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    Huami has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for the release of Amazfit ZenBuds TSW headphones, announced earlier at CES 2020. The original accessory is not used to listen to music at all - it is designed for people who have trouble sleeping. In just two days, the new product collected 10 times the amount required to start production.
    A special application for the headphones contains soothing melodies and sounds of nature, as well as instructions for performing breathing exercises that contribute to falling asleep. The novelty, according to the creators, is practically imperceptible when used due to the softness and flexibility of the design, as well as its low weight - 1.78 grams for each headphone.
    In addition, the Amazfit ZenBuds come with four sizes of elastic silicone earbuds that fit snugly against your ear and do not fall out overnight.

    The declared autonomy of the accessory on a single charge is up to 12 hours in standard mode, including up to three hours of listening to tunes, and up to 8 hours with continuous playback. Given the battery capacity of the complete case, this time increases to 56 hours. Amazfit ZenBuds also has an alarm function.
    The new headphones, which have raised over $270,000 in investment with the requested $20,000, will be available in early September 2020. According to the terms of pre-order, the price of inserts in the basic configuration is $69, and at the end of the investment collection, it will increase to $149.

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    In this release of insider information: the budget tablet HUAWEI MatePad C3 lit up on press renderers; the flexible Moto RAZR 2 will be larger than its predecessor; iQOO will release a new 5G smartphone on Snapdragon 765G.
    Budget tablet HUAWEI MatePad C3 lit up on press renderings

    HUAWEI will soon introduce a new affordable tablet in a compact case. On the eve of the expected announcement, insiders published detailed characteristics of the device, as well as press renderings that reveal in detail the design features of the upcoming new product.
    HUAWEI MatePad C3 HUAWEI MatePad C3 HUAWEI MatePad C3 HUAWEI MatePad C3

    According to the leak, the gadget will get 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory, an 8-inch display with a resolution of 1280x800 pixels, and a 5100 mAh battery with support for fast charging technology. The "core" of the device will be the MediaTek MT8768 mobile platform. The new device will be equipped with two cameras: a 5-megapixel main camera and a 2-MP front camera.
    The estimated cost of the HUAWEI MatePad C3 is $224, the date of the presentation by the manufacturer has not yet been announced.
    The flexible Moto RAZR 2 will be larger than its predecessor

    According to network informants, Motorola is actively working on the second model of the RAZR branded folding clamshell. The key feature of the device will be an enlarged screen diagonal, which, according to an insider Ross Young, who is CEO at Display Supply Chain Consultants, will be 6.7 inches -0.5 inches more than the current model. According to rumors, the external display will also increase in size, but exact figures are not reported.
    In addition, the smartphone is credited with the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor and a 5G modem for working in new-generation networks. It is also expected to increase RAM to 8 GB, as well as the appearance of a 48-megapixel main camera and a front-facing camera with a resolution of 20 MP. The estimated release date and cost of the new product is unknown.
    iQOO will release a new 5G smartphone on Snapdragon 765G

    A well-known Chinese informant reported in his blog about the plans of the iQOO brand to release the iQOO Z1x smartphone, which, unlike the iQOO Z1 released a month ago, will be built on the basis of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765g processor.
    With the exception of the mobile platform, the new product should receive identical hardware characteristics to its predecessor, including a screen with a refresh rate of 144 Hz and a triple main camera. At the same time, the cost of the device will decrease compared to the previous model of the line, which debuted at retail with a price of $309.

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    Google has modified the algorithm for issuing the results of its proprietary search engine. Now it will be even easier to get a response to your request — the company has launched a new useful feature that can provide users with the necessary information from the Internet even faster.

    Usually, when a request is made to Google, a quick response appears at the top of the search results page — a summary of data obtained from the site where the necessary information is published. These blocks are called highlighted descriptions and contain a link to the most popular page related to the search subject. After modifying the search engine, it will automatically highlight the key data corresponding to the query, right on the web page after the click. This allows you to quickly find the information you need without scrolling through the entire material.
    If the search was performed using Google Assistant, the virtual assistant can read the highlighted description aloud. It usually consists of a text fragment, list, step sequence, or table, contains data about a specific search object, and includes information such as the title of the material and URL links.
    According to Google, site owners do not need to take any additional actions for the new feature to work. If for some reason the search engine cannot select the desired content or the browser does not support the appropriate options, Google will simply open the page as usual.
    The updated search engine algorithm was available to some users at the end of May, and will soon be active in all regions.

