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  • Meizu Note 9, Samsung Galaxy A60, HONOR Magic 2 3D, iPhone XI overview


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    Meizu Note 9 tested in Geekbench; characteristics of Samsung Galaxy A60 leaked to the network before the announcement; HONOR will release an unusual modification of Magic 2; iPhone XI will receive underwater mode.

    Meizu Note 9 tested in Geekbench

    The results of testing the smartphone appeared on the website of the synthetic benchmark, confirming its technical characteristics. Meizu Note 9 received 11-nm eight-core Snapdragon 675 with a frequency of 1.71 GHz and 6 GB RAM. Single-core test running Android 9.0 Pie brought the machine 2404 points in Geekbench, multi-core - 6027 points.

    Meizu Note 9

    According to previous leaks, the gadget worth about $250 will be equipped with a 6.2-inch display, a 48-megapixel sensor of the main camera, a 4000 mAh battery and a fingerprint sensor on the back.

    Features Samsung Galaxy A60 leaked to the network before the announcement

    On the pages of the resource, Pricekart appeared detailed specifications of the medium-budget smartphone Samsung Galaxy A60. According to the source, the diagonal screen with Full HD+ resolution and built-in fingerprint scanner will be 6.7 inches. The device will be built on the basis of Snapdragon 675 chipset in combination with 6 or 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB drive and 4500 mAh battery.

    Samsung Galaxy A60

    The triple main camera consists of sensors with a resolution of 35, 5 and 8 mm, in a drop-shaped cutout on the front panel there is a selfie module for 32 MP. In addition to the schematic representation of the device, the network has a picture of the document, duplicating these characteristics. The announcement of the Galaxy A60 is expected to take place next month.

    HONOR will release an unusual modification of Magic 2

    CEO of the brand HONOR George Zhao said that the day after tomorrow, March 7, will be a presentation of a modified version of the slider Magic 2 called HONOR Magic 2 3D. The key feature of the new product will be the use of two ToF-sensors, with which the device will be able to scan objects even in complete darkness.

    Magic 2

    The" heart " of the device will be the processor Kirin 980 with advanced compared to the basic version of the cooling system. The smartphone will only be available in an 8/512 GB configuration and will cost approximately $870.

    iPhone XI will receive underwater mode

    Well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo shared with the online edition of PhoneArena the latest forecasts regarding the features of the unannounced iPhone XI. He claims that the new incarnation of the "Apple" smartphone will receive a special display mode, the sensor of which will be able to react correctly to pressing even under heavy rain or being completely immersed in water.

    iPhone XI

    The expert also said that the new product will be equipped with improved haptic engine tactile response technology with the separation of the screen into nine conventional zones with point vibration at long touch. Among other features of the device, Kuo called dark theme for iOS 13, a redesigned design of the volume indicator and ToF-module for the main camera.

    The announcement of the updated iPhone line is expected in September this year.



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