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  • Insider information #0057: Samsung Galaxy Tab S5, Vivo Z5X, Moto One Vision, Xiaomi Mi Band 4


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    In this release of Insider information: Samsung Galaxy Tab S5 is preparing for release; Vivo Z5X will be the first smartphone of the brand with a hole in the display; Moto One Vision showed on the "live" photo; Xiaomi Mi Band 4: new renderings and interface design.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S5 is preparing for the release

    According to a recent leak from the portal Gizchina, Samsung is not going to leave the tablet market and is working on two new models SM-T860 and SM-T865, which will present in the coming weeks. According to available information, we are talking about two versions of the unannounced Samsung Galaxy Tab S5.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S5

    The specifications of the device are unknown — it is assumed that the novelty will be more productive than the previously announced Galaxy Tab S5e, which received a metal case, a 7040 mAh battery, a Snapdragon 670 processor and 6 GB of RAM in the older configuration.

    Vivo Z5X will be the first smartphone of the brand with a hole in the display

    The same source said that Vivo is preparing to release a smartphone Z5X, which will be the first device of the company with a hole for the front camera in the screen of the device.

    Vivo Z5X

    Chinese insiders claim that in addition to the trend front, the device will also receive a 5000 mAh battery. Specifications of the gadget are not reported: it is expected that it will occupy a higher price niche than the Vivo Z3X debuted a month ago and will become a competitor of Samsung Galaxy A60 in the Chinese market.

    Date of announcement of the Vivo Z5X is not announced.

    Moto One Vision showed on the "live" photo

    Internet resource 91mobiles with reference to "reliable sources" published a high-quality photo of the smartphone Motorola Moto One Vision before its official announcement. The front panel of the device with the factory label on which its main specifications are indicated got into the frame.

    Motorola Moto One Vision

    According to the text on the image, the gadget will be equipped with a 48-megapixel sensor of the main camera with the functions of AI-image processing and optical image stabilization. The 25 MP selfie module is located in the display area in a round hole. Moto One Vision will receive 128 GB of internal memory (there may be other modifications) and 6.3-inch CinemaVision screen with a resolution of Full HD+ and symmetrical framework, with the exception of the bottom.

    Sources attribute the future novelty of the eight-core processor Exynos 9609 or 9610 with a frequency of 2.0 GHz, 4 GB of RAM, 3500 mAh battery combined with fast charging, a fingerprint scanner on the back cover and clean Android.

    The presentation date and price of Moto One Vision are unknown.

    Xiaomi Mi Band 4: New Renders and Interface Design

    Following the first pictures of fitness bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 4 portal SlashLeaks published a render of the gadget, showing the design of its firmware.

    Xiaomi Mi Band 4

    According to the previous leaks, Mi Band 4 will get a color OLED display, NFC (in the Chinese market version), Bluetooth 5.0 module (the third revision of the bracelet only supports Bluetooth 4.1), and a 135 mAh battery.

    Xiaomi Mi Band 4

    Terms of sale and the price of new items Xiaomi does not disclose.



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      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.

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      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.
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      Branded shell of the seventh version
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      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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