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    In this release of insider information: new details about the characteristics of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 leaked to the network; realme patented the design of branded TWS-headphones; ZTE is developing a gadget with a flexible display - "wrapper"; Lenovo's gaming smartphone Legion may lose ultra-fast charging.
    New details about the characteristics of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 leaked to the network

    According to network informants and documentation appearing in the database of the Chinese regulator 3C, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20+ smartphones that are being prepared for release will receive batteries of almost the same capacity: 4300 and 4500 mAh, respectively. At the same time, the difference in the display diagonal for gadgets will be a minimum of 6.9 inches for the older model against 6.7 inches for the base one.
    It is expected that the manufacturer will equip new products based on the flagship mobile platform Exynos 992 or Snapdragon 865 (depending on the region) with an impressive amount of RAM - up to 16 GB in different configurations. August is indicated as the preliminary date for the presentation of new products.
    realme has patented the design of branded TWS headphones

    The realme brand has received a new patent for the design of wireless TWS headphones, which may well be used in the company's upcoming products. An LED status indicator is provided on the front of the accessory, and the characteristic “core” gives the portable acoustics a resemblance to Apple's solutions.

    The branded charging case of the headset is equipped with a USB Type-C port for charging and a hardware button supposedly used to pair the headphones with the signal source. Specifications, the possible date of the announcement, and the price of new items are unknown.
    ZTE is developing a gadget with a flexible display - "wrapper"

    Patent images of an unnamed ZTE smartphone that has not yet been presented by the manufacturer have appeared on the web. A feature of the gadget is a flexible screen that folds along two lines. In fact, it can be wrapped around the body of the device, which houses all the rest of the electronics.

    The vendor did not publish any additional information about the composition of the camera module and other elements, as well as any mention of possible dates for the release of such a device on the market.
    Lenovo Legion gaming smartphone may lose ultra-fast charging

    The 3C Consortium has registered a new smartphone brand Lenovo. In the description of the model with the number L79031, which insiders associate with the gaming Lenovo Legion, support for fast charging power up to 45 watts is indicated. It is noteworthy that earlier the vendor announced the 90-watt technology.
    It is possible that we are talking only about a compact accessory, and more powerful power supply will be offered separately. Representatives of the company did not comment on the leak. According to available information, Lenovo Legion will receive a Snapdragon 865 processor, a display with a resolution of 2340x1080 pixels with a refresh rate of 144 Hz and a fast RAM of the LPDDR5 standard. The date of the announcement and the price of the future new product are still not announced.

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    In this release of Insider information: the characteristics of the Motorola Moto E LE with a Snapdragon processor revealed by the retailer; Apple Watch Series 6 will not receive an innovative display; OPPO Reno 4 was tested in Geekbench a few days before the announcement; Samsung Galaxy Watch 2 will retain a fan-favorite feature of the accessory.
    Features of Motorola Moto E LE with Snapdragon processor revealed by the retailer

    The American operator Verizon published the main specifications of the unannounced smartphone Motorola E LE, the presentation of which is expected in the near future. According to the source, the manufacturer will equip the budget smartphone with a Snapdragon 632 processor, a display with HD + resolution (1520x720 pixels), and a built-in battery with a capacity of 3550 mAh.
    The estimated retail price of the device has also become known - it will be about $150. Whether the gadget will be sold outside the US is not reported.
    Apple Watch Series 6 won't get an innovative display

