In this release of the Insider information: Moto One Vision will be equipped with a "cinematic" display; HTC revealed the price of the budget version of the blockchain smartphone; Chapter Redmi told about the name and the date of the announcement of the first flagship of the brand; Samsung is preparing to transition to 3-nm process technology; Apple will reduce the number of current iPhone models already this year.
Moto One Vision will be equipped with a "cinematic" display
German Internet resource Winfuture has published detailed specifications and renderings of the upcoming announcement of the smartphone Motorola Moto One Vision. According to the source, the novelty will receive an atypical aspect ratio of the CinemaVision display, which is 21:9.
The diagonal screen will be 6.3-inch with a resolution of 2520x1080 pixels and a pixel density of about 432 PPI. Due to the "stretched" format, movies will be displayed without black bars in the landscape orientation of the display. The only "spot" on the matrix will be a round hole for the front camera.
The smartphone will be built on the basis of the processor Samsung Exynos 9609 with a maximum clock speed of 2.2 GHz with support for 4 GB of RAM. The capacity of the built-in drive will be 128 GB. The dual rear camera will receive the main sensor 48 MP with an aperture of f/1.7, the function of night shooting and the ability to record 4K video at up to 30 frames per second.
The source also attributes the gadget modules Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, NFC, 3500 mAh battery and pure Android. Dimensions of the device will be 160.1 x 71.2 x 8.7 mm, weight — 180 grams. It is expected that Motorola One Vision sales will start on May 16, and to stimulate demand, the company will offer users branded Motorola Verve headphones at a price of €130 when purchased with a smartphone.
HTC revealed the price of the budget version of the blockchain smartphone
Seven months after the release of their first crypto smartphone, the Taiwanese company announced its more affordable version called Exodus 1s. Key features, including the processor, display and camera settings, are still a mystery. The main characteristics are not disclosed, but its price has become known - it will be approximately from $ 250 to $ 300. This is reported by the Internet resource Engadget.
The vendor claims that the device can act as one of the distributed points that check and relay transactions in the bitcoin chain. HTC plans that the novelty will interest users who are interested in cryptocurrency and want to support public block chains. Exodus 1s, like its predecessor, will support the HTC Zion Wallet application, which is used to store, send, and query a number of cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoins, the ether, and lightcoins, as well as ERC-20 and ERC-721 based on Ethereum.
Expected release date of new items - the end of the third quarter of 2019.
The head of Redmi spoke about the name and date of the announcement of the first flagship of the brand
Redmi CEO Lu Weibing opened the veil of secrecy over the final name of the company's unannounced flagship. He announced his options on his page on the social network Weibo.
The head of the brand offered the users to guess which of the four proposed names will receive the new product. The correct answer will be published tomorrow, along with the date of the announcement of the smartphone. According to rumors, the gadget with Snapdragon 855 processor will still be called Redmi K20 or Redmi K20 Pro, but the confirmation (or denial) of this information the company will publish only tomorrow.
Earlier, Lu Weibing confirmed that the new product will receive a built-in fingerprint scanner, 3.5 mm audio jack, and NFC module.
Samsung is preparing to switch to 3-nm process technology
Soon after the announcement of the new production line TSMC for the production of 5-nm chips, Samsung announced its intention to update the conveyor. The South Korean giant, as it turned out, intends to bypass the competitor, "jumping" at once on 3-nm chips.
A detailed "road map" of the production of the new process will be published next week. For comparison, the commercial production of 5-nm chips from TSMC is scheduled for the second quarter of 2020 — probably, the re-equipment of the production line of Samsung will take place not earlier than this date.
Apple will reduce the number of current iPhone models this year
Apple has repeatedly "extended the life" of old iPhone models, updating them to the latest version of iOS even after the end of sales. For example, the iPhone 4S, released in 2011, received the latest update 5 years after its release. But it seems that the Corporation has decided to abandon this practice.
According to the French portal iPhonesoft, the upcoming release of iOS 13 will bypass the owners of several iPhones — iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone SE. Last debuted in 2016 - if the rumors are true, it may indicate the transition of the manufacturer to a three-year cycle of software support for their gadgets.
Nevertheless, some sources claim that the company took such a step only because of the desire to "bury" 4-inch models in its range. Among the tablets "outsiders" this year will be only iPad mini 2 and the first revision of the iPad Air sample 2013.
Apple representatives did not comment on the rumor.