One of the main features of the device will be the main camera, whose sensors will duplicate the configuration of the Samsung Galaxy S20 + module and will be able to record video in 8K resolution with HDR. At the same time, three of the four sensors will not be manufactured by Sony itself, but by a South Korean company.
Another gadget of the Japanese manufacturer, the image of which recently leaked to the network, will be called Xperia 9. Technical characteristics of the device are not reported - presumably, the model will receive a mid-level Snapdragon 765 processor.
The date of the announcement and the cost of the new Sony smartphones are unknown.
Features of realme X50 Pro confirmed by the head of the brand
On the eve of the announcement of realme X50 Pro, the head of the company, Madhav Shet, published on Twitter confirmation of the key characteristics of the future new product. The flagship will receive a Snapdragon 865 processor, up to 12 GB of RAM in the maximum configuration, and fast charging with a capacity of 65 watts. Past leaks also indicate that the model uses a display that supports a 90 Hz refresh rate, as well as a 64 MP main camera.
The presentation of the smartphone will take place on February 24.
Miniature Intel Lakefield processor lit up in the benchmark
In the summer of 2020, laptops based on the Intel Lakefield family of processors are expected to be released. The main feature of the new products was the ultra-compact size, which, however, did not prevent the unannounced five-core chip with a clock frequency from gaining 1700 CPU points and 5300 GPU points in the 3DMark Night Raid test. This result corresponds to the level of Intel Core m3-7Y30 in terms of processor performance. The graphics capabilities of the new product are much higher - at the level of integrated solutions of the Ice Lake model range.
The commercial name, detailed technical specifications and the date of the announcement of the new product are not reported.
Insider information #147: VR glasses from Apple, Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, Vivo Apex (2020) and V19By M. Konwar
In this release of insider information: the unannounced Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite appeared in the Geekbench performance test; Apple may use the 802.11ay Wi-Fi standard for AR headsets; Vivo demonstrated a record charging speed of a concept smartphone; The official date of the presentation of Vivo V19 and its alleged characteristics is named.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite appeared in Geekbench performance test
It seems that Samsung is preparing a special version of the device with the Lite prefix as a more affordable successor to the Galaxy Tab S6 tablet. The new gadget lit up in the Geekbench test, where it scored 346 and 1259 points in single and multi-core mode, respectively. Exynos 9611 is indicated as the platform. It is also seen from the test results that the tablet is running Android 10, and also has 4 GB of RAM.
Another leak was the appearance of the tablet in the database of the Bluetooth SIG controller, which may indicate an upcoming official announcement.
Apple may use 802.11ay wireless standard for AR-headset
Following the leak, according to which the iPhone 12 may receive a new standard for Wi-Fi 802.11ay, insiders published new information about Apple's plans to use high-performance wireless technology. It is assumed that Wi-Fi 802.11ay will also find application in "apple" augmented reality glasses.
This solution will allow engineers to completely avoid delays in transferring images from the iPhone screen to a VR headset since the maximum Wi-Fi 802.11ay data transfer rate can reach 40 Gb/s.
Vivo demonstrated a record charging speed of a concept smartphone
In the near future, Vivo will introduce the concept smartphone Apex (2020), the features of which, as it turned out, will be not only a 120-Hz display and a unique camera with a 7.5x optical zoom but also an impressive charging speed.
The short video presented by the company shows how in just 3 minutes and 20 seconds the smartphone was charged up to 30.81%, which is an absolute record not only among previously announced devices but also among concepts from competitors.
The official date of the presentation of Vivo V19 and its alleged characteristics
The Vivo brand announced the date of the presentation of the smartphone, which will become the successor to the V17. The company plans to introduce the V19 model on March 10. It is expected that the gadget will be built on the basis of the Snapdragon 730G processor, will receive 8/128 GB of memory and a 4,500 mAh battery with support for fast charging.
The main camera of the device, according to past leaks, will be represented by 48, 2, 8 and 2-megapixel sensors. In addition to V19, the company can release a Pro version of the smartphone.
By M. Konwar
In this release of insider information: Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 will get an updated camera and a lower price; the next iPhone will be equipped with a fingerprint scanner under the display; new information and renderings of Meizu 17 Pro have been published; the image of the unannounced Oppo A92 smartphone has leaked to the network.
Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 will get an updated camera and a lower price
According to insiders, Samsung is actively working on the second generation of flexible smartphone Galaxy Fold 2. According to a recent leak, the device will feature not only a display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz but also the presence of three rear cameras with a resolution of 64, 16, and 12 megapixels and dual optical stabilization.
According to a source close to the company, Samsung is interested in reducing the cost of the new product by at least $100 compared to its predecessor. Thus, the cost of the Galaxy Fold 2 can range from $1880 to $1890.
iPhone 12 will get a fingerprint scanner under the display
According to another leak, Qualcomm is developing an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner specifically for OLED display supplier BOE. Interest in this device is due to the fact that BOE is one of Apple's key suppliers. According to analysts, this may indicate the appearance of a sub-screen fingerprint scanner in the iPhone of 2020.
The Chinese edition of Economic Daily News reports that at least one of Apple's new smartphones will get a similar solution this year.
Published renderings of Meizu 17 Pro and information about the features of the smartphone case
On the eve of the presentation, Meizu reveals more and more details about the new flagship Meizu 17 Pro. Another leak revealed the appearance of the device shown on the press renderers. Moreover, the company confirmed that this model will be enclosed in a ceramic case.
The official teaser with the image of the smartphone was presented by Meizu itself. Among the features of the new product, it is worth noting the horizontal block of the main camera, the use of the Sony IMX686 sensor, and support for 5G. The device will be presented on May 8.
OPPO A92 smartphone will have an L-shaped main camera module installed
An image of an unannounced OPPO A92 smartphone leaked to the network. Its feature is the presence of the main camera unit, where the sensor is located in the shape of the letter L. According to past leaks, the gadget will receive sensors with a resolution of 48, 8, 2, and 2 megapixels. The new product will be based on the Snapdragon 665 processor and equipped with 8/128 GB of memory.
By M. Konwar
In this release of insider information: HUAWEI will introduce a special version of the P30 Pro with four Leica cameras and Google services; Intel Core i5-10400 with six cores lit up on the network; New MacBook Pro 13 '' Features Revealed.
HUAWEI will present a special version of the P30 Pro with four Leica cameras and Google services
HUAWEI has already introduced the P30 Lite line of smartphones, as well as the flagship P40 and P40 Pro. But, according to informants, the company plans to release a special version of the P30 Pro, which will be equipped with four sensors of the main camera and will be delivered with pre-installed Google services.
It is expected that the new product will be built on the basis of the Kirin 980 processor. Other technical characteristics of the smartphone are unknown.
Intel Core i5-10400 with six cores lit up on the network
The test lab TecLab published the results of testing an unannounced six-core processor Intel Core i5-10400, which will replace the Core i5-9400. The main difference between the new product was 12 threads - against six of its predecessor.
According to the statistics, the Core i5-10400 operates at a base clock frequency of 2.9 GHz with an increase to 4.3 GHz in TurboBoost mode. The model is equipped with 12 MB of cache memory and costs $182. The chip's presentation is scheduled for May 20.
Revealed the characteristics of the new MacBook Pro 13"
According to insider information, Apple is planning to introduce an updated generation of 13-inch MacBook Pro laptops in the near future. The leak indicates that the flagship version of the device will be available with an Intel Core i7-1068NG7 processor running at 2.3 GHz and in TruboBoost mode up to 4.1 GHz, 32 GB of RAM and a 4 TB SSD drive.
The estimated cost of the new product can be about $3000.