    According to insiders, the upcoming new generation of Apple smartwatches is likely to be visually almost identical to the fifth series. It is expected that the vendor will provide the new product with a similar display with a diagonal of 1.57 inches, which is produced by the company Japan Display, and not the long-awaited matrix of the microLED standard. Analysts associate downgrade with the fact that the American company previously invested $200 million in the corporation.
    Drastic changes to the Apple Watch, according to informants, will be seen only in 2021, when the company, according to leaks, will transfer all its electronics to a new type of screen.
    OPPO Reno 4 was tested in Geekbench a few days before the announcement

    OPPO has already announced the official date of the presentation of the Reno 4 smartphone - the gadget will be shown on June 5. On the eve of the announcement, the new product appeared in the database of the popular benchmark, due to which the level of its performance became known. The Snapdragon 765 processor in conjunction with 12 GB of RAM allowed Reno 4 running Android 10 to score 610 and 1777 points in single and multi-core Geekbench disciplines, respectively.
    According to past leaks, Reno 4 will be equipped with a 6.5-inch display with support for a refresh rate of 90 Hz, a triple camera with 48, 13, and 12-megapixel sensors, as well as a 4000 mAh battery with support for fast charging up to 65 watts.
    Samsung Galaxy Watch 2 will retain a fan-favorite feature of the accessory

    According to network informants, Samsung will make a noticeable structural change in the design of its next-generation branded smartwatches. According to another leak, the new Galaxy Watch 2 will get a rotating bezel that is used as a navigation element. Previously, the company replaced it with a touch ring with similar functions.
    The rest of the watch will repeat the capabilities of its predecessor. The gadget has already passed the FCC certification, thanks to which it became known that the new product will be equipped with a 45 mm case and protected from dust, water, and shock. The exact date of the announcement and the price of the upcoming new items by the manufacturer have not yet been announced.

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    OPPO was among the first to show a prototype smartphone lacking any physical buttons on the case. However, the company is exploring various options for form factors. For example, one of the patents of a Chinese manufacturer describes a smartphone with a plug-in physical QWERTY keyboard.

    Smartphones with keyboards are not new, they existed 20 years ago. A striking example is the Nokia 9210. And although this type of typing still has fans, many have completely switched to on-screen typing. Therefore, OPPO has come up with a special case with a built-in QWERTY keyboard that can be used if necessary.

    According to the presented image, the case will allow you to turn your smartphone into a small laptop. The built-in physical keyboard can be useful for typing or business correspondence.
    There are no guarantees yet that OPPO will decide to make this idea a reality and release a similar case for one of its smartphones.

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    Choosing a wallpaper is an important part of customizing your smartphone. After all, the perception of the user interface often depends on them, and it is not easy to find the ideal image for this. The new Microsoft app should make this task much easier.
     
    The Bing Wallpapers app provides access to a huge collection of quality wallpapers. It contains beautiful photographs from around the world, each of which has a small description, which allows you to learn new facts about interesting places.
    Bing Wallpapers provides the ability to search for desired images using multiple filters, such as colors, countries, categories, and so on. But the main feature was the ability to automatically daily change the wallpaper on the smartphone screen. Thanks to this, the device will constantly look fresh and not get bored with time. A similar feature is also available in the  Microsoft company launcher.
    You can download Bing Wallpapers on Google Play. If the store writes about the inaccessibility of the application, it can be installed manually using the APK-file. It is important to note that the program is completely free and does not contain any advertising.

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    MediaTek introduced in China an improved version of its flagship processor Dimensity 1000 5G. The company focused on increasing the performance of the chipset by introducing new technologies and supporting modern functions.

    During the presentation of Dimensity 1000+, the manufacturer did not go into technical details. One of the main differences in comparison with the usual Dimensity 1000 was the support for screens with a refresh rate of 144 Hz instead of 90 Hz. The new chip is equipped with a built-in 5g modem with carrier aggregation and MediaTek 5G UltraSave technology, which dynamically adjusts the power and operating frequency of the modem according to network conditions and user actions for significant energy savings.

