In this release of Insider information: the "lite" version of the Motorola G8 Power is highlighted in the regulator's database; Apple will postpone AirPods Pro Lite headphone production; insiders have found a new mention of Google Pixel 5 in AOSP; OPPO has confirmed that it is developing its own processors.
The "Lite" version of the Motorola G8 Power was highlighted in the regulator's database
According to the updated list of documents of the NBTC department, responsible for certification of mobile devices, Motorola is preparing to release a new smartphone G8 Power Lite. It was under this name that the new gadget with the model number XT2055-1 was registered.
The new product will receive a capacious battery of 5000 mAh and an LTE modem designed to work in 4G networks. The source does not report other technical characteristics of the device. According to rumors, the vendor planned to announce the new product at MWC 2020, but due to the cancellation of the exhibition, the presentation will take place in March of this year.
Apple will postpone AirPods Pro Lite headphone production
Previously published by insiders, a rumor related to Apple's plans to release a more affordable version of the TWS-headphones AirPods Pro Lite, received another confirmation-albeit with some adjustments. According to a new leak, Apple was forced to postpone the start of production of the headset, although initially the gadget was supposed to hit the assembly line in the second quarter of 2020.
Informants do not specify how the new headphones will be positioned: as a replacement for the first generation of AirPods, introduced in 2016 and later received a minor update, or as a more affordable alternative to AirPods Pro. Apple is expected to sell about 100 million AirPods by the end of 2020.
Insiders have found a new mention of Google Pixel 5 in AOSP
Traditionally, Google holds a presentation of its flagship smartphones in October. But now one of the future new products has been highlighted in the comments to the code of the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). According to the record, Google will keep the naming of its own line of smartphones, and the next device in the series will be called the Pixel 5.
The leak shows the notes of one of the developers describing the testing procedure for the basic Linux Android kernel and “the inability to test the software on the Pixel 5”. Earlier, device code names were revealed: Redfin (Pixel 5), and Bramble (Pixel 5 XL). Another new Google product may be the Pixel 4a, which received the internal name Sunfish.
OPPO has confirmed that it is developing its own processors
Recently, information appeared in the network, according to which OPPO was supposed to join Samsung, Apple, and HUAWEI as another manufacturer of its own processors. But later it turned out that the OPPO M1 chip is just a coprocessor for optimizing power on the company's devices. Now, representatives of the brand have confirmed that they still plan to release their own line of mobile CPUs.
The vendor's internal documents revealed the so-called "Mariana Plan", which provides for the release of branded chips independently of Qualcomm and MediaTek. In the next three years, according to the company's CEO, it is expected to invest about 50 billion yuan in R & D - probably we are talking about creating our own mobile platform.
The exact date of the announcement and technical characteristics of the OPPO processors are unknown.