Lenovo Z6 Pro will be brought to MWC 2019; Evan Blass is confident in the name of Samsung's bendable smartphone Galaxy Fold; 3G-version of Oukitel C12 Pro will keep low cost and other attractive features; OPPO demonstrated the work of 10x optical zoom; Back button will disappear in Android Q.
Lenovo Z6 Pro will be brought to MWC 2019
Mobile World Congress 2019 will be held from 25 to 28 February in Barcelona, and many vendors will bring new mobile electronics to the exhibition. Lenovo also confirmed its participation and, according to rumors, will show the flagship Lenovo Z6 Pro.
The teaser does not contain any information, so we still do not know anything about the smartphone. Presumably, it will be similar to its predecessor but will receive a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 processor, a slider body and a frameless screen.
The exact date of the announcement will be known later.
Evan Blass is confident in the name of the bending Samsung smartphone
Maybe today in the evening together with the flagship Galaxy S10, Samsung shows bendable smartphone Galaxy Fold. Until now, very little is known about it, even the name remains the lot of reflections of insiders. Nevertheless, Evan Blass published on Twitter a short message in which he announced the alleged final name of the device — Samsung Galaxy Fold.
We will monitor the progress of the Unpacked event, which starts at 22:00 Moscow time.
3G-version of Oukitel C12 Pro will keep low cost and other attractive features
In September, the company Oukitel introduced a budget smartphone Oukitel C12 Pro, which won the sympathy of users. Now the manufacturer is working on 3G-version with a similar design, similar characteristics, and the same low price.
C12 Pro will be equipped with a 6.18-inch screen with thin frames, a 19:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 996x480 pixels. The back panel will be made of polycarbonate. Inside, the battery will be installed at 3300 mAh, and thanks to the optimization of the system, the charge will last for a day of work.
For the performance, Oukitel C12 Pro will be responsible Quad-core MediaTek processor MT6580 with a clock frequency of 1.3 GHz paired with 2 GB of RAM. The built-in storage capacity is 16 GB. Out of the box, users will be offered Android 8.1 Oreo. The rear panel will accommodate two cameras at 8 and 2 MP, the front-camera with support for face recognition. In addition, a fingerprint scanner will appear to protect the system.
According to Oukitel, the 3G version of C12 Pro will cost buyers only $69.99. Deliveries of the smartphone are scheduled for next week.
OPPO showed a 10-fold optical zoom
OPPO Vice President Shen Irene showed in action a hybrid optical zoom with a 10-fold approximation. He said that the technology is ready for mass introduction into smartphones. The first devices can be released in the first half of the year.
Shen Irene confirmed that OPPO is preparing a mobile phone on the Snapdragon 855 processor. It is possible that he will be the first to get a camera with an impressive zoom. OPPO presentation will be held on Saturday, February 23, at 14: 00 Moscow time.
The "Back" button will disappear in Android Q
On XDA-Developers have published important changes that are coming in Android Q. Observations were made after studying the pre-release build of Android Q, which was in the hands of developers. An interesting innovation is the disappearance of the Back button, which is used to return to the previous screen.
In Android 9 Pie on the desktop, there is only an icon "Home", which is used to open the recently launched applications, the menu of all installed programs and run Google Assistant. The Back button appears in the navigation bar after opening any application. Starting with Android Q, instead of a separate Back button, the user will need to move the Home icon to the left to return to the previous screen or page. According to Google, a single element will allow you to easily manage navigation in the system.
Clearly, the difference in control between Android Pie and Android Q is demonstrated in the video. The updated return to the previous screen can be seen at 2:30.
Since most vendors modify Android to some extent, not every update user will notice the difference.
Release date Android Q Developer Preview 1 is not disclosed, the official announcement of the system to be held in May at the event Google I/O 2019.