    Another innovation is the support for HyperEngine 2.0 technology, which serves to improve the gameplay by optimizing the use of system resources. However, MediaTek focused on the visual component with its proprietary MiraVision technology. It allows you to adjust the contrast, sharpness, and color rendering of the frame in real-time to improve the quality of the output image. In addition, the MiraVision Picture Quality Engine offers more accurate image calibration and a wide dynamic range compared to HDR10+. Finally, MiraVision improves regular SDR videos to HDR quality.
    In the near future, MediaTek promises the appearance of devices based on the Dimensity 1000+. The first new processor will receive an unannounced smartphone from iQOO, a sub-brand of Vivo.

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    This month, the HONOR brand does not intend to limit itself to just the presentation of the frameless smartphone X10, scheduled for the 20th. Before that, there will be another event called HONOR Smart Life. It is expected to be dedicated to smart home solutions.

    While there is no information about what exactly HONOR will show during the event on May 18, but earlier, the head of the company, George Zhao(Ming), promised to hold a major presentation in May, in which many new products should be presented. The brand is likely to expand its "1+8+N" ecosystem, which combines all gadgets and smartphones as a link between the user and a variety of smart devices.

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    AMD introduced a new line of Ryzen Pro 4000 mobile processors for ultra-thin business-class laptops. The company has set a goal to provide users of such devices with high performance, long battery life, and additional protection.
    According to AMD, the Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U is the fastest business processor for ultra-thin laptops: it has 8 cores, 16 threads, and up to 33% more performance in multithreaded mode than its competitors. Compared to the previous generation, this chip is twice as productive per watt and has a 37 percent increase in performance when working with Microsoft Office. Laptops based on it will be able to work for more than 20 hours without recharging.

    A distinctive feature of the AMD Ryzen Pro 4000 series processors is support for AMD Pro features, which include data protection using AMD Memory Guard and support for Microsoft Endpoint Manager.

    Specifications:
    Model
    Kernels / Threads
    TDP 
    Acceleration Frequency / Base
    Cache 
    The number of cores GPU Radeon Vega
    AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U
    8/16
    15 watts
    4.1 / 1.7 GHz
    12 MB
    7
    AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 4650U
    6/12
    15 watts
    4.0 / 2.1 GHz
    11 MB
    6
    AMD Ryzen 3 Pro 4450U 4/8 15 watts 3.7 / 2.5 GHz 6 MB 5 The first laptops based on the new AMD Ryzen Pro 4000 processors will be released by Lenovo and HP.

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    HyperX and the keyboard manufacturing company DuckyChannel International Co. Ltd presented a joint development - a limited batch of mechanical gaming keyboards One 2 Mini. The model received linear switches that provide high speed and durability, as well as a small size.

    Structurally, the One 2 Mini is made in a 60% form factor, which allows you to significantly save space on the gamer's desktop, freeing up space for the mouse. For a quick response, the keyboard uses HyperX Red mechanical switches with a reduced stroke before triggering. The full stroke length of the keys is 3.8 mm when triggered at 1.8 mm.
    One 2 Mini is also equipped with protruding switch LEDs, which makes the backlight significantly brighter. The new product supports the Ducky Macro 2.0 algorithm, which is used for flexible illumination settings and storage of up to six macros. In addition, the model implements the use of seamless Ducky PBT caps with double casting and engraving on the sides for quick search in low light conditions.

    A total of 3,700 copies of the One 2 Mini keyboards will be released, which will appear in stores around the world. Each will receive a unique serial number. The kit also includes a Ducky cap remover, additional caps, and the company's theme space dedicated to the year of the rat.

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    Canadian startup Alpine Riding has introduced what is claimed to be the most advanced electric scooter ever. A-Ride has an unusual design and versatility, which allows you to use it in different conditions - from quiet city walks to extreme off-road races in bad weather.

    A-Ride is devoid of any seat and provides only a standing position during the ride. The user stands on a special platform, and due to the unique design and low center of gravity, high stability is achieved, which allows you to make even sharp turns without losing balance.
    The scooter uses an electric motor with a power of 1000 watts. According to the creators, it is so powerful that they had to limit the maximum speed at 32 km/h to meet American safety standards. However, in other regions where there are no such strict restrictions, you can unblock up to 56 km/h. It is stated that it is possible to ride a roller coaster with an angle of 30 degrees without problems.
    On a single charge, the A-Ride can travel up to 80 kilometers, and a full charge takes 5 hours. The scooter is equipped with a 3.5-inch display that displays speed, distance covered, battery charge, time, and other information. The built-in USB port allows you to charge your smartphone while driving.

