In this release of Insider information: HONOR 20 Pro in black version presented on the render; iPhone XR 2 borrows a key chip iPhone XS; HTC is preparing a new blockchain smartphone; Samsung plans to launch its own game service PlayGalaxy Link.
HONOR 20 Pro in black performance presented on the render
HONOR 20 Pro has already been seen in the green, blue and white colors of the case. The new render confirms the existence of the smartphone in a strict black color. The image that appeared in the network clearly shows the location of the triple rear camera with 10x zoom and 3D ToF-module.
HONOR 20 Pro will get a 6.5-inch OLED display, HONOR 20 — 6.1-inch screen with a similar matrix, a teardrop-shaped cutout, and a built-in fingerprint scanner. Announced processor Kirin 980, 3650 mAh battery in the younger model, 32-megapixel front, 6 or 8 GB of RAM and firmware EMUI 9 based on Android 9 Pie. New items will be shown on May 21 in London.
iPhone XR 2 borrows the key feature of iPhone XS
Chinese suppliers of electronic components hinted at the appearance of the new iPhone XR 2 dual rear camera — a key feature of smartphones iPhone X, iPhone XS, and XS Max. As you know, iPhone XI and iPhone XI Max will receive three rear sensors, and the budget solution will include cameras of previous generations.
According to available information, the iPhone XR 2 will receive a telephoto lens with a two-fold optical zoom. Sources also predict an upgrade of the front camera — its resolution will be 12 megapixels. The novelty will receive a 6.1-inch LCD screen, the battery, 3089 mAh and a charger with a capacity of 18 watts. The entire line of iPhone (2019) will have the function of reverse charging for compatible gadgets such as wireless headphones AirPods.
The expected cost of iPhone XR 2 is $749, iPhone XI and XI Max will cost $999 and $1099 respectively.
HTC is preparing a new blockchain smartphone
In the autumn of last year, HTC introduced a smartphone for miners Exodus 1. Technically, it's a full copy of the flagship HTC U12+, but HTC Exodus 1 uses a dedicated trust zone ARM processor to store cryptocurrencies. It was assumed that storing digital money on such a device would be more reliable than on any other smartphone with a conventional wallet application.
HTC Exodus 1 sold at a price of 0.15 bitcoin ($950 at the time of the smartphone, $772 at the time of writing the news), although later HTC moved to sell at a fixed price. The device did not become a popular solution, but operating Director Chen Xinsheng at the last forum of the International Distributed Application Forum said that Exodus 2 will debut in the second half of this year.
According to the top Manager, the device will expand the capabilities of digital asset management. The smartphone will use a security module independent of the operating system to store cryptocurrency and personal data of users. The exact date of the announcement and the price of the device are not announced.
Samsung plans to launch its own game service PlayGalaxy Link
According to LetsGoDigital, Samsung plans to launch a new exclusive service for owners of Galaxy series smartphones. In the past, the company has already introduced several applications and services designed exclusively for galaxy users and now plans to master the game direction. It is reported that Samsung filed documents for the registration of the playgalaxy Link brand — the patent was registered last week.
The trademark classification is described as "smartphones; downloadable gaming software, a service for online gaming tournaments, a service for playing online augmented reality and virtual reality games, a service available for mobile devices." Probably, PlayGalaxy Link is Samsung's response to the upcoming launch of the Apple Arcade game service. The subscription terms, cost, and launch date are currently not reported.