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    Insider information #0020: Snapdragon 865, OnePlus 7, Meizu 16S, Huawei Mate X


    In this release of Insider information: Qualcomm is preparing to release Snapdragon 865; Meizu 16S will announce in one day with a competitor; OnePlus 7 will receive three modifications; Huawei Mate X is seen in the online store.

    Qualcomm is preparing to release Snapdragon 865

    German resource Winfuture published the first information about the future flagship chipset Snapdragon 865. Detailed specifications are not reported, but the source claims that the new product with the code name Project Kona and article number SM8250 will be compatible with fast RAM LPDDR5.

    Snapdragon 865

    Presumably, the new mobile platform will be built according to the 5-nm technological process, which TSMC has recently started to master. The exact release date of Snapdragon 865 is unknown.

    Meizu 16S announced with a competitor

    Some time ago, Meizu CEO Jack Wong announced that the company will announce Meizu 16S in April. Today, one of the Chinese sources announced the exact date of the upcoming presentation. On the same day, Lenovo will release its Z6 Pro on Snapdragon 855.

    Meizu 16S

    According to the report, the preliminary announcement of Meizu 16S will be held on April 23 in China. Earlier on the official page of Meizu on The tmall website there was a banner with the inscription "soon on sale".

    Representatives of the company did not comment on the leak.

    OnePlus 7 will receive three modifications

    Following the photos of the alleged OnePlus 7 Pro in the network has more information about the future new product. Indian insider Ishan Agarwal in his Twitter blog said that the seventh version of "the killer of flagships" will debut in three different configurations.

    OnePlus 7

    It is expected that the company will present the basic version of OnePlus 7, "charged" OnePlus 7 Pro and modification with support for fifth-generation networks. Sources attribute 5G version of its flagship hardware, including 12 GB of RAM and storage at 512 GB in combination with a ceramic body.

    Detailed specifications date of announcement and the price 7 OnePlus announced. The head of the company Pete Lau previously told reporters that the first 5G-smartphone brand will be significantly more expensive LTE-versions.

    Huawei Mate X seen in the online store

    Bendable 5G-smartphone Huawei Mate X was announced at the end of February, but the date of its appearance on sale has not been announced.  Information about the start of sales accidentally declassified Vmall — Huawei online store in China. According to yesterday's publication, the new product will be available at retail in June.

    Huawei Mate X

    Later, the product page was removed, but attentive users managed to take a screenshot, which quickly spread over the Internet. It is expected that the price of the device at the start of sales will be about €2300. In addition to the bendable 8-inch display, Huawei Mate X with glass and metal housing received processor Kirin 980, 8 GB of RAM, 512 GB drive and a triple camera with a resolution of 40, 16 and 8 MP sensors.

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      RAM: 8 GB
      STORAGE: 128 GB
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      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.
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      GEEKBENCH: 5 428 single-core, 1568 multi-core
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