    You can order an A-Ride electric scooter at Indiegogo for about $2,595. Deliveries are expected in September this year.

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    • OPPO Reno 3 review: Quad camera and lots of memory

      Last year's OPPO Reno 2 smartphone was remembered for its almost flagship characteristics. In the new generation, the emphasis has shifted - the role of the top-end device has been assigned to the Reno 3 Pro, and the standard “three” has become a mid-budget phone. However, Reno 3 received a powerful quad camera, high-quality screen, and a large amount of memory. We find out how good the new product is.

      Four rear modules and a 44-megapixel front-facing camera
      The main camera of Reno 3 received four modules, as in the top-end device of the series - Reno 3 Pro. However, there are some functions missing, such as interpolation up to 108 MP. All the blocks are arranged in a line on an islet that protrudes noticeably upwards if you wear the gadget without a cover.
      The main module has a 1/2-inch sensor with a resolution of 48 MP and a lens with an aperture of f/1.8. As usual, in standard mode, it produces 12-megapixel images, and if desired, you can take photos in full resolution - 48 MP. Telephoto is based on a 13-megapixel sensor and a lens with an f/2.4 aperture. The ultra-wide Angle is equipped with an 8-megapixel sensor and a lens with an f/2.2 aperture. Finally, the 2 MP sensor is designed to assess the depth of the scene.

      Telephoto, in addition to 2x optical zoom, provides a 5x hybrid zoom. The photo app allows you to quickly switch between four shooting modes: ultra-wide angle, 1x, 2x, and 5x.
      All modules can function together with HDR. This option works perfectly in Auto mode, improving both the light and dark tones of contrasting scenes. Artificial intelligence confidently recognizes the scenes being shot and selects settings.
      However, in non-standard lighting conditions, if you choose wide-angle optics, the color rendering will not always be accurate. This does not happen with the main module and the telephoto lens.

      The main module paired with the auxiliary module gives clear portraits and realistic blurs the background
      Reno 3 shoots well in mixed and artificial lighting, as well as in the absence of light in the dark. In the most problematic cases, the Night program helps out. It combines several shots and works out all the tones of contrasting scenes. For shooting with manual settings, an Expert preset is provided.
      Multi-megapixel selfies
      The front camera is built into the display and is located in the middle of its upper edge, in the "drop". The camera is equipped with a 44-megapixel sensor and a wide-angle f/2.4 aperture lens. The default settings are set to a 40-megapixel resolution of images. And the full one is selected by pressing a separate on-screen button. The image quality in both cases is approximately the same. Sharpness appears only from a distance of about 30 cm, that is, for example, it is impossible to obtain a macro photograph of your eye. It seems that the calculation was made for shooting with outstretched hands or a selfie stick. For self-portraits, there are traditionally many beauty options: smoothing the skin, correcting the shape of the face and nose, eye size, and so on.

      Selfies in 44MP mode
      The smartphone records 4K videos at 30 fps. The supported format is Full HD with 30 and 60 fps, as well as slow-motion clips in HD and Full HD. During movie shooting, you can freely switch the zoom.
      In 4K mode at 30 frames per second, the gadget produces a picture with the correct color reproduction and high definition. But when working with hands, stabilization is noticeably lacking.
      Shooting in Full HD at 60 fps uses Ultra Steady Video 2.0 stabilization, which makes the picture smoother.
      Work and entertainment without lags
      Reno 3 is built on an eight-core MediaTek Helio P90 chipset. The new product in AnTuTu gives out figures comparable to the results of Kirin 970 and Snapdragon 712, and slightly ahead of Snapdragon 710. And in the Geekbench 5 rating - is on par with Snapdragon 845. This speed is sufficient to avoid slowdowns in any applications.
      8 GB of RAM allows you to run multiple programs simultaneously. The built-in fingerprint sensor acts quickly and accurately. There are no performance problems in games. In the popular WoT: Blitz with default graphics settings, the frame rate is confidently kept at 60 fps.

      The device has only one main speaker, which produces clear sound without distortion up to about 90% of the volume. Plus, there is support for Dolby Atmos. In this software add-on, you can add surround sound and a bit of bass - a great option for multimedia applications.
      Unfortunately, you will not be able to create a full stereo pair, because the speaker is quieter than the main one. But in Reno3 Pro two speakers shake as if you are holding a good Bluetooth speaker in your hands. Complete in-ear headphones deliver high-quality sound. Thanks to the audio jack, you can connect your favorite accessory.

      The built-in storage is not too large: 128 GB. But it is easy to increase it by using a microSD memory card. It is placed in a triple slot next to two nano-SIM cards. We had a 512 GB test card at hand - it worked without problems.
      High autonomy
      The gadget is powered by a 4025 mAh battery and supports VOOC 3.0 fast charging technology. A 20 W adapter and a complete cable during the test provided recharging at high speed. For example, from 33 to 78%, the battery was charged in 13 minutes, and up to 100% in 27.
      An hour-long shootout in WoT: Blitz (display brightness - 50%) consumes 11 percent of the battery. That is, without going to the outlet, it is about 9 hours of offline gaming. In Flight-mode, with the same brightness, about 4.4% of the battery charge is spent per hour playing the video in Full HD. Therefore, you should expect 22 hours of offline video viewing. Excellent results!

      If long-term autonomy is not so important, you can disable power consumption optimization in the settings and select "High performance". In this case, the device will work a little faster, and the battery consumption will be stronger.
      Great screen
      Reno 3 is equipped with an AMOLED panel with a diagonal of 6.4 inches, a resolution of FHD+ (2400x1080 pixels), and an aspect ratio of 20:9. The display occupies 90.8% of the front panel area, has a teardrop-shaped cutout for the front and thin frames. The image is clear, with rich but natural colors. The viewing angles are large, and the brightness reserve is sufficient for using the phone on the street in any weather. With minimal screen light, it is comfortable to read in a dark room. And at night, you can switch to "Dark mode" - in fact, this is an inverse version of the design: with a black display and a white font. Many people will find it even more convenient, and it also saves battery life.
      Branded shell of the seventh version
      Reno 3 is running a proprietary ColorOS 7 shell based on Android 10. When comparing with the previous version, you can see that the font has not changed, but many icons have been redrawn. However, their shape and size can be easily changed at your own discretion. The screen can be converted to a split format - just make a three-finger swipe up.
      Specifications of OPPO Reno 3
      DISPLAY: 6.4 ", FHD + (2400x1080), 20: 9
      CHIPSET: CPU MediaTek Helio P90 (MT6779V), 2.2 GHz, GPU PowerVR GM 9446
      RAM: 8 GB
      STORAGE: 128 GB
      MAIN CAMERA: main - 48 megapixels (f/1.8) + 13 megapixels (telephoto) + 8 megapixels (wide-angle) + 2 megapixels (scene depth sensor);
      FRONT CAMERA: - 44 megapixels with f/2.4 aperture
      BATTERY: 4025 mAh
      FEATURES: a sub-screen fingerprint sensor, an NFC module, an audio output, support for microSD cards up to 256 GB (without SIM replacement), a proprietary shell ColorOS 7, three body colors: black, white and blue.
      Test results
      ANTUTU: 223,438
      GEEKBENCH: 5 428 single-core, 1568 multi-core
      AUTONOMY: about 22 hours of video playback

      Summary
      The OPPO Reno 3 is an interesting device with balanced characteristics. From the first minutes, the beautiful design, slim body, and high-quality 6.4-inch screen make you happy. Later on - high performance, fast recharging, and good battery life. The advantages include the photo-filling, including a 44-megapixel front camera. In addition, the built-in drive can be expanded with a memory card, but not to the detriment of the second SIM card - a trifle, but nice.

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